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Dean of Faculty Jon Western (far left) and Acting President Sonya Stephens (far right) present the Faculty Awards to (from left) Douglas Amy and Kavita Khory (politics), Peter Scotto (Russian) and Michael Davis (art history).

Mount Holyoke professors of art history, politics, international relations and Russian were honored for their outstanding teaching and scholarship.  

March 13, 2017 - 10:30am
This is a photograph of Dolores Huerta addressing a crowd in front of a microphone.

Dolores Huerta, social justice pioneer, organizer, and indomitable civil rights advocate, to deliver the Commencement address at Mount Holyoke College.

March 9, 2017 - 1:30pm
A group of students clustered around the two steel beams, leaving their marks.

Hundreds of Mount Holyoke community members have left their mark on steel beams that will be installed at the highest point of the new community center.

March 2, 2017 - 9:15am

A date change won’t dampen the much-anticipated show’s 2017 performance, to be held March 5.

February 24, 2017 - 3:00pm

International students and McCulloch Center initiatives have helped globalize the education of every Mount Holyoke student.

February 24, 2017 - 2:30pm
This is a photograph of Gigi Zeiler laughing in a field with flowers.

On Feb. 26, the Mount Holyoke community will come together to celebrate the life of the extraordinary Paige “Gigi” Zeiler ’18 with song and poetry.

February 24, 2017 - 11:15am
Sonya Renee Taylor

The inspiring performance artist and founder of The Body is Not Apology will shine a spotlight on the “body positivity” movement on Thursday, March 2.

February 23, 2017 - 3:15pm
Bingyao Liu ’19 playing the Chinese dulcimer

Music was just a hobby for Bingyao Liu ’19. Then she came to Mount Holyoke, founded the area’s first Chinese music ensemble and discovered klezmer music.

February 23, 2017 - 7:45am
This is a photograph of Roxane Gay.

Renowned writer Roxane Gay addresses an at-capacity crowd at Gamble Auditorium to speak about the “age of American disgrace.”

February 22, 2017 - 1:45pm

In addition to writing expansive poetry, Emily Dickinson had a passion for baking, says MHC English professor Christopher Benfey.

February 22, 2017 - 12:45pm

Amara Lakhous will give the Giamatti Lecture at Mount Holyoke College, describing his exploration of language and identity in the immigrant experience.

February 21, 2017 - 11:45am
Women in Data Science Conference 2017

As the regional host of the worldwide Women in Data Science Conference, Mount Holyoke declares liberal arts the perfect entry into this exploding field.

February 13, 2017 - 5:00pm
Associate Professor of Physics Kathy Aidala

Valentine-themed Makerspace workshop marries physics and chocolate-making for a bit of educational fun.

February 8, 2017 - 1:15pm

Adrianne Greenbaum’s efforts to rediscover and perform generations of lost Jewish family music were hailed in a recent article.

February 8, 2017 - 12:00pm
The Mount Holyoke News, circa 1931

The Mount Holyoke News celebrates a century of late nights, fast-breaking news, sharp writing and an intense, enduring camaraderie.

February 7, 2017 - 5:00pm
This is a photograph of Elaine Chao

Under George W. Bush, Chao became the first Asian-American woman to serve on a presidential cabinet. Now she is confirmed as Secretary of Transportation.

February 7, 2017 - 10:00am