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Student orientation leaders.

Mount Holyoke College gives its new students a collective "Welcome!" through a robust social and academic Orientation program.

August 25, 2015 - 9:15am
Sandy Rosenthal

Ten years after the flooding of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the alumna who helped expose the levee breaches lays a memorial plaque.

August 24, 2015 - 3:30pm
Police in riot gear in Ferguson.

In the wake of Ferguson, Kira Banks ’00 discovered the “audacity” to assert that black lives matter.

August 21, 2015 - 10:45am
Sabrina Maurer ’90, left, with her late wife, Kimberly Underwood ’91.

A Mount Holyoke College alumna made history by receiving retroactive recognition of her same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania.

August 20, 2015 - 5:00pm
FDR signs the Social Security Act

Frances Perkins ’02 was the driving force behind the Social Security Act, which marked its 80th anniversary this month.

August 20, 2015 - 4:45pm
Lynn Pasquerella

Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella talks to the Huffington Post about leadership and “having it all.”

August 17, 2015 - 4:15pm
Amazon logo

Mount Holyoke is the first US higher education institution to form this kind of purchasing partnership with Amazon. It provides special pricing and service.

August 14, 2015 - 2:00pm
Woman at a dhaba, or roadside eatery, in South Asia.

In South Asia, women traditionally don’t appear in public on their own. But Sadia Khatri ’15 invited women to post photos of themselves online—and it went viral.

August 11, 2015 - 3:15pm
In an ARTINFO video, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum director John Stomberg gives a video primer on artist El Anatsui.

The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum director John Stomberg gives a video primer on work of acclaimed artist El Anatsui, who exhibited at MHC last year.

August 10, 2015 - 3:00pm
Abstract designs in western Nevada, made by hunter-gathers, probably in the first millennium AD.

Alumna Polly Schaafsma ’57 studies rock art of the Southwest and has teased out the layers of historical and cultural meaning they contain.

August 10, 2015 - 2:45pm
Robin McLean ’87

Robin McLean ’87 had to live before she could write about life. Now her short stories are winning readers, and accolades, for the Mount Holyoke alumna.

August 10, 2015 - 10:00am
Alizeh Zaman ’16

Where can an interest in math, anthropology, and economics lead? Alizeh Zaman ’16 used internships to try on possibilities and then hone a career plan.

August 10, 2015 - 9:45am
Lizzie Laudadio '15

Lizzie Laudadio ’15 and her mother auctioned her late sister’s shoe collection to raise money for treatment of anorexia.

August 7, 2015 - 9:30am
Ellen Chilemba

Mount Holyoke College student Ellen Chilemba ’17 started a business to help young women in Malawi, and it’s getting her recognition around the world.

August 3, 2015 - 9:30am
"Asterisk Branch" (detail) by Mel Bochner, from the portfolio "Counting Alternatives: The Wittgenstein Illustrations." Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum exhibition rewards deep thinkers with art by Mel Bochner that is “very simple, yet very complex”—like philosophy.

August 3, 2015 - 9:30am
President Lyndon Johnson signs the Medicare Bill into law- photo courtesy of AP and Daily Hampshire Gazette.

Medicare enrollees express their gratitude on the program’s 50th anniversary; leaders call for expanded health care rights.

July 31, 2015 - 3:15pm