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Frances Perkins scholars in their signature purple garb celebrating the start of the academic year during the Convocation ceremony

Cheers, music and a festive celebration for Mount Holyoke’s newest and returning community members at the start of the academic year.

September 6, 2017 - 12:30pm

In a letter to President Trump, Acting President Sonya Stephens reaffirms the College's unwavering support for the Deferred Action for the Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) and urges him to commit to a long-term solution allowing DACA students to remain in the country.

September 1, 2017 - 3:30pm
Kalanchoes are  laid out on benches on a bench in the Talcott Greenhouse, waiting to be taken home.

Since 1971, every new student has received a plant from the Botanic Garden. Now the plants come with digital support so they can flourish another 46 years.

August 29, 2017 - 3:15pm
Poet, essayist and playwright Claudia Rankine will read from her book, “Citizen: An American Lyric,” as part of Mount Holyoke’s Orientation programming.

Poet, essayist and playwright Claudia Rankine will read from her book, “Citizen: An American Lyric,” as part of Mount Holyoke’s Orientation programming.

August 25, 2017 - 1:30pm
Mara Benjamin joins Mount Holyoke College as the Irene Kaplan Leiwant Professor of Jewish Studies.

Mara Benjamin joins Mount Holyoke College as the Irene Kaplan Leiwant Professor of Jewish Studies.

 
August 25, 2017 - 9:30am
Mount Holyoke College Orientation

Mount Holyoke’s newest students are welcomed to the community through Orientation: four packed days of fun, community-building and celebration.

August 24, 2017 - 3:15pm
The College’s Makerspace is a central location for the campus maker culture.

Thanks a generous grant, MHC’s new MEDIAL Project is integrating arts and technology and giving students resources to create, exhibit and perform.

August 15, 2017 - 12:00pm
Galen Corey, instructor for the Girls Who Code campus program at Mount Holyoke, with eager students.

Girls Who Code, a national organization that teaches girls coding skills, partnered with MHC to bring a new two-week summer program to college campuses.

August 10, 2017 - 4:15pm
Robin Blaetz, Professor of Film Studies

Mount Holyoke College’s Robin Blaetz discusses Joan of Arc through the ages on a BBC podcast

August 3, 2017 - 10:45am
Haley Rivers ’19 (left) and Leila Kouakou ’18 are spending their summer doing research for the Audubon Society’s Peterson Estuary Center in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

Thanks to an alumna and College funding, two MHC students are spending the summer identifying aquatic plants to help assess the Connecticut River’s health.

August 2, 2017 - 5:00pm
Veronika Kivenson FP’13 took part in a 2013 expedition aboard the research vessel Atlantis using an underwater robot to collect microbe samples, which she is now analyzing.

Alum Veronika Kivenson’s NSF grant allows her to use a supercomputer to examine how microbes metabolize pollutants found in marine sediment.

July 26, 2017 - 4:45pm
Kavita Datla, an expert in modern South Asian history and an exceptional scholar, teacher, colleague and mentor, has died.

Kavita Datla, an expert in modern South Asian history and an exceptional scholar, teacher, colleague and mentor, has died.

July 25, 2017 - 12:30pm
This is a photograph of Liz Lierman smiling

Mount Holyoke College research shows that the keys to successful career advancement are grade point average and internships — the more, the better.

July 25, 2017 - 10:30am
Valerie Barr ’77 is the first Jean E. Sammet Professor of Computer Science.

Valerie Barr ’77, the first Jean E. Sammet Professor of Computer Science, shares with her benefactor an interdisciplinary vision of computing.

July 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
Erin Mullin

Erin Mullin ’17 adapted and customized code to create a 3-D-printed prosthetic hand that can be made for less than $50 and shared around the world.

July 13, 2017 - 10:00am
This is a photograph of David Hernandez

David Hernández writes about a barrier he faced as a first-generation student — the “information vacuum” — and how he aims to fight it as a professor.

July 12, 2017 - 4:15pm

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