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Professors Holly Hanson, Christopher Pyle, Stan Rachootin and Lynn M. Morgan retire from Mount Holyoke College after extraordinary teaching careers.

Four esteemed Mount Holyoke College faculty members are retiring in 2020.

June 17, 2020
Mathilda Scott ’20 presented her project “Agriculture on a Rampage: The Last Stand of the Agrarian Democracy” entirely online.

Mount Holyoke College’s Senior Symposium showcases the intellectual passions and scholarly research of its students.  

June 9, 2020
This is a close-up headshot of Kijua Sanders-McMurtry smiling.

The Mount Holyoke College community came together for a virtual event to talk about ways to fight racism in everyday life.

June 9, 2020
This is a photograph of Donari Yahzid smiling in a ruffled yellow dress

Donari Yahzid ’19 was awarded a Fulbright grant to study the effects of development on traditional culture in Samoa.

June 4, 2020
Nine faculty members have been granted tenure. Top row, l-r: Olivia Aguilar; Riché J. Daniel Barnes; Thomas Ciufo. Middle row, l-r: Naomi Darling; Nina Emery; Kerstin Nordstrom. Bottom row, l-r: Heather Pon-Barry; Jared Schwartzer; Jennifer Wallace Jacoby

The Mount Holyoke College Board of Trustees has voted to grant tenure to nine faculty members spanning disciplines from gender studies to physics. 

May 21, 2020
Professor Politics and Director of the Teaching and Learning Initiative, Elizabeth Markovits standing outside one of Mount Holyoke’s iconic Gothic-style buildings.

Ancient Greek mythology sheds light on present-day travails.

May 15, 2020
Anita F. Hill, Helen Drinan ’69, Janet Mock and Lynn Pasquerella ’80 are four vanguards who challenge restrictive social norms around gender.

Mount Holyoke has announced the speakers that will address the class of 2020 for its 183rd Commencement, which will be held in person at a future date. 

May 17, 2020
Matthew Bannister, first vice president, marketing and corporate responsibility for PeoplesBank, meets Fabiana Rodriguez ’20, the recipient of a new Western Massachusetts scholarship. 

PeoplesBank has made the inaugural contribution to a scholarship fund to help local students attend Mount Holyoke College. 

May 12, 2020
Keynote speaker Tourmaline in a portrait pose.

The community day foregrounded marginalized communities, refocusing our understanding of our past and present to cultivate a more inclusive future.

May 11, 2020
Public servants and alums Nita Lowey ’59 and Deborah Frank Feinen ’89 have been putting in long hours to protect their communities from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mount Holyoke College helped prepare them to lead, say congresswoman Nita Lowey ’59 and Deborah Frank Feinen ’89, mayor of Champaign, Illinois.  

May 11, 2020
Eleanor Rogan ’63 chairs a department working on urgent COVID-19 research.

At the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Mount Holyoke alumna Eleanor Rogan ‘63 chairs a department doing urgent COVID-19 research.

May 5, 2020
Alumnae Linda Craib FB’02 and Nellie Rose Davis ’11 are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic via masks: publishing vital information about masks — and making them.

Mount Holyoke alumnae Linda Craib FP’02 and Nellie Rose Davis ’11  are volunteering their time to help people protect themselves.

May 4, 2020
six adults posting on a deck overlooking a stream

Mount Holyoke honored four professors for their scholarship and teaching at the annual Faculty Awards ceremony in early March, prior to the closing of campus. 

April 27, 2020
blue and white background with black lettering framed by gold bars.

The 2020 Student Leadership and Service Awards at Mount Holyoke showcase the importance of leadership at this time and every time.

April 24, 2020
Whitney Stephenson fights against defacto school segregation.

Whitney Stephenson ’22 was highlighted by Time magazine for her work fighting against de facto school segregation in New York City.

April 15, 2020
Faculty and student images from remote learning sessions

The challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic have propelled our faculty, staff and students into new ways of teaching, helping and learning.

April 15, 2020