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Photo of Diane Anci.

After 24 years of service to Mount Holyoke, Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admission Diane Anci will take a new role at Kenyon College as vice president of enrollment and dean of admissions and financial aid.

December 12, 2014 - 10:00am
Nishath Rahman ’16. Photo by Ebru Kardan

Mount Holyoke junior Nishath Rahman’s dream is to find better ways to treat sleep disorders that can be debilitating and even dangerous. She started this quest in high school.

December 10, 2014 - 9:45am
Samba Gadjigo, professor of French.

Samba Gadjigo’s new film celebrates Ousmane Sembène, the “father of African cinema,” who taught Africans to reclaim and share their stories.

December 10, 2014 - 8:30am
Image of Harrison Gage ’15

Mount Holyoke senior Harrison Gage’s interest in ancient cultures led to a Library of Congress fellowship, a prestigious speaking gig, and post-fellowship options.

December 10, 2014 - 8:30am
Professor Jenny Pyke. Photo by Jim Gipe.

First-year seminar students sleuth out what the world’s best-known detective fiction reveals about Victorian society and a continuing fascination with Sherlock Holmes.

December 8, 2014 - 3:30pm
Shoba Narayan ’87. Photo courtesy MHC Alumnae Association.

Shoba Narayan ’87 enjoyed her college days, but says she realized the true value of studying at an all-women’s college after she graduated from Mount Holyoke.

December 5, 2014 - 8:15am

President Lynn Pasquerella joins other higher ed luminaries at the White House to share ideas on helping students prepare for—and graduate from—college. 

December 4, 2014 - 6:00am
Elizabeth Peake ’15 interned in India after studying in Thailand.

More U.S. students are studying abroad in non-European destinations, a USA Today article notes. Mount Holyoke students talk about their time in S. Africa and China.

December 2, 2014 - 9:15am
the djembe, an African hand drum

Mark the end of classes on December 9 with the drumbeats of traditional West African music played by MHC students and seven professionals from Benin and Ghana. 

December 2, 2014 - 9:00am
Suzan-Lori Parks ’85

The New York Times profiles Suzan-Lori Parks, Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright and 1985 Mount Holyoke alumna, and says her new play is Parks’s “finest work yet.”

December 1, 2014 - 2:45pm
Image of Rebecca Brenner ’15

Rebecca Brenner ’15 parlayed a Frances Perkins Center internship into an independent study of the former U.S. labor secretary’s humanitarian work.

December 1, 2014 - 12:15pm
Window in the Mount Holyoke College library. Photo by Michael Malyszko

Cold weather makes everyone want to curl up with a good book. “Bookbub Bulletin” named Mount Holyoke’s library as one of the best New England spots for that.

November 25, 2014 - 8:30am
Image of flutist.

The annual Mount Holyoke College holiday tradition will include an eclectic program, a candlelight procession, and a Christmas carol sing-along.

November 24, 2014 - 7:45pm
Student in first-year seminar course Family Ties. Photo by Jim Gipe

First-year seminars invite students to engage in a larger intellectual conversation through a range of topics.

November 24, 2014 - 2:15pm
Kristen Renn ’86

Kristen Renn ’86 wrote the first comprehensive, global look at the roles women’s colleges and universities play in the twenty-first century.

November 24, 2014 - 2:00pm
Mount Holyoke College logo

Higher education professionals gathered at Mount Holyoke to share ideas about college life and social media at the annual Seven College Conference.

November 24, 2014 - 9:30am

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