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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
Sign of the times: Campus signs remind those who remain to practice physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mount Holyoke College’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund has helped students cope with the financial aftermath of the pandemic.

April 13, 2020
This is a portrait of David Hernandez

David Hernández writes that amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Trump has increased his governmental power grab, especially with respect to immigration.

April 10, 2020
Adam Hilton, assistant professor of politics at Mount Holyoke College.

Adam Hilton, assistant professor of politics at Mount Holyoke, spoke to Time about the Wisconsin election and what it might foretell for November 2020. 

April 10, 2020
This is a photo of Iyko Day, smiling outdoors.

English professor Iyko Day explains the inherent racism in referring to the new coronavirus as the “China virus.”

April 7, 2020