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Lucy Watson ’12

Mount Holyoke alumna Lucy Watson ’12 won a national Teach for America award for helping students in a detention center redefine what school can mean to them.

September 8, 2015 - 10:30am
Students get to work restoring the site.

Mount Holyoke professor teaches ecology through wetlands restoration on campus.

September 4, 2015 - 2:30pm
Barbara Arrighi at a training circa 2005.

Barbara Arrighi of MHC Campus Police is an eighth-degree karate black belt and possibly the only woman in the world to become a hanshi—teacher of masters.

September 3, 2015 - 11:00am

Two recent articles detail the advantages gained by students attending women’s institutions such as Mount Holyoke College.

September 2, 2015 - 12:00pm
MHC participants during the PEEK program. Photo by Barbara Baumann ’77.

Thanks to alumnae generosity, 13 Mount Holyoke College students and recent grads had a weekend-long immersion in a top MBA program.

August 31, 2015 - 1:30pm
Portrait of Barbara Love

Social-justice and liberation trainer Barbara J. Love brings her vision for personal and societal transformation to Mount Holyoke College on September 7.

August 31, 2015 - 1:15pm
Judy Pfaff’s Wallabout. Courtesy of MHC Art Museum. Photo by Laura Shea.

The acclaimed artist’s installations, on view at Mount Holyoke starting September 3, invite viewers to immerse themselves in a colorful compositional tour de force.

August 31, 2015 - 11:45am
Detail of book cover.

Valerie Martin’s Sea Lovers: Selected Stories is likened in this review to “opening a treasure chest” of “exotic riches.”

August 28, 2015 - 11:30am
Girls playing street cricket in Pakistan.

Two cricket-playing Mount Holyoke alumnae launched a social media campaign in Pakistan to challenge social norms and encourage women to play street cricket.

August 28, 2015 - 11:15am
The California two-spot octopus

A Mount Holyoke College alumna and others sequenced the cephalopod’s genome for the first time and discovered some surprising features.

August 28, 2015 - 11:00am
Sarah Robinson ’17

A summer internship at Google Maps is helping computer science major Sarah Robinson ’17 navigate her way from point A—college—to point B—career.

August 27, 2015 - 8:30am
Portrait of Barbara Conviser ’66

Barbara Conviser ’66 was headed for a law career before a Mount Holyoke College professor encouraged her to major in what she did best—art.

August 26, 2015 - 11:45am
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