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Preston Smith

In celebration of Black History Month, Mount Holyoke’s Preston Smith talks about the Great Migration: its causes, repercussions and more.

February 13, 2019 - 12:00pm
A group of young mothers gather inside the community center in Managua, Nicaragua

Mount Holyoke’s Rosalyn Leban ’18 had plans to serve a community in Nicaragua. Civil unrest changed her project but not her commitment.

February 5, 2019 - 11:00am
Fred Baumgarten

The staff member was a featured speaker at the Hampshire Bird Club.

February 1, 2019 - 11:15am
Naomi Darling, Five College Assistant Professor of Sustainable Architecture

The Mount Holyoke architect wins an AIA merit award and the Amherst bandshell design competition.

February 1, 2019 - 11:00am
Seven student performers hold full-length mirrors in front of themselves as they rehearse Joan Jonas ’58’s “Mirror Piece I & II: Reconfigured (1969/2018-2019)” under the guidance of the artist.

In 1969, Joan Jonas ’58 created one of her first performance pieces. Now with her guidance, Mount Holyoke students perform it.

January 31, 2019 - 10:15am
Ali Aslam, assistant professor of politics, smiling, standing in front of a tree on the Mount Holyoke College campus.

Ali Aslam, assistant professor of politics at Mount Holyoke, discusses the new rules that could reshape the House of Representatives into “the people’s House.”

January 30, 2019 - 3:30pm
The Be Well initiative was named Program of the Year by NASPA. Pictured at the awards ceremony (from left): Christine Albain, Marcella Runell Hall, Caroline Horne and Ivonne Ramirez, all from the Division of Student Life.

Be Well, Mount Holyoke’s wellness initiative, was named Program of the Year by the national organization for student affairs administrators in higher ed.

January 30, 2019 - 3:30pm
A large open room with huge picture windows that open on a lake contains two step ladders and other construction materials.

Mount Holyoke’s new Fimbel Maker & Innovation Lab is now open for your projects, inspirations, creativity and persistence.

January 18, 2019 - 4:45pm
Amy Rodgers

Centuries after first being performed, Shakespeare’s work is still relevant, says Amy Rodgers, even to Mount Holyoke’s sizeable international community.

January 18, 2019 - 3:30pm
A colorful photo montage of five people against a blue background depicting Mount Holyoke’s new solar panels on the Kendall Complex.

Among the highlights: Sonya Stephens’ inauguration, Nancy Pelosi’s Commencement address, new diversity leadership and Mount Holyoke’s Community Center.

January 9, 2019 - 9:45am
In this black and white photo, five students in front of a group stand holding hands over their heads. Two signs read “Mount Holyoke [women] oppose apartheid” and “We want no part of profits from South Africa! Our community votes no! MHC divest now!”

Exploring student activism through the archives and special collections offers unique views of both Mount Holyoke and the study of history.

January 8, 2019 - 1:00pm
This is a picture of Suzan-Lori Parks holding her 2018 "Mimi" statuette at the 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award gala.

Alumna and playwright Suzan-Lori Parks won the prestigious Steinberg Award, recognizing her artistic contributions to American theater.

December 19, 2018 - 2:45pm
Professor of French Samba Gadjigo.  Photo by John Martins.

The French professor from Mount Holyoke gave a paper and sat on a panel at a conference.

December 13, 2018 - 12:15pm
Ombretta Frau

The Italian professor from Mount Holyoke gave two talks at University College Cork, Ireland.

December 13, 2018 - 11:30am
This is a portrait of Andrea Lawlor

Andrea Lawlor’s novel, “Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl,” shines with authenticity, creativity and insight — just like Lawlor’s Mount Holyoke classes.

December 13, 2018 - 10:15am
Two young people stand at the wheel of a sailboat. They are wearing harnesses and one has on yellow rain gear. The boat is titled to the left and the end of a mast and taut sail are visible, with the open ocean behind.

From the deck of a SEA Semester’s tall ship, Mount Holyoke’s Sal Cosmedy ’20 and Mia Sigler ’20 are studying human impacts on the environment.

December 7, 2018 - 3:00pm