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FDR signs the Social Security Act

Frances Perkins ’02 was the driving force behind the Social Security Act, which marked its 80th anniversary this month.

August 20, 2015 - 4:45pm
Lynn Pasquerella

Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella talks to the Huffington Post about leadership and “having it all.”

August 17, 2015 - 4:15pm
Amazon logo

Mount Holyoke is the first US higher education institution to form this kind of purchasing partnership with Amazon. It provides special pricing and service.

August 14, 2015 - 2:00pm
Woman at a dhaba, or roadside eatery, in South Asia.

In South Asia, women traditionally don’t appear in public on their own. But Sadia Khatri ’15 invited women to post photos of themselves online—and it went viral.

August 11, 2015 - 3:15pm
In an ARTINFO video, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum director John Stomberg gives a video primer on artist El Anatsui.

The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum director John Stomberg gives a video primer on work of acclaimed artist El Anatsui, who exhibited at MHC last year.

August 10, 2015 - 3:00pm
Abstract designs in western Nevada, made by hunter-gathers, probably in the first millennium AD.

Alumna Polly Schaafsma ’57 studies rock art of the Southwest and has teased out the layers of historical and cultural meaning they contain.

August 10, 2015 - 2:45pm
Robin McLean ’87

Robin McLean ’87 had to live before she could write about life. Now her short stories are winning readers, and accolades, for the Mount Holyoke alumna.

August 10, 2015 - 10:00am
Alizeh Zaman ’16

Where can an interest in math, anthropology, and economics lead? Alizeh Zaman ’16 used internships to try on possibilities and then hone a career plan.

August 10, 2015 - 9:45am
Lizzie Laudadio '15

Lizzie Laudadio ’15 and her mother auctioned her late sister’s shoe collection to raise money for treatment of anorexia.

August 7, 2015 - 9:30am
Ellen Chilemba

Mount Holyoke College student Ellen Chilemba ’17 started a business to help young women in Malawi, and it’s getting her recognition around the world.

August 3, 2015 - 9:30am
"Asterisk Branch" (detail) by Mel Bochner, from the portfolio "Counting Alternatives: The Wittgenstein Illustrations." Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum exhibition rewards deep thinkers with art by Mel Bochner that is “very simple, yet very complex”—like philosophy.

August 3, 2015 - 9:30am
President Lyndon Johnson signs the Medicare Bill into law- photo courtesy of AP and Daily Hampshire Gazette.

Medicare enrollees express their gratitude on the program’s 50th anniversary; leaders call for expanded health care rights.

July 31, 2015 - 3:15pm
Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella

MHC President Lynn Pasquerella, a medical ethicist, talks on the Bill Newman Show about affordable care and autonomy for those nearing the end of their lives.

July 31, 2015 - 11:45am
Photo of past MHC President Mary Woolley. MHC Archives/Photo by Asa Kinney

Some 2,000 archival photographs documenting life at Mount Holyoke College from 1899 to 1939 are now available for research and enjoyment online.

July 31, 2015 - 11:30am
Student at MHC computer hackathon.

Women are entering STEM fields more than ever, but keeping them there requires mentorship and breaking down biases, writes a Mount Holyoke alumna in Forbes.

July 29, 2015 - 10:30am
Libby Kao '17

They're in forty-seven countries, working in remote forests, on Capitol Hill, for corporations and nonprofits gaining skills to make their mark on the world.

July 28, 2015 - 3:00pm