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Convocation 2013

The colorful welcome-back event opens the academic year with cheers, creative costumes, and a presidential message about what’s new at MHC.

August 25, 2014 - 2:30pm
View of CT River valley from Mt. Sugarloaf. Photo by Kristin Teig

A September Yankee magazine article follows the Connecticut River, starting in South Hadley near the “storied beauty of the MHC campus.”

August 22, 2014 - 9:15am
Martha Ackmann, senior lecturer in gender studies

Prof. Martha Ackmann talked about racial and gender equity in Little League baseball. Their World Series made news fielding female, more black players.

August 22, 2014 - 8:45am
Susana Morris ’02

“Evidence has shown the myriad benefits for women attending women-only institutions of higher learning,” Susana Morris ’02 writes in About.Com.

August 21, 2014 - 3:45pm
Tian Ng, MHC orchestra director and lecturer in music

MHC’s symphony orchestra—directed by Tian Hui Ng—won finalist honors in the competition for The American Prize in Orchestral Programming.

August 21, 2014 - 9:45am
student group discussion in a dorm living room

This fall, a group of first-years, and a group of seniors focused on leadership, will form living-learning groups within the larger College community.

August 20, 2014 - 11:15am
Sheila Lirio Marcelo ’93. Photo by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The Boston Globe magazine profiles Sheila Lirio Marcelo ’93, who founded and persuaded Wall Street to bet $91 million on her idea.

August 19, 2014 - 8:30am
President Lynn Pasquerella

To support the fight against ALS, President Pasquerella accepted a challenge to have a bucket of icy water poured over her head on a not-so-hot day.

August 18, 2014 - 4:45pm
Andrew Reiter, assistant professor of politics

In a U.S. News op-ed, MHC Assistant Professor of Politics Andrew Reiter writes that having Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki step down is a positive step.

August 15, 2014 - 1:45pm

Summer campus news included: free tuition for new FPs; a new College website; raising $1m in one week; and a gathering of global female leaders

August 15, 2014 - 11:45am

From discovering fossils in Nevada to studying minerals from Mars, MHC students made the most of their varied summer learning opportunities.

August 15, 2014 - 11:30am

MHC is obviously doing something right, judging from the praise in news reports from Time, New RepublicPrinceton Review, and others.

August 15, 2014 - 11:15am

Although most weren’t teaching, MHC faculty members were busy this summer writing and speaking publicly on a wide variety of topics.

August 15, 2014 - 10:45am


This summer, President Lynn Pasquerella addressed human rights, educational, and philosophical issues; traveled; and led the College.

August 14, 2014 - 4:45pm
Martha Ackmann, senior lecturer in gender studies

Prof. Martha Ackmann, who’s studied women in baseball through history, tells Fusion Media that our culture must catch up to the talent of female players.

August 14, 2014 - 12:15pm
Frances Perkins

On the anniversary of the Social Security Act, we honor the MHC alumna who championed the idea and helped make it reality—Frances Perkins.

August 14, 2014 - 8:45am