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Samba Gadjigo, professor of French.

Samba Gadjigo’s new film celebrates Ousmane Sembène, the “father of African cinema,” who taught Africans to reclaim and share their stories.

December 10, 2014 - 8:30am
Professor Jenny Pyke. Photo by Jim Gipe.

First-year seminar students sleuth out what the world’s best-known detective fiction reveals about Victorian society and a continuing fascination with Sherlock Holmes.

December 8, 2014 - 3:30pm
Shoba Narayan ’87. Photo courtesy MHC Alumnae Association.

Shoba Narayan ’87 enjoyed her college days, but says she realized the true value of studying at an all-women’s college after she graduated from Mount Holyoke.

December 5, 2014 - 8:15am
Elizabeth Peake ’15 interned in India after studying in Thailand.

More U.S. students are studying abroad in non-European destinations, a USA Today article notes. Mount Holyoke students talk about their time in S. Africa and China.

December 2, 2014 - 9:15am
the djembe, an African hand drum

Mark the end of classes on December 9 with the drumbeats of traditional West African music played by MHC students and seven professionals from Benin and Ghana. 

December 2, 2014 - 9:00am
Suzan-Lori Parks ’85

The New York Times profiles Suzan-Lori Parks, Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright and 1985 Mount Holyoke alumna, and says her new play is Parks’s “finest work yet.”

December 1, 2014 - 2:45pm
Window in the Mount Holyoke College library. Photo by Michael Malyszko

Cold weather makes everyone want to curl up with a good book. “Bookbub Bulletin” named Mount Holyoke’s library as one of the best New England spots for that.

November 25, 2014 - 8:30am
Student in first-year seminar course Family Ties. Photo by Jim Gipe

First-year seminars invite students to engage in a larger intellectual conversation through a range of topics.

November 24, 2014 - 2:15pm
Kristen Renn ’86

Kristen Renn ’86 wrote the first comprehensive, global look at the roles women’s colleges and universities play in the twenty-first century.

November 24, 2014 - 2:00pm
Mount Holyoke College logo

Higher education professionals gathered at Mount Holyoke to share ideas about college life and social media at the annual Seven College Conference.

November 24, 2014 - 9:30am
Mass College Green Initiative logo

Through the Mass. College Green Initiative, Mount Holyoke is poised to save more than $580,000 with energy-efficiency projects in five campus buildings.

November 24, 2014 - 8:15am
Liz Lierman, director of the Career Development Center. Photo by John Martins

US News & World Report quotes Mount Holyoke’s Career Development Center director on getting the best return on your investment in a liberal arts education.

November 21, 2014 - 8:45am
President Lynn Pasquerella

Death is seen as deeply un-American, says Mount Holyoke President and medical ethicist Lynn Pasquerella, but talking about it is a practical and moral necessity.

November 19, 2014 - 1:30pm
Laakan McHardy ’16 stars in “Lysistrata.” Photo by Lara Dubin.

Who rules the world? Women! That’s the message of Mount Holyoke’s contemporary theatrical production of the ancient Greek sex-and-power comedy, Lysistrata.

November 18, 2014 - 9:45am
Mark Gionfriddo, director of the jazz ensembles

Mount Holyoke’s three jazz ensembles celebrate their 15th anniversary with a diverse program for the annual “Hot Jazz on a Cold Night” concert.

November 14, 2014 - 3:00pm
Jennifer Wallace Jacoby, assistant professor of psychology and education

Mount Holyoke College education and psychology professor Jennifer Jacoby tells WalletHub what states can do to attract and retain the best teachers. 

November 14, 2014 - 10:30am

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