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Catherine Onyemelukwe '62

A memoir by Catherine Onyemelukwe '62 chronicles her Peace Corps work in Nigeria and her decades-long personal and professional ties to that country and its people.

June 15, 2015 - 9:30am
Catheleen Heyliger FP‘16

This summer, with the help of a Davis Projects for Peace award, Catheleen Heyliger FP’16 will start an ambitious project aimed at improving women's lives in Léogâne.

May 12, 2015 - 11:15am
Professor of French Samba Gadjigo.  Photo by John Martins.

Samba Gadjigo's film Sembène!—which celebrates the “father of African cinema"—was a hit at Sundance and is now part of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

May 5, 2015 - 8:00am
Student at a vigil for Nepal earthquake victims. Gazette photo by Dan Little.

One day after the devastating quake, Mount Holyoke's Nepalese students and others gathered to grieve, and to raise money for a relief effort for survivors.

April 30, 2015 - 10:00am
Thumbnail of Ellen Chilemba ’17

Social entrepreneur Ellen Chilemba ’17 is showing the women of the world's poorest country how to lift themselves out of poverty.

March 2, 2015 - 2:15pm

Mount Holyoke is one of five award winners for this year's prestigious Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization.

February 24, 2015 - 2:00pm

The Hampshire Gazette profiled Mount Holyoke professor Samba Gadjigo, whose film about an African film pioneer tells a “story that almost defies belief.”

January 30, 2015 - 9:00am

Marleny DaRosa '13, named one of five young women changing the world through activism, founded an initiative recognizing women’s fight against violence.

January 9, 2015 - 1:45pm

Mount Holyoke professor Stephen Jones writes for openDemocracy about the key figure in sweeping economic changes in the country of Georgia.

January 8, 2015 - 8:15am

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

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

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

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

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’s Andrew Reiter writes on a world politics site that, despite some recent progress, the world won’t be free of dictators anytime soon.

November 6, 2014 - 11:00am

Ayesha Mustafa ’02, a leader in the ethical fashion movement and founder of Fashion ComPassion, was named one of the BBC’s 100 women for 2014.

November 6, 2014 - 10:45am