Notable Alumnae in the News

Kavita Ramdas ‘85, who delivered Mount Holyoke’s 176th Commencement speech, is featured in a story about women commencement speakers on

June 3, 2013 - 09:30
Tahmima Anam '97

The literary magazine Granta names Tahmima Anam '97 to its prestigious "Best of Young British Novelists" list of 20 promising writers under the age of 40.

April 16, 2013 - 09:15
ESPN sports reporter Jade McCarthy '02 is featured in a Q&A about her use of Twitter and finding her calling in the field of journalism in a first-year course at Mount Holyoke.
March 29, 2013 - 16:19
Frances Perkins 1902, a devoted Episcopalian and the first woman member of the U.S. Cabinet, has won a lighthearted competition to gain the Golden Halo.
March 28, 2013 - 18:29
After defeating challengers in three rounds of Lent Madness, Frances Perkins 1902 is one of four candidates remaining in the competition for the Golden Halo.
March 22, 2013 - 18:25
With an upset victory over Martin Luther King, Jr., Frances Perkins 1902 advances to the final eight in Lent Madness – where she’ll need voter support on March 19.
March 15, 2013 - 18:58
The Boston Globe includes Mount Holyoke in a series of announcements of 2013 commencement speakers at area colleges. (Subscription may be required.)
March 7, 2013 - 10:58
Mallika Dutt '83, a 2012 MHC honorary degree recipient, writes for of her optimism that the world will begin to end violence against women.
March 4, 2013 - 13:45
Publisher Barbara Smith '69 is among the women featured in the new PBS documentary Makers: Women Who Make America, which premieres Tuesday, February 26.
February 18, 2013 - 13:20

Trustee Debra Martin Chase '77 will visit campus to talk about her career as a successful and groundbreaking film producer on Friday, February 22.

February 14, 2013 - 17:15
Esther Howland 1847 proved women could be successful in business, says the Huffington Post. Howland's valentine business is also featured in NBC's Home Goes Strong.
February 14, 2013 - 12:15
In a profile in USC News, bestselling author Deborah Harkness '86 talks about the influence of Mount Holyoke in her life -- and the honor of being named a Woman of Influence.
February 11, 2013 - 11:53
Using snapshots, her own family photos, and digital tools, Jane Hammond ‘72 creates surreal and dazzling images, according to an article in Art News.
February 11, 2013 - 09:53
Plus-size blogger Gabi Gregg '08 talks to the Huffington Post about finding herself, her sense of style, and – at Mount Holyoke – her confidence.
January 22, 2013 - 16:38
Christine Horansky '04 talks about her work on behalf of educating women and girls around the world on the Chelsea Krost Show. (Cue to minute 27.)
January 2, 2013 - 11:40
The artist Jepchumba (Elizabeth Cheluget '07) has been named to the 2012 list of the 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa by Forbes.
December 12, 2012 - 14:53


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