Notable Alumnae in the News

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Frances Perkins.  Photo from MHC Archives.

An Atlantic article argues that witnessing a major industrial tragedy cemented 1902 alumna Frances Perkins's resolve to spend her life helping the nation's workers. 

April 16, 2015 - 9:30am
Artist Joan Jonas ’58. Photo by Joe Lawton.

Joan Jonas ’58—who helped invent edgy contemporary art forms such as performance, video, and installation art—is representing the U.S. at the Venice Biennale.

April 14, 2015 - 10:45am
Bridget Grier ’14

Bridget Grier ’14 and the Clemency Project connect federal prisoners with volunteer lawyers to negotiate shorter sentences for nonviolent crimes.

April 3, 2015 - 2:00pm
Morgan Pool MA’14

Mount Holyoke’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program is comprehensive, yet flexible enough to meet a variety of needs—as these grads’ stories illustrate.

February 23, 2015 - 10:15am
A student at Crafting a Life in the Arts. Photo by Ben Barnhart

At Crafting a Life in the Arts, alumnae shared how they built careers in the arts and offered tips on how students can do likewise.

February 9, 2015 - 10:00am

Psychology professor KC Haydon’s research reveals what helps college students more easily take on independent responsibilities as they enter early adulthood.

February 2, 2015 - 9:15am

At the February 7 Crafting a Life in the Arts event, alumnae will share how they built careers in the arts and offer tips on how students can do likewise.

February 2, 2015 - 8:30am
Alison Safran

Alison Safran ’14, created a nonprofit organization to help survivors of sexual and domestic violence share their stories. 

December 22, 2014 - 3:45pm
Mallika Dutt ’83, founder and CEO of the global human rights organization Breakthrough

Mallika Dutt ’83, founder and CEO of the global human rights organization Breakthrough, uses multimedia and community engagement to change lives.

December 15, 2014 - 4:15pm
Filmmaker Mary Mazzio ’83. Photo © 2013 Michael Casey, courtesy of 50 Eggs.

In Underwater Dreams, documentary filmmaker Mary Mazzio ’83 uses a David vs. Goliath story to change kids’ minds about what the future may hold for them. 

December 12, 2014 - 1:30pm
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
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
Image of guest gift. Photo by Ron Yue

Mount Holyoke alumnae from all corners of the globe gathered in Hong Kong to explore how women, education, social consciousness, and the entrepreneurial spirit are reshaping Asia.

November 13, 2014 - 5:45pm

A Huffington Post article focuses on “visionary entrepreneur, business leader, and technology evangelist” Monika Kochhar ’03, cofounder of SmartGift.

November 12, 2014 - 12:15pm
Elaine Chao ’75. Photo by Associated Press.

As the former U.S. secretary of labor celebrates election results with husband Sen. Mitch McConnell, her own political résumé also regains the spotlight.

November 10, 2014 - 4:30pm
Participant at the 2014 Alumnae and Student Career Networking Fair. Photo by Ben Barnhart

The annual Alumnae and Student Career Networking Fair gave students a change to hear about alums’ careers and practice their networking skills.

November 6, 2014 - 3:00pm

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