Notable Alumnae in the News

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MHC President Lynn Pasquerella

President Lynn Pasquerella talks to WHMP's Bill Newman about her work in medical ethics, including right to die, abortion, and other difficult issues.

June 18, 2013 - 6:30pm
Kavita N. Ramdas '85

In a commentary for the New York Times' India Ink, MHC's 2013 commencement speaker Kavita Ramdas '85 says the world needs uncommon women and men.

June 18, 2013 - 2:15pm
Helen Drinan

Simmons College president and MHC trustee Helen Drinan '69 is the subject of an executive profile in the Boston Business Journal.

June 17, 2013 - 5:00pm
Tahmima Anam '97

Novelist Tahmima Anam '97, recently voted one of the top 20 authors under 40 by Granta, is the subject of a feature in Great Britain's Hackney Gazette.

June 3, 2013 - 12:30pm

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

June 3, 2013 - 9:30am
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 - 9:15am
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 - 4:19pm
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 - 6:29pm
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 - 6:25pm
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 - 6:58pm
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 - 10:58am
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 - 1:45pm
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 - 1:20pm

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 - 5:15pm
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 - 12:15pm
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 - 11:53am