Mount Holyoke College will award some 600 bachelor's degrees, confer honorary doctoral degrees, and celebrate its new graduates during commencement week.

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Barney Frank

Retired Congressman Barney Frank will read from his new memoir at Gamble Auditorium May 12.

May 6, 2015 - 8:45am
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
Bob Forrester

The CEO of Newman’s Own receives honorary doctorate of humane letters at Mount Holyoke College to honor a lifetime of philanthropic service.

May 5, 2015 - 4:45pm
Ann O'Leary

The appointment of Ann O’Leary ‘93 signifies a move to put paid parental leave on center stage in the upcoming presidential election.

May 4, 2015 - 8:45am
National diversity expert Daryl Smith

Daryl Smith, a national diversity expert, visited Mount Holyoke and Hampshire colleges in April to discuss ways of embedding diversity institution-wide.

May 5, 2015 - 3:30pm
Tony Award-nominated actress Geneva Carr ’88

When the annual Tony Award nominations for best "leading actress in a play" were announced recently, two went to productions with connections to Mount Holyoke.

May 1, 2015 - 1:30pm
Sheila Lirio Marcelo ’93, founder and CEO of Care.com

Sheila Lirio Marcelo ’93, CEO of world's largest online firm connecting families with caregivers, will receive an honorary doctorate at Mount Holyoke's commencement.

May 5, 2015 - 8:45am
Robin McLean ’87

In May, Mount Holyoke professor Penny Gill and Robin McLean ’87 will read from their books What in the World Is Going On? and Reptile House, respectively.

April 30, 2015 - 11:00am

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President's Office in the News

In the latest Difficult Dialogues segment, President Pasquerella interviews a doctor who treated, and a reporter who chronicled, a local woman in the last days of her life.

April 10, 2015 - 4:15pm

Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella was elected to the Council of Independent Colleges’ leadership group, and speaks at its annual institute.

January 5, 2015 - 9:00am

President Lynn Pasquerella shares Mount Holyoke’s success with the Lynk experience on January 23 at Association of American Colleges & Universities conference.

January 21, 2015 - 9:30am

President Pasquerella hosted a panel discussion about women's empowerment on Greenfield Community Television for Women's History Month.

March 18, 2015 - 1:15pm

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