November began with Founders Day and ended with snow. In between: field hockey, Gracious Dinner, HackHolyoke, Rachel Maddow and lots more.
When it all began
Staff and students, including Sarah Day ’22, left, and Meaghan Ging ’22, celebrated Founder’s Day by commemorating Mount Holyoke founder Mary Lyon with ice cream, hot chocolate and gratitude for her vision.
Henrietta Lacks in dance
The Mount Holyoke Faculty Dance Concert showcased “One,” about the legacy of Henrietta Lacks. In rehearsal (from left): Sara LaPadula (’21, UMass Amherst), Leah McLeod ’22, Evelyn Kirby ’21, Hannah Berry ’22, Miranda Lawson ’22, Maya Mizrahi (’21, Amherst College), Victoria Winter (’22, UMass Amherst), and Olivia Lowe ’21.
Teach the teachers well
There’s a natural link between the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools and the Master’s in Teacher Leadership program at Mount Holyoke College, says Gwen Bass of Professional and Graduate Programs.
The Alumnae Quarterly posted its latest roundup of recent publications by alumnae and faculty. And the Alumnae Association recently launched the Mount Holyoke Alumnae Online Book Club‚ which inspired nearly 900 alums to sign up and read the inaugural book, “There There” by Tommy Orange, this year’s Common Read.
From code to hardware, HackHolyoke is for every hacker, regardless of skill or experience. Pictured: Kiki Wang ’21 (left) and Wenyun Wang ’20 working on their game about the periodic table of elements. Photo by Reese Hirota ’22.