From Frances Perkins to Tommy Orange, from Convocation to the Cabinet, Mount Holyoke kicks off the academic year in style.
Kicking off the new academic year
Mount Holyoke’s Convocation brings together the entire community at the start of the new academic year. A highlight of this lively event? The fabulous outfits as each class dresses up in its class color.
Frances Perkins had a big month!
Which is especially fitting, given that September brings us Labor Day, the holiday of workers and all causes held dear by Frances Perkins, class of 1902.
Perkins, the first woman to hold a Cabinet position and the force behind unemployment insurance and Social Security, was called out as an inspiration and a role model in a speech by Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren.
The Washington Post put Perkins into perspective in an op ed by Rebecca Brenner Graham ’15.
The Frances Perkins Center presented the Steadfast Award to Alumnae Association President Maria Mossaides ’73 for her public service.
And a pre-broadcast showing of “Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare,” is coming to campus on November 7.
Affinity housing is “immersive”
Sara Sarmiento ’21 (Mi Gente), Janae Lewis ’20 (Shirley Chisholm) and Marisol Fernandez ’20 (Mosaic) talked about their experiences with the Living-Learning Communities in a Chronicle of Higher Education article about affinity housing. (Pictured: MacGregor Hall, home of the First Year Experience LLC.)
Let the games begin!
Catch a glimpse of the Mount Holyoke Invitational at the College’s 97-year-old Orchards Golf Club, designed by the legendary Donald Ross. And two hat tricks this fall season: Minerva Veeser-Bobea ’20 in a soccer game against Mitchell College and Kass Lawrence ’22 against Western New England in field hockey.