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This is an image depicting the BOOM logo and 2021 speakers.
BOOM, Mount Holyoke’s 2021 diversity, equity and inclusion learning symposium featured an unprecedented roster of events and panels dedicated to justice.
This is a picture of Kevin Surprise. He stands outside against a background of greenery. He is smiling, wearing wire frame glasses and a medium blue polo shirt.
Mount Holyoke’s Kevin Surprise cautions that a new push to use geoengineering to darken the sky and slow global warming outstrips international agreements.
The Botanic Garden has completed work on a new pollinator garden on the Mount Holyoke College campus.
The Botanic Garden has completed work on a new pollinator garden on the Mount Holyoke College campus.
Skinner Green, enveloped in fall foliage
Mount Holyoke has unveiled a new suite of green projects in partnership with GreenerU as a part of its commitment to action on climate change.
Melina Laboucan-Massimo stands in front of a bank of solar panels. She is wearing a red dress and smiling. Above her the sky is blue.
Mount Holyoke’s Earth Week observation included a keynote speech by Melina Laboucan-Massimo, who called out environmental racism in the U.S.
This is a photograph of V.S. “Raghu” Raghavan. Raghavan was appointed associate director of the Miller Worley Center for the Environment and director of sustainability at Mount Holyoke College.
The Miller Worley Center’s V.S. “Raghu” Raghavan works to connect operations and academics in building a sustainable community at Mount Holyoke.
A view from a mountain with people scattered in small groups below.
Mount Holyoke’s tradition of Mountain Day goes back to 1838, but 2020 was different from any other, as the community celebrated online across the globe.
A group of students assembled at Project Stream, which is part of the Campus Living Lab
As monitoring stations silently record the heartbeat of the Mount Holyoke College campus, students and faculty develop the means to decode the data.
Jenica Allen
Jenica Allen, manager of Mount Holyoke’s Campus Living Lab, was given the George Mercer Award from the Ecological Society of America.