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Kate Ballantine’s research on environmental revival and ecosystems at a former cranberry bog in Plymouth investigates the effects of climate change.
After Emily Chang ’18 (left) interned with Yiting Wang ’11 at the World Wide Fund for Nature, Wang invited her to attend a conference at Columbia University.
An environmental studies student at Mount Holyoke and an alumna working for the World Wide Fund for Nature make a life-changing connection.
National Endowment funds pilot program to explore global and local inequalities through humanities lens
National Endowment funds pilot program to explore global and local inequalities through humanities lens.
Students on the campus of Mount Holyoke College. Photo by Michael Malyszko.
Through the Mass. College Green Initiative, Mount Holyoke is poised to save more than $580,000 with energy-efficiency projects in five campus buildings.
This is a photo of Farah Rawas '17 standing in front of the Community Center construction site.
Through its engineering and sustainability programs, Mount Holyoke has given Farah Rawas ’17 the resources she needs to help her community in Beirut.
This is a photograph of the Project River boardwalk, with bright fall foliage in the background.
Assistant Professor Kate Ballantine was recognized as an “Environmental Ground-Breaker” for her ecological restoration work.
Diana Wells of Ashoka will speak at Mount Holyoke College’s Global Challenges Conference on Feb. 16, 2018.
This year’s Global Challenges Conference focuses on changing global–local inequalities and features keynote speaker Diana Wells of Ashoka.
Haley Rivers ’19 (left) and Leila Kouakou ’18 are spending their summer doing research for the Audubon Society’s Peterson Estuary Center in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
Thanks to an alumna and College funding, two MHC students are spending the summer identifying aquatic plants to help assess the Connecticut River’s health.
LEAP 2016
From solar cells and architecture to an athletic app and teaching, students spoke about their internships and research at the 2016 LEAP presentations.
This is a photograph of Catherine Corson with interns Julia Worcester ’17, Isabel Flores-Ganley ’17, and Sabine Rogers ’18 and the entire multi-institutional research team at the 2016 World Conservation Congress in September.
Political ecologist Catherine Corson took her three student interns to the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii to study global environmental politics.
A photograph of Catherine Corson hiking
Catherine Corson, associate professor of environmental studies, has been named director of the Miller Worley Center for the Environment.
Green Revolving Fund
Providing funding to implement energy conservation, renewable energy and other sustainability projects that reduce resource use and generate cost savings.
Kate Ballantine , with a group of students examining a soil sample on the Project Stream site.
More than 100 high school students spent the day at Mount Holyoke’s restoration ecology site, learning about the environment from the ground up.
Photo of Shannon Seigal ’19
Shannon Seigal ’19 has combined her interests in environmental sustainability and social justice and taken advantage of every opportunity.
This is the Fulbright logo.
Mount Holyoke College students swept up seven Fulbrights this year, along with two Davis Projects for Peace grants and two critical language study awards.
Fossils and flowers: While studying ammonite fossils in England, Whitney Lapic ’18 had occasion to give Queen Elizabeth II flowers in Sandringham.
Marbles champ Whitney Lapic ’18 came to Mount Holyoke and found mollusk fossils, international paleontology fieldwork and a passion for research.
capital highlight
Mount Holyoke students visit Washington, D.C., and find inspiration from alumnae to explore careers in public service.
Mount Holyoke's Acting President, Sonya Stephens and Mount Holyoke staff at the tree planting.
A prairiefire crabapple tree was planted in recognition of Mount Holyoke College’s work for the community and commitment to environmental stewardship.
The Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden
The Botanic Garden is a living, curated collection of plants that can be used, much like the Art Museum or library, for classes of all disciplines.
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The Board of Trustees announces that Mount Holyoke College has set the goal of being carbon neutral by the College’s bicentennial, 2037.
Tina Le ’18 was drawn to the “magnificent camellias” in the Botanic Garden for her research.
Using the College’s living lab, Tina Le ’18 developed her own independent study and gained hands-on research experience in the field of plant genetics.