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Kijua Sanders-McMurtry will play a key role at Mount Holyoke as the first vice president for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer.
Kijua Sanders-McMurtry will play a key role at Mount Holyoke as the first vice president for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer.
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.
Photo of Sonya Stephens, acting president and president-elect giving the welcome address at the 2018 Commencement ceremony
Sonya Stephens will be inaugurated as the 19th president of Mount Holyoke College on Saturday, September 29, 2018.
A sea of students in their brilliant class colors of yellow, red, green, blue and purple, celebrating convocation outside in the amphitheater.
Convocation marks the official beginning of the 2019–2020 academic year for 2,199 Mount Holyoke students, including 507 incoming first-years.
This is an image of the blue BOOM! logo overlaid with photographs of 2019 presenters, from left: Pamela Means, Diana Alvarez, Raquel Willis, Alison Cook-Sather and Barbara Smith
Mount Holyoke’s keystone diversity conference is in its third year and going strong.
Students at Commencement 2018
Six hundred students. More than 2,000 family, friends and supporters. One momentous day to Commence. Watch the recap video.
This is a group photo of Dean of Faculty Jon Western with professors Jeremy King, Girma Kebbede, Bode Omojola and Amy Frary, and Acting President Sonya Stephens
Four Mount Holyoke professors have been honored with awards for their hard work and academic success.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be the keynote speaker for Mount Holyoke College's 181st Commencement.
House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi will deliver the keynote speech at Mount Holyoke College’s 181st Commencement.
Shannon Da Silva
Mount Holyoke College has hired a new Title IX and 504 coordinator, Shannon Da Silva, to usher ideas and conversations into actions and access.
Mount Holyoke iconic gates, with the clock tower in the background.
Mount Holyoke welcomes one of the most competitive classes in the College's history. The College’s acceptance rate has dropped 15 points, from 51% to 36%.
This is a photograph of students and families gathering on the Mount Holyoke campus.
Mount Holyoke College welcomes students back to the long-awaited return to fully in-person classes and community.
Photo of the Mount Holyoke College campus taken from the air
The President of Mount Holyoke College talks about increased interest in women’s colleges in the #MeToo era
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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.
Acting President Sonya Stephens scoops Mount Holyoke's new official flavor of ice cream: M&Cs
Crumbled gingersnaps mixed into an ice cream base designed to taste like Chef Jeff’s iconic cookies, M&Cs is now the College’s official ice cream flavor.
Clockwise from top left: Interim Dean of Faculty Dorothy Mosby, Paula Debnar, Leah Glasser, President Sonya Stephens, Craig Woodard and Kate Ballantine
The recipients of the coveted Mount Holyoke College Faculty Awards were celebrated at a Zoom ceremony replete with warmth and kindness.
Image of Field Gate and presidential seal.
In a letter to President Trump, Acting President Sonya Stephens urges him to commit to a long-term solution allowing DACA students to remain in the country
Sarah Day ’22, left, and Meaghan Ging ’22 enjoy the Founder’s Day festivities.
Staff and students gather to commemorate Mount Holyoke founder Mary Lyon with ice cream, hot chocolate and gratitude for her vision.
Acting President Sonya Stephens with staff award winners Linda Fernandes (left) and Joanne Picard (right) holding their trophies.
Linda Fernandes and Joanne Picard received Outstanding Service awards for their unique dedication and commitment to the College.
Rachel Alldis presents the Outstanding Service Award to Francesca Petruzzelli '22.
After two years of virtual celebrations, Mount Holyoke’s awards ceremony celebrating the accomplishments of its students is back in person.
This is a photo of the awardees standing with Dean of Faculty Jon Western and Acting President Sonya Stephens.
Four Mount Holyoke professors have been honored with awards for their hard work and academic success.
Sonya Stephens, Mount Holyoke College
Mount Holyoke President Sonya Stephens slams the notion that women should not be recruited in the sciences.
Image of Field Gate and presidential seal.
Acting President Sonya Stephens joined more than forty college and university presidents in signing a letter regarding the recent executive order.
This is a close-up headshot of Kijua Sanders-McMurtry smiling into the camera.
The Mount Holyoke College community came together for a virtual event to talk about ways to fight racism in everyday life.
From left, Barbara Smith '69, Beverly Guy-Scheftall and Raquel Willis engaged in the keynote conversation on radical inclusion.
Mount Holyoke College’s third annual learning conference on diversity, equity and inclusion draws big crowds and big topics.
Latrina Denson (center), associate dean of students, received the Mary Lyon Leadership Award from Heidi Friedman (left), director of human resources, and Acting President and President-elect Sonya Stephens (right).
Mount Holyoke recognizes the extraordinary efforts of the staff in making the College the extraordinary place it is.
A group of soon-to-be graduates in their cap-and-gown regalia
Courage. Community. Compassion. Commitment.
Sonya Stephens, Mount Holyoke College
Sonya Stephens has been named the 19th president of Mount Holyoke College.
Image of Sonya Stephens.
Mount Holyoke’s newly appointed acting president, as of July 1, discusses her strategic vision and the value of women’s education.
President Sonya Stephens and Kijua Sanders-McMurtry, vice president for equity and inclusion, kick off Boom! 2020 with a video conversation about the value and history of diversity at Mount Holyoke.
The community day foregrounded marginalized communities, refocusing our understanding of our past and present to cultivate a more inclusive future.
Masked graduates of 2021 celebrate under Mount Holyoke's iconic gates.
New Mount Holyoke graduates toss their caps into the air in celebration under Mount Holyoke's iconic gates.
An illustration of the field gate
Western Mass News covers Mount Holyoke’s plans for the fall semester.