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A new and improved Chapin Auditorium sits empty as the fall semester of 2021 is about to begin.

Returning to a new and improved campus

Mount Holyoke College has made a variety of upgrades and improvements to its infrastructure to welcome the student body to campus.

Martha Hoopes, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Extinction crisis in focus

Martha Hoopes, Mount Holyoke professor of biological sciences, spoke to Environmental Tech about the extinction crisis the world’s wildlife faces.

Two students in masks outside making giant soap bubbles.

Earth Week can be every week

To celebrate Earth Week 2021, the Miller Worley Center for the Environment at Mount Holyoke held events to remind people that every day can be Earth Day. 

Jenica Allen

Tracking invasive species

Jenica Allen, manager of Mount Holyoke’s Campus Living Lab, was given the George Mercer Award from the Ecological Society of America.

This is a picture of Keven surprise, outside against a background of greenery. He has close cropped hair and glasses and is wearing a medium blue polo shirt.

Into the dark

Mount Holyoke’s Kevin Surprise cautions that a new push to use geoengineering to darken the sky and slow global warming outstrips international agreements.

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.

Sustainability’s new partner

The Miller Worley Center’s V.S. “Raghu” Raghavan works to connect operations and academics in building a sustainable community at Mount Holyoke.

A group of students assembled at Project Stream, which is part of the Campus Living Lab

Campus as classroom

As monitoring stations silently record the heartbeat of the Mount Holyoke College campus, students and faculty develop the means to decode the data.

Angie (left) and June Provost, who will talk about Black farmers, land ownership and systemic racism in agriculture at Mount Holyoke on November 9.

The Provosts on the plight of Black farmers

Mount Holyoke College presents June and Angie Provost speaking about Black land ownership and the plight of Black farmers.

Veronika Kivenson

To hunt a killer

Mount Holyoke alum Veronika Kivenson FP’13 is helping research the mysterious ocean dumpsite of half a million barrels of DDT.

This is a picture of the converted garage/walk-in basement that won Darling the 2020 AIA award. A light-filled room with large windows facing lush greenery.

Naomi Darling wins architecture award

Mount Holyoke’s Naomi Darling’s architecture combines cultural influences with a foundation in sustainability.

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