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A student, a teacher, two pianos — and Zoom

Taking piano lessons virtually isn’t ideal but it’s pretty close, says the music department’s Mark Gionfriddo and Susan Wang ’23, of Mount Holyoke College.

These are side-by-side portraits of Elizabeth Markovits and Renae Brodie.

One semester, two modules: a world of change

Mount Holyoke’s Elizabeth Markovits and Renae Brodie tackle the pros and cons of the modular system.

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Building communities of faith online

Mount Holyoke students are finding deeper spirituality during the pandemic — despite and because of online services and events.

Katherine C. (KC) Haydon

A focus on community from a distance

Mount Holyoke’s KC Haydon flipped her classroom to make discussion and building  community among her students the focus of her course.

Kate Ballantine

Pushing the edge of knowledge

Mount Holyoke associate professor Kate Ballantine shipped lab kits worldwide to give her students hands-on experience creating new scientific knowledge.

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Alums go the distance with remote internships

When COVID-19 scuttled her plans, Hannah Pozzebon ’20 interned for Mount Holyoke alum Tatum Albertine ’14 at the American Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar.

This is a detail of a vaccine informational poster by Caitlin Lewis '21.

A class ripped from the headlines

A new class teaches Mount Holyoke students about vaccine development, assessment and implementation — and how to be scientists in the world.

Barbie Diewald and accompanist Peter Jones work together to bring dance to remote students.

All the angles

Dance instructor Barbie Diewald used an iPad, laptops, a ladder and many props to bring the dance studio to her Mount Holyoke students —  remotely.

Lori Hendricks

Athletics gets it done

Teaching leadership and fitness to student-athletes and all students is a core part of Lori Hendricks’ goals, says the athletics director at Mount Holyoke.

This is a stylized drawing of a young girl standing on a bench in front of a height chart. She is smiling and reaching up, holding a pitcher of milk in one hand. Next to her is a bicycle and a spider is swinging from it web.

A global internship — from home

Mount Holyoke senior Mirei Golding-Powers tackled a multilingual internship across the world — from her home in California.

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