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Kijua Sanders-McMurtry at the lectern at Convocation 2021.

Mount Holyoke receives diversity award

Mount Holyoke has received the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from “INSIGHT Into Diversity” magazine. 

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Colleges address racial challenges

Mount Holyoke College is an inaugural member of the Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance.  

Riche Barnes

Amplifying the voices of Black women

Mount Holyoke’s Riché J. Daniel Barnes studies the Black experience in the diaspora from an anthropological viewpoint.

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Sonya Atalay talks Indigenous wellbeing

An interview with Sonya Atalay in advance of her talk “Repatriation, Reclaiming and Indigenous Wellbeing: Braiding New Research Worlds.” 

Kijua Sanders-McMurtry (lower right) and Angelis Liriano ’22 (upper right) spoke with Connecting Point about the action plan to ensure the College would be “persistent and uncompromising” in addressing all forms of implicit and explicit racism.

MHC’s anti-racism action plan discussed

Mount Holyoke College’s Kijua Sanders-McMurtry and Angelis Liriano ’22 were on Connecting Point to discuss the College’s anti-racism action plan.  

As part of its extended discussion around this year's Common Read, The 1619 Project, Mount Holyoke College welcomes Martha S. Jones to discuss her research, her family history and her connection with the College.

Martha Jones talks about her book “Vanguard”

Mount Holyoke College welcomes Martha Jones to discuss her book “Vanguard,” how Black women defied both racism and sexism to fight for the right to vote.   

Nikole Hannah-Jones is an investigative journalist, a Pulitzer Prize winner and the creator of The 1619 Project.

Nikole Hannah-Jones on “The 1619 Project”

Mount Holyoke College kicks off its Common Read of the year in conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of The 1619 Project.  

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Exploring racism and privilege

Mount Holyoke has held a series of virtual spaces for healing, conversation and community to process racism and privilege in the world.

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.

BOOM! 2020 goes remote

The community day foregrounded marginalized communities, refocusing our understanding of our past and present to cultivate a more inclusive future.