A foundation for future success

By Abby Wester ’22 on June 28, 2019 at 1:50 PM

Before coming to Mount Holyoke, I was pretty sure I wanted to do something resembling environmental studies and public policy. I’m still not completely sure, but after two semesters I’ve discovered a real interest in politics, particularly the intersection of politics and environmental issues. With this career path in mind, I’ve become intrigued by the possibility of law school — something I never would have contemplated before attending Mount Holyoke.

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Celebrating Community #23: Mount Holyoke College Model United Nations

By palme22c on February 23, 2016 at 9:30 AM

Students practice for a Model UN competition. Photo: Jim Gipe.

The Mount Holyoke College Model United Nations (MHCMUN) is a wholly student run organization comprised of a committed and dedicated membership. The interest on international debate may have first arose on campus in the 1930s when Mount Holyoke had a League of Nations simulation club. MHCMUN itself has been around since the 1970s and has been a powerful contender in the Model UN circuit since its creation. Currently Mount Holyoke has been placed in the top 50 Model UN teams in the nation. In the 2015 season, the team was ranked third among liberal arts colleges and was the number-one women’s college in the United States.

Merita Salihu ’15, a MHCMUN alumna, is no stranger to living life with an international focus. During her time at Mount Holyoke, Salihu interned with UNICEF’s child protection sector, with the Foreign and Security Policy sector of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and in the Department for European Integration and Policy Coordination for the Republic of Kosova. She was named a Clinton Global University Fellow, a title awarded to those tapped as the next generation of international leaders on college campuses. She was also named a Ruth C. Lawson Fellow in International Politics through Mount Holyoke, granting her an academic award to pursue advanced study in international affairs. After graduation, Salihu began an Associateship in the energy sector at the Ministry of Economic Development, Government of the Republic of Kosova. She currently attends Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, furthering the international and political interests she nurtured while a student at Mount Holyoke and a member of the MHCMUN.

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"The education you get at Mount Holyoke is unique and unparalleled, and you will grow into a true leader." --Priyanka Krishnamoorthy ’15

By MHC Development on May 7, 2015 at 11:35 AM

"My Mount Holyoke education helped me recognize and challenge sexism and gender discrimination, to work to change the culture in finance."

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MHC tops women's colleges in Model United Nations circuit

By MHC Development on March 25, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Mount Holyoke College’s Model United Nations team earned top honors in national competition this year, landing among the top 25 schools overall for the first time in the group’s history. The MHC team was ranked third among liberal arts colleges and the number-one women’s college in the United States. Many of the other contestants were from much larger institutions, including several Ivy League schools.

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