October 26, 2017

Scenes from LEAP 2017

The formula for the Learning in Application (LEAP) Symposium remains constant: During a half-day conference, held the Friday of Family and Friends Weekend, panels of students in every major present about their summer internship or research experiences. Students — who worked in 42 countries in every imaginable field — rock PowerPoint, field questions and share insight in classrooms and lecture halls packed with family, friends, alumnae, faculty and staff.

What changes year to year? The stories and reflections. The destinations and growth. The successes and challenges. The surprises and triumphs.

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October 16, 2017

A world of wiggle room within Mount Holyoke

Every time I’ve introduced myself in a new year of college, I’ve proudly announced a new proposed major, per my latest crystal ball reading for my future career.

I arrived my first year as a biology and Spanish double major on the pre-health track. Second year, a Spanish major with a minor in psychology. Third year, a self-declared major combining psychology and journalism, with a minor in Spanish. And finally, four years later, I am proud to say that I am a Spanish major with a Nexus concentration in journalism, media and public discourse.

October 6, 2017

Mount Holyoke faculty: accomplished, engaged, approachable

Mount Holyoke’s 200+ faculty are making news, busting boundaries, researching, creating and leading for change — and inspiring their students to do the same.

September 1, 2017

An oasis of learning

When you look closely at the College’s official emblem, do palm trees catch your eye? “Palm trees in South Hadley, Massachusetts?” you may wonder. “That’s curious.”

June 22, 2017

Mission Mojave: an adventurer’s guide

“Good morning everyone! Breakfast is ready!” I hear a voice call from outside my tent at 6:30 a.m. The air is crisp and still on this early January morning in the Mojave National Preserve.

Into the desert

We are about three hours outside of Los Angeles, California, but we are the only people within 10 miles of our base camp. Jess Pelaez, the founder and CEO of Blueprint Earth, has been up for the past hour. She has been checking to make sure our Global Positioning System (GPS) devices and Thermo-Hygro-Anemometers — which are used to calculate wind speed, humidity and air volume — are fully charged for our eight-hour expedition into the desert.

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