March 2, 2017

Spring is here!

A warm breeze, the unmistakable scent of life and growth, the riot of colors in the blooms of early flowers — all are welcome harbingers of warmer, brighter days to come. That’s perhaps why the Mount Holyoke College Flower Show remains a perennial (ahem) favorite among Western Massachusetts residents.

October 28, 2016

Zainab Salbi: uncomfortable conversations as a way forward

The 2016 Carol Hoffmann Collins Global Scholar-in-Residence is Zainab Salbi, an Iraqi-American author, media presence, and activist. Salbi has dedicated her life to women’s rights and freedom. She is the founder of Women for Women International, a humanitarian organization that distributes aid and microcredit to help women survivors of wars to rebuild their lives. As editor-at-large for Women in the World, a news platform produced in collaboration with the New York Times, she reports on the intersection of Middle Eastern and Western cultures.

October 14, 2016

Advancing stellar research

Mount Holyoke College chair of astronomy Darby Dyars mission? Include her students in exploring Mars and planetary science. Offer experiences—as undergrads—that prepare them to further their scientific studies. And give them the confidence to launch exciting careers.

September 21, 2016

Fancy a tour of the President’s House?

Like the College itself, “Nothing ever seems to be average around here.” So says House Manager Brenda Adams of the President’s House, which was built in 1908 and remains a bustling hub of campus activity, events, visits, and goings-on.

September 21, 2016

Mountain Day? It’s the best.

As Mount Holyoke College’s oldest tradition, Mountain Day is clearly doing something right—very right. As it has since it began in 1838, just months after the first students arrived on campus. As it has through evolutions in transportation, attire, rules (think chaperones and special permissions), and best-practices in picnicking.

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