Girls in Little League World Series Should Thank Female Baseball Pioneer Toni StoneMount Holyoke College
Mount Holyoke College's The Lynk is a comprehensive program that connects liberal arts courses with students’ career goals. The program isn’t just an add-on for seniors, but offers an integrated series of trainings and opportunities to build skills throughout a student’s four years.
Mount Holyoke College’s Professional and Graduate Education program offers dozens of summer course options to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to anyone seeking professional skills or personal enrichment. Courses are offered in two terms, May 27–July 2 and July 8–August 13.
President Lynn Pasquerella has announced Mount Holyoke College will now fund an approved internship for every student through its new initiative, The Lynk.
Mount Holyoke alumna Esther Howland (1847) created the first American Valentine's Day card, launching what is today a multi-billion-dollar industry.
Professor Darby Dyar is one of the scientists who will help NASA explore the potential to colonize the Moon and Mars.
Christine Hutchins, most recently of Stanford University, will become Mount Holyoke’s new vice president for marketing and communications.
Fifty years ago this month, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space. It took the U.S. until June 18, 1983 to send a woman into space, despite training 13 women in the early 1960s.
A jam-packed crowd cheered more than 600 graduates as they received their diplomas Sunday, May 19 in Mount Holyoke College's 176th annual commencement in the Richard Glenn Gettell Amphitheater.
Rescue behavior has been observed in primates, dolphins, and rats. Is this behavior, as some scientists suggest, evidence that animals feel empathy towards their kin? Enter the ants. Mount Holyoke’s Karen Hollis and her team observed ants undertake extreme risks to rescue nestmates. Are ants acting out of empathy or does rescue behavior emerge from simple biological mechanisms?
The Mount Holyoke Extension Program will offer an array of for-credit courses this summer, ranging from a field study in South Africa to organic chemistry.
Robert Shaw, Emily Dickinson Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College, has been awarded the 2013 Poets’ Prize for his book Aromatics.
Sonya Stephens, vice provost for undergraduate education at Indiana University, Bloomington, will become Mount Holyoke College’s new vice president and dean of faculty in July.
Social justice advocate and leader Kavita N. Ramdas ’85 will give the 2013 commencement address and receive an honorary degree when Mount Holyoke College celebrates its 176th commencement on Sunday, May 19.
Did you know the American tradition of sending Valentines originated with a young graduate of Mount Holyoke College? The College Archives now hold a collection of these and other vintage Valentine greetings.
Melting Arctic sea ice is no longer just evidence of a rapidly warming planet— it’s also part of the problem.
New courtship rituals are changing the experiences partners bring to a romantic relationship, which may influence what happens in that relationship, says Katherine (KC) Haydon, assistant professor of psychology and education at Mount Holyoke College.
Partners each bring a suitcase of prior experiences to a relationship, which may influence what happens in their current relationship, says Katherine (KC) Haydon, assistant professor of psychology and education.
Conversations about personal identity may be difficult to have, but faculty in higher education should be prepared to consider how those issues affect both the way they teach and the way students learn.
Using modeling software and investigative techniques, a group of Mount Holyoke College faculty, staff, and students are recreating the College de Cluny, a campus constructed in Paris around 1260 AD.
For the second year in a row, Mount Holyoke College will not raise charges for tuition, room and board for the 2013-2014 academic year, effectively holding those costs to 2011-2012 rates.
In her lab, MHC biochemistry professor Megan Núñez has discovered a way to inhibit the ‘stickiness’ of a strain of the E. coli bacterium, possibly changing the way infection is treated.
A $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will allow Mount Holyoke College's Amy Camp to investigate how particular types of bacteria “talk” during development, knowledge that could lead to finding new medical approaches to curing serious infections or diseases.
When the Mars Science Laboratory lands on the Red Planet on August 6, NASA will turn to MHC’s Darby Dyar and her students to play an important role in the mission.
Diane Anci, dean of admission and vice president for enrollment., has announced that Karen Kirkpatrick Osgood will be Mount Holyoke’s new director of admission.
Mount Holyoke student Anita Haidary ’14 is the cofounder of Young Women for Change, a Kabul-based grassroots movement committed to empowering Afghan women to improve their lives through social and economic participation, political empowerment, awareness, and advocacy. She answered questions about her work with YWC.
For Mount Holyoke seniors Hannah Blackmer ’12 and Dana Rubin ’12, graduation doesn’t mean job applications or internships. Instead, they plan to travel the country, collecting and telling the stories of people who have introduced environmentally sustainable practices in their daily lives.
For five MHC students a dream is about to come true—the chance to attend the 2012 Earth Summit in Brazil in June.
Christopher Benfey, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of English and interim dean of faculty at Mount Holyoke College, has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
The Princeton Review has named 14 Mount Holyoke faculty members to a list of the nation's Best 300 Professors, more than from any other U.S. college.
What role do Bill O’Reilly, Rachel Maddow, Sean Hannity, and Jon Stewart play in shaping public opinion during an election? Is their impact positive or negative? Professor Eleanor Townsley, an expert on the role and influence of media opinion expressed on television and radio shows and in print, recently wrote The Space of Opinion, Media, Intellectuals and the Public Sphere (co-authored with Ron Jacobs, Oxford, 2011). Looking at the growing influence and partisanship of opinion formats in political journalism, she argues these formats are not necessarily bad for democracy.
Mallika Dutt ’83, who will receive an honorary degree at Mount Holyoke College’s 175th commencement in May, has been further recognized for her humanitarian work to end domestic violence against women.