Helen Pitts Douglass illustration

Right is of No Sex. Truth is of No Color.

The daughter of abolitionists and a leading suffragette, Helen Pitts, class of 1859, fought for civil rights long before her marriage to Frederick Douglass Helen Pitts Douglass, class of 1859, and her husband climbed excitedly into a hansom cab outside the Grand Central Hotel in…... » Read more

An Eye to the Future

Recognized as one of the best college art museums in the nation, Mount Holyoke’s museum embarks on a new chapter, strengthened by an infusion of acquisitions that takes the institution’s mission of teaching with art to new heights The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum’s recently…... » Read more

Ann O'Leary

Policy Runner

The visionary work of Ann O’Leary ’93 The national press has taken to calling Ann O’Leary ’93 a wonk (Politico and Fortune magazine), and even a wonk and a nerd (Elle). Of course, the fact that they talk about her in the context of an…... » Read more

We Are Family

In the legal battles for marriage equality, Mount Holyoke alumnae have formed a formidable (and sometimes unwitting) team On an August afternoon in 2014, attorney Mary Hackett ’84 was at her laptop in her Pittsburgh home when a Facebook post from a classmate caught her…... » Read more