winter 2016

MHC pencils

On Point

Championing liberal education On a very warm spring day last May, hundreds of graduating seniors, their families, and guests gathered  in Gettell Amphitheater for the College’s 178th Commencement exercises. Perched on the edges of their seats and on the brink of embarking on the next…... » Read more

President Pasquerella

President’s Pen: Winter 2016

I write to announce that I will be assuming a new leadership role as president of the Association ofAmerican Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), beginning on July 1, 2016. It has been an extraordinary honor and privilege for me to serve as Mount Holyoke College’s eighteenth…... » Read more

Illustration by Julia Breckenreid

My Voice: Words. Power. Life.

I first became aware  of the term “pro-life” in 2004 when my mother and I walked in the March for Women’s Lives, a demonstration in Washington, DC, held to protest George W. Bush’s assaults on reproductive rights. At age fifteen I didn’t fully comprehend the…... » Read more

Library windows

The Gold Standard for Global Education

Internationalizing the Student Experience During the week of November 16, the Mount Holyoke campus was awash with banners and signs celebrating the sixteenth anniversary of International Education Week. Indeed, Mount Holyoke had a lot to celebrate. On November 17, President Lynn Pasquerella ’80 attended a…... » Read more