Ellen Chilemba '17 named Glamour College Woman of the Year

Ellen Chilemba '17 named Glamour College Woman of the Year

BY ALLYSON HUNTOON '19 

“It all started as a small summer project,” Ellen Chilemba ’17 said from her seat in a dimly-lit room in the back of Rockies Dining Hall, trying to finish the rice and potatoes on her plate before going to class.

Translation headsets in two languages available for graduation

Translation headsets in two languages available for graduation

BY ANNA SHORTRIDGE '19

For the class of 2017’s commencement ceremony in May, Mount Holyoke will be offering translation headsets in Mandarin and Spanish for attendees. This is the first time the college will be using translation headsets for commencement.

Senate discusses First Generation students, campus police

BY SHELL LIN '17 

The Student Government Association Senate met in Blanchard great room Tuesday night to discuss recent issues on campus, including transgender students’ experiences, the Five College First Generation Conference and the SGA budget.

Amherst Colleges settles on mammoth mascot

BY TESSA SCHWARZ '17 

Mammoths will be soon be stampeding into the Pioneer Valley, joining the Lyons, Pioneers and Minutemen. No, this isn’t a remake of the Wizard of Oz — Amherst College has announced that the Mammoth will be its new mascot.

Senate discusses election results, SCC survey

BY ALLYSON HUNTOON '19

“Senate must be a place where we learn about Mount Holyoke through a diverse range of perspectives,” said Liz Brown ’20. She addressed SGA senators with the hope of becoming next year’s chair of Senate, explaining her hopes for the future of Mount Holyoke and Senate’s role on campus.

Fourth annual Women of Color Conference fosters dialogue

Fourth annual Women of Color Conference fosters dialogue

BY SHELL LIN '17

The Women of Color Conference took place at Mount Holyoke College for its fourth year on April 1, gathering more than 100 students from marginalized communities in the Five Colleges and beyond to create an open dialogue about racial and gender-related issues, and promote social justice on a college level.

Photographer Pete Muller speaks on gender, photography

Photographer Pete Muller speaks on gender, photography

BY ANNA SHORTRIDGE '19

On the evening of Thursday, March 30, Mount Holyoke students, faculty and community members filed into Gamble Auditorium to hear a talk from Pete Muller, the Cyrus Vance visiting professor in international relations. The event, “A Tale of Two Wolves” was a conversation between dean of faculty Jon Western and Muller.

Senator Elizabeth Warren announced as spring speaker

Senator Elizabeth Warren announced as spring speaker

BY NICOLE VILLACRÉS '18

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren will be visiting Mount Holyoke to discuss her book, “This Fight is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class” on Friday, April 21 in Chapin Auditorium at 7 p.m.

Representatives speak on Progressive Politics in the Age of Trump at UMass Amherst

BY ANNA SHORTRIDGE '19 

On the evening of March 26, Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., and DNC Deputy Chair Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., held a forum in Bowker Auditorium at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Asbestos in Porter forces students to relocate

Asbestos in Porter forces students to relocate

BY ABBY BAKER '19

Last week, residents of Porter Hall’s basement were informed that Facilities Management would be repairing a steam leak on the floor, and in the process removing insulation around a pipe. It was revealed that the insulation contains asbestos.

MHC reacts to BOOM!

BY LEAH WILLINGHAM '17

Sunday marked the start of the first-ever Mount Holyoke Building on Our Momentum conference. The 2-day event hosted programs examining diversity and inclusion in college admissions, arts, STEM fields and residential life.

Campus store to be replaced with Student Life Hub

BY MADELINE SKRAK '18

After this semester, the Blanchard Campus Store will be no more. After Reunion II — which falls during the last weekend of May — the store will be closed permanently and its space will be converted into a Student Life Hub as part of the new Community Center’s construction. The spirit apparel and Mount Holyoke- printed items will be sold at the Odyssey Bookstore in the Village Commons.

Cornell William Brooks, President of the NAACP, comes to Amherst

Cornell William Brooks, President of the NAACP, comes to Amherst

BY ALLYSON HUNTOON '19

By 7:40 p.m. on Friday, March 24, the pews of Amherst College’s Johnson Chapel were nearly full. A crystal chandelier hung above guests’ heads as they filed into the room, shuffling across the red carpet to their seats. Students, faculty, alumni and community members alike had gathered to hear from, Dr. Cornell William Brooks.

Elaine Chao ’75: From Mount Holyoke to the White House

Elaine Chao ’75: From Mount Holyoke to the White House

A 1974 yearbook photo shows Elaine Chao ’75 as a junior at Mount Holyoke, reclining in the sun on Skinner Green. Clad casually in jeans and a striped t-shirt she looks every inch the Mount Holyoke student as she smiles off to the right of the camera, a slight breeze buffeting the ends of her long black hair.

Dolores Huerta selected as commencement speaker

Dolores Huerta selected as commencement speaker

BY MADELINE SKRAK '18 

Dolores Huerta — a civil rights activist, feminist and labor leader — was announced as the commencement speaker for Mount Holyoke’s 180th Commencement Ceremony this week. Joan Biren ’66 and journalist Kathryn Finney will receive honorary degrees.

Girls in Tech Conference brings high school girls into STEM

Girls in Tech Conference brings high school girls into STEM

BY ALLYSON HUNTOON '19

On Sunday, March 5, Mount Holyoke hosted the annual Girls in Tech Conference. High school students from towns all over Massachusetts traveled to campus and spent the day occupied by a full schedule of workshops and presentations.

BOOM comes to campus

BY ANNA SHORTRIDGE '19 

The Building on Our Momentum Conference is fast approaching. Starting on Sunday and running through Monday evening, Mount Holyoke students, faculty, staff and other members of the community will have the opportunity to participate in events surrounding topics of diversity, equity and inclusion.