Lily Reavis

Ayanna Pressley elected MA’s first black woman in Congress

Ayanna Pressley elected MA’s first black woman in Congress

BY LILY REAVIS ’21

“I know for a fact none of us ran to make history. We ran to make change,” said Ayanna Pressley during her Congressional election acceptance speech. “However, the historical significance of this evening is not lost on me.”

SGA hosts Town Hall with admissions and financial aid

SGA hosts Town Hall with admissions and financial aid

BY LILY REAVIS ’21

Kathryn Blaisdell, Director of Student Financial Services (SFS), joined Robin Randall, interim Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions, for a Town Hall about admissions and financial aid on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Proposed change to Title IX alters definition of gender

Proposed change to Title IX alters definition of gender

BY LILY REAVIS ’ 21

The Trump Administration is working with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to establish a legal definition of gender under Title IX, according to a New York Times article published on Oct. 21.

Jewish Student Union responds to Pittsburgh shooting

Jewish Student Union responds to Pittsburgh shooting

BY LILY REAVIS ’21

After an anti-Semitic shooter took the lives of 11 people in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, members of Mount Holyoke’s Jewish Student Union (JSU) turned to each other for communal support. The group decided to organize and host a candlelight vigil on the night of the attack, Oct. 27.

Community grapples with accounts of sexual assault

Community grapples with accounts of sexual assault

BY LILY REAVIS ’21

Content warning: this article references sexual assault.

This is a developing story and the Mount Holyoke News recognizes that the following topic is sensitive. Updates will be available in following print editions and on the Mount Holyoke News website as more information becomes available. — The Mount Holyoke News Executive Board

Eva Paus presents her new book, “Confronting Dystopia”

Eva Paus presents her new book, “Confronting Dystopia”

BY LILY REAVIS ’21

“You’ve helped transform Mount Holyoke and situate it for the next generation,” Dean of Faculty Jon Western said to Eva Paus during his introduction of the presentation of her new book last Thursday.

Alumna accuses professor in national #MeToo article

Alumna accuses professor in national #MeToo article

BY LILY REAVIS ’21

Content warning: this article references sexual assault.

On Oct. 13, the Associated Press (AP) published a story featuring a Mount Holyoke alumna’s account of an assault by a professor while she was a student at the College. Ruth D’Eredita ’84 said that she sent a letter to the College in October 2017 detailing the assault.