Liz Lewis

Mathematics and statistics community remembers department coordinator Lindsay Woloszyn

Mathematics and statistics community remembers department coordinator Lindsay Woloszyn

BY LIZ LEWIS ‘22

“Lindsay was like a ray of sunshine brightening whatever room she stepped into,” said mathematics professor Giuliana Davidoff.

Five Colleges respond to recent campus sexual assaults

BY LIZ LEWIS ’22

Former Mount Holyoke staff member Sean Mulveyhill, according to a Boston Globe article published on April 11, is facing allegations of sexual assault against a Mount Holyoke student.  He was fired from his position in Dining Services on March 22 after being placed on administrative leave for several weeks. 

Campus addresses food waste and sustainability issues

Campus addresses food waste and sustainability issues

BY LIZ LEWIS ’22

Campus sustainability, particularly when it comes to food, has been a topic of discussion in the Mount Holyoke community for years. In the past few weeks, the topic of food waste has been widely discussed on campus. This recent effort to raise awareness is student-led, and included a film screening of “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story.”

Campus election results released

Campus election results released

BY LIZ LEWIS ’22

The results of the all-campus spring elections were announced on Thursday, March 28, when Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Programs Alicia Erwin sent out an email announcing the newly elected Class Board members. In her email, Erwin wrote, “The intent to run form for those positions not filled during the first election process is also now open! We encourage you to consider running for one of the SGA and Class Board positions that were not filled.” Voting was conducted via online polls, which opened on March 19 at 9 p.m. following that night’s “Meet the Candidates” event and closed on March 25 at 11:59 p.m.

Campus community engages with newly appointed Chief of Police

Campus community engages with newly appointed Chief of Police

BY LIZ LEWIS ’22

The Blanchard Great Room hosted tension and tears on the evening of Thursday, March 19, as members of the Mount Holyoke administration held a forum for students to engage with the newly hired Chief of Campus Police, Daniel Hect. 

Western Massachusetts Students Rally for the Green New Deal

Western Massachusetts Students Rally for the Green New Deal

BY LIZ LEWIS ’22

“Look us in the eyes,” read a massive sign held by young activists on the steps of the Springfield District Court on Tuesday, Feb. 26. According to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, “over 50 individuals, most of them young students, stood outside of U.S. Rep. Richard Neal’s (D-MA) Springfield office [...] chanting ‘Green New Deal, come on Neal!’” The youth activists rallied to push Neal to co-sponsor the Green New Deal Resolution.

“A World Unraveling”: Faculty panel discuss timely topics in politics

“A World Unraveling”: Faculty panel discuss timely topics in politics

BY LIZ LEWIS ’22

“This is an effort by the Mount Holyoke community to address some of the most pressing political issues in the world today,” said Visiting Lecturer of Politics Adam Hilton as he introduced the faculty panel at the event “A World Unraveling: A Conversation in Politics” on Feb. 26, 2019. 

Dr. Kafui Attoh sparks conversation on “Uber, Public Transit and the Idiocy of the Smart City”

BY LIZ LEWIS ’22

In the digital age, many aspects of daily life are consistently being updated, remodeled and improved, often for the sake of increasing a person’s options. Transportation has transformed rapidly in both nature and scope over the last few decades. As companies like Uber and Lyft grow, the health of public transportation may fall further into jeopardy. 

Mount Holyoke decides to go smoke-free by 2020

Mount Holyoke decides to go smoke-free by 2020

BY LIZ LEWIS ’22

An email sent out by the office of President Sonya Stephens sparked controversy last week as the community was informed that by June 2020, Mount Holyoke will be a 100 percent smoke-free campus. 

New Amherst cafe raises the question: Is anything really “free”?

New Amherst cafe raises the question: Is anything really “free”?

BY LIZ LEWIS ’22

At the new Shiru Cafe in Amherst, MA, any college student can enjoy a fresh cup of hot coffee for the unbeatable price of zero dollars. But there’s a catch: instead of paying with cash, you pay with personal information. 

SGA hosts Town Hall to discuss the future of Dining Services

BY LIZ LEWIS ’22

The final Senate meeting of the fall semester began with cheerful chatter and cookies, and quickly moved into a discussion with dining staff representatives Mike Helm, Chris Kostek and Richard Perna. Helm is a chef from the Cochary Pub & Kitchen, Kostek is a chef from the Classics section of the Dining Commons and Perna is the Director of Dining Services.