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117-year-old Laurel Chain Tradition Nods to Roman Poets, Honors Suffragists

A familiar and beloved ceremony to all who belong to the Mount Holyoke community, the ritual of the laurel parade began 117 years ago, with two wreaths of laurel leaves carried by the president and vice president of the graduating class. In 1902 the wreath…... » Read more

The class of 1977

Alumnae Share their Stories While Back for Reunion

Over two May weekends of sunshine and rain clouds, more than 1,700 alumnae and guests from the classes ending in twos and sevens, and 2015, traveled back to Mount Holyoke from across the globe to reconnect with each other and the idyllic campus they still…... » Read more

Class note in Quarterly

Charting the Alumnae Life Cycle: Class Notes through the Years

¶ ¶ In Your Own Words Since the very beginning, alumnae have kept in touch through class notes, a distinction of most alumnae magazines. Recent survey results tell us that more than 90 percent of you read class notes in the Alumnae Quarterly. Reading class…... » Read more

Bryna Turner ’12

Bryna Turner’s ’12 “Bull in a China Shop” Depicts Life of Mary Woolley

Playwright Bryna Turner ’12 discusses her critically acclaimed play inspired by the letters of Mary Woolley and Jeannette Marks In February, Bryna Turner ’12 made her off-Broadway debut as a professional playwright. Her play Bull in a China Shop—which depicts the lives, loves, and political…... » Read more