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A History through Letters

¶ In its very first issue the editors of the Alumnae Quarterly invited readers to send feedback, and in its second issue—published in July 1917—letters from alumnae were included. In the 1930s and for most of the 1950s several issues did not include letters, but…... » Read more

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Prepared to Pivot

Four alumnae talk about the sometimes unexpected turns in their career paths Perhaps, like many parents, you put your career on hold to raise a family. Or an economic downturn wreaked havoc on your field and forced you to change jobs. Maybe careers not open…... » Read more

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Right is of No Sex. Truth is of No Color.

The daughter of abolitionists and a leading suffragette, Helen Pitts, class of 1859, fought for civil rights long before her marriage to Frederick Douglass Helen Pitts Douglass, class of 1859, and her husband climbed excitedly into a hansom cab outside the Grand Central Hotel in…... » Read more

An Eye to the Future

Recognized as one of the best college art museums in the nation, Mount Holyoke’s museum embarks on a new chapter, strengthened by an infusion of acquisitions that takes the institution’s mission of teaching with art to new heights The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum’s recently…... » Read more