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What Did Virginia Apgar ’29 Carry in Her Medical Bag?

Dr. Virginia Apgar ’29 is most known for changing the landscape of obstetric medicine with her invention in 1952 of the Apgar Score, the first standardized method for evaluating newborn health. But do you know what she carried in her medical bag? Mount Holyoke Archives…... » Read more

Ann Lyles MacPhail ’91. Photo by Erin Schaff

Mount Holyoke Alumnae Make Meaningful Contributions Behind the Scenes

¶ Emily Dickinson, Virginia Apgar, Wendy Wasserstein, and Frances Perkins are just a few of the celebrated Mount Holyoke alumnae who have made their mark on the world and continue to be remembered for their contributions. But among the nearly 60,000 alumnae of Mount Holyoke…... » Read more

A Tour Inside the Iconic Campus Clock Tower

On the third floor of Mary Lyon Hall, down a hallway and through two offices, if you look up and behind a door, you will see in the ceiling a small trap door. Under it stands a ladder, next to which hangs a thick tan…... » Read more

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Call for Essays

Resilience: In Your Own Words We want to read your stories about resilience, and we will select at least one for publication in the Alumnae Quarterly. Tell us, what does resilience mean to you? How have you lived it, observed it, been in awe of…... » Read more