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Alumnae Form a Community through Facebook

“Let’s talk grocery expenses,” reads a post to the Mohos with Kiddos Facebook group in February. “What is your average monthly cost?” With nearly 2,500 members—and growing—Mohos with Kiddos is a closed Facebook group for Mount Holyoke alums that was started in January 2016 by…... » Read more

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The Maven: Rethinking Your Turf

In the 1700s European aristocrats invented a new landscaping feature: the lawn. Intended as a status symbol, lawns leapt across the ocean to estates in America, then spread throughout the country with the rise of the suburbs. Today lawns are a staple of our suburban…... » 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

Marilyn Bruno ’69 and Cynthia Burzell ’01

Marilyn Bruno ’69 and Cynthia Bruno Burzell ’01: Powered by Mount Holyoke

Since 2014 NASA has invited the mother-daughter team of Marilyn Bruno ’69 and Cynthia Bruno Burzell ’01 to speak at conferences about their work. In 2006 the two started the biotech company Aequor, which provides remedies for biofilm, a glue-like substance that helps bacteria attach to…... » Read more