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A Statement on Charlottesville

Acting President Sonya Stephens condemned the violence in Charlottesville, VA, this past weekend stating it “was evidence of white supremacy and its unspeakable bigotry, racism and anti-Semitism.”... » Read more

Birungi Mubirumusoke Ives ’96: Building Connections in the Service of Others

Strategic Partnerships “Mount Holyoke is a place that encourages building your network with the purpose of serving others,” Birungi Mubirumusoke Ives ’96 says. “That is the exact mission of my work with Aligne.” With a professional background in branding and marketing, in 2015 Ives founded…... » 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

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The Origins of Mount Holyoke’s Esteemed Blackstick Literary Society

From 1909 to 1961 a select few upperclass students could be seen wandering around campus with a distinctive black stripe down their forehead and nose and a placard around their neck that read “Blackstick.” These strange signifiers marked students as members of the esteemed literary…... » Read more