Alumnae Quarterly to publish combined fall/winter issue
The next issue of the Mount Holyoke Alumnae Quarterly magazine will be a combined fall/winter issue, published late this year. The change to the publication schedule was made due to staffing and budget constraints as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
This decision, approved by the Alumnae Association Board of Directors during a meeting in September, follows other cost-saving measures that have been put in place regarding magazine production since the beginning of the pandemic. In April, during the production of the spring issue of the Alumnae Quarterly, concerns about international mailing constraints at the time led to the decision to not mail the issue overseas. As a result, the Alumnae Association introduced a new online magazine platform, which includes the opportunity for alums to read the entire issue, including class notes, and to share, download and print articles or the full issue.
The summer issue, published in August, was produced during a time of continued budget uncertainties and staff constraints and was published in an online-only format, utilizing even more of the features of the new platform, including embedding video.
The plan for the next issue is to produce a standard-length issue and distribute it in print and digitally. As the Alumnae Quarterly continues to utilize the new online platform in new ways, this online issue will include longer versions of class notes, offering valued class scribes the opportunity to report more news of classmates and for that news to be shared broadly.
As the Alumnae Association continues to work to produce and distribute the magazine in the most cost-effective manner, we encourage readers who prefer to receive the magazine digitally to log in to the online directory and select no hard copy as delivery preference. Readers may also request to receive the digital version only by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 25, 2020