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The Maven: How to Read a Poem

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The Maven: How to Read a Poem

Many people are scared of poetry. They say that they can’t understand it and don’t know how to read it, and some simply choose to avoid reading poems entirely. How… ... » Read more

Lourdes Melgar ’85

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Ten Minutes With: Lourdes Melgar ’85

Lourdes Melgar ’85 is Mexico’s deputy secretary of energy in charge of hydrocarbons. Encouraged by her advisor, Professor Vinnie Ferraro, to attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she became the first… ... » Read more

My Voice: Khushbu Mishra ’11

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My Voice: Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone and Into a Beauty Contest

It was the beginning of summer, and I was busy writing my second-year doctoral paper for the applied economics program. ... » Read more

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My Voice: Being Transgender at Mount Holyoke

At the State University of New York at Oneonta, I work with transgender and gender non-conforming college students. In addition to the typical anxieties of first-year students, these students often… ... » Read more