Rocking chair and fireplace at Sycamores


Sycamores: A Look Inside the Home of South Hadley’s Wealthiest Bachelor (in 1788)

Sycamores, located on Woodbridge Street north of the Mount Holyoke campus and named for the grand trees that once lined the building’s path, was built in 1788 by Colonel Benjamin… ... » Read more

Two members of the Blackstick literary society


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… ... » Read more

Acting President Sonya Stephens speaks during the laurel chain ceremony at Mary Lyon’s grave in May. Photo by Deirdre Haber Malfatto


President’s Pen: Summer 2017

It is an inescapable and heartwarming truth about Mount Holyoke that we are invested in a tradition of traditions. At no time in the academic year, and at no moment… ... » Read more

Class note in Quarterly


Charting the Alumnae Life Cycle: Class Notes through the Years

¶ ¶ In Your Own Words Since the very beginning, alumnae have kept in touch through class notes, a distinction of most alumnae magazines. Recent survey results tell us that… ... » Read more