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A photo of Hortense Parker and several classmates. Parker is looking off to the right of the camera.

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Celebrating Hortense Parker

2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the Hortense Parker Celebration on campus. Hortense Parker, class of 1883, is the first known student of color to graduate from Mount Holyoke. She… ... » Read more

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A History of Mail at Mount Holyoke

The 1919 student handbook describes the campus post office — then in Mary Lyon Hall — as “the place you will hang around the most.” In the 100 years since,… ... » Read more

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Catalyst for Change: Shirley Chisholm’s time in Congress, on campus and beyond

In late January 1972, a petite African American woman took center stage in the auditorium of the Concord Baptist Church School in Brooklyn, New York. The room and rafters were… ... » Read more

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Joining forces beyond the gates

Three groups of alums share the benefits and joys of working together, rediscovering the Mount Holyoke bond beyond the gates and South Hadley. Healthcare Heroes Katharine Smith ’05 and Rebecca… ... » Read more