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Student workbook reveals MHC studies in 1838

The faded brown, marbled-paper cover doesn't seem particularly remarkable at first glance, but the notebook's contents certainly are. Myra Freeman Ziegler ’68 has donated to the College a workbook used by her great-great-grandmother, Martha A. Leach, who was in Mount Holyoke Seminary’s first graduating class.…... » Read more

In a Class of Its Own: Thirty Years on, Frances Perkins Program Still Changing Lives

Picture a warm May day in South Hadley. Standing on the lawn in front of Blanchard Campus Center is a group of women wearing crisp white dresses and deep purple scarves. They are waving hand-lettered signs in the air—“It is there to be done, so I do it”; “I…... » Read more

Pioneers of Change

On Being the First Family Member to Attend College Katie Pierce’s mother couldn’t understand why her daughter wanted to go to college instead of developing a talent she identified in high school for doing her friends’ hair. Alyssa Nelson ’11 and her mother both wept…... » Read more