campus life

Connections: Spring 2014

Celebrating the Past and Present of Mead Hall Last fall Phoebe Cos ’16 began contemplating just how thankful she was to live at Mount Holyoke, particularly in Mead Hall, where she is a community advisor. As Founder’s Day approached an idea struck her: Why not have an…... » Read more

History of the Annual Spring Flower Show

There's rosemary, that's for remembrance; and there is pansies, that's for thoughts... —Shakespeare, Hamlet James Talcott (1835-1916), a New York City dry goods commission merchant and millionaire, had a deep commitment to learning and philanthropy. Over his lifetime,  Talcott set aside approximately one tenth of his…... » Read more

Beloved Class Flags Restored

In case you didn’t see the buzz on social media or hear about it through the grapevine, the removal of the beloved class flags in Williston Library was a source of great distress for students last fall. For the past two decades, students have referred…... » Read more

Insider’s View: Library Carrels

The Mount Holyoke libraries house 180 carrels—scattered throughout the Williston and Miles-Smith stacks—where seniors study, snack, sleep, and store mountains of books gathered for researching and writing a thesis. The selection process—once chaotic, according to circulation manager Karen Mehl—has been refined over the years. On…... » Read more