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Hot Topic: Alum Doctors Guide You through the Latest Menopause Research

I’m in my late 30s and even though I’ve been writing about women’s health issues for over a decade, I knew very little about menopause until recently. Sure, I’d read about the surprising results of the Women’s Health Initiative, which in 2002 halted its largest study on hormone therapy (HT) because it…... » Read more

The Life of the Hands: Does Hands-On Work Mean Leaving Brainwork Behind?

So you think grad school’s difficult? Try lifting fifty-pound bags of flour; or climbing a ladder in the snow to work on electrical lines; or repeatedly cutting and gluing pieces of wood and leather to make a musical instrument. Sometimes the life of the hands is just as challenging as the life of the mind.…... » Read more

Journey into Africa

Alumnae confront the challenges with thoughtfulness, humanity, and success Like so many others in America, Jennifer Kyker '02 had seen the commercials imploring viewers to send money to help people starving in Africa. They were heartbreaking and compelling, and they'd raised millions of dollars for…... » Read more

Good Eats

Eat Your Way Around the World the Alumnae Way The next time you go out to dinner in Manhattan or stop at a café in northern Costa Rica, let it be at a business run by a Mount Holyoke woman. All of these alumnae—from the…... » Read more