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

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 was born in 1859 to Miranda Boulden Parker and John Parker, a noted abolitionist and…... » Read more

Summer 2019 Books

The following is a list of books published by alumnae and faculty, or about alumnae, and received at the Alumnae Quarterly offices since the publication of the spring 2019 issue. To submit your work, please email quarterly@mtholyoke.edu. A Time of Our Own: In Celebration of…... » Read more

The Maven: How to Take a Great Group Photo with Your Mobile Phone

We are all photographers. Each one of us carries in our pocket an amazing tool to take family photos, pictures of our kids and group shots at every gathering. But even the best smartphones need some help making good photos, which is where the human…... » Read more

A century ago: illustrated idioms in a Mount Holyoke yearbook

THE 1919 LLAMARADA showcases two pages of illustrated idioms, including this one: Her pen ran out in the middle of class. The uncredited images are shared as part of the “Random Memories” section of the nearly 300-page yearbook. Other drawings appear throughout the book, but…... » Read more