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Wendy Xa ’93: A Preschool for Lulu

If you don't live in San Francisco, you probably haven’t heard that finding a preschool in my fair city can be a true parenting headache. Openings are scarce. The competition can be fierce. In fall 2007, when my daughter Lulu was two, my family waded into…... » Read more

The International Experience: Dhanashri Patil ’13

Student Edge Extra: Extended Comments from Dhanashri Patil ’13 Dhanashri Patil ’13, who hails from Gondawale, India, talks more about her experiences as an international student at MHC Coming to the U.S. and adjusting to everything (food, weather, culture, transport, the education system, etc.) was…... » Read more

A Short History of Philosophical Ideas about Infinity

Illustration: Elwood Smith Note: This article is part of "What Everyone Should Know About...", a Quarterly series by MHC professors. Almost the earliest pieces of writing we possess speculate and argue about the infinite. Greek philosopher Zeno's paradoxes are probably the earliest. One of them…... » Read more

Growing Up, Growing Hope, Growing Food: Michelle Obama’s Garden


When the news first hit that Michelle Obama was starting an organic vegetable garden, I became obsessed, reading everything about it. As a passionate locavore and organic foodie, I can’t begin to describe the thrill I felt about her garden. As a black woman, my…... » Read more