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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

Financial Challenges: What MHC Is Up Against

Since a “perfect storm” swept the US economy off its foundations last fall, the waves have eroded finances everywhere, including at Mount Holyoke. As President Joanne V. Creighton wrote to the campus community in January, “In the past six months we have seen the financial…... » Read more

Tattoos: Stories in Ink

I got my first tattoo a month after my twenty-first birthday. I had been imagining it for six months and was ready. Or so I thought. Having had surgery earlier in the month, I didn’t anticipate the pain being much of a problem. As soon…... » Read more

Lessons from the Financial Crisis

What everyone  should know about... A Quarterly series A number of factors created a financial crisis this fall bigger than any seen since the Great Depression. These included easy money (low interest rates), deregulation since the 1970s and lax regulation under the Bush administration, bank…... » Read more