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

A House Becomes a Home: Inside the New Residence Hall

In late August, the first students moved into the first residence hall to be built on campus in more than forty years. The building opened to generally rave reviews (and some complaints as kinks, especially with the One-Card access system, were being worked out). Here’s…... » Read more