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fall 2012

A Closer Look: The Iconic Iconographer

New Book Showcases Best-Known Work of Susan Kare ’75 Susan Kare ’75 has created countless computer icons during her three-decade career as a graphic designer for a who’s who of Silicon Valley tech corporations. Many of her icons, including Apple’s Happy Macintosh, the Windows 3.0 solitaire deck,…... » Read more

Just the Yarn shelves of yarn

Strands of Time

Unraveling Knitting’s Enduring Appeal at MHC Often I’ve slipped back in memory to an anthropology class, Marriage and the Family, in the fall of my junior year. I sit at the end of the second row, knitting maroon wool into a sweater for my boyfriend, while up front Mr. Lobb…... » Read more

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Women in High Tech

Alums Cross One of the Last Big Gender Gaps One manages a group of engineers who make terminals that scan bar codes. Another pulls together news of arts festivals from all over the world. A third can turn paper maps into digital ones. A fourth…... » Read more

What Would Mary Lyon Say?

Many and varied voices have claimed to speak for Mount Holyoke’s founder.   “Good morning, young ladies!” At the sound of those words “in a tone so like Miss Lyon’s,” the assembled daughters of Mount Holyoke rose in unison “with great enthusiasm.” It was 1887…... » Read more