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fall 2019

My Voice: Aysha Baqir ’95 on #MeToo and the Asian Woman

“My cook.” “Mine too.” “It was my tutor.” “I never told anyone.”  My throat tightened as I gazed at the circle of motionless figures seated around the veined marble tabletop. Five minutes ago, my host’s black-and-white dining room had resonated with a powerful discussion of…... » Read more

Jess Inserra '98 posing in front of a teal background. She stares straight into the camera with her hands on her hips and her shirt reads "hysterical female."

Comedian Jessica Inserra ’98 on her return to the stage

“Can you imagine the masochism involved in being like, ‘Okay, I am going to get up there and expose my soul, try to make you people laugh,’ with the distinct risk that they won’t?” says comedian Jessica Inserra ’98, who faces this question sometimes on…... » Read more

Fall 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 summer 2019 issue. To submit your work, please email quarterly@mtholyoke.edu. Epic Landscapes: Benjamin Henry Latrobe and the Art…... » Read more

An Instant Connection, Solidarity and Trust

When Jennifer Mele ’93  started as associate director of communications at the Harvard Business School, Julia Parrillo ’88, director of major gifts, sought her out during her first week. “I saw that you went to Mount Holyoke,” Parillo said, introducing herself. Christina Petrigliano '02, director…... » Read more