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Mount Holyoke’s Makerspace Encourages Culture of Creativity

As a teenager in middle school in India, Michelle (Misha) Ali ’17 remembers listening to music with her friends and saying things like “Wow, this song is so purple.” Her friends would laugh, and at first she thought it was because they were seeing different…... » Read more

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Mount Holyoke Alumna Embraced Both Parts of Her Cultural Identity

Ruth Muskrat Bronson, class of 1925, belonged to two different worlds. Her father was Cherokee, and she was raised in a Cherokee community in the Oklahoma territory. She was also exposed to white culture by her Irish mother, even if only through stories. From a young…... » Read more

The College’s only lacebark pine (Pinus bungeana), on the north side of Kendall Hall parking lot.

Campus Trees are an Extension of Mount Holyoke’s Classrooms and History

To nearly everyone who has spent time on campus the memory of Mount Holyoke is a memory of trees: the whispering shade over conversations on Skinner Green, the blooms that brighten spring exams, the crimson and gold fanfare of Mountain Day. The Mount Holyoke College…... » Read more

MHC Professor Lauret Savoy Explores Race and the American Landscape

Supported by a Carnegie Fellowship, Professor Lauret Savoy Digs into the Essential Questions of Her—and Our—American Past David B. Truman Professor of Environmental Studies Lauret Savoy approaches air travel like a baseball enthusiast who records the minutiae of each inning on a scorecard. And while…... » Read more