Altared States

How the National Same-Sex Marriage Debate Affects Alumnae Ellen K. Wade ’70 made history by marrying her longtime love, Maureen Brodoff, on May 17, 2004, the first day state-sanctioned same-sex marriages were legally performed in the US. While they were celebrating with other gay and…... » Read more

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The Gold Standard for Global Education

Internationalizing the Student Experience During the week of November 16, the Mount Holyoke campus was awash with banners and signs celebrating the sixteenth anniversary of International Education Week. Indeed, Mount Holyoke had a lot to celebrate. On November 17, President Lynn Pasquerella ’80 attended a…... » Read more

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Change in Time

Mount Holyoke leads the way with the most inclusive policy on transgender admission among its Seven Sisters peers “We typically think of women as the minority, but when it flips—when a trans student has that role—all sorts of weird stuff happens,” says Cade Friedenbach ’13.…... » Read more

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A College Excellent & Nice

After fleeing Germany and hiding from Nazi occupation in Holland, sisters Gerda ’49 and Doris Bloch ’51 made their way to South Hadley to continue their interrupted education The letter began simply. “I should like very much to apply for a scholarship at the university…... » Read more

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