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Making the Grade: What’s Right with U.S. Public Education

  Amid the drumbeat of bad news about America’s educational system, Mount Holyoke alumnae are using their skills to make improvements—one student, one classroom, and one school at a time. When Meredith Louria '77, an English teacher at Santa Monica High School in California, opened the newspaper early one June morning and saw…... » Read more

Mercury Rising: What Happened When Lauren Smith Stirred Up the Mud

Like most waterways, the bottom of the Savannah River is full of dark, mucky sediment. In 2005, when Lauren Wooten Smith '11 got down and dirty to analyze what was in that mud, she discovered a toxic metal—methyl mercury—at more than 100 times the level considered lethal. Muckraking…... » Read more

Letting Go of the Body Myth

"I'm just trying to change the world one fat girl at a time," Gabi Gregg '08 writes in the Young, Fat, and Fabulous blog she's been churning out since graduation. Gregg is determined to make a difference in the lives of disenfranchised women everywhere: "girls like me—the ones who are so in love with an…... » Read more

Crusading For a Cause

After suffering personal loss, alums reach out to help others Deborah Morosini '80 is a doctor. She appreciates logic and has a great deal of respect for science, but in certain areas of her life, she finds little need for cold, hard facts. She knows what she knows,…... » Read more