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Funteller Thomas Jackson Brings Gospel Singing Home: A Voice of Promise

When Funteller Thomas Jackson FP'94 was a child in Detroit in the 1950s and '60s, the thing she wanted most in the world was to sing like Mahalia Jackson, the "Queen of Gospel." And she had the pipes to make that wish seem realistic. Even…... » Read more

Reverse Culture Shock: International Alumnae Discover Returning Home Is Hard

Culture shock—that disorienting feeling that's common while adjusting to another country—is a challenging but expected part of settling into a new society. What happens, though, when an international student returns home after Mount Holyoke? After adapting to a foreign culture, going home again should feel like…... » Read more

Books or Bytes: Are You Ready For The Future?

Libraries are serving lattes and muffins, and local bookstores seem to be going the way of the blacksmith shop. Last summer, Amazon announced that e-book sales outpaced hardcover books by almost two to one. And several companies are developing ATM-like machines that dispense print-on-demand books…... » Read more

Is Being Lesbian Hazardous to Your Health?

A pioneering alumna doctor delivers a mixed prognosis The state of lesbian healthcare is like the classic cartoon in which a doctor says to a patient, “Well, I have good news and bad news …” According to Patricia A. Robertson ‘72, a physician and professor…... » Read more