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Chemical Reaction

Chemical Reaction

Two alumnae are demanding that companies remove toxins from the products women use every day It was late in the day at a regional meeting of hazardous waste managers, and the session Ann Blake ’85 was attending was wrapping up—or, rather, trying to wrap up.…... » Read more

1918-Flu-strain

Campus Under Quarantine

In the fall of 1918, Mount Holyoke endured the deadliest flu outbreak the world had ever seen In the weeks before students flocked to campus in the fall of 1918, a deadly strain of influenza reached the shores of Boston with a group of sailors…... » Read more

The Great Divide

In the College’s centennial year, a male president took the helm for the first time. No fanfare accompanied the departure of Mary Emma Woolley on July 27, 1937. Her staff watched from the President’s House as the large car turned left on College Street and…... » Read more

Sticker Shock

Alumnae navigate a world in which women still earn only seventy-eight cents on the dollar. Dr. Margaret Fredricks ’00 spent three years searching for a job as a chemist in Germany after earning her doctorate from Technische Universitat Munchen. She worked as a copyeditor for chemistry…... » Read more