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Author Tahmima Anam ’97

Tahmima Anam ’97 Makes Granta’s “Best of Young British Novelists” List

Author Tahmima Anam ’97 was recently awarded a spot on Granta magazine’s prestigious once-a-decade list of Britain’s best young writers. Martin Amis, Salman Rushdie, Pat Barker, and Jeanette Winterson (to name just a few) have been included on past lists. Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Anam…... » Read more

Fostering Awareness of Native American Culture

Amy Stretten ’06 has always been passionate about her heritage. The only Native American woman on campus during three of her years at Mount Holyoke, Stretten cofounded on-campus mixed-race group Mix It Up and chaired Native Spirit, a college organization promoting awareness of native culture. While…... » Read more

A Greener Way to Go: Eva Moseley ’53 and Green Burial

Did you know that formaldehyde, the main chemical used in embalming, is a carcinogen? Or that embalming usually isn’t required by law? And those outrageously priced coffins that are sold to grieving family? Not necessary at all. Death isn’t anybody’s favorite topic of conversation, but…... » Read more

Takin’ It to the Streets, a conversation with political activist Liz Roberts ’91

What is the War Resisters League, and what projects are you working now? It was founded in 1923 by women suffragists and conscientious objectors from World War I. My role as development and membership coordinator is to interpret to members, donors, and funders our antimilitarism…... » Read more