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Thirty Years of Red Ribbons

HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, continues to make headlines as activists and researchers mark the thirtieth year since the first HIV cases were identified—and the thirtieth year without a cure or vaccine. And the epidemic continues to spread, as Lily Rodriguez '09 knows only too…... » Read more

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

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

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