mohome memories

MoHome Memories: Spring 2015

MoHome Memories: From Mock Elections to Rally Cries

How Mount Holyoke women pushed for the vote “A woman’s college is not generally thought to be the place to go for political excitement,” begins an article from the November 13, 1904, Philadelphia Press newspaper, which goes on to describe an amusing and “elaborate” tradition…... » Read more

MoHome Memories: Herbarium Collection

A window into plant life of the past Until 1905, the creation and maintenance of an herbarium was a regular part of a Mount Holyoke student’s coursework. In fact, during the mid-nineteenth century collecting specimens for one’s herbarium was one of the few approved activities…... » Read more

MoHome Memories: For Whom the Bell Tolls

Remembrances of a onetime campus job For sixty years visitors to Mount Holyoke dorms rang a doorbell and were let in by a student covering the bell desk. Prior to the fifties, housekeeping staff monitored the comings and goings of each dorm, while students occasionally…... » Read more

A Brewery Blowup

The Beer Explosion of 1972 In the spring of 1972, students in Microbiology 301 were studying the process of fermentation when their professor was struck with an idea: Why not make beer to get a better understanding of the process in action? Although Mount Holyoke…... » Read more