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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

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Marian Harris ’62: Advocates for Gun Control

The slew of mass shootings from Aurora to Newtown has Marian Harris ’62 angry. She works for the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, a nonprofit dedicated to educating the public about and encouraging legislation to reduce gun violence. At Mount Holyoke, a career in political…... » Read more

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“My Voice” Essay: Fighting for Reproductive Freedom for a Half-Century

Last February, when the Catholic bishops and congressional Republicans attempted to remove contraceptives from the list of medications freely accessible to all through insurance, many members of the class of 1961 were outraged. As part of the first generation to benefit from birth-control pills, we…... » Read more

Inside the Real West Wing: Interview with Mona K. Sutphen ’89

Jillian Dunham: Could you give us a sense of your typical day at the White House? Mona Sutphen: It starts around 7:15 with a series of senior staff strategy meetings, and usually a meeting with the president. Those go until around 10:00 ... and then it’s…... » Read more