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MoHome Memories: Birth of the Cool

How seven young professors became rock stars for a night (or two) “When you play music, your first obligation is that you can’t be lame,” confesses professor of history Daniel Czitrom. On opening night of the 1984 faculty show, Czitrom and his bandmates were anything…... » Read more

Prof. Edward P. Clancy Turns One Hundred

  Following in the footsteps of his father—a professor of English at Beloit College in Wisconsin—Dr. Edward P. Clancy is a beloved former Mount Holyoke professor as well as a celebrated physicist. On July 3, 2013, Dr. Clancy will also earn the impressive title of…... » Read more

Mars with Curiosity (illustration)

Was There Life on Mars?

Astronomer Darby Dyar and Students Help NASA Answer the Big Question On August 5, thousands cross the country sat at their computers watching the landing on Mars of the rover Curiosity live on NASA TV. MHC’s Professor of Astronomy Darby Dyar stood in a crowded room…... » Read more

Funteller Thomas Jackson Brings Gospel Singing Home: A Voice of Promise

When Funteller Thomas Jackson FP'94 was a child in Detroit in the 1950s and '60s, the thing she wanted most in the world was to sing like Mahalia Jackson, the "Queen of Gospel." And she had the pipes to make that wish seem realistic. Even…... » Read more