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Student life during the Civil War

Once the Civil War began, both students and faculty worked to support the Union troops. As later generations would do for American troops during World Wars I and II, Mount Holyoke students knitted socks, sewed haversacks and rolled bandages for Union troops as part of…... » Read more

Encounters with alums shaped current student’s summer experience

This past summer was an amazing, Mount Holyoke-filled adventure. I left campus for an internship in New York City, and it seemed that everywhere I went, I met another Mount Holyoke alum. I knew it already, but meeting so many alumnae in the world made…... » Read more

Mount Holyoke lawyer finds her niche as law school dean

From the age of nine, Markeisha Miner ’99 knew what she wanted to be when she grew up: a lawyer. After Mount Holyoke, where she majored in African and African-American studies, she attended the University of Michigan Law School and soon landed a job as…... » Read more

From Civil War nurse to a lifelong career in medicine

Volunteering as a nurse during the Civil War was only the beginning of 1859 alumna Nancy Hill’s lifelong career in medicine In early May of 1864, soldiers injured in the Civil War Battle of the Wilderness made it to Washington, D.C. Carried on stretchers, in…... » Read more