Then and Now: Vespers

THEN 1920s In 1920 and 1921 Mount Holyoke singers traveled to New York City to perform at Aeolian Hall, a concert hall in midtown Manhattan. The concerts were specifically planned as part of a fundraising effort to raise money for the College’s endowment. In 1925,…... » Read more

Wildfire: On the Front Lines with Station 8: A book excerpt

When news of the Camp Fire in northern California began to emerge early last November my thoughts snagged on certain phrases — "wind-driven, fast-moving, heavily populated." I'd been studying and reporting on wildfire since 2015 and knew those factors plus hot and dry conditions made…... » Read more

Mount Holyoke’s Torrey Hall named after the mother of a U.S. president

In the fall of 1843, Louisa Maria Torrey, class of 1845, of Millbury, Massachusetts, stepped through Mount Holyoke's gates, suitcases in tow and head filled with ideas of being a teacher or a writer. Looking around, she was amazed by the turnout of students eager…... » Read more

Legally blind and running marathons

Alison Lynch ’10 has been busy the past eight years. She earned a law degree and then a master’s — in mental disability law — from New York Law School, published in academic journals and established a practice in the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals…... » Read more