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Winter 2019 Books

The following is a list of books published by alumnae and faculty, or about alumnae, and received at the Alumnae Quarterly offices since the publication of the fall 2018 issue. To submit your work, please email quarterly@mtholyoke.edu. Breaking Kola: An Inside View of African Customs Peace Corps Writers…... » Read more

Creating a Cheese Board

Humans have been making cheese for millennia. It’s the perfect way to make milk last longer without refrigeration. To me, it feels like magic how the flavors and textures evolve into something far more interesting than their plain milk originator. The sheer variety of cheeses…... » Read more

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