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How Sharing Cups of Chai Led Sadia Khatri ’15 to Call Herself a Feminist

If walls could talk, the walls of the Eliot House lounge could tell you the stories of our lives. The stories we shared with each other of our childhoods and college years, our loves and losses, and the fervor with which we could spend an…... » Read more

President’s Pen: Spring 2018

Mount Holyoke College’s first known international student, Susanna Major, came from Canada and graduated in 1843. The first from outside North America, Toshi Miyagawa, was a Chinese citizen who grew up in Japan and graduated in 1893. Since then, we have grown to be a…... » Read more

Alumna’s New Guinean Objects Provide History Lessons for Student Intern

Gifts from Mary Olmsted ’41 Jamie Collings ’18 begins his research with the objects in a collection that immediately catch his eye. “I might do background research on the provenance/provenience of an object—trying to understand its history or how it came to be part of…... » Read more

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Mount Holyoke’s Makerspace Encourages Culture of Creativity

As a teenager in middle school in India, Michelle (Misha) Ali ’17 remembers listening to music with her friends and saying things like “Wow, this song is so purple.” Her friends would laugh, and at first she thought it was because they were seeing different…... » Read more