Alumnae Quarterly Reader Survey Results

After each issue we send a survey to a random group of 2,000 alumnae to evaluate reader response. It had been sixteen years since we conducted a comprehensive survey of a representative sample of the entire alumnae population, so in anticipation of our centennial year,…... » Read more

Songs My Mother Didn’t Teach Me

¶ ¶ Gale Stubbs McClung ’45 served as editor of the Alumnae Quarterly from 1962 to 1989. The following essay was one of nearly two dozen published in the Quarterly in the winter 1990 issue in response to a call for articles from alumnae on the meaning of…... » Read more

Wendy Wasserstein ’71

Alumnae Speakers at Commencement

¶ The summer 1990 Alumnae Quarterly included a transcript of playwright Wendy Wasserstein's ’71 commencement address to the graduating class. A full transcript of her address appears here, as well as a selection of excerpts from other alumnae who were featured commencement speakers through the…... » Read more


Dollars and Sense

¶ In the winter 1990 issue of the Alumnae Quarterly, a humorous infographic/comic was used to describe how donations to the Campaign for Mount Holyoke impact students and the College itself. Elizabeth Topham Kennan ’60, former president of Mount Holyoke, and past Dean of Faculty Joe Ellis…... » Read more