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Altared States

How the National Same-Sex Marriage Debate Affects Alumnae Ellen K. Wade ’70 made history by marrying her longtime love, Maureen Brodoff, on May 17, 2004, the first day state-sanctioned same-sex marriages were legally performed in the US. While they were celebrating with other gay and…... » Read more

Fellowships

Alumnae Fellowships Provide Opportunities for Learning

“After forty years, I recently returned to the small Spanish town that was the site of my doctoral fieldwork on women’s work,” Jenny Masur ’71 says after finishing a three-month visit funded by a Mary E. Woolley Fellowship from the Alumnae Association. Recently retired and…... » Read more

Insider’s View: The President’s House

Tucked away on the western edge of campus behind Pearsons Hall sits the house where the past eight Mount Holyoke presidents have lived. The pale yellow three-story stucco home was commissioned by the College’s eleventh president, Mary Woolley, designed by Horace Frazer of Boston, and…... » Read more

Dandelion

The Maven: Sharing Your Wishes

These days, with apologies to Tina Turner, I’ve been asking myself, “What’s death got to do with it?” You can’t pick up a newspaper or magazine without encountering advice about preparing for death or documenting your end-of-life wishes. Are we starting at the wrong end…... » Read more