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Spring 2009

Pathfinders in Public Health

Alumnae Break New Ground Preventing Disease and Promoting Health The public health challenges of the twenty-first century are vast—antibiotic resistance is on the rise, childhood obesity is rampant, and nearly fifty million Americans are still without health care. Add the effects of global warming, cholera…... » Read more

Financial Challenges: What MHC Is Up Against

Since a “perfect storm” swept the US economy off its foundations last fall, the waves have eroded finances everywhere, including at Mount Holyoke. As President Joanne V. Creighton wrote to the campus community in January, “In the past six months we have seen the financial…... » Read more

Humble Crusader: Tashi Zangmo FP’99 Promotes Female Education in Bhutan

 Many an alumna has been described as “following in Mary Lyon’s footsteps,” but the comparison fits Tashi Zangmo FP’99 better than most. Zangmo, a citizen of Bhutan— where many girls still lack even a primary school education— says her life’s work is to elevate the…... » Read more

Tattoos: Stories in Ink

I got my first tattoo a month after my twenty-first birthday. I had been imagining it for six months and was ready. Or so I thought. Having had surgery earlier in the month, I didn’t anticipate the pain being much of a problem. As soon…... » Read more