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spring 2015

Women in the Lead

Overseen by Barbara Moakler Byrne ’76, the Women in Leadership Index is showing that the market is bullish on companies with women at the helm Shortly before taking her company public in January 2014, Sheila Lirio Marcelo ’93 went on the road to get feedback…... » Read more

The Maven: How to Read a Poem

The Maven: How to Read a Poem

Many people are scared of poetry. They say that they can’t understand it and don’t know how to read it, and some simply choose to avoid reading poems entirely. How does this happen? When did poetry become something intimidating and inaccessible? Start young and have…... » Read more

Admission interview

Fresh Perspectives on Prospectives

Mount Holyoke relies on a dedicated group of admission fellows to build the next class of students Mackenzie Libbey ’15 loves a good story. And as a Harriet Newhall Fellow—one of a handful of students carefully selected and rigorously trained by Mount Holyoke admission staff…... » Read more

Lourdes Melgar ’85

Ten Minutes With: Lourdes Melgar ’85

Lourdes Melgar ’85 is Mexico’s deputy secretary of energy in charge of hydrocarbons. Encouraged by her advisor, Professor Vinnie Ferraro, to attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she became the first Mexican woman to earn a doctorate in political science there. In addition to a background…... » Read more