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spring 2016

Lynn Pasquerella '80

Celebrating The Commish

As Lynn Pasquerella ’80 prepares to take her leadership skills to the national stage, we look back at her successes as Mount Holyoke’s eighteenth president “There’s no other job that could take me away from this place,” President Lynn Pasquerella ’80 said before an audience…... » Read more

Sharyanne McSwain

10 Minutes With: Sharyanne McSwain ’84

CFO of StoryCorps Shares Why Stories Matter Former Alumnae Association board member Sharyanne McSwain ’84 spent twenty-five years working in financial services. A desire for change coupled with a connection to a Mount Holyoke alumna led her to take her career in a new direction.…... » Read more

Dozens of specimens preserved in formaldehyde line the shelves of a large wooden cabinet in the specimen room. Photo by Joanna Chattman

Insider’s View: Clapp Laboratory Basement

Although some may find the lowest level of Clapp Hall creepy, for others it is a haven full of biological curiosities. The long hall running the length of the floor, stocked with preserved specimens and cabinets of fossils, leads to rooms that serve many functions…... » Read more

Clearing Your Emotional Clutter

The Maven: Clearing Your Emotional Clutter

As a professional organizer and coach, I have observed that whatever is going on inside of you is often reflected in your outside environment and vice versa: depression can cause clutter, and clutter can cause depression. I view emotional clutter as feelings that prevent you…... » Read more