spring 2017

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The Maven: Rethinking Your Turf

In the 1700s European aristocrats invented a new landscaping feature: the lawn. Intended as a status symbol, lawns leapt across the ocean to estates in America, then spread throughout the country with the rise of the suburbs. Today lawns are a staple of our suburban…... » Read more

Alumnae Quarterly Office

Insider’s View: The Alumnae Quarterly Office

¶ In 1917 the Alumnae Association spent $2.60 on a brass plaque that now marks the office of the Alumnae Quarterly on the third floor of Mary E. Woolley Hall. The complete history of the magazine’s office space is unknown, but we know that the…... » Read more


From the Archives: Found Medicine

A cure from the past During January staff from Mount Holyoke’s Archives and Special Collections worked with a team of students to inventory and rehouse oversize and odd materials in the Archives stacks. A box from the class of 1922 revealed, among other treasures, this…... » Read more


MoHome Memories: The Button Field

A Story in the Soil Across from the College, nestled between Ashfield and Jewett Lanes, observers are confronted with a small street sign for Buttonfield Lane. Long before the houses clustered around the road were built, the area was a small, scrubby field, unremarkable in…... » Read more