then and now

Gracious Dinners: 1940s and today

Then: 1940s Also referred to as Gracious Living or simply Gracious, Gracious Dinners were held every Wednesday night and Sunday afternoon in the residence hall dining rooms and were more formal than other meals. First-year handbooks throughout the decades specified that the dinners were by…... » Read more

A History of Mail at Mount Holyoke

The 1919 student handbook describes the campus post office — then in Mary Lyon Hall — as “the place you will hang around the most.” In the 100 years since, the post office has been housed in several different campus locations. And while in 2019…... » Read more

Then and Now: Mount Holyoke’s student newspaper

THEN choragos After 50 years of publication, the 51st editorial board of the Mount Holyoke student newspaper made the decision to change its name from Mount Holyoke News to choragos. They felt the newspaper was not meeting the needs of students and that its tradition…... » Read more

Then and Now: Vespers

THEN 1920s In 1920 and 1921 Mount Holyoke singers traveled to New York City to perform at Aeolian Hall, a concert hall in midtown Manhattan. The concerts were specifically planned as part of a fundraising effort to raise money for the College’s endowment. In 1925,…... » Read more

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