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Connections: Winter 2014

Alumna-Student Connection Made by Way of. . . Socks? Megan F. Haaga ’15 was researching the Presidential Papers of Richard Glenn Gettell for a summer job as student assistant to Archives and Special Collections when she came across a unique item—a pair of hand-knit socks.…... » Read more

Insider’s View: Library Carrels

The Mount Holyoke libraries house 180 carrels—scattered throughout the Williston and Miles-Smith stacks—where seniors study, snack, sleep, and store mountains of books gathered for researching and writing a thesis. The selection process—once chaotic, according to circulation manager Karen Mehl—has been refined over the years. On…... » Read more

Student Changemakers

Whether you’re reading the paper or watching broadcast news, getting pinged with breaking updates from your smartphone or clicking on a link from an outraged Facebook friend, one thing is almost certain: you’re probably seeing plenty of bad news. It’s enough to make even those…... » Read more

Everything is Going to Be Ok

Five Reasons for Optimism Whether you’re reading the paper or watching broadcast news, getting pinged with breaking updates from your smartphone or clicking on a link from an outraged Facebook friend, one thing is almost certain: you’re probably seeing plenty of bad news. No matter…... » Read more