winter 2016

President Pasquerella

President’s Pen: Winter 2016

I write to announce that I will be assuming a new leadership role as president of the Association ofAmerican Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), beginning on July 1, 2016. It has been an extraordinary honor and privilege for me to serve as Mount Holyoke College’s eighteenth…... » Read more

Illustration by Julia Breckenreid

My Voice: Words. Power. Life.

I first became aware  of the term “pro-life” in 2004 when my mother and I walked in the March for Women’s Lives, a demonstration in Washington, DC, held to protest George W. Bush’s assaults on reproductive rights. At age fifteen I didn’t fully comprehend the…... » Read more

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The Gold Standard for Global Education

Internationalizing the Student Experience During the week of November 16, the Mount Holyoke campus was awash with banners and signs celebrating the sixteenth anniversary of International Education Week. Indeed, Mount Holyoke had a lot to celebrate. On November 17, President Lynn Pasquerella ’80 attended a…... » Read more

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Change in Time

Mount Holyoke leads the way with the most inclusive policy on transgender admission among its Seven Sisters peers “We typically think of women as the minority, but when it flips—when a trans student has that role—all sorts of weird stuff happens,” says Cade Friedenbach ’13.…... » Read more