winter 2018

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Mount Holyoke’s Makerspace Encourages Culture of Creativity

As a teenager in middle school in India, Michelle (Misha) Ali ’17 remembers listening to music with her friends and saying things like “Wow, this song is so purple.” Her friends would laugh, and at first she thought it was because they were seeing different…... » Read more

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Mount Holyoke Alumna Embraced Both Parts of Her Cultural Identity

Ruth Muskrat Bronson, class of 1925, belonged to two different worlds. Her father was Cherokee, and she was raised in a Cherokee community in the Oklahoma territory. She was also exposed to white culture by her Irish mother, even if only through stories. From a young…... » Read more

The College’s only lacebark pine (Pinus bungeana), on the north side of Kendall Hall parking lot.

Campus Trees are an Extension of Mount Holyoke’s Classrooms and History

To nearly everyone who has spent time on campus the memory of Mount Holyoke is a memory of trees: the whispering shade over conversations on Skinner Green, the blooms that brighten spring exams, the crimson and gold fanfare of Mountain Day. The Mount Holyoke College…... » Read more

Margaret Wiss ’16 on the Intersection of Dance and Science

Margaret Wiss ’16 is interested in the interactions between dance and science. In her choreography she explores how dance and the environment—both inside and outside the body—interact, calling upon her dancers to share their own feelings and experiences as she begins each new piece. In Superposition,…... » Read more