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MHC Update: A Newsletter for Families and Friends
November 2013

Institutional InvestorMHC Endowment Return Outpaces Harvard, Yale
In Institutional Investor, Mount Holyoke is cited among 20 colleges with midsize endowments that have outpaced the returns on those of richer institutions.


Christine HutchinsNews on Campus
Join us in offering a warm welcome to Christine Hutchins, MHC’s newly appointed VP for Communications.


Clinton Global Initative UniversityMHC Joins the Clinton Global Initiative University Program
Built on the successful model of the Clinton Global Initiative, which brings together world leaders to take action on global challenges, CGI U was launched by President Bill Clinton in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Mount Holyoke will provide a subsidy to MHC students selected to attend the meeting. Each applicant submits a “commitment to action”—a plan to make a difference in one of CGI U’s five focus areas: education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health. For more information, contact Kirk Lange or visit our web page. Final applications are due January 17.


NCAA Pasquerella Named to NCAA Presidents Council
MHC President Lynn Pasquerella has been tapped to serve on the Division III Presidents Council of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). WFCR radio interviewed her about women and athletics.


MHC Field Hockey Field Hockey Falls to Montclair State, 1-0 in 20T in the NCAA Tournament Second Round. Under the direction of head coach Andy Whitcomb and assistant coaches Sherry Webb and Tricia Chase ’12, MHC finished with an 18-3 overall mark (the second-most wins in program history and the program record for fewest losses). Six players finished with double-digits in points, led by junior Diana Banmann, who was the NEWMAC’s top goal scorer with 32. Two players (Banmann and Kirsten Kilburn) were named NFHCA All-Americans, while four others garnered NFHCA All-Region and NEWMAC All-Conference honors. Additionally, the Lyons had the NEWMAC Rookie of the Year in Liz DiCesare.


MHC Equestrian Riding Posts Perfect Score to Capture Fourth Straight Win
Perfection was the name of the game on November 2 as the Mount Holyoke College equestrian team recorded a perfect score of 49 points to capture High Point College honors at the Amherst Horse Show. It was the fourth straight show victory of the season for the Lyons.


NEWMAC Twenty-eight MHC Student-Athletes Garner NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Honors
The Lyons continue to excel in the classroom as 28 student-athletes from five different fall squads were named to the 2013 NEWMAC Academic All-Conference team. Field hockey led the way with seven individual selections, while the soccer team had six honorees.


LEAP Symposium LEAP Symposium
Last summer, more than 120 students fanned out across the globe, traveling to more than 21 countries. See what they took away from their experiences: The LEAP Symposium is Mount Holyoke's annual showcase of summer research and internship experiences, where students discuss what they accomplished as well as share the professional and personal lessons they learned.


MHC Students Staying on Campus in January
The Office of Student Programs coordinates a special Intersession curriculum of non-credit workshops, all of which are open to MHC students. Please note: Students who wish to return to campus for any portion of Intersession must register with Residential Life and provide a valid reason for being on campus. Registering for a Student Programs sponsored non-credit Intersession course or workshop does NOT count as a valid reason for returning to campus. Registration for an MHC Extension class is a valid criteria for residing on campus during Intersession. The Registration Form for staying on campus in January can be found on ISIS, and the criteria for eligibility are further outlined on that form.


Mount Holyoke Extension Not just for students: from January 2-17, 2014, Mount Holyoke Extension, offers innovative and inspiring college-level courses for academic credit, professional development, or personal enrichment during the January break. Classes such as Bollywood Cinema and Speaking with Confidence are held on the Mount Holyoke College campus in South Hadley, Massachusetts and are open to our larger community.


Master of Arts Teaching Thinking Ahead: Summer 2014 Extension Courses
Mount Holyoke Extension Summer 2014 Course applications are now open to all matriculated college students and to adult community members. Chemistry and physics labs, education, economics, English, film, philosophy, and psychology courses are offered during two five-week Summer Terms: May 27-July 2 and July 8–August 13. In addition to these summer classroom and online offerings, the South Africa Field Study course will bring students to the campus of The University of the Free State in South Africa for a community-based research learning approach to understanding and evaluating post-apartheid progress made by social justice and human rights education initiatives and organizations. The course combines class sessions led by Mount Holyoke faculty and other academic and community leaders in South Africa with community-based placements in schools, community agencies, or NGOs for a firsthandlook at the country's struggle to achieve greater equity for all of its citizens. For more information, see the MHC Extension website or contact extension@mtholyoke.edu.


Upcoming Events

December 10: Last day of classes
December 13 -17: Exams
December 17 - January 1: December recess
January 2 -17: Intersession
January 18 - 20: January recess
January 21: Classes begin

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