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MHC Update: A Newsletter for Families and Friends
February 2014

The Princeton ReviewMount Holyoke Again Named Best-Value College
The Princeton Review has once again named Mount Holyoke among the nation's "best value" private colleges and universities.


NEWMACSophomore Cathleen Pruden Garners Top NEWMAC and ECAC Swimmer Honors
The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced its weekly awards and Mount Holyoke College student-athlete Cathleen Pruden has been recognized.


President Lynn PasquerellaPresident Pasquerella Part of White House Summit
President Obama and top administration officials met with selected college and university presidents—including Mount Holyoke College’s President Lynn Pasquerella—at an all-day White House summit Thursday, January 16.


David BrooksDavid Brooks Loves MHC Alum Frances Perkins In this excerpt from David Brooks' talk at the Council of Independent Colleges' 2014 Presidents Institute, the New York Times columnist praises MHC alumna Frances Perkins 1902 as an example of a moral champion who was transformed by her college experience.


Tibo Molosiwa ’14 Changemaker Tebo Molosiwa '14 Tests Crowdfunding for Clean Energy in Tanzania
An economics major from Botswana, Molosiwa conducted research this past summer for the international benefit corporation Embark Energy, whose mission is to expand clean-energy use in developing countries.


Andy WhitcombAndy Whitcomb Elected NFHCA President
The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) has chosen Mount Holyoke College’s head field hockey coach, Andy Whitcomb, as the organization's next president. She began her two-year term on January 1, 2014, becoming the first Division III coach to hold the title.


Katharine ConstasJunior Embodies MHC's International Education
Katharine Constas ’15, a biochemistry major from New York state, weaves international perspectives into her academic program.


Master of Arts Teaching Thinking Ahead: Mount Holyoke Professional and Graduate Education (PAGE) 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 summer sessions: May 27–July 2 and July 8–August 13, 2014. 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. For more information, see the PAGE website or contact PAGE@mtholyoke.edu.


Upcoming Events

March 15—deadline for payment of any past-due tuition balance, which must be paid in order for students to participate in the room lottery or fall registration. For more information: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/sfs/cost/payment-of-bill.

May 1—deadline for financial aid renewal applications for the 2014–2015 academic year. More information on reapplying for financial aid: www.mtholyoke.edu/sfs/current.

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