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This fall, the MHC community will revisit an extraordinary but little-known facet of its history--the Pontigny-en-Amérique symposia, at which the campus served as a haven to French Jewish intellectuals and other prominent European thinkers fleeing Adolf Hitler's rule.
October 7, 2003 - 3:32pm
The New York Times and the New Yorker have each given extensive coverage to the Art Museum's groundbreaking exhibit of the work of photographer Diane Arbus, "Family Albums." (registration req'd to view Times article)
October 7, 2003 - 3:31pm
Professor of History Daniel Czitrom tells the New York Times that ongoing communiques apparently made by Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein are a canny use of modern media that gives the world an illusion of their continued power. (registration req'd to read)
September 29, 2003 - 1:20pm
Anne Garrels, a roving foreign correspondent for NPR News, recounts her experience in Baghdad during the initial invasion of Iraq in a new book, Naked in Baghdad, and at a presentation and book signing in Chapin Auditorium on Wednesday, October 1, at 7:30 pm. Garrels's appearance is a benefit for WFCR.
September 29, 2003 - 1:14pm
To commemorate the one-hundreth anniversary of DuBois's "Talented Tenth" essay, as well as the fiftieth anniversary of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling against racial segregation in public schools, the Weissman Center for Leadership is presenting the yearlong series Geographies of Color: Education, Inequality, and Black Leadership in the Twenty-first Century. The series will reexamine DuBois's ideas about black leadership and consider contemporary responses to them.
September 25, 2003 - 12:00pm
The Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College board of directors is delighted to announce that W. Rochelle Calhoun '83 has accepted the position of executive director of the Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College.
September 24, 2003 - 11:55am
Rene Gutel '00 got an unusual present from home every day she was here at Mount Holyoke--a postcard from her bus-driving father. Gutel tells the story of her 1,000-plus stash of postcards in this radio feature on
September 24, 2003 - 11:54am
The 2004 U.S. Women's Open Public Shop will open its doors for business on Wednesday, October 1, with LPGA Hall of Famer Pat Bradley in attendance.
September 24, 2003 - 11:51am
The Lyons Lecture Series, which brings distinguished Mount Holyoke faculty members around the country to speak on topics specific to their own expertise, kicks off on Wednesday, October 1 in Rochester, NY.
September 24, 2003 - 11:49am
Chair of Theatre Arts Vanessa James traces the genealogy of the gods of Greek mythology in an innovative new book, The Genealogy of Greek Mythology: An Illustrated Family Tree of Greek Myth from the First Gods to the Founders of Rome, that actually unfolds into a 17-feet-wide family tree.
September 22, 2003 - 1:57pm
A San Diego Union-Tribune column by Assistant Visiting Professor of International Relations Scott Lasensky sees little good 10 years after the Oslo accords started the peace process for Israel and the Palestinians .
September 22, 2003 - 1:56pm
The Pittsburgh Collective plays the music of David Sanford, assistant professor of music, in a free performance at the Great Room of Blanchard Campus Center at 8 pm on Wednesday, September 24.
September 18, 2003 - 2:55pm
Professor of Dance James Coleman recently participated in an innovative dance performance improvised around an art exhibit, "The Narrow Between," currently on display in Northampton.
September 18, 2003 - 2:18pm
David Bicknell Truman, 90, who served as president of MHC from 1969 to 1978, died Thursday, August 28, in Sarasota, Fla. The College will hold a memorial ceremony at an upcoming date.
September 17, 2003 - 5:20pm
Dean of Faculty Donal O'Shea presents his monthly report on recent publications and other achievements by the Mount Holyoke faculty.
September 17, 2003 - 5:16pm
Open Shutters, the newest poetry collection from Emily Dickinson Senior Lecturer in the Humanities Mary Jo Salter, uses an anti-modern style of presentation to examine the issues of modern life in "sublime" fashion, says the New York Times Book Review. (registration req'd)
September 16, 2003 - 3:58pm