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The MHC community is invited to take part in the third annual Day of Giving, a program in which MHC staff, faculty and students commit a day to work projects in the surrounding community. Once again, the Day of Giving is organized by the Facilities Management department and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.
September 24, 2002 - 2:28pm
Harvard professor Peter L. Galison launches "The Culture and Nature of the Visual," MHC's year-long lecture series on visual literacy, with "The Hydrogen Bomb: Writing and Filming History" on September 26 at 7 pm at Gamble Auditorium. Galison's talk is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Faculty and the Weissman Center for Leadership.
September 24, 2002 - 2:20pm
The Jurassic 5 performance scheduled for Chapin Auditorium on Sunday, September 22, has been cancelled. Tickets will be refunded only at the point of purchase.
September 20, 2002 - 2:43pm
Sven Birkerts's new memoir, My Sky Blue Trades: Growing Up Counter in a Contrary Time, was reviewed in Sunday's New York Times Book Review (registration req'd). Birkerts teaches in the English Department and will be reading from My Sky Blue Trades at the Odyssey Bookshop on Monday, September 23, at 4 pm.
September 20, 2002 - 12:00pm
Professor of international relations Jon Western contrasts the collaborative approach against Iraq of the first Bush administration in 1991 to the dangers of the unilateralist positions taken by the current Bush administration in a Hartford Courant column Tuesday.
September 17, 2002 - 12:18pm
The Office of Religious Life is hosting a community dialogue on the Second Amendment on Tuesday, September 17 at 7 pm at the Eliot House lounge. Guests include Amherst College professor Jan E. Dizard, co-editor of Guns in America, and William Newman, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's western Massachusetts office.
September 12, 2002 - 2:48pm
MHC and the Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts present the renowned Oxford University Dramatic Society (OUDS) in a production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night or What You Will, September 12-15 at Chapin Auditorium in a benefit for the Mount Holyoke Study Abroad Program. Tickets are free for MHC students with ID and $15 for the general public.
September 9, 2002 - 1:51pm
Sandi Sonnenfeld '85 will read from This Is How I Speak: The Diary of a Young Woman, her memoir of her first year in an MFA program at the University of Washington and the upheavals in her life, on September 10 at 7 pm at the Odyssey Bookshop. The appearance is co-sponsored by the MHC Alumnae Association.
September 9, 2002 - 1:15pm
On September 11, there will be a College-wide Service of Remembrance in memory of those killed in the attacks of one year ago. The service will begin at 12:15 pm in Abbey Memorial Chapel and is open to anyone wishing to attend.
September 9, 2002 - 11:39am
The MHC community kicked off the academic year on Wednesday, September 4, with Convocation and ushered in a new era of interdisciplinary integration in the sciences with the opening of Kendade Hall, the heart of the College's new state-of-the-art science center.
September 6, 2002 - 2:15pm
Rabbi Lisa Freitag-Keshet has begun her tenure as the new Jewish chaplain for Mount Holyoke College. Freitag-Keshet was previously the leader of Congregation Tikkun v'Or/Ithaca Reform Temple in Ithaca, N.Y.
September 5, 2002 - 3:38pm
Director of Athletics Laurie Priest was recently named the ##2002 Administrator of the Year for Division III athletics## by the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA). She will receive her award at the annual NACWAA Fall Forum to be held October 12-15 in St. Louis.
September 5, 2002 - 3:36pm
Professor of politics Christopher Pyle writes in the Hartford Courant that the Bush administration's proposal to use military forces for domestic law enforcement is an unwise abuse of historical precedents. In a Providence Journal article, he argues that domestic spying violates Americans' rights while doing nothing to stop terrorism.
September 5, 2002 - 2:36pm
Vice President for Enrollment Jane Brown figures prominently in a June 28 front-page Boston Globe story regarding extensive changes to the SAT.
September 5, 2002 - 2:35pm
Commentaries written by two members of the MHC faculty appeared recently in major Sunday newspapers. "Not What the Prophet Would Want: How Can Islamic Scholars Sanction Suicidal Tactics?" by Sohail Hashmi, associate professor of international relations, ran in the Washington Post, and "Domestic Spying Catches No One" by Christopher Pyle, professor of politics, was published in the Los Angeles Times (registration req'd).
September 5, 2002 - 2:34pm
Mount Holyoke trustee Barbara A. Cassani '82 has won the prestigious Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year award. The honor continues a string of recognition for Cassani; Wall Street Journal Europe recently named her one of Europe's twenty-five most successful businesswomen, ranking her as number six.
September 5, 2002 - 2:30pm

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