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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
A special issue of the College Street Journal details the activities and achievements of the 2001-2002 year here at the College.
September 5, 2002 - 2:12pm
The Weissman Center for Leadership inaugurates its fall lecture series, "Destinations: New Meanings of Travel," with "Moving Around a Moving World: Travel as Modern Reality," a lecture by noted travel writer Pico Iyer on Thursday, September 12 at 7:30 pm at Gamble Auditorium.
September 4, 2002 - 12:05pm
English professor Elizabeth Young examines the interplay between slavery and Gothic horror in a recent review for the Chicago Tribune of two works about slavery.
September 3, 2002 - 11:24pm
History professor Daniel Czitrom says Texas state education officials have banned his co-authored high school textbook because of a "classic case of right-wing political correctness." Officials objected to the book's depiction of widespread prostitution in the developing American West; Czitrom addresses the issue in a Q&A and a National Public Radio interview (RealAudio req'd).
September 3, 2002 - 11:23pm
The College ushers in the new academic year with Convocation on Wednesday, September 4, at Gettell Amphitheater at 4 pm (or Mary Woolley Hall's Chapin Auditorium in case of rain). College offices may close at 4 pm so that MHC staff can attend. Immediately following convocation, there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Kendade Hall, which will be open for viewing.
September 3, 2002 - 11:13pm
MHC has joined with local libraries and the Odyssey Bookshop in a community program to read Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America. The program will include discussion of the book at various local venues as well as a campus appearance by Ehrenreich on September 5.
August 7, 2002 - 2:05pm
Musicorda's annual festival concert series continues at Chapin Auditorium on Friday, August 2, at 8 pm with works by Schoenfield, Szymanowski, Martinù (including a cello cadenza, rare in a duo setting), and Mozart. The performance will be preceded by an "Informance," a pre-concert talk presented by performers and musicologists at 7:15 p.m.
July 30, 2002 - 1:25pm