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Cara Cookson '04 recently argued in the Burlington Free Press that Vermont's "portfolio" student testing system is a model that more fairly represents the full range of student learning. Cookson is spending the summer as an intern for U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy.
July 23, 2002 - 12:58pm
The 2002-2003 budget approved by the College's board of trustees meets the financial goals of The Plan for Mount Holyoke 2003, including a balanced budget and several other key indicators of the College's long-term financial health.
July 23, 2002 - 12:54pm
Musicorda's annual festival concert series returns to Chapin Auditorium on Friday, July 5, at 8 pm with works by Bridge, Walton, Britten, and Brahms. The performance will be preceded by an "Informance," a pre-concert talk presented by performers and musicologists at 7:15 p.m.
July 8, 2002 - 1:36pm
Kerry Campbell, a Frances Perkins Program student who will be graduating this week, tells the Daily Hampshire Gazette about the difference MHC has made in her life. The profile was part of the Gazette's look at nontraditional student programs.
July 8, 2002 - 1:28pm
A walk through the landscape of the Dickinson Homestead and The Evergreens in Amherst on Saturday, July 6, serves as the starting point for an examination of the natural basis of Emily Dickinson's poetry. Following the nature stroll, Mary Jo Salter, Emily Dickinson Professor of Humanities, will explore Dickinson's extensive and complex use of natural imagery throughout her work. The event starts at 9:30 a.m.
July 8, 2002 - 1:04pm
On Friday, Marjorie M. (Midge) Cross '65 ended her amazing bid to become the oldest woman to reach Mount Everest's summit, choosing to remain safely at Everest Camp 3. Her climbing teammates came even closer, getting to within 300 vertical feet of the summit before deteriorating weather forced them to end their attempt.
June 21, 2002 - 3:40pm
The 479 graduating seniors of the class of 2002 were saluted by Queen Noor of Jordan at Sunday's Commencement ceremonies. See full coverage of Commencement here.
June 3, 2002 - 10:00am
Four hundred and ninety-four seniors will receive degrees during MHC's 165th commencement ceremonies Sunday, May 26. The senior class has chosen Sara Curtin '02 as its speaker. Ceremonies begin at 10:30 AM in Gettell Amphitheater; should it rain, the event will be held in the Kendall Field House.
May 26, 2002 - 5:03pm
Sixteen seniors are displaying their thesis art projects through May 25 at the MHC Art Museum. The exhibition includes sculpture, installation works, painting, photography and prints.
May 19, 2002 - 11:52pm
Several Mount Holyoke riders were awarded national titles at the 2002 Intercollegiate National Horse Show. Laena Romond '05 and Janet Obee '02 were among the stand-outs with first place finishes in their classes.
May 19, 2002 - 11:50pm
Mount Holyoke will host the Division III Women's Golf Championships from May 14 to May 17. The first round begins at 8 am on Tuesday, May 14, with each successive day's competition also starting at 8 am.
May 13, 2002 - 2:39pm
Mary Mazzio '83 has completed Apple Pie, a 90-minute Mother's Day special about extraordinary athletes and their mothers. Stars such as Mia Hamm, Cammi Granato, Drew Bledsoe, and Shaquille O'Neal talk about the impact their mothers have had on their lives and careers. Apple Pie airs on the following dates:
--Sunday, May 12, at 7:30 pm EDT on ESPN Classic and 11:30 pm PDT on ESPN2
--Monday, May 13, at 11:30 am and 5:30 pm EDT and 11:30 pm PDT, all on ESPN Classic
May 10, 2002 - 1:41pm
Laena Romond '05 won the 2002 USAE/Cacchione Cup, a jumping/flat riding competition at the Intercollegiate National Horse Show on Saturday, May 4. The win earns Romond a $1500 scholarship.
May 8, 2002 - 1:48pm
Prior to the opening of the Senior Art Majors' Exhibition, the MHC Art Museum will host a Celebration of the Arts reception, with a series of performances and readings highlighting all aspects of visual and performance at at the College. The reception, at 3 pm on Sunday, May 5, also offers a preview of the museum's renovated/expanded galleries, which have been closed for two years.
May 6, 2002 - 11:19am
MHC's dressage club rode to the national championship at this year's Intercollegiate-Interscholastic Dressage Association (IIDA) Nationals. The club, consisting of First Level rider and team captain, Amelia Chappelle, Upper Training Level rider Elana Alexandria Bertram, Lower Training Level rider Nicole Mazzeo, and Introductory Level Rider Nina Akerley, also scored several individual wins.
May 3, 2002 - 12:32pm
Dramatic presentations in German will be judged by a jury of MHC German and theatre faculty and other German specialists at Chapin Auditorium on Thursday, May 2, beginning at 9 am.
May 2, 2002 - 1:33pm