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Thirty-nine MHC seniors have signed the Graduation Pledge, a national project that commits them to seek jobs with positive social and environmental consequences.
February 19, 2002 - 5:05pm
Sister Shamshad Sheikh, the College's Muslim chaplain, is the primary focus of a Saturday New York Times story on the increasing need for Muslim spiritual advisers at U.S. colleges.
February 19, 2002 - 10:20am
The Vagina Monologues, the Obie Award-winning play by Eve Ensler, will be performed Saturday at 8 pm in Chapin Auditorium. The production is part of the V-Day College Campaign, a worldwide movement to proclaim Valentine's Day as the day to demand an end to violence against women and girls. Tickets are $3 for Mount Holyoke Students and $5 for the general public, and may be purchased at the Info Desk in Blanchard Campus Center or at the door.
February 16, 2002 - 1:00pm
Dr. Nancy Hendrie '54 has committed herself to helping Cambodian children find new homes in the United States, but her orphanage has wrongly been caught up in a federal order freezing the adoption of children from that country, columnist Eileen McNamara writes in the February 13 issue of the Boston Globe.
February 13, 2002 - 11:38am
Anthony Lake, former MHC professor and National Security Adviser in the Clinton administration, and Martha Crenshaw, an internationally recognized expert on terrorism, will discuss the current status of the Bush administration's "war on terrorism" on February 15 at 7 pm in Gamble Auditorium.
February 12, 2002 - 2:56pm
Nikki Giovanni, long known as the "princess of black poetry," will address the essence of blackness in her keynote for MHC's celebration of Black History Month. Her lecture takes place Thursday, February 14, at 7:30 pm in Gamble Auditorium.
February 11, 2002 - 12:28pm
Environmentalist Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and other works, will speak on "The Environment as Moral Challenge" Monday, February 11, at 7 pm in Gamble Auditorium. McKibben's talk is sponsored by the Senior Class Board, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, the Office of the Dean of the College, the Office of the President, the Weissman Center for Leadership, and the Center for Environmental Literacy.
February 11, 2002 - 12:14pm
The fifth annual Beyond the Box conference, "Identity in Motion," is scheduled to take place on Mount Holyoke's campus February 8-10. Since 1998, Beyond the Box conferences have sought to empower students, faculty, and staff from colleges across the Northeast with "pragmatic approaches to developing multicultural living and learning campuses."
February 7, 2002 - 11:25am
Larry Schipull will perform Sunday at a concert to celebrate the renovations to Abbey Chapel's historic E.M. Skinner organ, with works by Buxtehude, Eben, Guilmant, Bonde, Tillis, and Sowerby. The performance takes place from 2 to 4 pm.
February 6, 2002 - 2:19pm
A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 9, for Robert Edward Barrett, Jr., former president of the Holyoke Water Power Company and the Western Massachusetts Electric Company and a member of the College's board of trustees for twenty years. Barrett died January 30 at the age of ninety-two. The service takes place at Abbey Chapel at 2 pm.
February 6, 2002 - 1:33pm
Barry Werth, author of the critically acclaimed The Scarlet Professor: Newton Arvin--A Literary Life Shattered, speaks on Thursday, February 7 about his book and the 1960 Smith College scandal that it recounts. The talk, which takes place at 4 pm at the New York Room in Mary Woolley Hall, is sponsored by the Weissman Center for Leadership.
February 6, 2002 - 1:08pm
Soprano Cheryl Cobb presents "Even Though the World Keeps Changing: Songs for an Uncertain World," a program of music by Ives, Bercoe, Berg, Diamond, Menotti, Weill, Schubert and others, on Sunday, February 3, at 4 pm at Pratt Hall. Cobb will be accompanied by Larry Schipull, piano, and joined by Katherine Kaiser '02, mezzo-soprano.
February 1, 2002 - 4:35pm
Elaine Tuttle Hansen '69 has been named as the seventh president of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. A scholar specializing in feminist literary theory, Hansen will be the college's first woman president.
February 1, 2002 - 3:46pm
Sister Shamshad Sheikh, the College's Muslim chaplain, will talk on Monday, February 4, about her recent trip to view refugee camps on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. The chat takes place starting at 5 pm in the lounge at Eliot House.
January 31, 2002 - 1:53pm
The scheduled Thursday talk by Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst), assistant majority leader of the Massachusetts Senate, will be rescheduled for a later date due to weather.
January 31, 2002 - 1:20pm
An ambitious fundraising campaign launched by Mount Holyoke College in October 1998 has reached its goal two years ahead of schedule. The Campaign for Mount Holyoke College surpassed its $200-million goal in late December 2001.
January 29, 2002 - 1:54pm

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