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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
Seven Mount Holyoke riders helped the team capture first place at the Tournament of Champions on January 26. Laena Romond '05 was also named Champion Rider in the tournament, which came down to the last event of the day.
January 28, 2002 - 9:26pm
Folk legend Pete Seeger and writer Paul DuBois Jacobs, authors of Pete Seeger's Storytelling Book, tell stories on Saturday, February 2, at 1 p.m. in Chapin Auditorium. Co-sponsored by The Odyssey Bookshop and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, the event is free and open to the public.
January 25, 2002 - 4:35pm
Barry Werth, author of "Scarlet Professor: Newton Arvin, A Literary Life Shattered by Scandal," will discuss the events in his volume on Thursday, February 7, at 4 pm in the New York Room at Mary Woolley Hall. The event is sponsored by the Weissman Center for Leadership.
January 25, 2002 - 2:12pm
Dean of Religious Life Andrea Ayvazian and Muslim chaplain Sister Shamshad Sheikh comment on the changing roles of college chaplains in a Springfield Sunday Republican feature.
January 25, 2002 - 2:11pm
President Joanne V. Creighton and Alumnae Association President Karen M. Hendricks '76 update the MHC community on recent progress in the ongoing relationship.
January 25, 2002 - 2:11pm