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MHC Students Visit Senegal

MHC Receives Rare Book Collection from Alumna

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Students Become Sailors in the Caribbean During January Term

Math Achievement-Gap Expert Busts Myths About Public Education and Standardized Tests

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This Week at MHC

Mount Holyoke College News and Events Vista The College Street Journal Archives
March 11, 2005


Magazine Launch Students in Corinne Demas’s short story writing class are not only learning the craft of short fiction. Aspiring writers in English professor Demas’s spring and fall 2004 English 303 classes launched their own literary magazine, the Blackstick Review. The second volume of the magazine, which is published online and in print, has just come out. The publication takes its name from a literary journal published at Mount Holyoke from 1909 to1961. While Demas admits a partiality to hard copy, she is excited about the online format: “An online publication like this gets extraordinary circulation. Students can send it to family and friends at other colleges.” The experience of publishing online will give students a leg up in the job market, too, said Demas. She credits several tech-savvy students with helping pull the magazine together, and also expressed thanks to Aime DeGrenier, instructional technology consultant at LITS, for her help. To read the Blackstick Review go to

On the Move After 16 years in Safford Hall, the offices of the Frances Perkins Program are now located, along with admission, in the newly renovated and expanded Newhall Center on College Street, across from the library. The Frances Perkins offices are to the left of the main reception area. Feel free to stop in and take a look at the beautiful new spaces.

And the Award Goes To . . . Rose Phillips ’05, an environmental studies major, received the outstanding research award for her independent project at the Semester in Environmental Science (SES) program at the Marine Biological Laboratory this past fall. Phillips’s project involved measuring the concentrations and chemical forms of copper, lead, and zinc in the inner and outer West Falmouth harbor sediments. “SES is a very rigorous science program, and receiving the outstanding research award is a major accomplishment,” said Jill Bubier, Marjorie Fisher Associate Professor of Environmental Studies.

MHC Printmakers Eleven MHC students are part of the Fourth Arches Biennial Student Print Exhibition at the Boston University Gallery. The Boston Printmakers and Arches Paper are sponsoring the event, which runs through March 27. The show includes nearly 300 works of contemporary printmaking from 20 New England colleges and art schools. The Boston Printmakers was founded more than 50 years ago by a group of printmaking students and teachers to educate the public about fine-art printmaking and to provide wider opportunities for the exhibition of original prints. Mount Holyoke students participating in the exhibition are Nisha Agha ’05, Kat Cope ’05, Kristen B.Dolloff ’06, Minh Duong ’05, Holland Gage ’06, Cindy Lepage ’05, Penni Martorell ’05, Christina Michaud ’06, Rose Nestler ’05, Caitlin Smith ’07, and Annie Wu ’06.

NEWMAC Kudos Jonee Billy ’06 was named to the NEWMAC Basketball All-Conference, Second Team, as voted on by the NEWMAC coaches February 28. Billy plays center for the Lyons and has led the team in scoring and rebounding all season long (currently 10.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game). She was also consistently, ranked among the top ten in the league in both categories. This is Billy's second straight All-Conference, Second Team selection.

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