[New & Notable]

Admission applications hit all-time record

Applications have continued to roll into the office of admission, and the College has matched its all-time record of 2,426 applications for first-year admission. Presumably at least one more will arrive, pushing the total to a new high.

Senior recruiting works

Career Development Center Director Philip Jones recently surveyed seniors who participated in the recruiting program. Of the fifty-nine women who responded, by the start of second semester, two thirds had had job interviews, and one third had received offers. Those who had interviews averaged about six each, though some women went on as many as thirty interviews. Among the seniors whose first post-college career choice is already happily settled are: a woman who'll start at $40,000 as an analyst for Morgan Stanley in New York; a future information technology consultant for Price Waterhouse Coopers who landed a mid-forties salary and a hefty signing bonus; and a woman bound for Leo Burnett in Chicago with a mid-thirties salary and signing bonus.

Have you heard the Word!?

Two Mount Holyoke women are among the Five College students whose original plays will be presented as staged readings during the Word! festival on March 9 and 10. Perspectives, by Megan Smith '01, and story of a one-man boat by Penny Trieu '99 were among the scripts that won the James Baldwin Playwriting Award. Smith's play is included in the March 9 lineup; Trieu's follows on March 10.

Equine "biographies"

Edwina Cruise, professor of Russian and Eurasian studies and equine enthusiast, recently had her "biographies" of two horse breeds put on the Web by the Kentucky Horse Park. Two years ago, when she visited the park, Cruise was unimpressed with the information then available on Russian-bred horses. So she volunteered to improve it by writing new material. Her work on the Orlov Trotter and the Russian Trotter breeds is now available at http://www.imh.org/imh.

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