Mount Holyoke students' extraordinary contributions sometimes land them in the news. One such student newsmaker is Julianya Jay '00, whose name has already appeared in the New York Times.
Jay's record of academic excellence helped place her in an elite group of forty college seniors from twenty-eight institutions across the United States who have won the prestigious Marshall Scholarship for graduate study at a British university of choice. Marshall Scholarships, which reward intellectual distinction and leadership potential, are worth about $50,000 and are financed by the British government. Next fall Jay will attend the University of Cambridge to study neural regeneration at the Brain Repair Center.
Among Jay's Mount Holyoke peers in the news is Rebecca Emerson '01, quoted in and photographed for an article in the Chronicle of Higher Educationon American air strikes in the Balkans.
In August, Jennifer Gieseking '99 and Patreece Williams '88 were included in a front-page Wall Street Journalarticle. The piece focused on a new corporate recruiting trend--pairing prospective hires with current company employees. Williams served as Gieseking's official "pal" during PricewaterhouseCoopers's campus recruitment, and Gieseking joined her last fall at the New York office of the world's biggest accounting and consulting firm.
In sports, Amanda Salb '99, as cited in the Boston Globe,made the longest throw in the nation (45 feet, 3 3/4 inches) last spring for Division 3 shot put. She took home the New England Division 3 championship, as well as the division's 1998 national championship. Salb is the first Mount Holyoke woman to win an individual NCAA Division 3 championship.
On the international front, Mount Holyoke student Sayeema Tazlina Hasan Tori '03, a native of Dhaka, Bangladesh, wrote an article for Dhaka's Starmagazine on her experience as an international student at Mount Holyoke. In it she describes the "breathtaking" campus with "adorable squirrels" and a "closeknit community" that "pampers [her] self-esteem" by also providing one-on-one interaction with faculty.
Around the country, news of Mount Holyoke students appears annually in hundreds of newspapers, such as the Daily Starof Oneonta, New York, which announced that Norma Anderson '99 was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study tobacco-growing clubs in the Republic of Malawi, Africa. Anderson said her intention was to "look at tobacco clubs as a development strategy and as a social network for women."