Vista:  September 1996, Volume 1, Number 2

Answering "Impossible" Questions

Teaching Tolstoy in Faux Fur

Campus News

Student Research

Twelve in 2000 Show Diversity of New Class


Imagine an 800-acre museum where you can touch some of the artwork and sometimes even take a small display piece home; a place where the exhibitions change daily and where experimental, hands-on learning is encouraged. Mount Holyoke has such a "museum" in its greenhouse and vast campus arboretum. "We are a museum according to federal guidelines, but people don't often think of us this way," admits Ellen Shukis, director of the botanic gardens. And it's a working museum. The greenhouse's diverse collection, featuring hundreds of species from all over the world, is a crucial part of the College's science program. (Continued)

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