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First-Year Seminars

"I think of the First-Year Seminars as small intellectual communities inside of a larger intellectual community," says Paula Debnar, director of First-Year Seminars and associate professor of classics. An intellectual community--with a dramatic twist--is just what Professor of English Christopher Benfey has in mind for his First-Year Seminar, Pontigny at Mount Holyoke, to be offered for the first time next fall. The class will not only form its own scholarly/investigative group, but will reenact an extraordinary period in the College's history, when some of the towering figures of European and American culture--including Marc Chagall, Claude Lévi-Strauss, and Wallace Stevens--took up residence at Mount Holyoke.
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Go, Galileo, Go!

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