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Bearing Fruit—Even Tomatoes: MHC's Strategic Plan Yields Success

Civilization Begins with a Rose—and a Plan

Botanic Garden as Metaphor

Leadership and the Liberal Arts: The Weissman Center for Leadership

Speaking Up for Speaking, Arguing, and Writing

January Term Internships: From Monkeys to Marketing

Maps, Memories, and More with the Click of a Mouse

Sharing Meals and More in the Kosher/Halal Dining Room

Putting Tomatoes on the (Genetic) Map

Mount Holyoke Enjoys Banner Years for Applications

High-Tech Room Lets Musicians Play in Virtually Any Venue

Tallying Up the Success of the Plan

Indika Senanayake '03: Transformation Through Performance

A Work of Art on Many Levels: Mount Holyoke, the Mountain

"Greening" Mount Holyoke's Curriculum

Geologist Elizabeth "Betty" Wilson '72 Brings Energy to J-Term

Hannah Kolak '03: Her Worlds Collided

Getting Concrete about Environmental Stewardship

Everything on Track with Langhan Dee '04

Athletics Scoreboard

On the Mount Holyoke Campaign Trail

Five College Center Brings People Together Through Language

Reaping the Rewards of The Plan for Mount Holyoke 2003

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Many of the core values of the College (and The Plan for Mount Holyoke 2003)--respect for the natural world, learning beyond the classroom, diversity, even globalism--are present in microcosm in Mount Holyoke's Botanic Garden. The College's campus was designated a botanical garden in 1878, and that garden now encompasses a glasshouse complex, a solar greenhouse, a 250-acre living collection of woody and herbaceous plants and 300 acres of relatively undisturbed land. In addition to beautifying the campus, the College's plant collection supports and enhances teaching and research for faculty and students. The garden also promotes conservation of the world's natural resources and a better understanding of the relationship between humankind and the rest of the natural world. The Botanic Garden even takes part in an international seed exchange with other botanic gardens, arboreta, and universities. An outgrowth of The Plan for Mount Holyoke 2003 is the goal of extending College founder Mary Lyon's vision of the campus as an outdoor teaching laboratory. Emphasized in the next plan will be increasing the academic and cocurricular vitality of the campus through landscape and architecture. To this end, Mount Holyoke recently adopted a campus master plan, which will guide the shaping of the campus over the next twenty years.

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