VOLUME 8, NUMBER 1
to an ever-increasing demand for access to online resources and
the latest hardware and software, the College created a new state-of-the-art
Information Commons on the fourth floor of the Miles-Smith wing
of the library.
Cuban jazz great
Omar Sosa brought his fun and funky sound to campus in September.
Sosa's octet played a lively mix of Latin jazz and Afro-Caribbean
rhythms to a dance-in-the-aisles crowd.
History professor Daniel
Czitrom's play Red Bessie was among the offerings at the
2003 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the largest arts festival in the
world. Critic Keith Miller of the London Times Literary Supplement
described Red Bessie as "clear-headed and humane, not unaware
of the hurt that political idealism can cause, and more fun than
might be expected of such a high-minded project."
Forty high school
juniors from across the country came to campus in October for
the fourth annual Take the Lead conference. Each participant was
paired with a MHC student mentor in this intensive four-day program
that gives girls the tools they need to turn ideas for social
change into action.
NPR's roving foreign
correspondent Anne Garrels was one of 16 American journalists
who remained in Baghdad during the initial invasion of Iraq. Garrels
was on campus in October to share her experiences with the MHC
Mount Holyoke riding team started its season with a near-perfect
score of 47 points at the Smith College Horse Show in October,
placing first out of ten teams.
This fall's Diane
Arbus show at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum garnered rave
reviews in the New York Times and the New Yorker.
Diane Arbus: Family Albums included many obscure prints from the
controversial photographer's body of work.
Beginning this year,
Mount Holyoke, in conjunction with Colgate University, is offering
a fall-semester study abroad program in Russia.