Vista • Mount Holyoke College • Fall/Winter 2011 • Vol. 16 No. 2
The 2012 Princeton Review says Mount Holyoke offers one of the best undergraduate classroom experiences in the country on one of the most beautiful campuses.
Julie Salamon’s new biography of Wendy Wasserstein ’71,Wendy and the Lost Boys, is receiving critical acclaim across the country for its insight into the late playwright’s life.
Art by Lila Khan ’10 was exhibited this summer with veteran artist Humeira Ghaznavi’s work in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Four of the country’s leading liberal arts colleges—Mount Holyoke, Smith, Amherst, and Hampshire colleges—received a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to form a consortium to train the next generation of scientists in the rapidly emerging field of biomathematics.
Lindsay Sceats ’11 won the Cacchione Cup at the 2010 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association’s Nationals: the highest individual accolade bestowed by the IHSA. The Colorado native attends the Stanford University Medical School.
Meredith Monk, hailed as a “magician of the voice” and “one of America's coolest composers,” was MHC’s 2011 Leading Women in the Arts guest artist-in-residence. Watch a video of her workshop, “Dancing Voice, Singing Body” on the MHC YouTube Channel.
John Stomberg, former deputy director and chief curator of the Williams College Museum of Art, became director of the MHC Art Museum in August.
Mona Sutphen ’89 will be appointed to President Obama’s Intelligence Advisory Board. Sutphen previously served as the White House Deputy Chief of Staff.
Fulbright winner Casey Brienza ’03, a doctoral student in sociology at the University of Cambridge, penned a commentary on a study of violence in cartoons for the UK’s Telegraph.
In new college rankings, Newsweek and the Daily Beast have given top grades to MHC for its international student population, its academic rigor, and its student activism.
Diana Katz ’12, a film studies major and art history minor, spent her summer working as an intern at the Weissman Preservation Center of the Harvard Film Archive. Katz describes the summer as “an extraordinary learning experience.” In addition to developing impressive film preservation skills, she attended the Northeast Historic Film Symposium where, she says, “I met many industry professionals and professors who I look forward to contacting for my own research.”
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