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Superwomen: Activist Alumnae Are Changing Our World Sprocket Science: Kathryn Curi '96 Rides to a National Championship The Objects of My Affection: Pieces of MHC's Past--What You've Kept and Why A While New World: Tales from Studying Abroad

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  • Fall 2005

    18 Whats in Alums Attics 22 Learning From Time Abroad 40 The New Alumnae Association

    ActivistAlumnaeAreChangingOurWorld

    Superwomen

  • 10 SuperwomenActivist Alumnae Are Changing Our Worldby Avice A. Meehan 77Alumnae are leading the way toward a better world. Theyre doing pro-bono reconstructive surgery in Peru, giving legal voice to poor people in Manhattan, and preventing importation of nuclear waste in Kazakhstan, to name just a few examples.

    16 Sprocket Science by Emily Harrison Weir Katheryn Curi 96 bikes to win, and win she does. The elite athlete sped to a national championship this summer, thus earning a berth in the world championship competition.

    18 The Objects of My Affectionby Faye WolfeWe asked you what artifacts you saved from your MHC days, why, and what they mean to you now. You may be surprised by the things that have stood the test of time.

    22 A Whole New World Tales From Studying Abroadby Susan R. Bushey 96Whether riding in a taxi in Cairo or on a yak in Tibet, learning a for-eign language or rediscovering ones own tongue anew, battling bedbugs, or coping with unfriendly locals, studying abroad brings myriad lessons in and out of the classroom.

    features

    www.alumnae.mtholyoke.edu

    On the Cover

    Our supermodel prefers to remain anonymous, but other alumnae who are changing our world agreed to be photo-graphed sans mask.

    Photo by Paul Schnaittacher

    Volume 89 Number 3 | Fall 2005

    MANAGING DIRECTOR OF PRINT AND ONLINE MAGAZINES

    Emily Harrison Weir

    WRITERMieke H. Bomann

    CLASS NOTES EDITORDeborah Sharp

    DESIGNERBidwell ID

    Quarterly Committee: Avice A. Meehan 77, chair; Kara C. Baskin 00, Susan R. Bushey 96, Diana Bosse Mathis 70, Marissa Saltzman 07, Julie L. Sell 83; Susan Beers Betzer 65, ex officio with vote; W. Rochelle Calhoun 83, ex officio without vote

    Quarterly Deadlines: Material is due November 15 for the winter issue, February 1 for the spring issue, May 15 for the summer issue, and August 15 for the fall issue.

    Ideas expressed in the Quarterly are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of either the Alumnae Association or the College.

    Published in the spring, summer, fall, and winter and copyrighted 2005 by the Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College, Inc. Periodicals postage paid at South Hadley, MA 01075 and additional mailing offices. Printed in the USA by Lane Press, Burlington, Vermont.

    The Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College is an independent organization that serves a worldwide network of diverse individuals, cultivates and celebrates vibrant connections among all alumnae, fosters lifelong learning in the liberal arts tradition, and facilitates opportunities for alumnae to advance the goals and values of the College.

    Comments concerning the Quarterly should be sent to Alumnae Quarterly, Alumnae Association, 50 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075-1486; tel. 413-538-2301; fax 413-538-2254; e-mail: eweir@mtholyoke.edu. Send address changes to Alumnae Information Services (same address; 413-538-2303; ais@mtholyoke.edu). Call 413-538-2300 for help with general questions regarding the Alumnae Association, or visit www.alumnae.mtholyoke.edu. Reach other College departments by calling 413-538-2000.

    POSTMASTER: (ISSN 0027-2493) (USPS 365-280) Please send form 3579 to Mount Holyoke Alumnae Quarterly, 50 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075-1486.

    Viewpoints 2Your comments on conservatism and liberalism on campus, women in science, and other topics

    Campus Currents 4Overflowing archives, the new first-years, late-nightstudying, Law and Dis/Order, and more campus news

    Alumnae Matters 26A relaunched Alumnae Association offers improved and expanded services for alums; Glee Club alumnae make beautiful music; and alumnae clubs news

    Off the Shelf 34Books by alumnae and professors on explaining the Holocaust to kids, images of the Congo, figure skating, lawyers in Russia, dog biscuits, and other topics

    Class Notes 39News of your classmates, and miniprofiles

    Bulletin Board 77Announcements, travel opportunities, class and clubproducts, and classified ads

    Last Look 80by Penny GillPenny Gill, Mary Lyon Professor of Humanities and professor of politics, reflects on teaching in a truly global classroom, where the students international perspectives enrich discussions and lead everyone to engage issues at a more complex level than in decades past.

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    Take a New Look at the Alumnae AssociationWhether you want to boost your career, keep your brain revved, pay less for goods and services, or keep your MHC friendships strong, the Alumnae Association has new and improved services that can enhance your life today.

    Based on alumnae wishes, weve expanded our offerings, revamped our Web site, and given our printed materials a fresh new look. (Thats our new logo in the illustration below.)

    The flier bound into the cen-ter of this magazine provides a quick look at all we offer. Let us know what you think.

    Our Focus Is on YouTo underscore the Associations renewed focus on alumnae, this Quarterly features even more than the usual number of alumnae stories and photos. As always, we hope the magazine helps keep you connected with your MHC sisters.

    Physicians for Human Rights, which Susannah Sirkin '76 serves as deputy direc-tor, investigated "destruction of live-lihoods" in the refu-gee camp along the Chad/Sudan border.

  • 10 SuperwomenActivist Alumnae Are Changing Our Worldby Avice A. Meehan 77Alumnae are leading the way toward a better world. Theyre doing pro-bono reconstructive surgery in Peru, giving legal voice to poor people in Manhattan, and preventing importation of nuclear waste in Kazakhstan, to name just a few examples.

    16 Sprocket Science by Emily Harrison Weir Katheryn Curi 96 bikes to win, and win she does. The elite athlete sped to a national championship this summer, thus earning a berth in the world championship competition.

    18 The Objects of My Affectionby Faye WolfeWe asked you what artifacts you saved from your MHC days, why, and what they mean to you now. You may be surprised by the things that have stood the test of time.

    22 A Whole New World Tales From Studying Abroadby Susan R. Bushey 96Whether riding in a taxi in Cairo or on a yak in Tibet, learning a for-eign language or rediscovering ones own tongue anew, battling bedbugs, or coping with unfriendly locals, studying abroad brings myriad lessons in and out of the classroom.

    features

    www.alumnae.mtholyoke.edu

    On the Cover

    Our supermodel prefers to remain anonymous, but other alumnae who are changing our world agreed to be photo-graphed sans mask.

    Photo by Paul Schnaittacher

    Volume 89 Number 3 | Fall 2005

    MANAGING DIRECTOR OF PRINT AND ONLINE MAGAZINES

    Emily Harrison Weir

    WRITERMieke H. Bomann

    CLASS NOTES EDITORDeborah Sharp

    DESIGNERBidwell ID

    Quarterly Committee: Avice A. Meehan 77, chair; Kara C. Baskin 00, Susan R. Bushey 96, Diana Bosse Mathis 70, Marissa Saltzman 07, Julie L. Sell 83; Susan Beers Betzer 65, ex officio with vote; W. Rochelle Calhoun 83, ex officio without vote

    Quarterly Deadlines: Material is due November 15 for the winter issue, February 1 for the spring issue, May 15 for the summer issue, and August 15 for the fall issue.

    Ideas expressed in the Quarterly are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of either the Alumnae Association or the College.

    Published in the spring, summer, fall, and winter and copyrighted 2005 by the Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College, Inc. Periodicals postage paid at South Hadley, MA 01075 and additional mailing offices. Printed in the USA by Lane Press, Burlington, Vermont.

    The Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College is an independent organization that serves a worldwide network of diverse individuals, cultivates and celebrates vibrant connections among all alumnae, fosters lifelong learning in the liberal arts tradition, and facilitates opportunities for alumnae to advance the goals and values of the College.

    Comments concerning the Quarterly should be sent to Alumnae Quarterly, Alumnae Association, 50 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075-1486; tel. 413-538-2301; fax 413-538-2254; e-mail: eweir@mtholyoke.edu. Send address changes to Alumnae Information Services (same address; 413-538-2303; ais@mtholyoke.edu). Call 413-538-2300 for help with general questions regarding the Alumnae Association, or visit www.alumnae.mtholyoke.edu. Reach other College departments by calling 413-538-2000.

    POSTMASTER: (ISSN 0027-2493) (USPS 365-280) Please send form 3579 to Mount Holyoke Alumnae Quarterly, 50 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075-1486.

    Viewpoints 2Your comments on conservatism and liberalism on campus, women in science, and other topics

    Campus Currents 4Overflowing archives, the new first-years, late-nightstudying, Law and Dis/Order, and more campus news

    Alumnae Matters 26A relaunched Alumnae Association offers improved and expanded services for alums; Glee Club alumnae make beautiful music; and alumnae clubs news

    Off the Shelf 34Books by alumnae and professors on explaining the Holocaust to kids, images of the Congo, figure skating, lawyers in Russia, dog biscuits, and other topics

    Class Notes 39News of your classmates, and miniprofiles

    Bulletin Board 77Announcements, travel opportunities, cl

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