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Tuesday, April 14th, 2009
8:32 pm
[qahawthorne]
Washington Post Article on MHC Alum Mona Sutphen, the White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy
From today's Washington Post, an interesting article about Mona Sutphen, the White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, and also an MHC alumna! Bonus MHC points for Anthony Lake mentions.

The article can be found at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/13/AR2009041302968.html, but you might need to be a registered online member to read it. So for those who are not, the article follows here in full:

Another World: Policy Chief Enters a New PhaseCollapse )

(cross-posted to mhc)
Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
8:41 pm
[athenstraveler]
San Francisco Area Alums - advice needed!
I'm moving from Boston to San Fran at the end of October. I've done a lot of online research, but could really use some insiders advice about neighborhoods (esp where to live or where not to live!) and housing (leads/sources). Any advice you can give would be deeply appreciated!!!
Monday, August 11th, 2008
11:55 pm
[metropolitones]
Singing Group for Seven Sisters Alumnae (Auditions on 9/27)
METROPOLITONES AUDITIONS!
Saturday, September 27, 2008

If you graduated from a Seven Sisters College and love to sing, please consider joining New York City's hottest female "vocal band," The Metropolitones!

The 'Tones are seeking experienced and enthusiastic singers on all voice parts. A cappella experience, percussion and beatbox a plus.

If you are interested in auditioning, please email director@metropolitones.com or visit http://www.metropolitones.com .

Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you!

Current Mood: excited
Monday, March 19th, 2007
7:11 pm
[zdaryn]
Queer Student/Alum Event on Campus
You are cordially invited to

An alumnae/I student mini-reunion and conference


Lesbians, Tortilleras, and BDOCs:

50 Years of Queer Activism

at Mount Holyoke College

with

Jean Grossholtz

Professor Emeritus of History, MHC

Saturday, April 14, 2007

12-1pm: Registration, Kendade Atrium

1- 5pm: keynote, panels & workshops

6-8pm: Dinner with students

Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, Massachusetts

$10 - Conference

$35 - Conference & Dinner

RSVP by April 6th to:

http://www.alumnae.mtholyoke.edu/go/MHLP

or (413) 538-2738
Tuesday, March 6th, 2007
4:18 pm
[dalbino83]
Autumn Gonzales is circulating a letter among alums to petition the College to allow alums to change their "maiden" names in their database. Transgender alums who transition to male have not been able to get rid of their old name, and thus they are outed to prospective employers or grad schools when they request their transcripts. She plans on sending the signed letter to the Mount Holyoke News, Rochelle Calhoun, the Registrar, the Dean of Students, and the Dean of the College. If you'd like to sign, please send Autumn an email ( autumnrg@gmail.com ) with your name and class year, and feel free to forward on to interested groups or friends and let them know they are welcome to sign on as well.

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To the Mount Holyoke Administration:

We, the undersigned alumnae, are concerned about Mount Holyoke's current practices and/or policies which make it difficult or impossible for alumnae to alter their records. Transgender members of our community in particular should have the ability to change their records to best reflect their current name and gender identification. This change in practice will ensure that alumnae can apply for jobs and graduate and professional schools without having to explain why their current identity does not match their Mount Holyoke records, and can help to protect individuals from discrimination or harassment based on their gender identity. Many colleges and universities across the country have recognized that these issues are very real for transgender students, and have established simple procedures whereby students and alumnae can easily change their records, and there is no reason for Mount Holyoke to lag behind on this important issue that affects more than a few members of our alumnae and student community.

Having full faith in the ability and the desire of the administration of Mount Holyoke College to do what's right, we hope to soon hear that the policies of the registrar and other record-keeping offices at the College will be amended to reflect the needs of transgendered individuals.

Sincerely,
Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
11:26 am
[athenstraveler]
November MHC Club of Boston Events
TONIGHT!!! November 1st – MOUNT HOLYOKE ALUMNAE PUB NITE!

Welcome to Boston, Class of 2006!

November 1st, 2006, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
The Asgard Irish Pub
350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA (Central Square).

“…a toast
to those who boast
of mixing Greek and Latin with a cool Manhattan..” (MHC drinking song)

Yes, dear alums, it’s time to get together again, and this time, welcome our
newest members – The Class of 2006! So ‘drop your books, pick up your glasses’
and join the MHC club of Boston for our fall pub nite at “The Asgard” in Central
Square, Cheers! For further details, please contact: Divya Mathur ’03,
dmathur@mit.edu

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November 16th - FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR WOMEN

When: November 16, 2006, 6:30—8:30 p.m.
Where: Back Bay Financial Group, 745 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
Contact Person: Dawn Distasio FP’04, vice_president@mhcboston.org
Cost: $20 for general alumnae and $15 for dues paying MHC Boston members

Jeanne Gibson Sullivan ’79 and Susan Brown ’76, both Certified Financial
Planners and Wealth Managers at Back Bay Financial Group
(http://www.backbayfinancial.com), will be presenting and leading a discussion
on Financial Planning for Boston-area alumnae. The presentation will cover a
broad range of issues, including budgeting, student loans, debt management,
buying real estate, insurance issues, designing a portfolio, and estate
planning. RSVP by November 10th by using the PayPal links on our website
(http://mhcboston.org/events.html)

Be sure to RSVP early, as space is limited for this event!
Friday, August 18th, 2006
3:27 pm
[gone_shaughraun]
A few questions
I'm looking to chat with anyone who is doing or has completed grad school in the humanities (I'm looking at English myself). I'd love to hear people's experiences and shoot off a few questions, if you're up for it.

My e-mail is lmkhan@mtholyoke.edu. Thanks!
Friday, August 11th, 2006
10:29 am
[metropolitones]
A Cappella Auditions for Seven Sisters College Alumnae
The Metropolitones, New York City's premier Seven Sisters alumnae a cappella group, is having auditions! We are currently looking for Seven Sisters College graduates in the NY City area who sing soprano I, alto II or do vocal percussion (beatboxing).

Audition details:
Sunday, September 17
Auditions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Callbacks at 3 p.m.

For more information, or to sign up for an audition time, email director@metropolitones.com or visit http://www.metropolitones.com . We look forward to hearing from you!

Current Mood: excited
Friday, July 28th, 2006
1:01 pm
[athenstraveler]
MHC Club of Boston Event
Boston Harbor Cruise

When: Thursday, August 10, 2006, 6:00 PM
Where: M/V Freedom (Mass Bay Lines) - Rowes Wharf, 60 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
Cost: $22 (+ $2.27 processing fee) per person

We hope you’re keeping cool this summer. Join us for a relaxing cruise of Boston Harbor, along with alums from Bowdoin, Colby, Colgate, Connecticut College, Williams, Wesleyan, Hamilton and Middlebury. Meet old friends and make new ones, while enjoying drinks, snacks, and a DJ spinning the latest tunes. Guests are welcome.

This event is not to be missed. If you haven’t purchased tickets
already, there’s still time! Purchase your tickets now using our easy and secure
online ticketing service:
http://www.ticketleap.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=details&event_id=D711141F-5AB0-41D8-A137-329AE1307EB

**All tickets must be purchased by AUGUST 6, 2006, 1 PM**
***RESTRICTIONS: You must be over 21 years old to attend this event.
Please bring proper ID for boarding***

Need more information, or have other questions? Contact Divya Mathur
'03 - dmathur@mit.edu or 617-642-6080; Shukti Gupta Fischl '01 - sfischl1@yahoo.com

We can’t wait to see you there!
- The Mount Holyoke Club of Boston
Thursday, July 27th, 2006
12:21 pm
[athenstraveler]
Shakespeare in the Park Event - tomorrow!
It's not too late to join us! Enjoy a free performance of The Taming of the Shrew by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presented by the Wang Center for the Performing Arts with
fellow MHC alumnae. Bring a picnic dinner or just come for the show! For
information regarding the performance, visit their website: http://www.freeshakespeare.org/index.php

When: Friday, July 28, 2006 - We will gather at 6ish for a picnic, and the show
begins at 8 PM. (Since space fills up rather quickly and it may become difficult
to locate our group, it would be advisable to get there before 7.)
Where: Boston Common – The Parade Grounds on the Common. Look for a blue balloon and signage which will mark the meeting space.
Cost: Free
Contact: Dawn Distasio FP '04 - mhcfp04@yahoo.com OR 617-207-2088.
Monday, June 12th, 2006
2:09 pm
[athenstraveler]
MHC Club of Boston Events
Wednesday, June 21 - Mount Holyoke Club of Boston Annual Meeting

Join the Greater Boston club for our annual meeting at the spectacular
MIT museum. Enjoy a wine and cheese reception catered by Basil Tree while wandering the museum at your leisure.

The museum is a fascinating combination of art and science – with exhibits ranging from the sculptures of Arthur Ganson to robotics and architecture and design.

We will conduct a brief business meeting and host Tinky Weisblat ’76, who will present “Food & Memory: A Recipe Workshop.” During the workshop this cookbook author talks about the joys of food writing, which she links to memory and history; reads from her own work; and offers tips on writing recipes for family, friends, and the public.

At the end of the workshop, she will be happy to sell copies of her Pudding
Hollow Cookbook (which includes a recipe for Deacon Porter’s Hat) and donate a
portion of the proceeds to the club or the College. For more information about
Tinky and her book, visit her web site, http://www.merrylion.com.

When: Wednesday, June 21, 2006, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA - Parking is Free
Cost: $30 ($20 for young alums graduating 2002-2006)
Contact Person: Lisa Utzinger ’02 - lutzinger@fromthetop.org or 617-216-2834

Registration: You may register (and pay) online by using our online reservation
system here: http://www.acteva.com/go/mhcboston

OR

Send a check for $30 ($20 for young alums graduating 2002-2006) payable to
"Mount Holyoke Club of Boston" to:

Elizabeth True
14 Sanford St. #14
Medway, MA 02053

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Friday, July 28 - Shakespeare on the Common

Enjoy a free performance of The Taming of the Shrew by Commonwealth Shakespeare
Company presented by the Wang Center for the Performing Arts with fellow MHC
alumnae. Bring a picnic dinner or just come for the show!

When: Friday, July 28, 2006 - We will gather at 6ish for a picnic, and the show begins at 8 PM
Where: Boston Common – The Parade Grounds on the Common
Cost: Free
Contact: Dawn Distasio FP '04 - mhcfp04@yahoo.com OR 617-207-2088

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Thursday, August 10 - Boston Harbor Cruise
Join us on a delightful cruise of the Boston harbor, along with alums
from other NESCAC colleges, including Bowdoin, Colby, Colgate, Connecticut
College, Williams, Wesleyan, Hamilton and Middlebury. Meet old friends and make
new friends aboard the cruise ship with drinks, snacks, and a smashing
evening of dancing! Guests are welcome. Happy cruising!!

When: Thursday, August 10, 2006
Where: M/V Freedom (Mass Bay Lines) - Rowes Wharf, 60 Rowes Wharf,
Boston, MA 02110
Cost: $22 (+ $2.27 processing fee) per person
Contact Person: Divya Mathur '03 - dmathur@mit.edu or 617-642-6080;
Shukti Gupta Fischl '01 - sfischl1@yahoo.com

Buy Tickets:
Tickets can be purchased securely through the following link:

http://www.ticketleap.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=details&event_id=D711141F-5AB0-41
D8-A137-329AE1307EB

**RESTRICTIONS: YOU MUST BE OVER 21 YEARS TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. PLEASE BRING
PROPER ID FOR BOARDING!

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SAVE THE DATE:
October 21st and 22nd - Head of the Charles

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Don't forget to sign up and pay your membership dues! By signing up
before the end of June you will receive $5 off our regular membership fees. Don't
miss this bargain! Check out our website for more details: http://mhcboston.org/membership.html
Monday, April 17th, 2006
9:09 pm
[elektrikitty]
Housing in D.C.
Hey all,

I'm moving to DC in May and will be there during the last week of April to look for housing. If you're in a similar situation and are interested in sharing an apartment, please e-mail me at matoguch@mtholyoke.edu and we can talk more from there. Thanks!!

Margaret
Monday, March 6th, 2006
9:24 am
[athenstraveler]
Upcoming Events with the MHC Alumnae Club of Boston
Tired of reality TV? Get a dose of real culture at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem with the MHC Club of Boston on Saturday, March 25th.

The group tour will feature the Museum's collection of American Decorative, Maritime, Asian, African, Oceanic, and Native American Art and Photography. The tour will last from 10:00-11:00 am (please arrive by 9:45 so we can collect the admission fee and get the group organized). After, you will have time to walk around the museum on your own. In the afternoon the group will be going to lunch at the Hawthorne Hotel.

Cost is $13 (cash only please) for admission to the museum and tour; please bring additional cash if you plan on joining the group for lunch.

Directions and other information can be found at their website: www.pem.org. The museum is also accesssible via MBTA Commuter Rail at Salem Station. To reserve your spot or to find out more information, contact Dawn Distasio FP04, mhcfp04@yahoo.com or 617-207-2088.

Please RSVP by March 18th - guests welcome.


**********************************Upcoming April Event************************************

Accepted Students' Reception

A reception will be held for Boston-area high school seniors who have recently received acceptance letters from Mount Holyoke. Just think of what these ladies have in store- blue books, M&Cs -- getting Elfed…

This year's applicant pool is the largest in the MHC history (over 3,000). Many of these students are still on the fence between MHC and other colleges. Please come and retell your favorite MHC moments and help encourage them to choose Mount Holyoke!

When: Sunday, April 9, 2006, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Where: At the home of Cynthia Reed '80, 12 Cutler Road, Lexington, MA
RSVP: to Jen Mele '93 at jlmele@yahoo.com or 781-648-3241
Thursday, February 16th, 2006
9:31 am
[dalbino83]
Drag ball this Saturday!
The Annual Mount Holyoke College Drag Ball

February 18th, 10pm-2am
buck-a-beer and wine coolers
$3 MHC, $5 5-college and all others
Chapin Auditorium, MHC
Presented by True Colors, MHC
Proceeds benefit the Jolene Fund, a loan fund for students who have been financially disowned due to sexual orientation

The theme is "Going Clubbing" this year. The music is wonderful, the outfits are terrific, and the crowd is friendly and enthusiastic. Alums are strongly urged to attend too; it's really a lot of fun. This is my third year of attending, and I love it! If you're going to attend, let me know; I'd love to meet you (and show off my fabulous outfit!).
Monday, January 30th, 2006
12:45 pm
[dionysia]
Wednesday, January 11th, 2006
10:58 am
[athenstraveler]
South Hadley Apartment Available!
2 bedroom apt, across the street from MHC library.

Wood floors, full kitchen, big living room.
$675.00 avail immediately!!

Contact Mercedes: 413-896-6659
Friday, January 6th, 2006
10:31 am
[athenstraveler]
For Boston Alums
It's a new year! What better time to jump-start your career? (Or find a
new
one). Come to the...

MHC Alumnae Career/Networking Event
Thursday, January 19, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Choate, Hall & Stewart Offices-Two International Place, 34th Fl (Boston Financial District)

Event Description: Mount Holyoke Career Consultant, Cori Ashworth, will
tell you how to network like an expert and give tips on how to reach the
next level(we're talking promotion!!).

RSVP: Perrin McCormick (perrin_mccormick@earthlink.net) by Jan. 12th
Cost: $15 ($10 for classes '01-'05 and/or MHC Boston Club members)
Directions/Parking: http://www.choate.com/firm/ (This office is T accessible from all lines.

Please bring a photo I.D. for security check-in. This event is generously being hosted by Choate, Hall & Stewart Associate Heather Balmat ’94.

HURRY - SPACE IS LIMITED

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SAVE THE DATE -- OTHER UPCOMING MHC CLUB OF BOSTON EVENTS
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YOUNG ALUMNAE & NESCAC PUB NIGHT -- 2/8 @ SOLAS!
Mark your calendars for the next MHC young alumnae pub night on
Wednesday,February 8, 2006, as we join other alumni from Amherst, Colby,
Hamilton, Middlebury, Swarthmore, Trinity, Vassar, Wesleyan, Wheaton, and
Williams (NESCAC, Boston) from 6-8 p.m., upstairs at Solas (in the Lenox
Hotel/Copley Square), 710 Boylston Street, Boston. For further questions, please
contact Divya Mathur '03 at dmathur@mit.edu. (This event is being co-hosted by
the MHC and Wheaton Clubs of Boston).

Afternoon Tea at the Four Seasons Hotel – 2/26/06 at 3:30 p.m.
Leisurely savor one of the most established of English rituals: an elegant
afternoon of tea with the MHC Club of Boston. Enjoy traditional English teas,
finger sandwiches, light-as-air pastries and freshly baked scones served with
clotted cream and homemade preserves. Cost is $29 plus tax. For reservations, please contact Elizabeth True ’83 at eatrue@mountida.edu or 617-928-4042. Seating is limited to twelve so reserve early!

Peabody Essex Museum Visit and Lunch in Salem, MA – 3/25/06 from 10-2
Join us for a group tour of the Peabody Essex Museum, which features
American Decorative, Maritime, Asian, African, Oceanic, and Native American Art
and Photography. Group lunch at Salem-area restaurant to follow. Cost is
$13 per person for the Tour, plus money for lunch. Salem and the museum are
easily accessible via the commuter rail. For more information about
transportation and carpools and to RSVP, contact Dawn Distasio FP04, mhcfp04@yahoo.com or 617-207-2088.

Visit us on the web! www.mhcboston.org
Tuesday, October 18th, 2005
9:21 am
[athenstraveler]
Head of the Charles Regatta
Dear MHC Alumnae, Current Students, Family and Friends:

We invite you to join other Mount Holyoke alumnae, parents, family, and friends to cheer on the MHC Crew Team at the Head of the Charles on Sunday, October 23rd at 11:30 a.m. Our cheering section (look for an MHC tent) will be located on the right side of the Larz Anderson Bridge on the Cambridge side. Coming from Harvard Square, follow JFK Street down towards the river; at the intersection of JFK Street and Memorial Drive, you will see the MHC tent to the right of the bridge. We'll provide cider and donuts, and we encourage you to bring family and friends to join us. The MHC team is scheduled to row at 12:55 p.m. You may reference the Head of the Charles web site for further interactive information, including spectator maps and directions. <http://www.hocr.org>

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Dawn Distasio at mhcfp04@yahoo.com


We hope to see you there with your favorite MHC sweatshirt on!


Sincerely,

The Mount Holyoke Club of Boston
Wednesday, September 28th, 2005
12:17 pm
[tzentel]
It's Mountain Day!
Happy Mountain Day everyone!

Even though I walk everyday, today I did it with the knowledge that about 2000 other young women were out climbing Mt. Holyoke or having fun in NoHo.

I hope all of you will also be able to get out at some point today and enjoy the wonderful weather (I'm near DC and it's gorgeous -- 70 degrees, sunny, and not very humid at all). If you do, I'd love to hear how you all celebrated :)

Enjoy!
12:18 pm
[_eucalyptus_]
IT'S MOUNTAIN DAY!!!
just an fyi...
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