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Kyle Ballou,left, a 1980 graduate of Mount Holyoke College, has opened the doors of her Connecticut home to a current student, 22-year-old Simosenkosi Nkomboni of Zimbabwe.

Other homes for the holidays

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — When a plate of neatly sliced dark and white meat landed in front of Jenny Ye at her first Thanksgiving table, she was surprised: it wasn’t a fully intact, roasted bird, like in the movies. “I didn’t realize that people cut the whole turkey before they eat it,” she said, laughing. “I thought there would be more …

Conservative Five College students voice opinions on Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

As Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump prepares to address Massachusetts voters at a campaign event Wednesday in Worcester, the businessman and reality TV star continues to ride a wave of popularity putting him — along with retired neurosurgeon and fellow political outsider Ben Carson — at the top of national polls on the …

Five Colleges Inc. appeals Hadley Planning Board denial of library annex proposed for vacant farmland

Friday, November 6, 2015

HADLEY — Five Colleges Inc. will try again to build a library annex on vacant farmland between North Maple Street and Rocky Hill Road, this time through the courts. The organization filed an appeal of an October Planning Board decision to deny it the right to build a 74,000-square-foot library annex, which would house rarely circulating volumes. In the decision, the Planning Board …

Author Alan Weisman describes hazards of population growth in talk at Mount Holyoke College

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

SOUTH HADLEY — Earth’s population grows by 1 million every 4½ days and it is projected to reach 11 billion by the end of the century. That unprecedented rate of growth has author Alan Weisman concerned about the …

Girl Scouts invite rocket scientist, author to inspire them

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

HATFIELD — Members of a local Girl Scout troop looked no further than a half-dozen local women for inspiration about careers ranging from author to athlete to rocket scientist. The Girl Scouts Leadership Journey series “It’s your story …

UMass lecturer launches first Massive Open Online Course

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

AMHERST — Large classes aren’t unusual at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. But a new one launched this week sets a record. “Building a Basic Website,” taught by a leader of the school’s online journalism program, counts 1,000 …

Mount Holyoke celebrates achievements - and 'weirdness'

Sunday, May 19, 2013

SOUTH HADLEY — From across the field behind Mount Holyoke College’s Richard Glenn Gettell Amphitheater, a short cheer suddenly rang out around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, signaling the arrival of over 600 graduating students at the school’s 176th …

Human trafficking in US topic for Mount Holyoke panel

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

SOUTH HADLEY — Few issues could seem further from the quiet Mount Holyoke College campus than human trafficking. But as experts will discuss Thursday at a panel on the topic, the sale of people for sex work or …

Analyst says Romney was 'alpha dog,' Obama was tired

Thursday, October 4, 2012

AMHERST — Moments after the first presidential debate of 2012 ended, Mount Holyoke College political science associate professor Elizabeth K. Markovits said that in political speech, energy is paramount. And on Wednesday night, the peppiest politician at the …