elizabeth mcmanus ’14

Just before graduation day, elizabeth mcmanus ’14 wrote “A Love Letter for Mount Holyoke” in her blog. The essay is reprinted here with her permission.

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May 15, 2016

A love letter to Mount Holyoke

It began with a trip visiting my aunties in some place called Amherst, Massachusetts, and my father speaking sternly to me over the Formica kitchen counter.

“While we’re up North visiting them,” he said, “I want you to look at Mount Holyoke College.”

“Mount Holyoke? What is that?”

“It’s a women’s college,” my father replied. I think he even braced himself for my reply.

“A women’s college?” I spat. “Over my dead body!”

Famous last words.

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