Friday, January 31, 2014

Introducing the new LITS Hall of Fame!

Something exciting is happening in the hallway between the Ask LITS board and the Information Commons! Earlier this week, our display of placards about noted Mount Holyoke College people was taken down and the walls of the hallway were repainted. The new display of Mount Holyoke Changemakers produced by the Office of Communications is up, and it's bigger and better than ever, with more of the breadth and diversity you requested.
Mount Holyoke Changemakers posters in LITS

The display highlights Mount Holyoke women in a variety of fields, such as business, theater, design, education, international development, and medicine. New additions include:
  • Barbara A. Cassani, 1982, first female CEO of a British airline company (Go) and recipient of the Veuve Clicquot businesswoman of the year award
  • Gloria Johnson-Powell, 1958, pediatrician and child psychiatrist, first African American woman to attain tenure at Harvard Medical School
  • Susan Kare, 1975, designer of original icons for the Macintosh operating system
  • Suzan-Lori Parks, 1985, playwright; Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur Fellowship winner
  • Kavita Ramdas, 1985, senior advisor and former CEO, Global Fund for Women
  • Sadiqa Basiri Saleem, FP 2009, founder and co-founder of schools in Afghanistan, Samuel Huntington Public Service Award winner
  • Wendy Wasserstein, 1971, playwright; recipient of the Tony Award, the Dramatists Guild Award, and the Pulitzer Prize
We're very excited that the new display is here, and we hope you enjoy it too! You can learn about these graduates and many others -- far more than we can fit in our hallway -- at the College's Uncommon Women page. 

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