Elizabeth Topham Kennan

American college president Elizabeth Topham Kennan

Elizabeth Topham Kennan is an American academic who served as the 16th president of Mount Holyoke College from 1978 – 1995. She also served as president of the Five Colleges consortium from 1985 – 1994.
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1938

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Women's Colleges Find a New Popularity
NYTimes - about 24 years
Women's colleges and girls' high schools are seeing a resurgence in applications unprecedented in the last 20 years, even as applications to private, coed institutions have remained stagnant. Since 1991, applications to the 84 women's colleges across the country are up 14 percent and enrollment is at a 14-year high of 98,000 students, up from
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CHRONICLE
NYTimes - over 26 years
RICHARD DREYFUSS and MICHAEL BURNS grew up within six blocks of each other in Beverly Hills, Calif. They went to elementary and high school together and they both became actors, Mr. Dreyfuss in movies and Mr. Burns on television, where among other roles he was a regular on "Wagon Train." But their paths diverged in adulthood. While Mr. Dreyfuss
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Campus Life: Mount Holyoke; Students Rally To Overcome Discrimination
NYTimes - over 27 years
Led by the As sociation of Pan-African Unity, the black student group on campus, several Mount Holyoke student organizations joined with college administrators in a rally on Friday calling for the college to acknowledge that discrimination exists on campus and to combat it. "We must understand the distortion of what it means to be African-American,
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GRANT IS AWARDED TO CURB DROPOUTS
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: Mount Holyoke College and the city of Holyoke, Mass., will open a new public middle school this fall that is intended to be a model for fighting rising dropout rates among urban youngsters, especially Hispanic students. Mount Holyoke College and the city of Holyoke, Mass., will open a new public middle school this fall that is intended to be
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CAMPUS LIFE: UMASS, MOUNT HOLYOKE; Rallies Opposing Gay Students Disrupt Campuses
NYTimes - almost 28 years
LEAD: An antihomosexual rall by a student group at the University of Massachusetts to show what demonstrators called ''straight pride'' has touched off heated exchanges with the homosexual and bisexual community. An antihomosexual rall by a student group at the University of Massachusetts to show what demonstrators called ''straight pride'' has
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CAMPUS LIFE: Mount Holyoke; A New Downtown Rises, With Help, From the Ashes
NYTimes - almost 28 years
LEAD: Julia Murphy can still remember the time four years ago when two fires set by an arsonist had left the center of town here in ruins. ''It was still smoking, literally, and there was debris everywhere,'' said Miss Murphy, a senior English major from Hartford. ''All that was left across from the college was a tanning salon and Joe's Shoe
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Mt. Holyoke Dedicates Vance Professorship
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: Mount Holyoke College dedicated its new Cyrus R. Vance Professorship in International Relations last night in an effort to draw more women into that field. The women's college in South Hadley, Mass., plans to name prominent practitioners to the position and share their experience with associated colleges in the region. Mount Holyoke College
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Morisot, a Neglected Impressionist
NYTimes - almost 30 years
LEAD: Why don't we know Berthe Morisot better? That question is raised by a show drawing record crowds to the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum here. Titled ''Berthe Morisot - Impressionist,'' it is a rare major retrospective of the work of the vanguard French painter, relatively neglected by scholars and collectors and even scanted in comparison
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HERS
NYTimes - almost 30 years
LEAD: ON April 15, 1964, a fat envelope from Mount Holyoke College arrived at my house telling me that I had been admitted to the class of '68. I was in heaven. I had wanted to attend a Seven Sisters school since I was 13 years old. ON April 15, 1964, a fat envelope from Mount Holyoke College arrived at my house telling me that I had been admitted
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