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Smith supports high school counselors through social media drive
THE SEATTLE TIMES    11/16/2014
Smith is one of the top colleges and universities that have joined a Seattle educator on a mission to get more public high school counselors to an important national conference. Dozens of the nation’s top colleges, plus a few celebrities, have stepped forward so that some 100 counselors can attend next year’s National Association for College Admission Counseling conference.
Faculty News
Prof weighs in on Otelia Cromwell Day coverage
In a letter to the editor in the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Smith professor John Connolly praised journalist Michele Norris’ recent Otelia Cromwell Day keynote address. Connolly is the Sophia Smith Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Smith. [For a copy of Connolly’s letter, email Marti Hobbes.]
Prof. Zimbalist: The costs and benefits of a Boston Olympics
BOSTON GLOBE    11/18/2014
As discussion continues about a possible Boston Olympics in 2024, Smith economics professor Andrew Zimbalist talked with the Boston Globe about the costs and benefits.

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Alumnae News
Lori Tharps ’94: The case for ‘Black’ with a capital ‘B’
THE NEW YORK TIMES    11/19/2014
In a New York Times op-ed, Smith alumna and author Lori Tharps makes the case for  uppercasing “Black” when referring to race. [Tharps was profiled on Page 6 of the summer 2008 edition of the Smith Alumnae Quarterly.]
Judith Cefkin ’75 is new U.S. ambassador to Fiji Islands
THE JET, FIJI    11/20/2014
Smith alumna Judith Cefkin has been confirmed by the Senate as the next U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Fiji Islands, the Republic of Kiribati, the Republic of Nauru, the Kingdom of Tonga, and Tuvalu. This article provides an overview of her career.
Coach CFO Jane Nielsen ’86 on the principles that have shaped her career
Jane Nielsen ’86, CFO of Coach, Inc., spoke recently as part of the Darden School of Business’ fall Leadership Speaker Series at The University of Virginia. Nielsen shared the five principles that have guided her to her current leadership role. One piece of advice: “Adapt your lifestyle, but do not change who you are.”
Access to Art
Let them eat art: Queens through the ages
What exactly we see when we look at a queen is the subject of Bow Down: Queens in Art, a historical survey on view through January 4 at the Smith College Museum of Art. Writing about the exhibition in Hyperallergic, Laura C. Mallonee notes, “It can be painful — for us and for them — when powerful women don’t live up to our expectations of how they should appear.”
Smith in the Community
Mill River Greenway Initiative helps protect watershed
Several members of the Smith community are involved with the Mill River Greenway Initiative, which seeks to protect the watershed of the 13.5-mile waterway.
Student News
A Thanksgiving poetry reading at home
THE LANDMARK    11/20/2014
One Smith student will spend part of her Thanksgiving break presenting her poetry in her hometown of Princeton, Mass.  Jamie Samdahl ’15 has published or has forthcoming poems in Poetica Magazine and Labrys, among others. Last year, she received the Tryon Prize for Writing and the 90th Annual Glascock Intercollegiate Poetry Prize.
In Memoriam
Obituary: Jennie J. Klepacki, 89
Jennie J. Klepacki, who had worked at the Smith College Faculty Club, died Thursday, Nov. 13,  in Northampton. She was 89 years old. [For a copy, email Marti Hobbes.]
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