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Promoting dignity for African children
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education    09/30/2015
During her first year at Smith, Priscilla Semphere ’18 signed up for the annual elevator pitch contest to test out an idea for a children’s book series aimed at changing the way young people think about Africa. Now, Semphere’s idea is becoming a reality. “We hope that for African children, it will promote dignity,” Semphere says, “and will allow young African readers to see, as the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie puts it, that they, too, can exist in literature.”

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A new view of Africa
Grecourt Gate  09/04/2015
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Advancing women leaders
St. Louis Business Journal    09/25/2015
If you’re seeking evidence of Smith alumna Gayle Jackson’s impact as a board member for Ameren Corp., look no further than the makeup of the board itself. Jackson, who is president and CEO of the St. Louis-based consulting firm Energy Global Inc., has long been a proponent of board diversity, and in particular of the value of female directors. Jackson, who graduated from Smith in 1967, is a former member of Smith’s board of trustees.

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Business Journal names Outstanding Directors
St. Louis Business Journal  09/11/2015
A sharp-shooting vaudevillian
True West    09/17/2015
Carolyn Macartney ’84’s new documentary about her grandmother, sharpshooter Wanda Savage, is “a mind-boggling pleasure,” says True West magazine.  
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Court strikes down payments to college athletes
Huffington Post    10/01/2015
Andrew Zimbalist, the Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics at Smith, participated in a panel discussion of a recent U.S. Court of Appeals decision on compensation for NCAA student athletes.

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Books you should read: 'Circus Maximus'
Business Traveler  09/30/2015
In Memoriam
Obituary: Anna Bush Hart AB ’49 MA ’62
Philadelphia Inquirer    10/01/2015
Anna Bush Hart, a teacher, died September 23 in Chestnut Hill, Pa.
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