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U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin ’84 urges women to shatter glass ceiling in manufacturing
THE CAPITAL TIMES    10/21/2014
Economic growth in Wisconsin could come from a stronger commitment to advanced manufacturing — and to connecting more women with manufacturing careers — U.S. Sen. and Smith Medalist Tammy Baldwin told attendees at the Women in Manufacturing symposium in Madison.  Baldwin, a Democrat who served seven terms in the House of Representatives, is the first woman elected from Wisconsin to the U.S. Senate and the country’s first openly gay senator. “I am living proof that glass ceilings do shatter, and that you can all play a role in shattering them,” Baldwin said.
Alumnae News
Alumna seeks seat in Missouri House
THE KANSAS CITY STAR    10/18/2014
Smith alumna Lauren Arthur ’10 is the Democratic candidate for the Missouri House in the 18th District. Arthur told the Kansas City Star that tax reformers need to focus on getting more money into the hands of the middle class.
Dorie Clark ’97 on reinventing your brand
Smith alumna Dorie Clark graduated from Smith when she was 18 years old, then went on to receive her master’s degree in theological studies from Harvard. Her new book, Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future, aims to help readers find new paths to achieving their goals.
Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie Neely ’85 resigns to accept private sector job
DNA INFO CHICAGO    10/20/2014
Smith alumna Stephanie Neely, Chicago’s city treasurer since 2008, announced she will step down at the end of November to accept a job in the financial services industry. A single mother of a 16-year-old son, Neely cited accomplishments during her tenure as treasurer, including teaching financial education to 250,000 Chicago Public Schools students. [Neely will be honored with a Smith College Medal at Rally Day February 18, 2015.]
Faculty Expertise
Smith’s Paul Voss weighs in on small-craft airspace rules
Smith professor Paul Voss is among those quoted in a story about the growing debate over rules governing small aircraft. Voss talked about how Northampton and three neighboring towns have been proactive in passing resolutions that give landowners exclusive control over their immediate airspace. That’s a practice that goes back five centuries to British Common Law, Voss said.
Smith professor Dionne on the geography of Ebola
In a blog for The Washington Post, Five College Assistant Professor of Government at Smith Kim Yi Dionne writes about the importance of understanding geography when discussing Ebola. Without knowledge of the size and geography of Africa, “when a dangerous virus like Ebola breaks out, Americans who are used to referring to ‘Africa’ as one entity may make mistakes in understanding just how big of a threat Ebola actually is,” Dionne wrote.
Smith in the World
Jill Ker Conway’s book among Indian author’s top five
Soniah Kamal, author of the debut novel, An Isolated Incident, names former Smith President Jill Ker Conway’s book The Road from Coorain as among her top five favorites.
Student News
Video: Division III spotlight on Smith’s Paige Christie
SWIM SWAM    10/20/2014
Smith senior Paige Christie, who swam the length of the English Channel in August, says the chance to try the marathon was one of the things that drew her to Smith. “I went to visit Kim Bierwert, my swim coach, and he was talking about how he trains swimmers to do the English Channel,” Christie told Swim Swam. She became the sixth Smithie to successfully swim the Channel. [Watch the video.]
Smith student planning a thrifty Halloween
WWLP-TV, CHANNEL 22    10/20/2014
Smith College senior Jessica Montecalvo told 22News that she plans to dress up this Halloween, but doesn’t plan on spending too much. “My friend group and I try to do something different every year, but we try to keep spending to a minimum,” Montecalvo said.
In Memoriam
Obituary: Alice C. Brown, 82
NEW YORK TIMES    10/19/2014
Smith alumna  Alice “Dede” Brown 51, the first female vice president of Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. of New York, died Oct. 5 in Essex, Conn.
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Five things to look for during Family Weekend at Smith
What do soul food, a volleyball tournament and 40 open classes have in common? They’re all part of Family Weekend, a Smith fall tradition that begins Friday, Oct. 24, and lasts through Sunday, Oct. 26. The weekend offers family members a taste of life on campus. For help choosing from among the many options, see our list of things to look for.
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