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08/28/2015
 
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President Jimmy Carter: The lion of Camp David
Daily Hampshire Gazette    08/26/2015
President Jimmy Carter’s announcement that he has cancerous tumors in his brain provoked deep feelings in the United States and around the world. For Don Robinson, Smith professor emeritus of government, the news also stirred personal memories. (For a copy, email Marti Hobbes.)
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Maintaining a legacy
New York Times     08/22/2015
A look at the legacy of Helen Gurley Brown, whose substantial archive is included in the Sophia Smith Collection.
Alumnae News
Happy trails for city slicker
Calgary Sun     08/23/2015
Alumna Paula Gonzalez Del Real ’13, co-manager of Tarryall River Ranch in Lake George, Colo., says the most important thing about dude ranch life is “the quality of life and the relationships” that flourish away from the stress of the everyday.
The terrible teens
The New Yorker    08/31/2015
What’s wrong with teenagers’ brains? In a New Yorker essay, writer Elizabeth Kolbert seeks to answer this vexing question, turning to sources including The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults by neuroscientist Frances Jensen ’78 and journalist Amy Ellis Nutt ’77, a 2014 recipient of the Smith College Medal.
Faculty Expertise
A surplus is projected for L.A.’s 2024 Olympics bid
Los Angeles Times    08/28/2015
Could Los Angeles come away from hosting the 2024 Olympics with a $161 million surplus? “I think they have put together a pretty interesting plan,” said Andrew Zimbalist, the Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics at Smith. “There are still a lot of questions.”

See also:

Column: Track & field athlete takes stand on principle
The Daily Courier  08/26/2015
The case against an Olympic bid
Toronto Star  08/25/2015
Boston's Olympic bid lives on--in the academic world at least
Boston Business Journal  08/25/2015
Smith in the Community
Former Smith costumer recalls E’Dena Hines
Daily Hampshire Gazette    08/22/2015
Rita Singler, who served as the costumer in Smith’s theatre department from 1978 until her retirement in 2003, talked with the Daily Hampshire Gazette about actor Morgan Freeman’s granddaughter E’Dena Hines, who died earlier this month in Manhattan. [For a copy, email Marti Hobbes.]
Student News
Smithies help Amherst program meet needs for homeless
Daily Hampshire Gazette    08/22/2015
Majesta Spady is one of two Smith seniors who interned this summer with the People’s Fund in Amherst. [For a copy, email Marti Hobbes.]
Higher Education
Freedom University: five years of education
La Visión    08/21/2015
Almost one in five undocumented students who went to Freedom University obtained full college scholarships outside Georgia, including at Smith.
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Clues in chromosomes: Deborah Driscoll ’77 leads front-line research
Obstetrician Deborah Driscoll ’77 is on the cutting edge of genetic research as head of the new $10-million March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania. In the latest Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Driscoll describes her path in a field she couldn’t have predicted would be on the cusp of revolutionary advances when she launched her career.
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