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Prof. Kim Yi Dionne: Mali and other terrorist attacks
The Washington Post    11/20/2015
Last week, armed extremists took over the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali’s capital, Bamako, killing 121 people. In this “Monkey Cage” blog, Kim Yi Dionne, Five College Assistant Professor of Government at Smith, recommends resources that provide insight into this and other terrorist attacks.
Alumnae News
Florence Fabricant ’58: How to host Thanksgiving
The New York Times    11/24/2015
“The well set table doesn’t require covering; you can simply use placemats. But if you want to use a tablecloth, make sure it’s generous enough to fit. Even a bed sheet can work in a pinch.”
Thanksgiving with Julia Child ’34
The New York Times    11/18/2015
At the height of Julia Child’s fame in the 1970s and ’80s, people called the chef at home for last-minute advice. “The phone would ring all day,” said Boston Globe food editor Sheryl Julian. “Every time she hung up, it would ring again, and it would be another total stranger with a turkey problem.”
Faculty Expertise
Playing catchup
Wave of Long Island    11/20/2015
A look back at the New York Mets’ season, including Prof. Andrew Zimbalist’s take on the value of the team’s postseason play. Zimbalist, the Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics at Smith, estimates the Mets earned $15-20 million in postseason revenue.
Smith in the World
Achieving equality across the board
The European, U.K.    11/16/2015
Iris Newalu, director of Smith’s Executive Education for Women program, says all-women executive education programs provide participants with something special. “There is something profound when women get together that is almost hard to put into words,” she told The European. “They feel they can be themselves because there is no competition with men, so there is more trust and bonding.”
Supporting global efforts for climate action
White House News Release    11/19/2015
Smith is among some 200 colleges and universities that have signed the White House’s American Campus Act on Climate Pledge, designed to demonstrate support for strong climate action by world leaders in Paris next month.
On Campus
Campus community gathers for town hall
Daily Hampshire Gazette    11/23/2015
Following a student sit-in last week held to address racism at Smith and at colleges around the country, Smith administrators had the chance to listen to some of those concerns at a “town hall” forum Monday afternoon. [For a copy, email Marti Hobbes.]

See also:

Youthful mistakes and the journalists who leap upon them
Inside Higher Ed  11/23/2015
From megaphones to muzzles
U.S. News & World Report  11/25/2015
Smith College students beseech administrators to create safer environment for people of color, Muslims
The Republican  11/23/2015
In Memoriam
Obituary: Jane M. Tolmach ’45
Ventura County Star Online    11/20/2015
Jane M. Tolmach, the first woman to be elected mayor of Oxnard, Calif., died in August.
Obituary: Jonathan Lovell
Daily Hampshire Gazette    11/24/2015
Jonathan Bell Lovell, who retired from Smith as budget director in 2003, died Tuesday, Nov. 17. [For a copy, email Marti Hobbes.]
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Campus town hall addresses race issues
During a listening session on racism held Monday afternoon, President Kathleen McCartney acknowledged what she called the “slow pace of progress” toward making Smith a more diverse and inclusive community and affirmed her commitment to being a “supportive and steadfast ally” to students of color pushing for institutional change.
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