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It’s time to disrupt the M.B.A.
Matthew Slaughter, the incoming dean of Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, says it’s high time to attract more women to the Hanover, N.H., campus, where women make up less than one third of the enrollment. Part of the plan? A new partnership program with Smith, set to debut later this year.
Alumnae News
‘You Can’t Get a Man With Your Brains’
TABLET    01/16/2015
A profile of pioneering scholar and Smith Medalist Natalie Zemon Davis ’49 includes a song that she wrote while a student at Smith, “You Can’t Get a Man With Your Brains.”
Faculty Expertise
James Lowenthal: Not all LED lights are the same
Professor James Lowenthal, chair of Smith’s astronomy department, shed some light on discussion of Northampton’s street lighting with a letter to the Daily Hampshire Gazette. There are different types of LED lights, Lowenthal noted, and it’s important to choose wisely, since LEDs last a long time. [For a copy, email Marti Hobbes.]
Prof. Don Robinson: Revisit the American experiment
In November, Prof. Don Robinson wrote a Daily Hampshire Gazette column devoted to the proposition that America’s constitutional system needs fundamental reform. In this month’s column, he offers an alternative “that would be an improvement, without pernicious side effects.” Robinson is the Charles N. Clark Professor Emeritus of Government at Smith. [For a copy, email Marti Hobbes.]
The Bostonians who want to bring down the Olympics
THE GUARDIAN, U.K.    1/20/15
Speaking on Wednesday before a crowd gathered to oppose Boston’s Olympic bid, Smith professor Andrew Zimbalist belittled the notion that hosting such a historic event would make Boston a “world class city.” To much applause, Zimbalist said, “we believe Boston already is a world class city.”

See also:

What's the cost of Boston's Olympic dreams?
WBUR RADIO  01/14/2015
Decree Reflects Rift in Boston Over 2024 Olympics
NEW YORK TIMES  01/21/2015
Boston Olympic Officials Unveil Proposal for 2024 Games
WGGB  01/22/2015
Incoming Students
Scottish student ready for American dream
THE DAILY RECORD, U.K.    01/23/2015
Lisa McMillan, a high school student in Cambuslang, Scotland, will enroll at Smith next year. “ I just fell in love with it,”  McMillan told the Daily Record. “I never thought someone from a lower-class background would be able to do something like this. This is a dream come true for me.”
Student Life
We’ve got spirit
New Hampshire Public Radio went into the archives to rebroadcast a popular 2009 piece about Smith’s spirit squad.
In Memoriam
Obituary: Susan Montgomery, 76
Smith alumna Susan Oliver Montgomery, 76, a longtime civic leader, died Sunday, Jan. 11.
News Release
Feature Photo
A campus magnet: College celebrates new Schacht Health and Wellness Center
The design of the new Nancy and Henry Schacht Center for Wellness makes it feel more like an ultramodern classsroom building than a campus health center. A dedication ceremony for the center—which brings medical, wellness and counseling services under one roof—will be held on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 5 p.m. in the center’s upper lobby.
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