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Prof. Andrew Zimbalist: The challenges facing Rio
The New York Times    01/28/2016
Andrew Zimbalist, the Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics, talked with The New York Times about challenges facing the Rio Olympics, including spending cuts, accusations of bribery and the Zika virus. “Plagued by so many problems, Rio is clearly in a league of its own among host cities of the Olympics in recent memory,” Zimbalist told the paper.

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The farce of the Super Bowl deal
San Francisco Weekly  01/27/2016
San Francisco envious of Santa Clara's 'sweetheart deal'
Contra Costa Times  01/26/2016
Alumnae News
Changing the country, one kid at a time, through sports
Boston Globe    01/22/2016
Marquis Taylor MAT ’11 was a Project Coach fellow at Smith. Now he’s bringing a version of the program to Boston.  
Alumna named to TiVo board
The Hollywood Reporter    01/12/2016
Wendy Webb ’80, CEO of Kestrel Corporate Advisors, has been named to the board of directors of TiVo.
Alumna is named health director
Atlanta Journal-Constitution    01/24/2016
Kathleen E. Toomey ’73 has been named the new health director for Fulton County, Ga.
What is modern feminism?
Washington Post    01/28/2016
What is feminism today? And how does it compare to the Second Wave feminism of 50 years ago? The Washington Post talked with Shira Frank ’06 and her grandmother, Helen Redman, about changes in women’s activism.
Faculty Expertise
An entrancing tale of liberty unbound
Daily Hampshire Gazette    01/27/2016
“Every once in a while, an amazing work of imagination forces us to think anew about how toxic effects have spread throughout our culture and what we must do to atone for them,” writes Don Robinson, Charles N. Clark Professor Emeritus of Government at Smith, in this op-ed. The Book of Negroes, a 2007 book by Lawrence Hill, is one such work.
Prospects for peace talks
Haaretz, Israel    01/25/2016
Steven Heydemann, the Janet Wright Ketcham ’53 Chair in Middle East Studies at Smith, talked with Haaretz about the Syria peace talks. “The underlying positions really haven’t changed,” he said. “What has changed is the willingness to compromise on core positions that would make a transition more likely.”
Smith in the Community
Creating social change
Daily Hampshire Gazette    01/29/2016
Even in a city where outdoor protests are common, the sight of 30 second-graders marching down Elm Street on Thursday singing songs like “This Little Light of Mine” was an unusual one. The Smith College Campus School students were taking part in what teacher Maggie Bittel says is a vital lesson about the Civil Rights Movement — the collective power of individuals to create social change.
Student News
A college student’s guide to Syria
Huffington Post    01/25/2016
Smith senior Jordan Houston offers readers “a basic study guide for everything you need to know about the conflict in Syria.”
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