President Kathleen McCartney is traveling to cities across the world to greet alumnae, parents and friends of Smith. On October 30, 2013, she visited New York City to share her impressions of Smith, bring news from the campus and provide an update on the Women for the World campaign.
A $5 million gift from alumna and former trustee Phoebe Reese Lewis, Class of 1951, and her husband, John, will provide vital support for the Smith College Global Studies Center’s mission of developing students’ capacity for global understanding and leadership.
On her first day as president of Smith College, Kathleen McCartney sat down in one of the college’s most popular gathering spots—the Campus Center—to send a greeting to the Smith community and share her excitement for the journey ahead.
A new gallery, to be created in the Smith College Museum of Art, will be known as the Carol T. Christ Asian Art Gallery. Funded by gifts from trustees, including a foundational gift from Peggy Block Danziger ’62, the named gallery will recognize, in the words of Board Chair Betty Eveillard, President Christ’s “outstanding service to the college.”
Every one of the 14 business ideas pitched by Smith student entrepreneurs in the final round of the Draper Business Plan Competition on April 15 has the potential for breakout success. First prize, won by Melody Setoodehnia ’14, was a $10,000 check, plus free tuition to the Draper University of Heroes, a school for young entrepreneurs and an entrepreneurial risk-taker’s paradise.
A $1 million gift to Smith College from alumna and former Congresswoman Jane Lakes Harman endowed a writer-in-residence program that will expose students to great writers and mentors in the field.