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Student Application Essays Explore the Deeper Meaning of Gifts

In their application essays, students who will be entering Smith this fall share stories about the best gift they've ever given or received. From an antique typewriter to the naming of a star, the gifts they chose to write about offer a window into the creative spirit of the entering class.

People News

A sampling of some of the recent accomplishments of Smith faculty, staff, students and alumnae in fields ranging from literature to microbiology.

Smith's Community Garden Offers Students Lessons in Sustainability

As it marks a fourth summer in its on-campus location, supporters say Smith's community garden  is "maturing," with new raised beds, plantings, a picnic table and plans for more community outreach. The student-run garden hosts workdays on Friday afternoons in the summer for all members of the Smith community.

Goal Oriented: Jessica Lillquist '15 Reflects on Life as a Student Athlete

Smith's lacrosse midfielder Jessica Lillquist ’15 shares her thoughts with the Alumnae Quarterly on winning and losing, lucky sticks and being a student athlete. Her secret to being the Pioneers' leading scorer? "I love to shoot," Lillquist says.

The Enchantment of Imagining: A Conversation with Smith's Andrea Hairston

In the latest Insight, Smith professor Andrea Hairston ’74, explores the power of storytelling and imagination—the ability, as she puts it, to use the “what if?” to envision and create our futures. Hairston is Smith’s Louise Wolff Kahn 1931 Professor of Theatre.

New Book by Smith Professor Offers Poetry 'That Speaks to the Courage to Teach'

In his new book, Teaching With Heart, Sam Intrator, professor and head of the Campus School, captures the essence of classroom teaching through poetry. Intrator and co-author Megan Scribner solicited hundreds of essays from teachers—including Smith graduates—about poems that have made a difference in their work.

Smith Fulbright Fellows Praise College's Rigorous Support Program

Applicants for the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship describe an arduous process, but find that the hard work pays off, making Smith’s success rate the highest in the nation. Of this year's 27 Fulbright finalists, 15 Smith students have been named Fulbright Fellows.