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Two Smithies Awarded Magic Grants for Novel Oral History Projects

Ada Comstock Scholars Tanya Pearson ’16 and Meridith Baier ’14 have been awarded Helen Gurley Brown Magic Grants to support groundbreaking oral history projects. The grants program was endowed by the late writer and editor Helen Gurley Brown, longtime editor of Cosmopolitan.

Sharing Insights: Smith's Steinem Initiative Hosts Conversation for Women Organizers

This year's summer school for organizers hosted by the Steinem Initiative is designed as a conversation about what life is like for women organizers and how their experiences help shape larger movements for social justice. The gathering will bring a diverse group of organizers to campus June 20-23.

People News

Art exhibits, music competition awards and groundbreaking scientific research are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Read about them in the latest People News column.

Changing the Script: Summer SAQ Highlights Stories of First-Gen Alumnae

As the first in their families to finish college, first-generation alumnae know what it's like to push open the doors to wider opportunities. The Summer 2016 Smith Alumnae Quarterly explores their experiencesas well as offering profiles of Texas poet laureate Laurie Ann Guerrero AC '08 and Mars researcher Nina Lanza '01.

Charlotte Feng Ford '83 Endows New Position for Curator for Contemporary Art at SCMA

Charlotte Feng Ford—a prominent New York art collector and philanthropist, and a member of the board of directors at the New Museum and at The Kitchen—has made a $2.5 million gift to endow a curatorship of contemporary art at the Smith College Museum of Art.

Hands-On History: Students Help Shape Smith’s New MOOC on Political Activism

The college's first MOOC features the work of a group of Smith students who began creating materials for the online course last year while enrolled in professor Lauren Duncan's Psychology of Political Activism seminar. Duncan says Smith's is the first known MOOC to rely heavily on student-created content.

Board of Trustees Welcomes Six New Members

The Smith College Board of Trustees welcomed six new members who will begin their governance duties July 1. The new members—four of whom are Smith alumnae—represent fields including business entrepreneurship, philanthropy, law and architecture.

School for Social Work Series Opens With Talk on Adoptive Families

Abbie Goldberg, director of clinical training at Clark University, kicks off this year's Smith School for Social Work Public Lecture Series with a talk on adoptive families headed by diverse couples, Monday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Weinstein Auditorium.