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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.

Items from Smith's Virginia Woolf Collections on Display in London

Letters, photographs, handmade books and other items from Smith's Virginia Woolf collections were recently packed into a specially made crate and flown off to be displayed at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The gallery's "Virginia Woolf Art, Life and Vision" exhibition runs through October.

SSW Dean and Alumni Panel Celebrate School's Anti-Racism Mission

The new dean of Smith's School for Social Work joined a panel of graduates in a July 14 presentation celebrating the school's 20-year commitment to fighting racism and exploring the work that Smith-trained social workers are doing to promote social justice through service to clients.