Festive hats will be even more visible at this year's Rally Day celebrations, thanks to a new contest for most creative headgear. Prizes will also be awarded for best house banners at Rally Day Convocation Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 1:30 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall, when the Smith community gathers to celebrate four remarkable alumnae.
Cornel West—a prominent civil rights activist and scholar perhaps best known for writing Race Matters and Democracy Matters—will speak in John M. Greene Hall at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11. The event is open to the public at no charge, and no tickets are required. Doors will open at 6 p.m. (In case of a full house, the talk will be live-streamed to Weinstein Auditorium in Wright Hall.)
A totally new smith.edu—featuring a visually engaging design, simplified global navigation, improved usability and search, and a layout optimized for vertical scrolling and mobile devices—will begin rolling out later this spring and throughout the year.
Smith senior Charnice Charmant is equally at home in a science lab and a dance studio. In an interview in the Winter Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Charmant talks about her double major in chemistry and dance and her research on black dance as a link between higher education, race and class.
To gain a more accurate picture of commuting by Smith employees, with an eye to further reducing the college's carbon footprint, the Office of Campus Sustainability is surveying staff and faculty about their daily travel to campus. The deadline for submitting the anonymous survey is February 12.
The way you hear about Smith news is changing. A new email newsletter, Notes from Paradise, is designed to bring Smith’s most important stories to people on and off campus. The new Notes will arrive in email inboxes weekly beginning Wednesday, Feb. 3.
Planning to attend Viola Davis' March 2 talk at Smith? Here's how to get your tickets.
Fellowships, publications and academic honor society posts are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Read about them in the latest People News column.