On this first day of the month, are you ready for an easy commute? Find out more about plans to construct a new, half-mile-long monorail to connect the Quad to center campus. The So-Fly-A-Smith Skyoneer will make its inaugural run in 2018.
'The Age of Sustainable Development': Earth Institute Director Jeffrey Sachs Offers Presidential Colloquium
What are the connections between nature and the economy? How can we encourage both economic growth and environmental sustainability? What shared goals could we develop to reduce poverty and hunger? Jeffrey Sachs—director of the Earth Institute and one of the world’s leading thinkers on sustainable development—will address these and related questions in a Presidential Colloquium on Wednesday, April 8.
The annual Shark Tank pitching contest is a crucial dress rehearsal for the Draper Undergraduate Women Entrepreneur's Competition to be held on campus in April. Claire Bowman ’16, an intern for Smith's Center for Women and Financial Independence, which sponsors Shark Tank, reports on what she saw and heard.
Jacquelyn Ottman ’77 has a mantra for reducing waste and overconsumption— "Reuse, reuse, reuse." Ottman, founder of a consulting firm that helps businesses with sustainability practices, will be part of a Smith Women in the Environment alumnae panel on Monday, March 30, at 4:30 p.m. in Neilson Browsing Room.
It's hard to imagine a stronger tradition at Smith than that of women's voices raised in song. Examples abound, from The Glee Club to rowdy renditions of Gaudeamus Igitur at Convocation to operatic voices emanating from Sage Hall practice rooms. Check out the newest Smith Alumnae Quarterly for a multi-genre collection of alumnae music makers who've put song at the center of their lives.
Julia Edwards '15 and fellow members of Smithies in Computer Science are hosting the college's first hackathon from 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28, to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 29 in Davis Ballroom. The creative marathon aims to draw first-time programmers and shine a light on the existing gender gap in computer and information sciences.
In the second in a series of forums organized by the Working Group on Campus Discourse, Smith community members are invited to take up the issue of free speech on college campuses. The event, to be held Monday, March 30, at 4:30 p.m. in Weinstein Auditorium, features a panel discussion followed by small-group conversations over dinner.