There will be new ways to celebrate the start of the academic year at Convocation on September 3. Along with traditional marches, speeches and expressions of house pride, this year’s event will feature kickoff barbecues, an outdoor carnival—and cupcakes.
First-year students Azhar Gulaid and Emily Ruppel won a contest hosted recently by Smith’s summer reading program. Find out what they did to earn spots at a dinner with noted author and researcher Claude Steele and President Kathleen McCartney.
A regular sampling of some of the most recent accomplishments of Smith faculty, staff, students and alumnae in fields ranging from music to disease prevention. Read about publications, professional awards, career promotions and more.
Smith alumna Caroline Clarke didn't set out to find her birth parents until some health issues a few years ago prompted her to start digging into her past. What she found was surprising and moving—and is captured in Clarke's acclaimed new memoir, Postcards from Cookie: A Memoir of Motherhood, Miracles, and a Whole Lot of Mail.
Nebraska natives and alumna sisters Karen Griffin ’84 and Jane Griffin-Ciotti ’87, have returned home to help protect one of their state's—and the region's—most precious resources. The two sisters have chosen divergent paths but share a singular commitment to groundwater protection.
Paige Christie '15 says she's been thinking about swimming the English Channel since she first visited Smith. In August, Christie hopes to become the sixth Smithie to complete the approximately 21-mile swim in waters known for "chop," large transport ships, debris and stinging jellyfish.
Workshops, dinners, an outdoor carnival and special events are all part of Smith's Orientation beginning Aug. 29. Find out what's new about the program this year—including the importance of the number 3.