Due to predicted inclement weather, Smith College will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 27. Classes will not be held; all events are canceled; and administrative offices and all buildings, including athletic facilities, will be closed.
The design of the new Nancy and Henry Schacht Center for Wellness makes it feel more like an ultramodern classsroom building than a campus health center. A dedication ceremony for the center—which brings medical, wellness and counseling services under one roof—will be held on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 5 p.m. in the center's upper lobby.
An Aztec curse seemed like a minor obstacle as Rob Nicholson, manager of the Botanic Garden's Lyman Conservatory, climbed a tree in Oaxaca, Mexico, to gather plant samples. But then—he fell out of the tree. An article in the latest Insight offers tales from Nicholson's other global collecting trips.
Seven years before he was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., made a visit to campus and preached a sermon at Helen Hills Hills Chapel. Other connections between King and Smith are revealed in the college archives, including civil rights teaching and organizing traditions.
A new scholarship program unveiled last month will open Smith's doors to more promising students from area community colleges. “These are women who will give 100 percent,” says Patricia Woods ’00, who came to Smith from Holyoke Community College and is now assistant director in the Lazarus Center for Career Development.
Everyone thought they knew which important Smith leader had originally owned the elegant Chickering semi-concert grand piano that had long taken up space in a Sage Hall practice room. But it took a a pair of piano restorers and a visit to the Smithsonian Institution to confirm the truth, as this article in the latest Smith Alumnae Quarterly reveals.
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