Smith alumna Caroline Clarke did not set out to find the identity of 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.
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.
Since the success of her debut novel, Painted Hands, in 2013, Smith alumna Jennifer Zobair has been helping to expand creative opportunities for Muslim women who want to share a more complex representation of their experiences in post-9/11 America. Zobair ’93 is a convert to Islam.
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.
Inspired by vintage clothing,Shareen Mitchell '80 runs a million-dollar business in the high fashion world of Hollywood. Mitchell, an actress turned designer who has reinvented herself along with her clothing line, dresses celebrities and even has her own reality show.
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.
In their application essays, students who will be entering Smith this fall share stories about the best gift they've ever given or received. From an antique typewriter to the naming of a star, the gifts they chose to write about offer a window into the creative spirit of the entering class.