Best of Smith, 2013–14

Some of this year's nearly 700 Smith graduates celebrate the college's 136th Commencement.

“At Smith, we celebrate the courage to explore the world in all its wonder. This is our legacy, and this  is our future.” With those words, Smith’s eleventh president, Kathleen McCartney, kicked off the academic year in full at her inauguration celebration in October. Seven months later, she closed it with this advice to the nearly 700 graduating seniors gathered in the Quad for Commencement: “Live out loud. Savor the world as you save it.” The weeks in between saw Smith celebrate milestones in sustainability and student access. Faculty explored the meaning of gratitude. Students spent a day in the apple orchards of western Massachusetts, and the entire Smith community helped a feminist icon celebrate her 80th birthday. These stories and more make up the past year at Smith. Dive in and relive some of the best moments.