Smith is one of 10 prominent schools that recently joined the Say Yes Higher Education Compact, part of a national nonprofit organization that helps make higher education accessible and affordable, assuring that the neediest students are eligible, at a minimum, to attend college tuition-free.
Five, an exhibition of artworks by 15 top Five College students—including three from Smith—in the consortium's Advanced Studio Seminar is on display Friday, Dec. 6, through Tuesday, Dec. 10, in the Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Included are works by Smith juniors Taylor Barrett, Susie Carter and Abigail Tatarian.
Instrumentalists, vocalists and holiday revelers all are invited to join the first Holiday Sing-along and Open Jam, an event co-sponsored by Smith libraries and Forbes Library. The sing-along, on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 1 p.m. in the Calvin Coolidge Room at Forbes Library, is free, but donations will be accepted to assist with Typhoon Haiyan relief. View the event poster.
In the spirit of the Diggers, an agrarian group in 1640s England that believed in equity and sharing, the cast of the Smith theatre production of Light Shining in Buckinghamshire will break bread—literally, in the form of dinner rolls baked by dining services—with the audience. The play opens today, Wednesday, Dec. 4 (Dollar Night), through December 7.
The popular Christmas Vespers, the annual vocal and instrumental celebration, will take place on Sunday, Dec. 8, with performances at 4 and 7:30 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall by the Smith College Chorus, Glee Club, Chamber Singers, Handbell Choir and Orchestra, with plenty of audience participation. For the third year, this year's Vespers will be available for viewing online.
Nancy Roseman '80 in July became the first female president of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Penn. Several students attended academic conferences in late October. Meanwhile, Piper Foreso, events coordinator in college relations, took the People's Choice Award in a recent art festival for her sculpture "DragonFlies." PeopleNews.
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