Winter 2001 // Volume 15, Number 2 // Northampton, Massachusetts
From Baseball to In Situ Sculpture
players, businessmen and economists gathered in a packed hall
on the Smith campus in November to discuss the future of major
league baseball in a conference titled "Baseball's Future:
Competitive Balance and Labor Relations." The event featured
Bob Costas, an Emmy Awardwinning sports broadcaster who
has just published Fair Ball: A Fan's Case for Baseball. Other
attendees included Smith economics professor Andrew Zimbalist,
an author in his own right; Clark Griffith, former owner of the
Minnesota Twins; Marvin Miller, founder and former director of
the Major League Baseball Players' Association; Randy Vataha,
former New England Patriots player turned sports consultant;
and Stanford economist Roger Noll.
Invited to campus by President Ruth Simmons and the Smith College Club of Washington, D.C., a group of 35 fourth-graders from the Martin Luther King Jr. School spent a day on campus in October to learn about college life. Their two-day visit was consumed with optic and light demonstrations; hands-on experiments; computer and math games; and Caribbean dancing, drumming and storytelling. The D.C. Club's invitation was in response to National College Week and the Secretary of Education's request for colleges to reach out to primary and secondary schools. The Martin Luther King Jr. School is a central volunteer project of the D.C. Club, which provides tutoring and reading programs, helps raise funds for new computers and technical equipment, and organizes field trips for the 485 students in the southeastern D.C. school.
Women in Technology International (WITI)
and Smith are partners in plans to create the first WITI Technology/Incubator
Center. WITI is a professional organization dedicated to advancing
women in technology through education, online services, publications
and a worldwide network of resources. Plans for the incubator
center call for collaboration between WITI and the Smith Career
Development Office to encourage women to choose technology careers,
help women to launch technology-based enterprises and provide
tools and resources to help women meet technology-related challenges.
The center is scheduled to open on campus in 2001.
Smith welcomed seven new members to
the board of trustees on July 1. Serving seven-year terms are
Ann Kaplan '67, managing director of municipal bonds at Goldman
Sachs; Dawn Gould Lepore '77, vice chair and chief information
officer of Charles Schwab & Co.; Judith Milestone '66, senior
vice president at CNN/Turner Broadcasting; Victoria Murden McClure
'85, director of development at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville,
Kentucky, and the first woman and only American to have rowed
across the Atlantic Ocean; Nancy Godfrey Schacht '56, devoted
volunteer to several major arts and social service organizations;
and Anita Volz Wien '62, president and chief operating officer
of G7, a political and financial consulting group. Katrina Gardner
'00, former SGA president, will serve a two-year board term.
Smith students look forward to welcoming
award-winning humorist and political columnist Molly Ivins '66,
who will deliver the Rally Day 2001 address at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday,
February 21, in John M. Greene Hall. She will also receive the
Smith Medal, which is annually awarded to high-achieving alumnae.
The other medalists this year are Pamela Bowes Davis, M.D., '68,
a leader in the research and treatment of cystic fibrosis; Ann
Kaplan '67, managing director of municipal bonds at Goldman Sachs;
and Judith Tick '64, distinguished professor and pioneer in women's
history in music.
Botanic Garden is collaborating with the Museum of Art to host
a unique outdoor exhibition in April, installed by noted sculptor
and landscape artist Patrick Dougherty. During a three-week residency
on campus, Dougherty
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