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What They Are Saying: Smith in the News

"Environmentalism is becoming part of orientation. Beginning August 28, Smith College students will learn how to minimize their impact on the environment both on and off campus in a pre–orientation program, Sustainability and Ecological Literacy."

U.S. News producer Maura Judkis in a blog about the progress of the green movement, U.S. News & World Report, August 25

"Money comes in hard and goes out easy. How you plan your finances now can have huge ramifications on how your life will play out."

Smith economics professor Randall K. Bartlett, Boston Globe, May 21

"Everyone has tremendous potential. We try to expose these young people to as many positive experiences as possible, anything that will help them succeed in college."

Smith alumna Nicola Tollett Jefferson '84, the founder and executive director of The Achievement Project (TAP) of Chester, which assists youths who attend one of the lowest–performing high schools in the state to get into college and thrive, Philadelphia Inquirer, August 13

"The Smith campus lures students with its big, comfortable and friendly undergraduate houses. An even bigger draw is the off–campus social scene, in a western area of the state occupied by several other colleges."

Newsweek college guide, August 18–25 issue

"Fortunately, attention is finally being devoted to exploring the plight of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and examining their medical and psychological needs. Smith College's School for Social Work made a great contribution toward increasing awareness with a three–day conference last weekend."

Daily Hampshire Gazette editorial, July 3

"We wanted to make use of every inch of the museum for art."

Linda Muehlig, curator at the Smith College Museum of Art, about the museum's restrooms, in which sinks, walls, and even the toilets are works of art, in a July 10 interview with CBS affiliate WSHM about the museum's nomination for the title of America's best public restrooms

"The evidence from past recessions is indeed that sports is one of the last things fans cut back on. They need their distractions and they need their obsessions."

Sports economist Andrew Zimbalist, Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics at Smith, The Guardian, June 30

"By going [SAT] test–optional, Wake Forest and Smith hope to broaden their applicant pools and increase access for groups that are under–represented at selective schools. Those are worthy goals."

New York Times editorial, July 8

"Paula J. Giddings's splendid new biography will go a long way toward restoring [Ida] Wells's place in the historical record."

Boston Globe review of Ida: A Sword Among Lions, June 11. Sword author Giddings is the Elizabeth A. Woodson Professor of Afro–American Studies at Smith.

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