Mental Floss

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Fun stuff for smart people. That’s how Mental Floss editor Jessanne Collins ’01 describes her work with the “offbeat, brainy and wholly delightful magazine.”

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Tuck

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A new summer collaboration gives Smith students access to an outstanding liberal arts education and a world-class grounding in practical business skills. Apply now for the Smith-Tuck Bridge Program! 

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Nicholson insight

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Whether searching out seeds or rare plant specimens from the high pine forests of northern Mexico or a single swamp in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Rob Nicholson, conservatory manager for Smith's Botanic Garden, has many stories to tell.

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Zimbalist

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As millions tune in for the college football playoff, and as the White House ponders a commission on college sports, Professor Andrew Zimbalist proposes a radical idea: “Academics, Then Athletics.”

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Home Smith Home: Comstock House

Yenelsa Duran ’16’s room in Comstock House is a perfect mix of comfortable, pretty and functional. The double education and Portuguese/Brazilian studies major has plenty of mementos of home—including a poster of her hometown of New York City and a Dominican Republic flag, her birthplace—mixed with keepsakes from teaching internships and Smith Latina leadership conferences. 

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Smith-Tuck Business Bridge Program

The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and Smith College are excited to launch the Smith-Tuck Business Bridge Program, to be held on the Smith campus in May 2015. While primarily for Smith students, the program will also be open to women studying at other institutions. Click here for more information.

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The Ada Comstock Scholars Program

The Ada Comstock Scholars Program was established in 1975 under President Jill Ker Conway to enable women of nontraditional college age to complete their undergraduate degree. The program was designed to accommodate women at all stages of life, offering the opportunity to complete their education on a flexible schedule and providing special academic and social supports. Named for Ada Comstock 1897, the first dean of the college at Smith, Ada Comstock Scholars enrich the Smith community in myriad ways. Learn more about this unique program and the diverse women in the class. 

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Piper Kerman, Up Close and Personal

The author of Orange is the New Black, Piper Kerman '92, talks to book critic Bethanne Patrick '85 about her advocacy work highlighting the conditions of incarcerated women, and how the Netflix series is making this topic a national conversation. This event was co-sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries and the Student Event Committee (SEC).

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The Life and Legacy of Otelia Cromwell

"The Life and Legacy of Otelia Cromwell," a new video about Smith's first African American graduate, is part of the college's 25th annual celebration in her honor. The video traces Cromwell’s life from her childhood in the 1870s to her emergence as a scholar and author.  Learn more about Otelia Cromwell and the new video here.

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Artist in the Wild

The MacLeish Field Station is the perfect studio for botanic sculptor Dan Ladd. Ladd, artist in residence at MacLeish, says that his work with trees and plants is “collaborative.” “I make an unusual art that uses living, growing plant material as an art medium,” he says. Stemming from a lifelong interest in botany and art, Ladd grafts branches of trees to create sculptural forms; fuses metal, glass and plastic inclusions into trees and other plant life; and molds roots to form shapes and written pieces. Here he talks about some of his works at MacLeish and his approach to art.