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Home Smith Home: Family, Friends and Collages

Haisely Wert ’16 lives in Jordan House, where she has filled her room with memories and mementos of family and friends back home, her love of crafting and an ever-expanding collage wall.

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Inauguration Highlight: Bagpipers Procession

Kathleen McCartney and the Smith community join Bagpipers as they march from the Quadrangle to the ITT for the start of Installation Ceremony.

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Inauguration Highlights

The installation of Smith College’s 11th president, Kathleen McCartney, took place on October 19, 2013, with the Smith community and notable guests on hand to celebrate and to discuss the future of higher education and women’s leadership.

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The Smith Community Celebrates Kathleen McCartney

Members of the Smith community and notable guests who came to campus to celebrate the inauguration of Kathleen McCartney send their best wishes to the new president and share why it’s an exciting time for Smith.

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Inaugural Address: Busy Being Born

The Smith community was joined by delegates from colleges and universities around the world for the formal presentation of the symbols and responsibilities of office to Kathleen McCartney, Smith’s 11th president, on Saturday, October 19, 2013.

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Inauguration Music: "To the New Year"

“To the New Year,” by Kate Soper, Assistant Professor of Music
Commissioned by the Smith College Board of Trustees
The Smith College Glee Club and Orchestra

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Inauguration Music: "All You Need Is Love"

“All You Need Is Love,” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Arranged by Clifton J. Noble, Jr.
The Smith College Campus School Chorus, Cynthia Naughton, Director
The Smith College Chorus, Joseph Baldwin, Director
The Smith College Glee Club, The Smith College Orchestra, Jonathan Hirsh, Director and Conductor

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Installation of Kathleen McCartney

Delegates from colleges and universities around the world joined faculty, staff, students and alumnae for the formal presentation of the symbols and responsibilities of office to Smith’s 11th president, Saturday, October 19, 2013.

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The Transformational Power of Women's Leadership

A conversation showcasing women’s global leadership. Participants included Marian Wright Edelman, president and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund; Jane Harman ’66, director, president and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and former U.S. Representative from California; Farah Pandith ’90, special representative to Muslim communities, U.S. Department of State; and Julianna Smoot ’89, Democratic political adviser.

The panel was moderated by broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien and introduced by Gregory White, Mary Huggins Gamble Professor of Government at Smith and the Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard ’69 Faculty Director of the Lewis Global Studies Center.

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The Future of Higher Education Leadership

A panel discussion featuring Lawrence Bacow, president emeritus, Tufts University, member, Harvard Corporation, and president-in-residence, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Drew Gilpin Faust, president, Harvard University; Juliet García, president, University of Texas at Brownsville; and Peter Salovey, president, Yale University.

The panel was moderated by Tori Murden McClure ’85, president of Spalding University, and introduced by Agnes Bundy Scanlan ’79, Smith College trustee and senior advisor with Treliant Risk Advisors.