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2012 Holiday Greetings from Carol Christ and Paul Alpers

Please enjoy this special presentation that celebrates another season of hope
at Smith College.

We hope you will find our students’ stories as inspiring as we do.

Carol Christ and Paul Alpers

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Kathleen McCartney Named 11th President of Smith College

Kathleen McCartney, dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and an internationally recognized authority on child development and early education, has been selected as the 11th president of Smith College. Learn more about Kathleen McCartney...

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Smith College Basketball 2012-2013

The Smith College Pioneers recorded their finest season in school history last year by hitting the 20 win plateau for the first time, tallying 23 wins and winning their first ECAC title. Come out and support this year's team and cheer the Pioneers on to victory! Click here for the 2012-2013 basketball schedule.

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EKTA Celebrates 25 Years at Smith

The South Asian Student Association celebrates 25 years at Smith with a theater production of Family Duty, a play which tells of the struggles of an Indian Muslim family. The free performance is Friday, November 9, at 7 p.m. in the TV Studio, Mendenhall Center, preceded by a free dinner at 6 p.m. in the Gamut. 

Saluting Volunteers

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Election 2012: Getting Out the Vote

At Smith, students take the right to vote seriously, and the Election 2012 season has seen a swarm of get-out-the-vote activity, from phone banks to canvassing, tabling and rallies.

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Volunteerism: Smith Women Changing the World

Smith women have a rich tradition of volunteerism, both as students and as alumnae. Volunteers: Smith Women Changing the World features just a few of these alumnae from across many generations who volunteer in their communities, on a global scale, and for the college itself. From building sustainable schools in Africa to working to help Smith achieve its vision for the future, alumnae volunteers are indeed “changing the world.”

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Hall of Fame

The Smith College Department of Athletics and Recreation inducted its first ever class into the Smith College Pioneers Hall of Fame on October 20, 2012 at a ceremony held at the Alumnae House.  Twelve individuals and one team, representing some of the greatest achievements in women's physical education, sport, and athletics made up the inaugural class.

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Getting Physical—Rugby at Smith

For the large majority of nearly 50 Smith students who become members of the college's rugby team, it's an unfamiliar game, unlike athletic activities they participated in in high school, or even came to know as spectators. But once they're on the team and accustomed to the physicality and competition—the full-speed hitting, the shoving, the scrum—something about rugby grabs them and doesn't let go. 

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Rare Titan Arum Flowers at the Botanic Garden

One of the great jewels of the plant kingdom, the Titan Arum, or Amorphophallus titanum, flowered for the third time in the Lyman Conservatory at the Botanic Garden of Smith College on 9/24/12. Our Titan first bloomed in 2005, and then again in 2008. Smith's Titan Arum was the first ever to bloom in Massachusetts.