Speeches & Writings

Selected Speeches, Interviews and Messages

State of the College Address, May 18, 2013

Remarks to the Foreign Correspondents Club, Hong Kong, June 7, 2012

State of the College Address, May 19, 2012

"Powering Up: Smith Women in Business," Remarks Given to Alumnae in Los Angeles, March 24, 2012

Interview on "Speaking Freely," KRUU Radio, November 15, 2011

Remarks to the Senior Class at Baccalaureate 2011, May 14, 2011

A video message about the college's financial position, July 2, 2010

Remarks to the Senior Class at Baccalaureate 2010, May 13, 2010

What is Happening in Liberal Education? A Speech to the Mellon Symposium on Engineering and Liberal Education, Union College, May 9, 2008

Commencement Address to the Clarke School for the Deaf, June 15, 2007

Remarks to the Greenfield Community College Foundation, September 27, 2006

Speech to Financial Executives International, Houston, September 19, 2006

Remarks by President Carol T. Christ at Opening Convocation, September 6, 2006

Speech to the Council of Social Agencies, September 16, 2005

"Inside the Clockwork of Women’s Careers," a Speech to the Chautauqua Institution, July 21, 2004

"Accountability and the Academy: Demands and Expectations," a Speech to the CASE Annual Assembly, San Diego, July 12, 2004

"Smith's Civic Mission": Northampton 350th Convocation, June 5, 2004

Inaugural Address by Carol T. Christ, 10th President of Smith College, October 19, 2002

Writings and Columns

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Spring 2013: Mothers, Daughters and Aspirations

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Winter 2012-13: A Campaign to Change Lives

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Fall 2012: Potential for World-changing Leadership

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Summer 2012: A Compelling Response to Prejudice

Myth: A Liberal Arts Education Is Becoming Irrelevant; American Council on Education Magazine, Spring 2012 (PDF)

The Power of Strategic Thinking: Trusteeship Magazine, March/April 2012

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Winter 2011–12: The Pulse of Smith

Association of International Education Administrators "Presidential Perspectives": A World College for the World's Women

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Fall 2011: Smith at 2020, and Beyond

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Summer 2011: Smithipedia

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Spring 2011: Honing the Art of Teaching

A Letter in Support of the DREAM Act

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Winter 2011: Partners in Global Education

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Fall 2010: Crossing Borders and Cultures

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Winter/Spring 2010: Toward a Sustainable Future

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Fall 2009: Stories of Life

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Summer 2009: Ensuring a Bright Future

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Spring 2009: Time for Bold Choices

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Winter 2008-09: Global Leaders

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Fall 2008: A "Perennial Blessing"

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Summer 2008: Sustainable Smith

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Spring 2008: Ensuring Equal Access

A Letter to the Senate Committee on Finance, February 22, 2008

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Winter 2007-08: Their Moment in History

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Fall 2007: Design for Learning

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Summer 2007: Life Stories

The Boston Globe, June 21, 2007: Retro Reform at UMass

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Spring 2007: Bonds of Sisterhood

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Winter 2006-07: A World View

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Fall 2006: Reimagining the Liberal Arts

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Summer 2006: Science, Politics and Speaking Out

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Spring 2006: What's On Your Mind

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Winter 2005-06: Revealing Demographics

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Fall 2005: The Smith Potential

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Summer 2005: The Last Frontier

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Smith College and Northampton

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Spring 2005: A World of Experiences

The Springfield Republican, January 24, 2005: Eighty-Hour Week an Arbitrary Standard for Career Success

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Winter 2004-05: The Balance of Time

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Fall 2004: Faithful to the Core

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Summer 2004: Crossing Intellectual Boundaries

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Spring 2004: What Makes College Valuable?

The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 26, 2004: Living in Public

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Winter 2003-04: Moving Forward While Minding the Budget

The Christian Science Monitor, October 11, 2002: The Excellent Student Scarcity Myth