Speeches & Writings

Selected Speeches, Interviews and Messages

Remarks at a Campus Gathering Following the Ferguson Ruling, November 25, 2014

Remarks at Opening Convocation, September 3, 2014

The Year at Smith: A Message from President McCartney, June 30, 2014

On Saving—and Savoring—the World: Remarks at Ivy Day, May 17, 2014

Remarks to the Senior Class at Baccalaureate, May 15, 2014

NPR, May 14, 2014: As More Speakers Get The Boot, Who’s Left To Send Off Graduates?

The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 1, 2014: Once a First-Generation Student, Now a College President

Statement on American Studies Association Resolution, December 24, 2013

Remarks to the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce “Incite Leadership” Breakfast, December 17, 2013

Inaugural Address: “Busy Being Born,” October 19, 2013

Remarks at Opening Convocation, September 2, 2013

Welcome Panel for New Students and Families, August 28, 2013

Address to Alumnae, August 20, 2013

Address to the Graduating Class of the School for Social Work, August 16, 2013

A Video Greeting to the Smith Community, July 1, 2013

Welcome Message to the Smith Community, January 25, 2013

Letters to the Community

Messages in Response to Grand Jury Decisions: December 5, 2014

Preparing for the Ferguson Ruling: November 24, 2014

Admission Policy Study Group: November 7, 2014

Campus Discourse Working Group: October 6, 2014

New York Alumnae Panel: September 29, 2014

Sexual Assault Policies and Practices: September 18, 2014

Fossil Fuels Update from the President and Chair of the Board of Trustees: September 8, 2014

Announcement Regarding the 2014 Commencement Speaker, May 12, 2014

Fossil Fuels: Divest Smith Response, September 11, 2013

Selected Writings and Columns

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Fall 2014: Challenging the Ideological Echo Chamber

CNN.com, September 4, 2014: Is Free Speech At Risk at Our Universities?

The New York Times, September 1, 2014: Letter to the Editor

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Summer 2014: Hearing All Voices

The New York Times, May 4, 2014: Letter to the Editor

CNN.com, March 24, 2014: Happy 80th, Gloria Steinem

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Spring 2014: Hope for an Equal Chance

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Fall 2013: A Community Unlike Any Other

LeanIn.Org, August 25, 2013: Smith President to Female Freshmen: Don’t Lean Back

The New York Times, August 6, 2013: Letter to the Editor

CNN.com, March 15, 2013: It's "Working Parents," Not Just Mothers

Media Coverage

Daily Hampshire Gazette, September 1, 2013: Smith College President Kathleen McCartney Advises Fellow “First-generation” Students

The New York Times: A Dean at Harvard Is Chosen to Lead Smith College

The Boston Globe: Smith College Names Kathleen McCartney as 11th President

The Boston Herald: Smith College Selects Harvard Leader as New President

Inside Higher Ed: Harvard Dean Will Be Next Smith President

The Harvard Gazette: McCartney Named President of Smith

The Harvard Crimson: Ed School Dean To Leave for Smith College

The Republican: Smith College Selects Harvard Graduate School Dean of Education Kathleen McCartney as Its Next President

Harvard Magazine: Kathleen McCartney Appointed Smith College President