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News & Events for the Smith College Community
News of Note March 10, 2019

A New Look for the Grécourt Gate

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The Grécourt Gate is getting a new look! In keeping with the college’s efforts to make its digital communications more effective and user friendly, the Grécourt Gate will unveil a new “face” over Spring Break.

Readers will notice:

  • a new design that’s more closely connected to
  • a site that’s optimized for mobile platforms
  • easy access to a greater number and variety of stories
  • more vibrant use of photos.

Behind the scenes, the new Gate will:

  • make it easier to share stories between the Gate and, including on the pages of academic departments
  • make it easier to share stories via social media or email, with a “share this” feature on every story
  • allow the college to more often take a “digital first” approach, presenting selected stories online before they appear in print
  • integrate content between and the alumnae web site.

As is always the case in major website launches, you may encounter broken links, missing content or other issues during the transition to the new Gate. If you discover a broken link, or can’t locate a story in the archive, please contact

Read on to learn more about using new special features:

Screen shot of the Gate About + Contact drawer

Click the About + Contact link at the top of every page to open up contact information and links to the eDigest submission form, the story archive and more.

Screen shot of the sharing widget on news stories

The sharing feature on every story lets you quickly share a story on social media or email a link.

Screen shot of the archive searching options - by topic and year

The news archive page lets you find stories by topic or year published.

Thanks for exploring the new Gate!