Baishakhi Taylor, who began work as dean of the college and vice president for campus life on July 1, has been working with other campus leaders to find ways to engage students in the daily life of the college this fall, while maintaining the health of the community.
and the college’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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College Bids Farewell to Seven Retiring Faculty Members
At the annual reception for retiring faculty members held earlier this month, President Kathleen McCartney thanked this year’s honorees for more than 176 combined years of service to the college.
“They leave remarkable legacies—inspiring classes, groundbreaking scholarship and dedicated service to our students,” McCartney told the audience of faculty colleagues gathered in Alumnae House Living Room for the event.
At the reception, toasts were offered in honor of the retiring faculty members by McCartney; Provost and Dean of the Faculty Katherine Rowe; Jesse Bellemare, assistant professor of biological sciences; Ann Leone, professor of French studies and landscape studies; William Oram, Helen Means Professor of English Language and Literature; and Daniel Gardner, Dwight W. Morrow Professor of History.
The seven Smith faculty members retiring this year are
Joan Berzoff, professor of social work;
Jane Bryden, Iva Dee Hiatt Professor of Music;
Steven M. Goldstein, Sophia Smith Professor of Government;
Michael Marcotrigiano, professor of biological sciences and director of the Smith Botanic Garden;
Catherine Nye, associate professor of social work;
Eric Reeves, professor of English language and literature; and
Marilyn Rhie, Jessie Wells Post Professor of Art and professor of East Asian studies.