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Smith’s wide array of innovative programs and centers, cross-disciplinary initiatives, and internship and service opportunities are designed to enrich the academic experience to help students further explore their passions in real-world pursuits.

News from the Grécourt Gate

The Grécourt Gate showcases the ideas, the people behind the ideas and the original contributions Smith is making to larger intellectual dialogues through the culture of research and the liberal arts at the college, where a vibrant community of scholars and students exhibit a love of discovery. Here are some recent features.

‘Gaining the Trust to Stand and Argue’

Rehana Nazerali-Ruddy ’22, Bea Weinand ’23 and Nora Sullivan ’24 were among 150 students from 34 colleges and universities who recently participated in a three-day debate competition—in Arabic.

Prof. Sarah Witkowski: Alleviating Symptoms of Menopause

Can increased exercise alleviate hot flashes during menopause? New research by Smith professor Sarah Witkowski reveals some surprising results.

Selma Tir ’20: Shedding Light on Circadian Rhythms

New research by Selma Tir ’20 and Smith professor Mary Harrington suggests that regular exposure to dim light in the evenings may affect your liver functions.

Prof. Loretta Ross: Powerful Testimony

In testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Thursday, Sept. 30, Professor Loretta Ross joined other prominent women in sharing stories of their experience around abortion and in urging continued access to health care and reproductive rights.

Centering Intersectional Feminist Scholarship

Sitting at the juncture of women’s studies, critical race theory, and global studies, Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism is a double-blind, peer-reviewed academic journal founded at Smith under the leadership of former president Ruth J. Simmons.