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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.

People News November 2019

Data science awards, published essays and career promotions are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Read about them in the latest People News column.

The Joy of Translation: Smith’s First Slam

Smith’s first annual Poetry Translation Slam, which will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Poetry Center, is decribed as having all the best characteristics of a classic poetry slam: it will be joyful, interactive—even a bit rowdy.

Viewing Failure as Part of Learning

From demonstrating handstands to sharing job rejection letters, Smith faculty members are finding creative ways to help students feel more confident about the challenges of learning.

Learning Across the Lifespan at Smith

Dina Venezky ’92, executive director of non-degree programs at Smith, says it’s exciting to be leading a team that is working to expand learning opportunities for high school, college and executive women.

Activist Loretta Ross: Staying Hopeful

After nearly five decades of frontline social justice organizing, activist and author Loretta Ross—who this year is a visiting associate professor in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender— is focused on teaching.