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The Office of Alumnae Relations and Development welcomes you to “Stay Connected to Smith,” where you can explore the vibrant tapestry of Smith’s academic, cultural, and social initiatives. Here, you’ll find a wealth of engaging content, from thought-provoking lectures to insightful articles and impactful student projects, all to keep you connected, informed, and inspired.

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  • Meet Sarah Willie-LeBreton, the 12th president of Smith College.
    • The inauguration of President Willie-LeBreton celebrates the powerful role a Smith education plays in creating a better world.
    • In a letter to the Smith community, President Willie-LeBreton shared two themes that are important to her: joy and community. “This year, I’ll be looking for ways to create and contribute to our community, and I encourage you to do the same,” she wrote.
  • A new building will house the Lazarus Center for Career Development and the Wurtele Center for Leadership.
  • The Smith 2035 Vision Statement forms a framework for pondering how the college’s future will unfold in relation to trends and challenges, known and unknown, in society, culture and higher education.

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Exploring Joy

Created in celebration of President Sarah Willie-LeBreton’s inauguration, this mosaic of the Grécourt Gates displays all the ways members of the Smith community find joy.

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On Writing and More

Under the pen name K.D. Alden, Karen Potter Moser ’89 has written the novels A Mother’s Promise, inspired by true events surrounding the Supreme Court case Buck v. Bell, and 2024’s Lady Codebreaker, based on the real-life woman who helped thwart gangsters and World War II–era Nazis. For this CrimeReads special, she chats with fellow author Kate Thompson about muses, podcasts, rescue dogs, and more.

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Conducting at the Top

The New York Times features conductor Elim Chan ’09, who recently made her New York Philharmonic debut.

Making a Mark

Camille Bacon ’21 and Daria Simone Harper are interviewed in ESSENCE about Jupiter Magazine, their recently launched arts and culture publication.

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National Recognition

Valerie Lambert ’87 has been awarded the National Book Award by Arizona State University’s Labriola National American Indian Data Center for her 2022 work, Native Agency: Indians in the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Lambert, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina, earned a master’s and a Ph.D. in anthropology from Harvard University.

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From Book to Stage

The Interestings, a New York Times bestselling novel by Meg Wolitzer ’81, will be adapted into a musical.

Smithies Create

Analyze This

A popular podcast co-hosted by Deborah Clark Stewart ’65 provides Jungian analysis.

  • Smithies Create
  • December 20, 2023

Smithies have made their mark in literature. If you would like to have your work appear on our list of Smithie authors, please fill out this form.

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And the Winners Are...

A gallery of winning student entries in this year’s Amplify competition is now online.

  • Campus Life
  • March 5, 2024
Text on pink background: Amplify Competition There's never been a better time to have your voice heard
  • Dance artist Talya Epstein ’25 is the recipient of a $10,000 Alex Dubé Scholarship from The Entertainment Community Fund, which supports dancers in building their professional platforms. Epstein is studying for her social work degree at Smith.
  • In this Q&A, Sherry Li ’25 speaks with Maisy Hoffman ’25, co-chair of Smith’s change ringing group, about the basics of bell ringing, how bell ringers interpret patterns—rather than sheet music—to produce unique sound arrangements, and how students can join in on the fun.
  • Fifteen Smithies recently spent a Friday in New York City, learning about digital media and book publishing from experts working in the industry, including three alums at Condé Nast and three alums at Penguin Random House.
  • Smith soccer player Kyla Warner ’25 was selected for Academic All-District Honors by College Sports Communicators for her performance on the field and in the classroom.
  • Hear from students in the latest issue of The Sophian.