Eighteen-year-old Alanis Rodriguez had hardly begun her college education at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) when Hurricane Maria plunged the island into darkness last September. Rodriguez responded to Smith’s offer of a semester’s free tuition and room and board and is one of three UPR students who enrolled for the spring semester. They arrived in January for orientation—just in time for a fresh coat of snow.
Smith, alongside the other members of the Five College Consortium, is again seeking community support in responding to proposed cuts to essential Pioneer Valley Transit Authority Five College bus routes. Several proposed changes will directly affect services between Smith and the Five Colleges. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to voice concerns, either via a survey or by attending upcoming hearings on the issue.
A new exhibition at the Smith College Museum of Art explores what artistic representations of the body reflect about East Asian culture and history from the 19th century to the present. On view through August, 体 Modern Images of the Body from East Asia features artworks drawn mainly from the SCMA’s collection that evoke the region’s changing identities, socio-political realities and artistic movements.
Scientific research trips, new publications and grant awards are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Read about them in the latest People News column.
Houston teacher Lisa L. Daniels ’12 penned a moving New York Times op-ed in the middle of the monster storm Hurricane Harvey last August. What’s happened in the aftermath?