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Literary Legacy: Madeleine L'Engle '41 in the SAQ

Before A Wrinkle in Time became a science-fiction classic, the late author, class of 1941, developed a literary ambition that drove her to aim for the stars. That's one insight awaiting scholars when Madeleine L'Engle's papers come to Smith. Read about L'Engle's legacy—and other stories—in the Summer 2018 Smith Alumnae Quarterly.

Empowering Change: An Online History of the SSW

As it prepares for centennial celebrations on Friday, June 29, the Smith School for Social Work has unveiled a new website exploring its distinguished history as the nation's first social work school. Archival photos, profiles and oral histories highlight the SSW's 100 years of empowering change.

Remembering Jill Ker Conway, Smith's Seventh President

Jill Ker Conway — an acclaimed scholar and author who served from 1975 to 1985 as president of Smith College — died Friday, June 1, at her home in Boston. Conway was the first woman to serve as president of Smith.  

People News

Science and humanities research fellowships, career promotions and new publications are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Read about them in the latest People News column.

SCMA Acquires Alma Thomas Painting

The Smith College Museum of Art has acquired Morning in the Bowl of Night, 1973, a painting by the historically significant American artist and teacher Alma Thomas (1891–1978), who lived and worked mainly in Washington, D.C. and was active in the art movement known as the Washington Color School. Using bright, primary colors and geometric royal blue shapes that cover the surface of the painting from edge to edge, Morning in the Bowl of Night at once embodies and departs from what in the 1960s became Thomas’s characteristic, bold approach to abstraction.

What's New with the Neilson Project?

Work on Neilson Library is set to fully resume the week after Commencement, following a six-week schedule adjustment. While behind-the-scenes work on the project continued after the unexpected March 9 collapse of the building’s west pavilion cornice, demolition and heavy construction have been temporarily on hold. (No one was injured in the March 9 collapse, and no surrounding buildings or trees were damaged.) Here's what Peter Gagnon, director of capital construction, had to say about the Neilson Library project.

Smith Bids Farewell to 14 Retiring Faculty Members

At an event earlier this month in the Campus Center Carroll Room, President Kathleen McCartney thanked 14 retiring faculty members for their more than 500 years of combined service to the college.