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Combining Performing Arts and Athletics

Until this semester, Pioneers soccer team member Aisling Keane ’19 had never acted in a play.  Zoe Margolis ’19 had appeared in campus theater productions and also likes to run and work out. But before this semester, she had never been a member of a Smith athletic “team.” As cast members of The Wolves—which opens Friday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, the students have been able to delve into those previously untried experiences in a play that seamlessly combines performing arts and athletics.

A New Record for the Class of 2022

Smith’s Class of 2022 will be chosen from a record 5,780 applicants—a 6 percent increase over last year and a 31 percent increase over 2013. All members of the Smith community are invited to celebrate the incoming class at a Cupcake Celebration being held Friday, Feb. 23, at noon in the Campus Center Atrium.

After the Storm: A Semester at Smith for Students from Puerto Rico

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 Responds to New Round of Proposed PVTA Cuts

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.  

Bodily Images Reveal Varied Cultures of Modern East Asia

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.

People News

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.

Life After Harvey

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?