Harvard psychologist Robert Kegan will offer a Presidential Colloquium on “The Deliberately Developmental Organization: A New Social Contract for Work?” on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The talk examines how work settings would be different if they took account of recent breakthroughs in the understanding of adult development and the brain.
Smith’s Class of 2021 will be chosen from a record number of applicants, says Audrey Smith, the college’s vice president for enrollment. The college has attracted 5,432 applications, including a record 1,408 international students. The application deadline was January 15.
Laverne Cox—the Emmy Award-winning actress, producer and activist perhaps best known for her role as Sophia Burset in Orange Is the New Black—will speak at Smith’s John M. Greene Hall at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 8. Cox’s visit to Smith is organized by the college’s Student Event Committee, and tickets are required. Read on for details.
A new building providing supportive housing for veterans exiting homelessness in Washington, D.C., has been named for President Emerita Jill Ker Conway and her late husband, John.
On a cold and cloudy afternoon in January, half a dozen Smithies settled into window seats in the Bechtel Environmental Classroom, laptops at the ready. The blond wood floors gleamed in the wintry daylight. Outside, the view stretched across a snowy hillside. If ever there was a “room of one’s own” to motivate writing, it’s the classroom at Smith’s MacLeish Field Station in West Whately, Mass., where students in an Interterm class spent three days being inspired by the setting.