Emma Imbrie Chubb has been named the inaugural Charlotte Feng Ford ’83 Curator of Contemporary Art at the Smith College Museum of Art. Her appointment is effective July 10, 2017.
The students’ words varied slightly, but the sentiments they expressed at an event celebrating financial aid at Smith were unwavering: "Without financial aid I wouldn’t be here." "Simply put, I would not be attending Smith without my scholarships." Securing more funds for aid was the highest priority of the Women for the World campaign, which raised close to $130 million for financial aid, including funds for 103 new endowed scholarships.
Oprah Winfrey will deliver the Commencement Address at Smith's graduation ceremony in May. Winfrey will receive an honorary degree at commencement, as will Clare Higgins, executive director of Community Action in Northampton; Michelle Kwan, Olympic medalist and world champion figure skater; Henrietta Mann, Native American education and tribal leader; and Erin O’Shea '88, president of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
The Smith College Study Group on Climate Change has released a report that recommends harnessing Smith’s unique strengths to address the complexities of climate change.The result of a yearlong process of study and community engagement, the report makes recommendations for how to embed sustainable development in all aspects of college life—from campus operations to academics to financial investments.
Semesters at sea, professional development scholarship awards and career promotions are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Read about them in the latest People News column.