In teaching Smith’s new journalism course, reporter Nancy Cohen brings front-line experience—as well as big-picture questions—to the classroom. “Journalism: Principles and Practice” focuses on fundamental issues journalists face, including the role that reporters play in a democracy, and how journalistic writing differs from academic writing.
This year’s 16 Innovation Challenge grants will fund programs including cross-cultural coalition building, global wellness programming and body-positive workshops. Established last year by President Kathleen McCartney, the Innovation Challenge grants support research, teaching and learning programs built around themes of inclusion, diversity and equity.
Sharing a love for science and powerful lessons from family and mentors are among the reasons the 2017 Sherrerd Teaching Prize winners say they teach. A videotape of the November ceremony for this year's faculty honorees—Mark Brandriss, Ginetta Candelario and Laura Katz—is now available online.
President Kathleen McCartney has appointed David T. Carreon Bradley, chair of the Committee on Inclusion & Equity and associate professor of physics at Vassar College, as Smith’s vice president for inclusion, diversity and equity. Carreon Bradley will begin work at Smith on January 18, 2018.
Data science conferences, entrepreneurship awards and scholarly talks on the arts are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Read about them in the latest People News column.
Smith has announced a new visiting student program for students from the University of Puerto Rico displaced by Hurricane Maria. UPR students affected by the disaster are invited to apply to Smith for the spring 2018 semester by Wednesday, Dec. 6. Accepted applicants will receive tuition, room and board and a stipend to cover books, personal expenses and travel costs.