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New Wellness Series Celebrates Students' Identities

At a workshop earlier this month, Smithies explored an unusual question: How can identifying as an entrepreneur help women thrive? The program was part of the Schacht Center for Health and Wellness' new "Engaging Identity" series, which offers workshops, panels and community dinners that help students celebrate their unique personal identities.

Celebration of the Life of President Emerita Mary Maples Dunn Scheduled for May 28

A celebration of the life of Mary Maples Dunn, Smith’s eighth president, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 28, in Helen Hills Hills Chapel. A reception will follow at the Smith College Conference Center. Dunn—a historian and scholar who who served from 1985 to 1995 as Smith College’s eighth president, during a period of rapid economic and demographic change—died Sunday, March 19. She was 85.

Emma Imbrie Chubb Named Inaugural Charlotte Feng Ford ’83 Curator of Contemporary Art

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.

Campaign Impact: Financial Aid Opens Doors to Promising Women

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.

Media Leader Oprah Winfrey Will Deliver Smith College Commencement Address

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 KwanOlympic medalist and world champion figure skater; Henrietta MannNative American education and tribal leader; and Erin O’Shea '88president of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

New Plan Supports Climate Action in All Aspects of Campus Life

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.

People News

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.