In the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election, during her first semester at Smith, Amelia Windorski ’20 says many of her friends wanted to vote, but didn’t know how to register or cast absentee ballots. This semester, Windorski is helping to launch Smith Votes, a new initiative aimed at increasing the number of students who are registered to vote, are informed about candidates and issues, and are actively voting.
Freeman A. Hrabowski—president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a leader in science and math education—will deliver a Presidential Colloquium on “Promoting Access and Diversity in STEM Education” at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in the Campus Center Carroll Room at Smith College. The event is open to the public at no charge.
When Breanna Parker ’18 began working on a strategy to help Smith reduce its carbon footprint, she didn’t expect her research to become a national model. But that’s just what happened with a carbon-pricing tool that Parker helped create for the college during her senior year that is now part of a toolkit being distributed by the national Carbon Pricing in Higher Education Working Group.
Smith alumnae, faculty, staff and friends filled Helen Hills Hills Chapel on October 18 to celebrate the life of Jill Ker Conway, Smith’s seventh president. An acclaimed scholar and author who was the first woman to lead Smith, Conway died on June 1 at her home in Boston. She was 83.
Scholar and activist D-L Stewart will deliver the keynote address at this year’s celebration of Otelia Cromwell Day at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in John M. Greene Hall. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Healing and Resistance Through Community.”