"Take Me to Your Library!" That’s the theme for Smith Libraries this fall, a message that spotlights a virtual universe of library tools and services, including new digital resources, librarians on call—and books.
Author and activist Sonya Renee Taylor—founder of the radical self-love organization The Body Is Not an Apology—is this year's Smith College School for Social Work Commencement speaker. The SSW will award 138 degrees at Commencement on Friday, Aug. 17, at 4 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall.
Arts fellowships, scientific research grants and the Triple Crown of open water swimming are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Read about them in the latest People News column.
Even before members of the class of 2022 check in, pick up their room keys and collect their signature ivy plants, they have already made a mark as scholars, activists and entrepreneurs who bring a diversity of experiences to Smith. In the first of a series of profiles of new students, Ada Comstock Scholar Cecilia Mendez shares the story of why she chose to attend Smith, and what she’s looking forward to most about her first semester.
This year’s Smith Reads choice is We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler. The author will be on campus for a presentation Monday, Sept. 3, at 3:30 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall. Here, Xuan Truong ’21—one of two student members of the book selection committee—shares her thoughts on the process.