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Best of Smith 2008

As we mark the final days of 2008, let's take a look back on the year as reported through the Grécourt Gate. It was a year in which Smith students joined the nation in flocking to the polls to cast votes in a historic election. And it was a year that economics professors stood before the Smith community to explain why the federal government planned to bail out ailing banks. Admission did away with the SAT requirement and overhauled its visitor center. The college welcomed a new class, a new way to power the campus and a new spirit mark. While dancers were moved by a stinky plant at the Botanic Garden, black bears were spotted moving through campus. See below for more stories from 2008.

Election 2008 Coverage

Smith Students Flock to Local Polling Stations

JYA Students Offer Election Reactions From Abroad

Sarah Perkins ’11 at the RNC

Sara Aboulafia ’09 Cheers Obama

Faculty Research

Study Identifies Risk Factor for PTSD

Why Smart Women Can Feel Like Frauds

Crab and Snail Species in Arms Race off New England Coast

Study: Adopting American Habits Not Advisable for Immigrants

Integrating New Energy Sources

Notable News

Finding Sophia Smith's Will

Black Bears No Threat to Those on Campus

Stinky Plant in Botanic Garden Inspires Morris Dancers

Fashion Gallery: The Shoes of Smith

New at Smith

Smith Pioneers Adopt a New Spirit Mark

Admission Visitor Center Overhauled

Zipcar Adds to Fleet


Smith View on the Economy

Faculty Comment on Economy

The Economy and Smith

Op-Ed by Dan Horowitz: Economic Effects on Social Behavior

Video: Roger Kaufman Addresses the U.S. Economy

Student Happenings

Engineer Spends Summer on TV Set

Profiles of Students in Class of 2012

Smith in STRIDE: Scholar Gets a Piece of the Rock

Two Smithies Share a Summer of Food

Students Grow Along with Their Ivies


Cogeneration Power System Goes Live

Smith's Carbon Footprint Growing Smaller

Composting Program Expands to Three Houses

Student Orientation Program Focuses on Sustainability

Events to Remember

Food Authors/Activists Visit for Julia Child Day

Otelia Cromwell Day Ushers Historic Election

School for Social Conference on Veterans' Health

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President's Open Hour, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 4-5 p.m., President's Office, College Hall

Heating Season Start-up Begins, Monday, Sept. 18

Construction Updates & Central Campus Map

Open House for 'Meridians' , Friday, Sept. 22, 3 p.m., 18 Henshaw Ave., B2

Free Flu Shot Clinics, October 3 and 17, Schacht Center for Health and Wellness

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Three faculty named Sherrerd Prize winners, profiled on video.

Shanti Freitas ’08 was named a finalist for NCAA Woman of the Year.

Smith adopted a new admission policy: submission of SAT scores optional.

On Mountain Day 2008, October 3, students logged some time outside.
  International Students Day 2008, on October 24, featured dishes from 21 countries.