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One Student: Storm Lewis ’21

Storm Lewis ’21 is committed to addressing issues related to food justice and climate change. For her Mellon Mays project, she’s researching farm-share programs and food initiatives. She’s also helping to plan programming for Smith’s designated Year on Climate Change.

  • Sustainability
  • September 16, 2019
Storm Lewis ’21

Smith College Welcomes New Faculty Members

Seven new tenure-track professors have joined the Smith faculty this year.

  • News of Note
  • September 11, 2019
Detail shot of the top of the Grecourt Gates

Climate Change as a Social Justice Issue

As alarm bells warn with increasing urgency of the effects of global climate change, Smith is responding with an urgency of its own. It has designated this academic year as the Year on Climate Change as a way of involving the entire campus community in seeking solutions.

  • Sustainability
  • September 11, 2019
Scientist looking into microscope. Includes words Year on Climate Change

Growing a Creative, Sustainable Enterprise

Katy Moonan ’12 combined her interest in microfinance with her passion for the arts and sustainability by founding ArteSana, a nonprofit based in Holyoke, Massachusetts, that produces beautiful woven goods.

  • Alumnae News
  • September 11, 2019
Katy Moonan ’12

College Names New Human Resources Leader

Anne-Marie Szmyt has been named associate vice president for human resources at Smith College. Her appointment is effective September 16.

  • News of Note
  • September 10, 2019
Detail of the top of the Grecourt Gates

The U.S. President and Immigration Law

Yale professor Cristina Rodríguez will open Smith College’s 2019-20 Presidential Colloquium series with a talk on “The President, Immigration Law and the Politics of Constitutional Structure.” 

  • Events
  • September 4, 2019
Cristina Rodriguez

What They Did This Summer

Here are stories from a handful of Smithies who shared lessons learned from their summer internship, fellowship and job-shadowing placements.

  • Campus Life
  • August 30, 2019
Esmeralda Mendoza and fish

What They Did This Summer: Chapter 1

Here are stories from a handful of Smithies who shared lessons learned from their summer internship, fellowship and job-shadowing placements.

  • Campus Life
  • August 30, 2019
Sophia Casten and Kimberly Scott

People News, September 2019

Leadership awards, art exhibitions and scientific research grants are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Read about them in the latest People News column.

  • Campus Life
  • August 29, 2019
Lamont Bridge

Amtrak Announces New Service to New York

Amtrak has announced new service between Northampton and New York City. 

  • News of Note
  • August 27, 2019
Amtrak train pulling into outdoor station

Lessons From the Reef

Smith's innovative coral education program marks 20 years of teaching and researching in Belize.

  • Alumnae News
  • August 22, 2019
five scuba divers

Dandan Zhong ’23: Ready to Explore

While volunteering with an arts organization in her native China, Dandan Zhong ’23 met some young children who forever changed her ideas about what art can accomplish.

  • Campus Life
  • August 21, 2019
Dandan Zhong

Leila Mottley ’23: Finding Her Voice Through Poetry

Leila Mottley '23, one of 640 students arriving on campus this fall, brings a passion for poetry, and her experience as Oakland Youth Poet Laureate, a position she was named to at age 16.

  • Campus Life
  • August 21, 2019

New Neilson: Innovative Space, Innovative Services

The new Neilson Library will be more than a beautiful building on campus; it will also be a space that supports new ways to learn and share knowledge. Susan Fliss, Smith's dean of libraries, outlines some of the library features designed to meet current and future educational needs.

  • New Neilson
  • August 21, 2019
Architectural rendering of New Neilson courtyard

Powerful Voices for Justice

In a ceremony that was equal parts hope and determination, humor and joy, the Smith College School for Social Work awarded master’s and doctoral degrees to some 126 graduating students Friday afternoon.

  • Events
  • August 17, 2019
SSW graduation

Natalie Heacock ’23: A Leader in the Outdoors

Meet Natalie Heacock ’23, one of 640 new students entering Smith this fall, and the founder of a girls’ outdoor adventure day camp in her Colorado hometown.

  • Sustainability
  • August 14, 2019
Natalie Heacock

Presidential Colloquium Speakers Announced

Leading thinkers on topics including immigration, human rights and climate change will present public lectures at Smith College this year through the college’s Presidential Colloquium series. The events are open to the public at no charge.

  • Events
  • August 14, 2019
Detail of the top of the Grecourt Gates

A Handbook for Life

How do you navigate life’s challenges, stay true to yourself and create the life you really need—not just the one society says you should want? Rowena Caanen ’17 is helping to provide some answers.

  • Alumnae News
  • August 13, 2019
Rowena Caanen ’17


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