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The Tokyo Olympics: A Sports Economist's View

What’s it like to watch this year’s Olympics through a sports economist’s lens? We talked with Andrew Zimbalist, one of the nation's leading scholars of the business of sports, about this year's Tokyo Games.

  • Research & Inquiry
  • August 4, 2021
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Meeting the Needs: Students Open Resource Center

The new, student-run Common Goods resource center will provide students with toiletries, bedding and other basic-needs items free of charge, and with no questions asked. 

  • Campus Life
  • July 27, 2021
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Will Speak at Smith College

Nancy Pelosi—the first woman to serve as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and one of the foremost voices in American democracy today—will deliver a Presidential Colloquium at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, in John M. Greene Hall at Smith College.

  • Year on Democracies
  • July 12, 2021
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‘Heralding Hope’: Summer at Smith

This summer at Smith is a mix of virtual and in-person activities, including a record number of on-campus student research projects, pre-college and career programs and new humanities and social sciences labs.

  • Campus Life
  • July 8, 2021
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Capturing Smith’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

Six Smith students have recently been awarded Grinspoon Foundation Entrepreneurship Awards for their innovative business ventures.

  • Research & Inquiry
  • July 8, 2021
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A New Home for Past Presidents

Ten portraits of Smith’s former presidents—long housed near the main staircase in College Hall—will be moved to a place of prominence in the newly reimagined Neilson Library later this summer.

  • New Neilson
  • July 7, 2021
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Jane Yolen ’60: Word Count

With the recent publication of her 400th book, renowned author Jane Yolen ’60 adds up the gifts of her writing life.

  • Alumnae News
  • June 29, 2021
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Smith College Welcomes New Trustees

The Smith College Board of Trustees welcomes six new members who will begin their governance duties on July 1.

  • News of Note
  • June 29, 2021
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The Debate Over Transhumanism

In her new book, Susan B. Levin, Roe/Straut Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy, breaks down the debate over transhumanism, the moral and ethical dilemmas it presents, and its potential implications for society and humanity.

  • Research & Inquiry
  • June 29, 2021
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Prof. Michael Gorra: Turning the Pages

Author and English Professor Michael Gorra reflects on the books that shaped his literary life.

  • Research & Inquiry
  • June 18, 2021
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Seven Smithies Receive Fulbright Fellowships

Seven Smith students and alums have been awarded Fulbright scholarships after a particularly challenging application cycle.

  • News of Note
  • June 15, 2021
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Smith Donates Sophia Smith Items to Hatfield Museum

Smith College announced today the donation of a collection of more than 30 items that belonged to Sophia Smith (1796-1870) or her family to the Hatfield Historical Museum in Hatfield, Massachusetts.

  • News of Note
  • June 8, 2021
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June 2021 People News

Cutting-edge research, book awards and nominations for federal government service are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alums. Read about them in the latest People News column.

  • Campus Life
  • June 1, 2021
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Poet Joy Harjo: ‘Remake Our World’

In a commencement speech alive with her own literary art, United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo urged members of the Smith class of 2021 to map a future using the tools of “truth, wildness, beauty, transformation, bravery.” The college awarded 644 degrees on Sunday to students from 45 states and 32 countries.

  • Campus Life
  • May 30, 2021
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Here Come the Smithies!

Get ready, world. From empowering youth to fighting climate change, these new grads are ready to make a difference.

  • Campus Life
  • May 27, 2021
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Sophie Flomenbaum ’21: A First Responder

For Sophie Flomenbaum ’21, seeing a student emergency medical services organization she founded begin its work on campus has been the highlight of her time at Smith—the moment “where I looked back and thought, Wow! That happened,” says the psychology major and certified emergency medical technician.

  • Campus Life
  • May 20, 2021
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Ahlenne Abreu ’22: Goldwater Scholar

Ahlenne Abreu ’22 was recently awarded a prestigious Goldwater scholarship for her work in biochemistry. Here, she reflects on her path to STEM fields and her hopes for the future.

  • Research & Inquiry
  • May 17, 2021
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A Brief Guide to Commencement 2021

Commencement Weekend will look a little bit different this year, offering a combination of on-campus events for graduating students only, and virtual events for families, friends and community members, as well as seniors who cannot attend in person.

  • News of Note
  • May 17, 2021
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