The South Asian Student Association celebrates 25 years at Smith with a theater production of Family Duty, a play which tells of the struggles of an Indian Muslim family. The free performance is Friday, November 9, at 7 p.m. in the TV Studio, Mendenhall Center, preceded by a free dinner at 6 p.m. in the Gamut.
At Smith, students take the right to vote seriously, and the Election 2012 season has seen a swarm of get-out-the-vote activity, from phone banks to canvassing, tabling and rallies.
Smith women have a rich tradition of volunteerism, both as students and as alumnae. Volunteers: Smith Women Changing the World features just a few of these alumnae from across many generations who volunteer in their communities, on a global scale, and for the college itself. From building sustainable schools in Africa to working to help Smith achieve its vision for the future, alumnae volunteers are indeed “changing the world.”
The Smith College Department of Athletics and Recreation inducted its first ever class into the Smith College Pioneers Hall of Fame on October 20, 2012 at a ceremony held at the Alumnae House. Twelve individuals and one team, representing some of the greatest achievements in women's physical education, sport, and athletics made up the inaugural class.
For the large majority of nearly 50 Smith students who become members of the college's rugby team, it's an unfamiliar game, unlike athletic activities they participated in in high school, or even came to know as spectators. But once they're on the team and accustomed to the physicality and competition—the full-speed hitting, the shoving, the scrum—something about rugby grabs them and doesn't let go.
One of the great jewels of the plant kingdom, the Titan Arum, or Amorphophallus titanum, flowered for the third time in the Lyman Conservatory at the Botanic Garden of Smith College on 9/24/12. Our Titan first bloomed in 2005, and then again in 2008. Smith's Titan Arum was the first ever to bloom in Massachusetts.
Join John Davis, Alice Pratt Brown Professor of Art, as he leads an architectural tour of Smith College detailing some influential buildings on campus.