Notes from Paradise
Town hall addresses campus race issues
A town hall listening session on racism drew hundreds of students, faculty, staff and local alumnae to John M. Greene Hall on November 23 to share personal stories, provide ideas for change and show support for students fighting racial injustices at Smith and beyond. Click here for the full story.
Expanding Ties to Asia Students Awarded Gates Grant
Julia's Thanksgiving Hotline

President Kathleen McCartney's recent trip to Asia included stops in four cities, where she met with alumnae, addressed high-level groups about Smith's science- and business-related initiatives and participated in a conversation with Ambassador Caroline Kennedy about the value of women's education and the liberal arts.

An engineering course project has resulted in a $100,000 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant for three students, Darpan Bohara ’18, Yashna Sureka ’17 and Christine Yee ’17 (pictured above), who will use the award to develop a fingerprint authorization system for merchants in India. Click here for their story.

Before the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line, concerned cooks on Thanksgiving Day would consult with no less than Julia Child '34. According to a recent New York Times article, despite the fact that her phone rang off the hook every holiday, she “embraced the role of national Thanksgiving commander in chief.”

Essential Smith: December Challenge
Help us raise $3.1 million to support Smith students. Throughout December, all donations will support The Smith Fund initiative that fuels a vibrant campus life and healthy financial aid budget.
Recruit Remarkable Students
Smith relies on alumnae to interview prospective students and attend college fairs. Interested in contributing? Contact the Admission Office at to find out more.
Vespers Streamed Live
Christmas Vespers will be held on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. EST in John M. Greene Hall. The first performance will be streamed live. Click here to watch.
Smith College Business Network
The Smith College Business Network is a comprehensive online resource for women in the business world at all stages of their careers. Join today to connect, coach and celebrate.
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