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Gloria Happy 80th Birthday, Gloria!
Legendary activist Gloria Steinem '56 turns 80 today, March 25. Join the Smith community in celebrating the extraordinary accomplishments of this icon and leader in the movement for equality. Go to the Happy Birthday, Gloria! website to find:
  • 80 reasons to celebrate Gloria
  • A gallery of photos
  • Personal reflections by President Kathleen McCartney
  • An interview with Gloria from the Winter '09–'10 Quarterly
  • Professor of Sociology Nancy Whittier's observations in Insight about feminism today and how Gloria embodies the passionate activist
Join the celebration! Post the photo on the left as your Facebook profile picture today. PC users: Right click on photo and save, then upload to Facebook. Mac users: Click on photo and drag to your desktop, then upload to Facebook.
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Science Missing Smith? Come to Reunion
Registration is open for Reunion and Commencement Weekend, May 15–18, and Reunion Weekend, May 22–25. See best friends, make new friends, meet President Kathleen McCartney as she celebrates her first Smith Reunion and hear about Smith today. Register by April 20 to avoid late fees. Also check out Reunion FAQs and a list of classmates who have already registered.
Women in Public Service Women in Public Service Institute
Radha Paudel, a nurse who survived a 2002 massacre in Jumla, Nepal, founded Action Works Nepal to help her country become a more peaceful and sustainable society. Paudel is among 49 delegates coming to the two-week Institute of The Women in Public Service Project to be hosted by Smith, Mount Holyoke and Simmons colleges May 25–June 6. Click here to learn more about the delegates.
Get Your Children's Book Published
Children’s author Susan Hood '76 has written such books as Spike, the Mixed-up Monster, The Tooth Mouse and Rooting for You. But Hood, a former children’s magazine and book editor, understands that the children’s book publishing industry is serious business. Here she talks about her experiences and shares her number one tip for getting published.
mmm President McCartney Talks Affordability
President Kathleen McCartney credits a generous financial aid package for allowing her to be the first in her family to attend college, and one of her priorities is making a college education affordable for low-income students. Listen to her interview on the public radio program "Marketplace," as she talks with host Kai Ryssdal about access and affordability in higher education.
A Great Opportunity to Support Smith An Inside Look at College Admissions
If a young woman in your family is beginning the college search, we invite you both to attend Smith Connection: An Inside Look at College Admissions. Smith's admission professionals will share strategies for successfully navigating the college admission process. Join us on campus Friday, June 20, for this special day offered exclusively to Smith alumnae. Cost: $50 per family, includes lunch.
Video Spotlight
A Mary Quant coat from the 1960s, housedresses from the 1920s and gowns from the fabulous 1940s--these and more are included in the Smith College Historic Clothing Collection. Watch the video and learn how this remarkable collection is being used across campus.
The success of Smith’s $450 million Women for the World campaign continues, and the stage is set for its next phase, under the leadership of President Kathleen McCartney. Watch a new video created to inspire continued support from the Smith community.
Follow Kathleen McCartney on Twitter
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