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Science Reunion 2013
Registration is now open for Reunion and Commencement Weekend, May 17-19, and All Reunion Weekend, May 24-26. Reunion 2013 offers exciting new programming, featuring faculty presentations and even more family activities. Register by April 20 to avoid late fees. Also check out Reunion FAQs, campus bike rentals and a list of classmates who have already registered.
Women in Public Service Sherry Rehman '85 Fights Back
"Injustice is not something we need to show tolerance for," says Pakistan Ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman '85. She has been in the headlines since she was accused of blasphemy after proposing a bill to reform Pakistan's controversial blasphemy laws. In this DailyBeast/Newsweek story, read how Rehman is battling intolerance in her country, and at what price.
The Dark Side of Retail It's Not Women's Work
In a commentary for CNN Opinion, Smith's President-elect Kathleen McCartney says child-care and family concerns need to be considered parental issues—not mothers' issues. She writes, "We understand sexism when it's explicit—unequal pay for equal work—but we haven't acknowledged gendered cultural biases surrounding parenthood. Our implicit biases limit the aspirations of men and women alike."
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From China to Art to Women's Rights Learning to Love Networking
How do you react to the word "networking"? Are you energized by the prospect of talking about yourself with new people, or are you concerned that you don't really know what to say to them? Business consultant and networking blogger Alana Muller '93 says anyone can learn to be a successful networker and even come to enjoy the process. Here she shares some tips on how to get started.
Elizabeth Eveillard '79 Elected Chair Precollege Programs at Smith
Smith precollege programs are summer courses for high school girls who want to pursue their academic interests and strengthen their college applications, all while staying on Smith's beautiful campus. Designed by Smith staff and faculty, the engaging curriculum gives a taste of the college's outstanding programs in the sciences, history, writing and more. Click here for information.
The Dark Side of Retail A Life-Changing Experience
Xingpeng Wang, a postgraduate student in the yearlong American Studies Diploma Program, came to Smith from the Yunnan Province in the southwest corner of China, far from the cosmopolitan cities of Beijing and Shanghai. Global STRIDE student Chelsea Orefice '16 talks to Wang about China today, Wang's first trip to the United States, cultural transitions and her hopes for the future.
Women in Public Service Women's Hall of Fame: Mollie Rogers 1905
Mollie Rogers 1905 is a 2013 inductee to the National Women's Hall of Fame. Rogers, who later became Mother Mary Joseph, founded the Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic in 1912, the first order of Catholic nuns in the United States dedicated to foreign mission. Her inspiration? Smith graduating students in 1904 setting out for Protestant missionary work in China.
The Dark Side of Retail What's Your Art Story?
Do you have a personal association or treasured memory related to artwork in the permanent collection of the Smith College Museum of Art? Then share your story! The SCMA will be collecting stories from alumnae and others in the Smith community to help welcome President-elect Kathleen McCartney to campus this fall. Click here for more information and to submit your story.
The Dark Side of Retail Smith Executive Education
Summer is a great time to take advantage of Smith Executive Education, including: From Specialist to Strategist for Women in Science, Technology and Engineering, June 2-7; Smith-Tuck Global Leaders Program for Women, June 17-21; and the Smith College Leadership Consortium, July 21-August 2. Smith alumnae receive a 25 percent discount.
The Dark Side of Retail An Inside Look at College Admissions
Exclusively for Smith alumnae: Is there a young woman in your family who is in high school and beginning the college search? Then come to Smith Connection: An Inside Look at College Admissions. Smith admission professionals will share strategies to help you successfully navigate the college admission process. On campus, Friday, June 21; $50 per family, includes lunch.
The Dark Side of Retail Insurance for Alumnae
For Smith alumnae of all ages and their families, the Office of Alumnae Relations sponsors insurance programs, including auto, health, homeowners, life, travel and long-term care, all at discounted rates. There is even a special, affordable health insurance plan for alumnae in New York City and a pet insurance program. Click here for more information.
Video Spotlight
Learn how Catharine MacKinnon '69 led the fight to define sexual harassment and make it discriminatory by law.
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At Smith's MacLeish Field Station in Whately, Mass., students engage in a quintessential New England activity—maple sugaring.
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Hannah and Maggie (Hannah Hickok '11 and Maggie Kraus '12) play three new songs at Smith's Media Center studio—enjoy!
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Where else but Smith could a liberal arts education include learning how to use drills, saws, welders and 3-D prototyping machines?
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