Notes from Paradise
‘Meridians’ Enters New Phase
Meridians, Smith’s pioneering journal of scholarship by and about women of color, begins the academic year with new leadership. Professor Ginetta Candelario ’90 became editor of Meridians in July, and award-winning poet and poetry editor Leslie Marie Aguilar is the new editorial assistant.
American History Told in a ‘Very Different’ Way Smithereens Share a Musical Tribute to Mountain Day 2017 Alumna Law Student Wins Big in Unique Competition
As associate director for external affairs at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Beverly Morgan-Welch ’74 strives to illuminate the influence, history and experiences of black people in the United States. “The influence black people have on America begins at the country's beginnings. We just don't know it,” she says. "When we know it, we will be a different America." Smithies got their wish yesterday when President Kathleen McCartney called Mountain Day. Many started the morning off with cider and doughnuts at the President's House. Alumnae from around the world sent best wishes, with one alumna writing, "One of the best of Smith traditions! I might have to take a hike up our mountain in memory of those days." Enjoy this Mountain Day tribute from the Smithereens. Suffolk University law student Catherine Dowie ’12 won $25,000, tying for second place, in the Philip Shawe Scholarship Competition. Shawe, co-CEO of Transperfect, a privately held translation services company based in New York, offered $100,000 in scholarship prizes to law students submitting legal briefs that favored reversing a 2015 court-ordered sale of Transperfect.
Study Tracks Women’s Entrepreneurship
Smith was part of a global effort to gather, analyze and present data measuring women’s entrepreneurship for the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2016-17 Women’s Report. Monica Dean, director of the Jill Ker Conway Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, led Smith’s participation in the study and says the effort is a natural complement to the college’s leadership in this area.
Smith People in the News
New honors, awards, scholarships and promotions are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Read about them in the latest People News.      
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Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
BLOOMBERG: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist: The economic impact of the NFL controversy
WASHINGTON POST: Prof. Kim Yi Dionne: Presidential age limits in Uganda
NEW YORK TIMES: Thelma Golden ’87: Leader’s vision for Studio Museum
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