Notes from Paradise
Investing in Sustainability
Smith is providing $100,000 to the Smith College Investment Club to create and manage a new portfolio of fossil-fuel-free investments.The new fund, which grew out of a recommendation from the Study Group on Climate Change, offers a unique opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in the growing field of impact investing.
Apne App Honors Mona Sinha ’88 Anu Aiyengar ’91’s Rise to the Top Excited and Ready to Race
At its annual gala in New York City, Apne App, a nonprofit that works to end sex trafficking in South Asia, honored three women, including Mona Sinha ’88, for their efforts in combating violence against women. Gloria Steinem ’56 was the guest of honor and presented the awards. Anu Aiyengar ’91, who grew up in India, oversees JPMorgan Chase's North American mergers and acquisition group—making her one of the most powerful women in the field. When Aiyengar joined JPMorgan Chase in 1999, she says, “Sometimes I would go entire days where I never saw another female.”     Gracie Hackenberg ’18 and her race car team are set to compete this weekend in the Grassroots Motorsports Challenge, which will be live streamed beginning on Friday. Hackenberg, an engineering student, led a group of students in retrofitting a 1999 Mazda Miata for the race.
The Haunted History of Sessions House
In the spirit of Halloween, Smith College comes in at number 7 on Reader's Digest's list of the 10 most haunted colleges in America. Sessions House is believed to be the source of multiple hauntings and spooky goings-on from restless former residents. Whether it's true, only Sessionites know.
Shelly Lazarus ’68: ‘Be Who You Are’
Legendary advertising executive and Smith medalist Rochelle (Shelly) Braff Lazarus ’68 joins five other top women leaders in sharing their secrets to success with Forbes magazine. "There is a lot to be said for what I’d call authenticity," Lazarus says. "It’s being who you are, doing things on your own terms, being comfortable in your own skin."
Upcoming Career-Related Webinars
Should you take a job or take the plunge and start your own business? Can you really make a living working at a wildlife refuge? How might taking the job you don't want lead to the one you do want? These topics and many more will be discussed in the latest series of professional development webinars sponsored by the Office of Alumnae Relations. Each lunchtime session is free and open to the entire Smith community. Registration is required.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
MASSLIVE/THE REPUBLICAN: Smith professors recall poet Richard Wilbur
PARIS REVIEW: Prof. Michael Gorra: Henry Green is as good as his word
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist: Federal investigation fuels debate over amateur nature of college sports
WALL STREET JOURNAL: Gracie Hackenberg ’18: A built-it-herself race car takes on the track
View more mentions of Smith in the news >


Removal instructions: Please click here to remove yourself from future mailings. Thank you.

%%Member_Addr%%, %%Member_City%%, %%Member_State%% %%Member_PostalCode%%