Notes from Paradise
Rally for Smith, Rally for Women
Rally Day is a time to celebrate the leadership of Smith women. Watch the live stream of the event, beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 21, and then show your support for the students of today--and medalists of tomorrow--by making a gift to The Smith Fund.
New at the SCMA: East Asian Body Images Why #MeToo is Finally Changing the Status Quo How to Preserve Precious Family Heirlooms
“Modern Images of the Body from East Asia” features a wide range of artworks—all of which look at the multifaceted representations of the body in East Asia from the 19th century to the present. The exhibit, mostly drawn from the Smith College Museum of Art’s collection, runs through Aug. 26. Read the New York Times op-ed by law professor Catharine MacKinnon ’69, as she explains how the #MeToo movement is accomplishing what sexual harassment law to date has not been able to do. She writes, "It is today’s movement that is shifting gender hierarchy’s tectonic plates." Have some precious papers you want to preserve? Smith College Archivist Maureen Callahan told theĀ New York Times that when it comes to papers and fragile documents, try to control the environment and avoid storing items in the basement. "Water and vermin are the greatest enemies of paper," she said.
Bridges: ‘Racism grows and spreads’
“Racism is a form of hate, and that’s hard to contain,” civil rights icon Ruby Bridges told a crowd of more than 2,000 people when she spoke at Smith on Feb. 4. “It festers, and it grows and it spreads, and if you think that it won’t affect you, it will. It will and it has. And that’s why we are where we are today.”
Zimbalist: Olympics are No Economic Boon
Andrew Zimbalist, the Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics at Smith, recently made a televised appearance on CNBC to discuss the economic challenges South Korea is facing in hosting this year's Winter Olympics. The games, he concluded, rarely have a positive economic impact on a region.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
POLITICO: President Kathleen McCartney speaks at Barnard inauguration
ASEE PRISM: Prof. Andrew Guswa: Promoting diversity and engineering identity
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