Notes from Paradise
Behind the #MeToo Movement
Tomi-Ann Roberts ’85 (pictured), professor of psychology at Colorado College, studies the sexual objectification of women. Smith psychology professor Lauren Duncan researches the psychology of activism. Together, they discuss the consequences of objectification and why #MeToo resonates with women everywhere.
Wambui Mwangi ’90 Reflects on Her Mother’s Legacy Take a (Very!) Quick Tour of Cutter House Understanding and Treating Compulsive Hoarding Disorder
Named to honor Ng’endo Mwangi ’61, Kenya’s first female physician, the Mwangi Cultural Center will be rededicated April 6 to spotlight recent renovations and the center’s history. Mwangi’s daughter, Wambui Mwangi ’90, talks about the center’s role in Smith students' lives and her hopes for the center’s future.
Smith psychology professor Randy Frost was a featured guest on Keep Talking, a video series produced by the Brattleboro Retreat. The discussion focused on compulsive hoarding and treatments for the debilitating illness. Frost, an internationally recognized authority on hoarding, has co-authored several best-selling books based on his research.
Students Appear on ‘Good Morning America’ to Talk About Pressure for Perfection
Smith and Mount Holyoke students recently appeared on ABC News' Good Morning America to discuss stress and the pressure for perfection that today's young women experience. Likewise, they emphasized the value of creating space to allow for failure.
Register for the 2018 Women of Color Conference
More than 20 alumnae of color will offer workshops, presentations and discussions at the 2018 “Smith College Women of Color Conference: Persistence, Possibilities and the Power of Our Voices,” being held on campus April 13–15. Keynote speakers are diplomatic entrepreneur Farah Pandith ’90; cultural innovator Verna Myers; author and scholar Juana Maria Rodriguez; and Smith School for Social Work dean Marianne Yoshioka. Register now for this exciting event and connect with distinguished alumnae, faculty and students of color.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
BOSTON GLOBE: Rain or shine, Pioneer Valley is great getaway
NEW YORK TIMES: Catharine MacKinnon ’69 on sexual harassment
THE CONVERSATION: Prof. Brent Durbin: Can Gina Haspel bring the CIA in from the cold?
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