Notes from Paradise
On Meeting Malala, Being an Activist
When award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02 organized a gathering to honor education rights activist Malala Yousafzai in her homeland of Pakistan, Sarah Belal ’01, one of Pakistan’s most dedicated human rights lawyers, was there to write about it. "Being an activist ... is a taxing road," she notes. "But when we met Malala, the work seemed validated."
2018 Sherrerd Teaching Prize Winners Announced Carrie Baker on Helping Women in the Workplace Alumnae Support Helps Develop Tomorrow’s Leaders
The recipients of this year's Sherrerd Prizes for Distinguished Teaching are Suk Massey, lecturer in East Asian languages and literature (pictured); David Gorin, associate professor of chemistry; and Tina Wildhagen, associate professor of sociology and dean of the junior class. Winners will be honored at a celebration in the fall. Carrie Baker, professor of the study of women and gender, recently appeared on the local PBS news magazine program, Connecting Point. She discussed the newly enacted Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which initiates a system intended to protect women in the workplace. There are many reasons why alumnae such as Mona Sinha ’88 are committed to ensuring full access to a Smith education for the best and brightest students. Prospective Smithies may someday lead governments, businesses and nonprofits. But first they need education and leadership training to develop their expertise.
Jessica Camille Aguirre ’07 Wins Prestigious Journalism Award
New York University’s Carter Journalism Institute has named Jessica Camille Aguirre ’07 the winner of its prestigious Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award. Aguirre, a freelance writer based in Germany, has served as a foreign correspondent in Europe and Africa. She will use the $12,500 grant to report and write about animal culling and extinction.
It’s Time to Register for Reunion 2018
Calling all classes ending in 3s and 8s; this is your year! Celebrate the power of Smith College in your life and attend Reunion 2018. Laugh, share, reconnect and remember. Go to the Office of Alumnae Relations website today for all the latest information and links to register. Don't miss the best Smith party of the year!
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
THE NEW YORK TIMES: Barbara Bush ’47 opts to halt treatment
THE ATLANTIC: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist: Fair-weather sports fans
USA TODAY NETWORK: Barbara Bush ’47 declines medical treatment
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