Notes from Paradise
Smith Investment Club Launches New Fund
Winning stock proposals in the Investment Club's annual pitch competition focused on creating a student-managed portfolio that represents a campuswide interest in sustainable investing. The club will launch the new fossil-fuel-free innovation fund with $100,000 provided by the college.
Claudia San Pedro ’91 is New President at Sonic Museum of Art Hosts Rembrandt Study Session Professor Examines Life and Land Along the U.S. Border Wall
Drive-in restaurant chain Sonic Corp. recently announced the promotion of its former chief financial officer, Claudia San Pedro ’91, to the role of president. A 12-year veteran of the Oklahoma City company, San Pedro hopes to drive Sonic's growth in the coming years with the integration of new technology and an "order ahead" mobile app. A study session on April 14 at the Smith College Museum of Art brought experts together with students and faculty to examine three versions of The Three Crosses, a rare Rembrandt print donated to the museum last year by Mary Gordon Roberts ’60. The Rembrandt study session was followed by a public viewing of the prints. Professor of Government Velma García ’79 grew up in Texas and has lived in Mexico. She has extensively studied how the border wall in the U.S. Southwest, built in 2008, has violated the rights of Hispanic and Native American landowners in Texas and Arizona and has damaged the environment.  
President McCartney On How Educators Can Support Students Against Gun Violence
In an op-ed for Inside Higher Ed, President Kathleen McCartney calls gun violence a "human rights issue" and offers ways colleges can support students while advancing the movement to prevent violence in schools. She writes, "Every educator should care about the prevention of gun violence—indeed, violence in any form—that cuts short the futures of young people, many as their educations have barely begun."
Smith Connection: An Inside Look at College Admissions
Are you an alumna with a young woman in your family who is just beginning the college search? Then register to attend Smith Connection: An Inside Look at College Admissions. Smith admission professionals will share strategies to help you successfully navigate the college admission process. Join us on campus Friday, June 22, for this event being offered exclusively to Smith alumnae. The cost is $50 per family and includes lunch.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
BOSTON GLOBE: Prof. Emeritus Dan Horowitz: In trauma, the roots of happiness
WASHINGTON POST: Rachel Simmons: Why are young adults the loneliest generation in America?
TIME MAGAZINE: Prof. David Ball: Jewish novelist’s diary offers important lesson about Nazi occupation of France
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