Notes from Paradise
Presidential Colloquium: Martha Minow
Social justice advocate and scholar Martha Minow will deliver a Presidential Colloquium titled “Freedom of the Press and the Changing Ecosystem of News” at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, in the Campus Center Carroll Room. The event is open to the public at no charge.
What Does ‘Home’ Mean to Students Today? Helping Young Adults Begin Successful Careers She Coaches Women to Lead Rewarding Lives
Smith has been home to Susan Puracchio Etheredge ’77, MEd ’85, since her days as an undergraduate and then as a 21-year faculty member in the education and child study program. In December, she was named dean of the college and vice president for campus life. Now she's leading a comprehensive study of residential life at Smith, in an effort to find out what "home" means to students these days. Find out why Sabrina Antoine ’11 left a lucrative career in high finance to work with Year Up Boston, matching urban young adults with companies looking for entry-level talent. “When underserved young adults are provided the opportunity to gain skills…it ensures that [they] will begin successful careers and earn a living wage. Economic justice equals economic prosperity,” she says.  New Englander Cait Scudder MAT ’12 went from classroom teaching to running a six-figure online coaching business from Bali. She tells Forbes magazine how she created the life she wanted and how she now coaches other women to do the same. “Remember that you have the power to build the career and life you deserve," Scudder says. "You just need to give yourself permission to do so.”
Strengthening Bonds: Smith and Amherst College Black Alumnae/i Mini Reunion
On Oct. 5–7, black alumnae from Smith will join black alumni from Amherst College for the first-ever Smith and Amherst College Black Alumnae/i Mini Reunion in Washington, D.C. Organized by Linda Charles ’74 and Richard Ammons AC ’74, the event offers a unique opportunity to celebrate and strengthen the bonds among black alumnae/i from Amherst and Smith colleges who felt that their experiences in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts held possibilities for building and maintaining a meaningful network. The mini-reunion includes a reception at the Marriott Marquis Lobby Bar, a visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and a celebration dinner. Register today!
Smith Welcomes New Faculty Members
Four new tenure-track faculty members will teach at Smith in subject areas ranging from data science to East Asian languages and literature.
Smith People in the News
New honors, awards, scholarships and promotions are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Read about them in the latest People News.      
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
INSIDE HIGHER ED: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist: New NCAA rule ‘a good step’
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: Review: The Letters of Sylvia Plath Vol. 2
THE NEW YORKER: Jane Yolen ’60 and the evolution of the Holocaust novel
USA TODAY: Prof. Steven Heydemann: How to prevent a massacre in Syria
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