Notes from Paradise
Reading the Last Letters of Sylvia Plath ’55
A story in The The New Yorker looks at letters of Sylvia Plath ’55, written in her last years. The image here was taken by Judy Snow Denison ’57, who owns the copyright; it was discovered by Carl Rollyson, author of American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath. Denison donates all proceeds from use of the photo to Smith College.
Smith and Amherst Black Alumnae/i Hold D.C. Reunion Otelia Cromwell Day: ‘Healing and Resistance’ Carol Hillman ’49 on The Art of Making Apple Cider
Recently, nearly 200 Black alumnae/i from Smith and Amherst colleges came together in Washington, D.C. for the first ever Smith and Amherst College Black Alumnae/i Mini Reunion. Organized by Linda Smith Charles ’74 and Richard Ammons (Amherst ’74), the event was designed to connect and celebrate the community of Black alumnae/i from the Pioneer Valley. Enjoy a video of Otelia Cromwell Day, held Nov. 1 on campus. With the theme “Healing and Resistance Through Community," the celebratory event featured student readings, musical performances by Blackapella, and a keynote address by scholar and activist D-L Stewart from Colorado State University. Afternoon workshops followed. Carol Hillman '49, owner of New Salem Preserves in New Salem, Massachusetts, says the key to making great apple cider starts with great apple trees. There are 21 different varieties of apples in Hillman’s orchard. “Cider is a combination of apples,” says Hillman. “The depth of taste comes from apples. Each farm has its own formula, which is an important factor.”
Tune In: Author Ijeoma Oluo Will Deliver Presidential Colloquium on Nov. 13
Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race, will deliver a Presidential Colloquium titled “The Only Way Out Is Through: Solidarity and Accountability” at 5 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall. The talk will be live streamed on Smith College's Facebook page.
The Gaming Lab is About Much More Than Playing Video Games
The Gaming Lab at Smith was created as a hands-on learning space for game-studies students. It features a video arcade cabinet with more than 100 games and five stations for playing everything from classic titles to virtual reality games. The lab not only fosters learning about video-game media but also draws game enthusiasts from other academic fields.
Mad Math Field Day Highlights Fun with Math
Smith's first Mad Math field day was the brainchild of Jim Henle, the Myra M. Sampson Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Statistics. Inspired by a biannual math conference he attended in Atlanta, Georgia, Henle said he wanted to bring the spirit of people doing “cool math stuff” to Smith.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
WGBY "CONNECTING POINT": Amelia Windorski ’20: College students and this year’s elections
DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE ONLINE: Smith field hockey team captures first NEWMAC championship
THE NEW YORK TIMES: Claire Haug ’20: Talking with parents about politics
BOSTON GLOBE: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist: Boston as Olympic model
DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE: College students get out the vote
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