Notes from Paradise
Phoebe Haddon ’72 Receives National Award
Phoebe Haddon ’72, chancellor of Rutgers University–Camden, is the recipient of the 2019 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of American Law Schools Section on Women in Legal Education. Smith will also honor Haddon in February with a 2019 Smith College Medal.
Smith Athletes Explore Identity Issues CEEDS: A Center for All Smith Students Kimberly Drew ’12: Curator of Black Art and Experiences
The Voices and Faces Project produced by the Smith College Sports Committee for Inclusion and Diversity features stories about student athletes and the challenges and barriers they face based on their identities. In the project’s first story, basketball team captain Kennedy Guest-Pritchett ’19 talks about the difficulties she initially had connecting with team members.   The Center for the Environment, Ecological Design and Sustainability (CEEDS) supports students in academic pursuits that involve ecology and environmental design and connects students to local green initiatives. From recycling to research, CEEDS impacts environmental decisions and activities across the Smith community and in the world. After three years as social media manager for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Kimberly Drew ’12 is pursuing a number of new projects. They include writing a profile of Tina Knowles Lawson and her fine art collection for a recent issue of Vanity Fair and editing an anthology on the contemporary African American experience for Random House’s One World imprint.
New Co-Director Leads Design Thinking Initiative Into Next Stage
Meet Emily Norton, the new co-director of Smith’s Design Thinking Initiative, which is moving from its pilot phase into a long-term partnership with the Jill Ker Conway Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center and Wurtele Center for Leadership. “I’m a real believer in the power of design to give people agency in shaping the world," Norton says.
Botanic Garden Seeks Stories, Testimonials
The Botanic Garden of Smith College is planning a new exhibit, Uprooted: Gardens of Hope and Resistance in America’s Japanese Internment Camps, which will explore the gardens designed, implemented, and maintained by prisoners. We are looking for stories, testimonies, and experiences from people who were impacted, directly or indirectly, by the camps. Please consider adding your voice.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
WGBY : Prof. Alex Barron: Reporting on climate change
MS. MAGAZINE BLOG: Prof. Carrie Baker: Ten #MeToo sheroes
THE NEW YORK TIMES: Prof. Martha Ackelsberg: ‘Not in my name’
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