Notes from Paradise
Alumnae Caregivers Share Stories, Advice
Caring for a loved one in declining health or with a serious illness can be consuming and overwhelming. Learn how some alumnae like Susan Allen Toth ’61 (pictured) are embracing their caregiving roles and discovering that such experiences can be deeply rewarding.
Phoebe Haddon ’72 Receives National Award Tammy Baldwin ’84: Reflections of a Trailblazer Claudia Olson ’22: Looking Back and Ahead
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 at Rally Day in February with a 2019 Smith College Medal. U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin ’84 of Wisconsin talks about being an LGBTQ trailblazer and the November 2018 midterms that resulted in the election of more than 240 LGBTQ candidates. "Our candidates made the case that they’re fighting for everyone and refused to be stereotyped as running on just an LGBTQ agenda,” she says. Claudia Olson ’22, assistant features editor at The Sophian, explores what she learned during her first semester. She writes, “Life is about finding your own way to deal with challenges and, instead of pretending that everything is fine, being honest with yourself about how you feel. Here’s to another semester of new experiences ahead!”
Looking for a Good Book? Check Out WordSmith
Some of our most influential and iconic authors have been Smith alumnae. From A Wrinkle in Time writer Madeleine L’Engle ’41 to debut novelist Erin Morgenstern ’00, author of The Night Circus, Smith women have made their mark in literature. So, if you’re looking for a good book to get lost in, check out WordSmith, a listing of books by alumnae authors.
‘No Man’s Land’: Prints from the Front Lines of WWI
"No Man's Land," an exhibition currently at the Smith College Museum of Art, features some 50 works on paper by German, American, English, Scottish and French war-weary artists depicting images from the front lines of World War I. "No Man's Land" runs through February 17.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
WNPR: Archivist Maureen Callahan: The past, present and future of women’s magazines
TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT: Prof. Justin Cammy: The neglected greatness of poet Avrom Sutzkever
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