Notes from Paradise
Activist Tarana Burke to Deliver Talk at Smith
Tarana Burke, social justice activist and founder of the 'me too.' movement long before it was a hashtag, will give a talk at John M. Greene Hall, Wednesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. The event, which marks the dedication of Smith’s Wurtele Center for Leadership, is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
‘The Crew Team Works to Promote Inclusivity’ Jillian Flexner ’11 is Bringing Opera into the 21st Century Take a (Very!) Quick Student-led Tour of Lamont House
The latest installment of the “Voices and Faces Project” produced by the Smith College Sports Committee for Inclusion and Diversity, features Anna Freund ’20, a junior captain of the crew team and an E-Board member of the ice hockey team. She is a 2018 CRCA National Scholar Athlete Division III and a two-time Benson Award Winner. Composer Jillian Flexner ’11 co-founded Fresh Squeezed Opera Company to produce genre-bending contemporary opera and other new music composed by women and people of color. Find out why Flexner feels opera is a relevant form of storytelling, and learn about the company's upcoming residency at Smith. Follow Meg Johnson '19 on a tour of Lamont House and meet Carly Rae, Lamont’s papier-mâché mascot. Lamont House was named after Florence Corliss Lamont 1893, who also earned a master’s degree in philosophy from Columbia University. Built in 1955, it’s actually one of the newer houses on campus.
Smith Travel: ‘Exploring Iceland’
In this unique Smith Travel 11-day adventure to Iceland, step into another world that blends ancient history with all the luxuries of contemporary travel. Led by John Brady, Smith College Mary Elizabeth Moses Professor of Geosciences, experience the essence of Iceland as you gaze upon geysers, birdwatch on a scenic coastal cruise and peer into the icy depths of the Kerid volcanic crater. This exciting tour runs from June 27–July 11. Reserve your spot today!
The Grécourt Society Celebrates a Quarter Century
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of The Grécourt Society, which honors alumnae and friends who leave Smith bequests and other forms of planned and estate gifts. Learn how these gifts have benefited scholarships, professorships, buildings, and general support for the college and how they can also provide benefits to the donors.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
NPR : Farah Pandith ’90: Why young Muslims need to hear from former extremists
WGBY : Prof. Alex Barron: The effect of rolling back fossil fuel regulations
THE NEW YORK TIMES: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist: Pay equity in soccer
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