Notes from Paradise
Deborah Archer ’93: Focus On Racial Justice
Attorney and scholar Deborah Archer ’93 has used the law to combat racial injustice. Today, she continues the fight while teaching others to carry the torch. In this Smith Alumnae Quarterly profile, she says, “My students... do feel overwhelmed by injustice. I try to convey to them that it’s all about a cycle.”
Aiming to Improve the Residential Experience Basketball Player Named to Academic All-America Team Podcast Takes the Mystery Out of Adulthood
For the past year, a Residential Experience Working Group has been examining ways to build community and support inclusion and equity at Smith. The group’s report, which has been approved by President McCartney and supported by the board of trustees, proposes eight recommendations centered on three themes: conflict resolution, connections and student-driven affinity houses and communities. Senior guard Lauren Bondi ’19 of the Smith College basketball team has been named to the 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-America team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Bondi, a neuroscience major, is the first Smith basketball team player to achieve this honor. "Attempted Adults” is a monthly podcast created by Kristina Mereigh, director of wellness programming at Smith, and Ana Devlin Gauthier, senior leadership coordinator, in the Wurtele Center for Leadership. Geared toward students and recent alumnae, it covers various post-college topics from friendships to stress and finances.
Journalist Amy Goodman on Campus to Speak about Activism and Democracy
Amy Goodman, host of the independent global news program Democracy Now!, will speak about activism and democracy at Smith College on Thursday, March 21. The talk is in honor of Western Massachusetts activist Frances Crowe’s 100th birthday and will be held in John M. Greene Hall at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
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.      
The New Neilson Library is Beginning to Take Shape
The construction of a new Neilson—Smith’s largest capital project in more than a decade—remains on schedule and is expected to be completed in the fall 2020. The new library envisioned by designer Maya Lin preserves the core masonry walls of the 1909 Neilson, while reimagining the library complex with two new "jewel box” wings and an innovative, energy-efficient design.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
C-SPAN: Prof. Paula Giddings: Ida B. Wells
NPR : Farah Pandith ’90: Why young Muslims need to hear from former extremists
MS.: Prof. Carrie Baker, Prof. Andrew Zimbalist: Men, women and soccer
DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE: Prof. Michael Thurston: Is there such a thing as political correctness?
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