Notes from Paradise
Smith’s 141st Commencement to Be Held This Weekend
Smith is preparing to send the class of 2019 out into the world as well as welcome alumnae back to campus during Commencement/Reunion Weekend, May 16-19. Ivy Day and Commencement ceremonies will be streamed live on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Alumna to Lead Massachusetts Medical Society Smith Community Signs Off on New Neilson Library Smith Juniors Garner Prestigious Scholarships
Maryanne Bombaugh ’76, a Falmouth, Massachusetts, physician, was recently named president of the Massachusetts Medical Society. Bombaugh is a veteran of the United States Army Medical Corps and completed her military service as the division chief of gynecology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. When students, staff and faculty were invited to sign a steel beam that will be used in the construction of Neilson, many jumped at the chance to leave their mark for posterity on a piece of the new library. Neilson Library is scheduled to be completed in fall 2020. Watch this time-lapse video to see the community in action. Students from the Smith class of 2020 recently garnered some of academia’s most prestigious awards. Larissa Holland ’20 is a recipient of the Udall Scholarship, and four juniors received Goldwater Scholarships, one of the highest national honors available to sophomores and juniors.
Should America Change Voting Laws For Convicted Criminals?
In a New York Times op-ed, Aubrey Menarndt ’08 argues the case for allowing incarcerated Americans to vote. She writes, “The United States is an outlier. Its suppression of voting rights for more than 6.1 million people with current or former felony convictions violates human rights and weakens our democracy.”
Register: ‘Smith Connection: An Inside Look at College Admissions’
Alumnae: Is there a young woman in your family who is in high school and beginning the college search? Attend “Smith Connection: An Inside Look at College Admissions,” where Smith admission professionals will share strategies to help you successfully navigate the college admission process. Join us on campus Friday, June 21, for this very special day offered exclusively to Smith alumnae. The cost is $50 per family and includes lunch. Register today!
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
WASHINGTON TIMES: April Hoxie Foley ’69: Orban in Washington
NEWS INDIA TIMES: Mona Sinha ’88 earns Lifetime Inspiration Award
THE NEW YORK TIMES: Prof. Malcolm McNee: Translating ‘Eden-Brazil’
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