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Smith Basketball Takes First NEWMAC Championship Smith Basketball Takes First NEWMAC Championship
For the first time in program history, the Smith College basketball team won the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Championship (NEWMAC), defeating MIT 70-56. With the victory, Smith secures an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Here for Every Voice: Diamond Lewis ’22 Welcome Spring with the Smith College Bulb Show Alison Overseth ’80 Named Chair of Smith Board
Here for Every Voice: Diamond Lewis ’22 Welcome Spring with the Smith College Bulb Show Alison Overseth ’80 Named Chair of Smith Board
Diamond Lewis ’22 discusses how Smith's generous financial aid program has helped fuel her plan to become a neonatologist. The college's Here for Every Voice fundraising initiative seeks to ensure access to education for talented and ambitious students like Diamond. TheĀ  goal is $75 million in new scholarship support. The Smith College Spring Bulb Show runs Saturday, March 7 through Sunday, March 22 at the Lyman Conservatory at the Botanic Garden. The annual event features a spectacular array of blossoming crocuses, hyacinths, narcissi, irises, lilies and tulips, providing a much-needed glimpse of spring. Alison Overseth ’80 will succeed Deborah Duncan ’77 as chair of the Smith College Board of Trustees, beginning July 1. Overseth, chief executive officer of the Partnership for After School Education in New York City, has been a member of the Smith board of trustees since 2012 and vice chair since 2018.
Jane Harman ’66 Raises Concerns for U.S. Intelligence
In a recent New York Times op-ed, former Congresswoman Jane Lakes Harman ’66 talks about the dangers of undermining U.S. intelligence with inexperienced and partisan personnel. She writes, "Officers and analysts left won’t have the mentorship or the experience to ensure our assessments are based on truth."  
Put Power Up On Your To-Do List
Make sure attending Power Up: A Summit for Smith Women in Business is on your to-do list. Connect with Smith alumnae who are some of the most powerful women in business today and celebrate their accomplishments. Hear their stories and learn their tips for creating next-level career advancement. Register today for Power Up: A Summit for Smith Women in Business, being held in New York City, April 23–24.    
Smith Travel: The Art and Culture of Los Angeles
Experience the best of art and culture in Los Angeles and its surroundings during this five-day tour of the city’s most iconic museums and unique private homes. Join Jessica Nicoll ’83, the director and Louise Ines Doyle `34 chief curator of the Smith College Museum of Art, on this custom-designed tour for Smith Travel.
COVID-19 Incident Response Team Update
Last week, President Kathleen McCartney activated the COVID-19 incident response team, a senior leadership team that is guiding the college’s continued response to the COVID-19. The latest update provides new information on how the college is planning for and responding to the situation.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE: Prof. Carrie Baker: Is it too late to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment?
WASHINGTON POST: Prof. Brent Durbin: Will Richard Grenell eliminate dissent?
YAHOO SPORTS: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist: Could the coronavirus cancel the Olympics?
THE NEW YORK TIMES: Simran Sethi ’92: How to be good
THE NEW YORK TIMES: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist: Is the Astros cheating scandal good for baseball?
PHYSICS TODAY: Prof. James Lowenthal: Attract people to STEM by losing the jargon
KQED: Prof. Brent Durbin: What’s next for U.S. spy agencies?
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