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Moving Pakistan to Net Zero Moving Pakistan to Net Zero
In 2009, Shazia Khan ’98 co-founded EcoEnergy, a nonprofit that provides low-cost solar home systems to people in rural Bangladesh. Formerly an environmental lawyer and energy consultant at the World Bank, Khan wants to get Pakistan to net zero—powered solely by renewable energy—and to establish this as a model for every country.
Smith Professor Praises Students’ Resilience Here for Every Voice: Nancy Jung ’20 Oliver Haug ’20 on the True Meaning of Smith
Smith Professor Praises Students’ Resilience Here for Every Voice: Nancy Jung ’20 Oliver Haug ’20 on the True Meaning of Smith
In a column for the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Carrie Baker, professor of the study of women and gender, discusses what she has witnessed in Smith students’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She writes, “I was so impressed by my students’ resilience, resourcefulness and thoughtfulness in the face of this pandemic and the uncertainty that it presents.” Nancy Jung ’20 discusses how scholarships provide students with access to opportunities that might otherwise be out of reach. The college's Here for Every Voice fundraising initiative seeks to ensure access to education for talented and ambitious students like Jung. The goal is $75 million in new scholarship funds. Now, more than ever, Smith students need our support. Oliver Haug ’20 looks back on four years at Smith and reflects on how the recent pandemic has only strengthened the student community, noting, “This is the Smith I love—not the traditions, not the pomp and circumstance, not the puritanical all-white Ivy Day or the school song in Latin. It’s the care we show for each other in times of great distress.”
Smith College’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Get all the latest information about what Smith is doing to protect and support students, faculty and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Included are announcements from the COVID-19 Incident Response Team, FAQs and remote digital support resources.
Praise for Smith College’s ‘Forward-Thinking Approach’
Inside Higher Education lauds Smith College for its forward-thinking approach to assessing and grading students during these unprecedented times. As modes of teaching move online for the rest of the spring semester, Smith has adopted a satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading system, a shift that Inside Higher Education notes "reaffirms the foundational principles of a liberal arts education, even when conducted at a distance: it should prepare you for whatever challenges might lie ahead outside of college."
Margaret Petherbridge 1919 Hailed as ‘True Parent of the Crossword Puzzle’
A New York Times book review of Thinking Inside the Box: Adventures With Crosswords and the Puzzling People Who Can’t Live Without Them, by Adrienne Raphe, reveals how Margaret Farrar Petherbridge 1919 established the essential elements of modern crosswords and "as such, became the true parent of the crossword."
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
WASHINGTON POST: Prof. Jordan Taylor: Political fissures may worsen COVID-19 outbreak
THE ATLANTIC: Prof. Steve Waksman: What do we lose when we lose live music?
THE CONVERSATION: Prof. Virginia Hayssen: A female perspective in science
MARKETPLACE: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist: Delaying the 2020 Olympics
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