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SGA Donates to Emergency Aid Fund SGA Donates to Emergency Aid Fund
The Student Government Association (SGA), pictured left, has donated $100,000 to the Student Emergency Aid Fund, established to help students with unexpected costs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The college is working so hard to support students,” SGA president Rosalie Toupin ’20 said. "We’re glad to be able to supplement that work.”
On Guard Against COVID-19 Racial Biases Helping Hands: Alumnae in Extraordinary Times Zoom Lunches and Video Calls: The New Workplace
On Guard Against COVID-19 Racial Biases Helping Hands: Alumnae in Extraordinary Times Zoom Lunches and Video Calls: The New Workplace
Sherry Wang ’06, assistant professor of counseling psychology at Santa Clara University, talks about the danger of racial biases around COVID-19. In response to a campus email on the subject, Wang, who is Asian American, responded, “This is an opportunity to remind each other about the historical legacy of racializing infectious diseases against People of Color.” Alumnae have stepped up in myriad ways during the COVID-19 crisis, including teaching virtual yoga classes and providing care packages for those in need. Tell us what you're doing to help your neighbors or your community. We'll collect your stories and run as many as we can in an upcoming Smith Alumnae Quarterly. Reply to In the past month, millions of workers around the world have been forced to find alternate ways to do their jobs as businesses and organizations close to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Dorie Clark ’97, a nationally recognized corporate consultant and author, has been paying close attention and watching how the shift may reshape the way we all work in the future.
Smith College’s Response to the Pandemic
Check the college's COVID-19 response site for all the latest information on what Smith is doing to protect and support students, faculty and staff during the pandemic. The site includes letters to the community, campus quick facts, digital support resources and frequently asked questions.
Neilson Library Construction on Pause
On April 3, Smith announced a temporary halt to all construction of the new Neilson Library. The college made this decision in consultation with the construction site manager, who has partnered with Smith during the coronavirus outbreak to adapt construction to ensure employees’ well-being.
Smith College Museum of Art From Home
Check out new and exciting ways to connect with the Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA) online, from the museum's blog and YouTube channel to unique ways to view pieces in the SCMA's collection.
WordSmith Has Your Next Great Read
Some of our most influential and iconic authors have been Smith alumnae. From A Wrinkle in Time writer Madeleine L’Engle ’41 to novelist Erin Morgenstern ’00, author of  best-sellers The Night Circus and The Starless Sea, Smith women have made their mark in literature. So, if you’re looking for a good book to get lost in, check out WordSmith, a listing of books by alumnae authors.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
JAPAN NEWS: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist: Summer 2021 was the only Olympic choice
SALON: Prof. Timothy Recuber: The return of market patriotism
AFRICA IS A COUNTRY: Prof. Anna Mwaba: Addressing a pandemic on a continental level
THE NEW YORK TIMES: Prof. Martha Ackelsberg: What is the federal stockpile for?
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