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News for the Smith College Community | April 5, 2023

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Smith’s Record-Breaking Admission Season

Smith’s Record-Breaking Admission Season

Smith’s newest class—the class of 2027—was chosen from the largest and most diverse applicant pool in the college’s history. Smith received a record-breaking number of applications this year and its admission rate dropped to 19%, down from 30% in 2021.

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Loretta Ross is Hall of Fame Inductee

Loretta Ross is Hall of Fame Inductee

Smith Professor Loretta Ross was selected as a 2023 National Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee for her scholarship and activism. Ross is also featured in the National Women’s History Museum’s exhibition “We Who Believe in Freedom: Black Feminist DC.”

A Cancer Patient and an Unsung Hero

A Cancer Patient and an Unsung Hero

In this episode of NPR’s My Unsung Hero, Laura Holmes Haddad ’97 tells her story about undergoing treatment for breast cancer and the kindness of a stranger. “[He] made a terrified cancer patient feel, well, beautiful,” she says.

Something for Everyone

Something for Everyone

Learn about the Common Goods Resource Center, founded in the fall of 2021 by Carrie Weil ’22 and Emma Ryan ’22 with the goal of providing “dignified access to resources for students who find themselves in need.”

Affirmative Action in Higher Education

Affirmative Action in Higher Education

In this interview, Nolvia Delgado ’11, executive director of Kaplan Educational Foundation,¬†talks about affirmative action and the importance of strengthening the pipeline from community colleges to four-year institutions.

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Win the Friends of Smith College Reunion Award

Calling all Smith alums: Your class could be the recipient of the 2023 Friends Reunion¬†Award on Ivy Day! Join one or more Friends groups—Athletics, the Botanic Garden, the Libraries, and/or the Museum of Art—and the class with the most members in any group will receive the award.

Register for a Playdate at SCMA

On April 14, check out Playdates at SCMA—a new artful adventure program designed for 2–5 year olds and their caregivers. Playdates will also be offered on May 5 and June 9. The theme for the April 14 program will be “Lines and Curves.” Register here.

Alums Discuss the Power of Financial Literacy

Watch this video of a recent Smith College alum event in New York City in which a panel of three leading financial experts—Ka’Neda Bullock ’06, Gitanjali Faleiro ’00, and Lisa Stone ’91—discuss the power of financial literacy.

Smithie Mayor Unveils Plan for Northampton

Northampton Mayor Gina-Louise Sciarra ’96 recently unveiled a capital improvement plan that includes the 21st-century Classroom Technology project—largely funded by the $500,000 gift from Smith in December 2021—which helps modernize classroom equipment and offers more interactive learning opportunities.

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Smith NewsTracker

Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs


AXIOS

Prof. Loretta Ross honored in new exhibit of black feminists

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Nikki Finney on a poem written for Smith’s Cromwell Day

LITERARY HUB

Prof. Elisabeth Armstrong on little known anti-colonial feminist gathering

THE NEW ARAB

Prof. Steven Heydemann: Dark days for Syria’s earthquake-hit northwest


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