Notes from Paradise
Bridge Program Provides Essential Support
Forty-five years after its founding, Smith's Bridge Program is more important than ever, creating a more inclusive campus and helping students of color build cross-cultural friendships. Student participants say the program has helped them make connections and establish support networks.
Helping Smith Stay Green ‘Tuck Everlasting’ on Broadway Christ Takes on New Role
Smith's student-led Green Team is a critical campus resource for anyone interested in bringing attention to environmental issues and raising awareness about how Smith can create efficiencies that reduce pollution and limit the use of finite natural resources. Natalie Moore Babbitt ’54’s popular children’s book, Tuck Everlasting, found success as a film in 2002, and now it has been transformed into a Broadway musical. The New York Times calls the show "warm-spirited and piercingly touching." Smith College President Emerita Carol T. Christ has been selected as interim executive vice chancellor and provost of the University of California, Berkeley. She steps into her new role amid turmoil on campus over sexual harassment cases and a budget crisis. Christ retired from Smith in 2013.
Making Sense of the Crisis in Syria
Steven Heydemann, Janet Wright Ketcham 1953 Professor in Middle East Studies, discusses the Syrian uprising and the conflict dynamics that continue to unfold in that country today. Part of a continuing series in which Smith College professors discuss timely and thought-provoking topics.
Women’s Colleges Here to Stay
In the May issue of Vanity Fair, writer Lisa Birnbach looks at the role of women's colleges in today's higher education landscape. President Kathleen McCartney is quoted: "This generation is acutely aware of civil-rights issues, and Smith women regard women's rights as human rights."
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
Charlotte Observer: Jennifer Zobair ’93 and Muslims’ ‘Cosby Show’ moment
Boston Globe: Commencement quirks — Smith’s diploma circle
NEPR: ‘Living buildings’ grow In Western Mass
Washington Post: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist on Olympic improvements
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