Notes from Paradise
Alumna Makes History as First African American Woman to Lead Episcopal Diocese
The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows ’88 has been elected bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis. She is the first African American woman bishop to lead a diocese in the history of the Episcopal Church.
Otelia Cromwell Day Offers Workshops, Lectures Smith Signs on to Real Food Challenge Time for Women to Lead Major Art Museums
Along with performances, workshops and film screenings, award-winning writer and poet Sonia Sanchez will deliver this year's Otelia Cromwell Day keynote address at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, at John M. Greene Hall. See the complete schedule of events. Last month, President Kathleen McCartney signed the Real Food Challenge, joining the national sustainable food initiative pledging that 20 percent of the food provided on campus will meet sustainability and fairness standards by 2020. Sonnet Stanfill ’90, curator of contemporary fashion at Victoria and Albert Museum, writes in a New York Times op-ed that it’s about time for the boys' club at the world’s greatest art museums to close up shop and let in women.
President McCartney: College Rankings Must Better Serve Students
In response to a column on college rankings by New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, President Kathleen McCartney suggests that the ranking system may better serve students if it were more à la carte rather than “Mulligan stew.”
A Summer of Stories for Ms. Magazine
Emma Watson ’17 spent the summer as an editorial intern at Ms. magazine, writing about a variety of topics, including Brexit, sexual harassment, the Rio Olympics and entertainment. Check out her archive of stories.
Professor Delivers Gravitational Waves 101
On The Sci-Tech Cafe—which features breaking news about science and technologySmith physics professor Gary Felder talks about gravitational waves. The podcast is part of Northampton radio station WHMP's The Bill Newman Show.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
THE NEW YORK TIMES: Tessa Ann Taylor ’07: Spaces for women in tech
DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE: Smith among first to offer special dining plan for students with celiac disease
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: Stephanie Toothman ’71 advocates for NPS sites on women’s history
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