Notes from Paradise
Protecting All Members of Our Community
President Kathleen McCartney issued a statement this week reaffirming her commitment to protecting the rights of undocumented students. In a message to the community, McCartney wrote, "I remain adamantly committed to nondiscrimination in access to education regardless of citizenship or immigration status."
Emmy Award Winner Laverne Cox To Speak at Smith 2017 Smith Medalists Honored at Rally Day Smith Dining Staff Tour Local Agribusinesses
Actress, advocate and activists Laverne Cox, best known for her role in Orange Is the New Black, will explore how race, class and gender affect the lives of trans women of color in a speech at John M. Greene Hall on Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event, which is being sponsored by the Student Event Committee, are required and must be purchased in advance.   Social activist Gloria Steinem ’56, economist Laura D’Andrea Tyson ’69, pulmonologist Vickie Shannon ’79, broadcast news executive Ellen Weiss ’81 and winemaker Helen Sebring Keplinger ’94 will receive the 2017 Smith Medal at this year's Rally Day ceremony, Thursday, Feb. 23, 1:30 p.m. at John M. Greene Hall. Dining Services staff took advantage of January Interterm to beef up their culinary knowledge through a range of professional development workshops, one of which was a tour of local agribusinesses. Rick Rubin, area manager in Dining Services, said the tour brought "more awareness to our staff of all the local foods available.”
New Veteran Housing Named for Jill Ker Conway and Late Husband
The dedication of the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence in Washington, D.C., took place last month. The apartment building provides permanent supportive housing for veterans exiting homelessness, and it also provides affordable and low-income units. The building is named for former Smith President Jill Ker Conway and her late husband, John, a World War II veteran.
Pushing Boundaries: The 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference
In today’s world, change is a way of life. This year's Women's Leadership Conference will explore how business leaders manage change and recognize when a shift is needed. Hear from alumnae and others who confronted challenges, pushed boundaries and embarked on exciting new life journeys, reaping great rewards along the way. The entire Smith community is welcome to register for the conference, which takes place on campus March 31 to April 1.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
FORBES : Five Colleges model offers students greater value
INSIDE SCIENCE: Prof. James Lowenthal: Light pollution affects health, environment — and astronomy
FORBES: Book Review: ‘Unwinding Madness’ by Prof. Andrew Zimbalist
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