Notes from Paradise
Field Station Setting Inspires Student Writers
The Macleish Field Station was the setting for “Writing Words, Building Stories,” led by Naila Moreira, lecturer in English language and literature. She said she chose the field station for the Interterm class in hopes that the peaceful landscape and the eco-friendly design of the Bechtel Classroom would inspire students' creativity.
Cozy Up to Your Computer: It’s Friday Tea! Admission Applications Break Records Use Your Head! Rally Day Hat Contest
Gina Ko ’99 has recreated Smith’s traditional Friday afternoon teas with the Facebook group Friday Teas in the Cloud: Where Smithies Sip and Shine. Since launching the private group nearly a year ago, more than 11,000 alumnae from around the world have joined, making it just one more example of the bond that exists among Smithies. Smith’s class of 2021 will be chosen from a record number of applicants, says Audrey Smith, vice president for enrollment. This year, Smith received 5,432 applications, a 3-percent increase over last year. Smith cites the strength of the college's educational and co-curricular programs as one reason for the record-breaking number. Crowns, caps and construction helmets are just some of the creative headwear that Smithies will sport during the march to John M. Greene Hall for Rally Day. Seniors can compete in the second annual Rally Day Hat Contest by arriving at the Campus Center with hats between 12:45 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, before the Rally Day ceremony.
Presidential Colloquium: Robert Kegan on the Changing Culture of Work
Harvard psychologist Robert Kegan, co-author of An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization, will speak at Smith on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 4:30 p.m., in Weinstein Auditorium. His talk, which is free and open to the public, will focus on his theory that workplaces prosper when they are more deeply aligned with people's strongest motives.
A Weekend at the Museum of Art
Jessica Nicoll ’83, director and chief curator of the Museum of Art, will lead a weekend getaway for art lovers at the museum, March 24–25. The focus will be on the exhibition Leisure & Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis Near Pompeii. The program includes a lecture, lunch and panel discussion with members of the international team of scholars who created the exhibition. Overnight accommodations included. Register today.
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
MEDIUM: Prof. Jen Malkowski: The Wikipedia model and fake news
VICE NEWS: Prof. Lauren Duncan: Political activism and Muslims
MARKETPLACE: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist: The Raiders’ stadium deal
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