Notes from Paradise
Tune in Live: 2017 Rally Day
Dust off your fanciest headwear and enjoy all the fun and excitement of Rally Day. This year's ceremony will honor five outstanding Smith medalists: Gloria Steinem ’56, Laura D’Andrea Tyson ’69, Vickie Shannon ’79, Ellen Weiss ’81 and Helen Keplinger ’94. The live stream begins Thursday, Feb. 23, at 1:30 p.m.
Cooking in the French Chef’s Kitchen Campaign Surpasses Goal: Share Your Story Reunion 2017 Registration is Now Open
Foreign Service Officer Shaila Manyam ’94 and her friends took the vacation of a lifetime at La Pitchoune, the Provence cottage where Julia McWilliams Child ’34 tested recipes for her classic cookbooks. Manyam writes, "Every meal we cooked ... was bursting with affection, conviviality and generosity." President Kathleen McCartney announced last week that Smith’s Women for the World campaign exceeded its $450 million goal, raising $486 million for key college priorities. You’re part of this success, and we want to hear your Women for the World story. Tell us in 115 or fewer characters how you’re a woman for the world, or post your response to social media, using #smithw4w. Calling all classes ending in 2's and 7's—this is your year! Celebrate the power of Smith College in your life and attend Reunion 2017. Laugh, share, reconnect and remember. Go to the Office of Alumnae Relations site today for all the latest information and links to register. Don't miss the best Smith party of the year!
Life After the Presidential Election: Two Perspectives
Rachel Maddow, host of MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, and Republican strategist Ana Navarro visited campus on separate occasions last month to reflect on the 2016 presidential election. Listen to their talks, which were part of Smith's Presidential Colloquium series.
Friends of Smith College Award
Alumnae are encouraged to join any Friends group and support the array of opportunities that distinguish a Smith education. The class with the highest percentage of members in any group this fiscal year will receive the Friends Reunion Award, presented on Ivy Day. Boost your class standing and help keep Smith strong—join a Friends group today.
Pushing Boundaries: 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
NEW YORK TIMES: Smith raises record-high $486 million
BOSTON GLOBE: Smith announces record fund-raising
BOSTON GLOBE: Kory Stamper ’96: Defending the honor of the English language
CONCORD MONITOR ONLINE: Admission dean Deb Shaver defines ‘leadership’
UNIVERSITY BUSINESS ONLINE: Smith is a trailblazer for transfer students
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