Notes from Paradise
Letters Tell the Story of a Generation
Soon after they graduated, 11 members of the class of 1938—all from Dewey House— began exchanging letters, sharing stories about life after Smith. The letters, collected in a leather-bound book, continued for seven years and captured the hopes, dreams—and nifty lingo—of a generation of women.  
President McCartney in ‘Times,’ ‘Newsweek’ SURF Students Make the Most of Summer Newly Appointed Bishop is Hopeful About the Future
Smith was much in the news this week, as President Kathleen McCartney published a Newsweek op-ed on the importance of federal support for aspiring college students, as well as a letter to The New York Times about gender stereotypes. "Consumers should boycott products [that trade] on stereotypes of girls as ballerinas and boys as mathematicians," she wrote in the Times. "The products we buy reflect our values."
Through Smith's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, students gain valuable research experience. SURF student Naomi Murata ’19, for example, is working with Assistant Professor of Engineering Sarah Moore on creating better ways to deliver medication in the treatment of certain neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows ’88 was recently appointed bishop of the Episcopal diocese of Indianapolis. She is the first African American woman to lead an Episcopal diocese. In an interview with USA Today, she talks about the challenges confronting her church. “Scriptures tell us that we are meant for community, and so I hear that yearning. That’s why I am hopeful about the future of the church," she says.
A Guide to Campus Libraries During Neilson Renovation
A new website has all the information you need about where to find books, research tools, items from Smith's Special Collections and other vital library services during the renovation of Neilson, which is scheduled to be completed in 2020. In the interim, Young Library is the central campus library.
Candice Salyers M.F.A. ’03 Receives AAUW Fellowship
Candice Salyers M.F.A. ’03 has received a postdoctoral fellowship from the American Association of University Women. During the term of her fellowship, Salyers will develop a book about feminist choreography.
People News
New honors, awards, scholarships and promotions are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumnae. Read about them in the latest People News.      
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
FORBES: How travel helped Temple St. Clair ’82 make her mark
WBUR: Irene Sege ’73: A lesson in pioneering from my mother, the chemical engineer
REASON: Prof. Deborah Haas-Wilson: Dentists and the high cost of health care
WBUR'S 'ON POINT': Prof. Andrew Zimbalist: Who wants the Olympics?
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