Notes from Paradise
Deborah Farrington ’72: Investing in Women
Deborah Farrington ’72, co-founder of the highly successful venture capital firm StarVest Partners, wants to make sure other women have access to funds to fuel their ambitions. Investing in women is how society will change, she says.
Lauren Bondi ’19: Finalist for National NCAA Award Weaving Together a Community of Hope and Opportunity Storm Lewis ’21: Raising Awareness About Food Justice
The Woman of the Year selection committee has announced the Top 30 honorees for the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, a group that includes recently graduated Smith College basketball standout Lauren Bondi ’19. "Lauren is the epitome of the student-athlete," says Director of Athletics and Recreation Kristin Hughes, M.S. ’93. "Her work ethic, drive and intensity separate her from her peers." For Katy Moonan ’12, the founding of ArteSana, a nonprofit that produces beautiful woven goods, combined her interest in sustainability, microfinance and the arts. "It wasn’t easy to convince people that we could weave salable products from recycled T-shirts, that it could be a meaningful source of income for women and an experience that would help them build skills for future jobs," she says, Storm Lewis ’21, an environmental science and policy major with a minor in studio art and a concentration in sustainable food, is committed to addressing issues related to food justice and climate change. For her Mellon Mays project, she’s researching farm-share programs and food initiatives. She’s also helping to plan programming for Smith’s designated Year on Climate Change.
The Stories Behind the Gardens of Smith
From the exotic blossoms in the Lyman Conservatory to the New England rock collection curated by John Brady, Mary Elizabeth Moses Professor Emeritus of Geosciences, the Smith campus offers many different versions of what makes a garden.
Constitutional Law Scholar Opens Presidential Colloquium
Yale professor Cristina Rodríguez will open the 2019-20 Presidential Colloquium series with a talk titled “The President, Immigration Law and the Politics of Constitutional Structure” at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Campus Center Carroll Room. The talk is free and open to the public.
Register Today: Climate Equity and Justice Conference

Go beyond scientific headlines to learn about surprising solutions to climate change with experts like Joseph Kunkel from the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative and Aparna Bole, pediatrician and board chair of Healthcare Without Harm. Register now to reserve your place.

Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
WASHINGTON POST: Sadie Dingfelder ’01: My life with face blindness
KQED: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist: On the Warriors‘ new home
MEDIUM: Prof. Alex Barron: Salmon cannons, climate policy and the Green New Deal
MS.: Prof. Carrie Baker: Three billboards outside her abuser‘s workplace
THE GUARDIAN: Casey Legler AC ’04 on abuse of teenage Olympians
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