Archive for October, 2014

Ann Pasternak Lectures at Smith: Nonprofit Creative Time Sponsors Public Art Projects

Arts October 30, 2014 at 7:47 pm Comments are Disabled

Nicole Wong ’17 Arts Editor Creative Time is an organization based in New York City that promotes public art and incites the public to have serious conversations about politics and society. Ann Pasternak, the president of Creative Time, gave a talk at Smith College on Oct. 21; this is theRead More

Institutional Racism and Fossil Fuel Industry

Features October 30, 2014 at 7:44 pm Comments are Disabled

Sarah Robbins ’17 Assistant Features Editor Divest Smith College hosted environmentalist Jacqui Patterson this last Friday to give a lecture concerning the intersection of racism and the fossil fuel industry. Patterson is the director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, a branch dedicated to increasing awareness of theRead More

Science in a Time of Capitalism: UMass Professor Examines Science and Politics

Features October 30, 2014 at 7:42 pm Comments are Disabled

Hui Xin Ng ’17 Contributing Writer Though science still occupies a separate sphere from politics in the public imagination, Sigrid Schmalzer, a historian of Modern China and History of Science at UMass Amherst, says otherwise. “That science is not supposed to be political and that politics should not be theRead More

The Man Behind the Counter, Vaadat Sirk: Smith Corner Store Owner

Features October 30, 2014 at 7:40 pm Comments are Disabled

Mia Council ’16 Features Editor Until December 2010, Vaadat Sirk lived in Pakistan with his wife and children and worked as a banker for CitiBank. Earlier that summer, there was a “big terrorist attack on [their] mosque during Friday prayer, and at that time, including five of my blood relationRead More

Smith Fashion: Interview with Rebecca Tuite, Author of ‘Seven Sisters Style’

News October 30, 2014 at 7:38 pm Comments are Disabled

Veronica Brown ’17 Assistant News Editor After attending Vassar and becoming fascinated with the history of the American prep style, Rebecca Tuite published “Seven Sisters Style” in the spring of 2014. Tuite visited Mount Holyoke and Northampton as part of a tour to promote the book this week. Mount HolyokeRead More

U.S. Office of Special Counsel Rules in Favor of Transgender Woman in Discrimination Case

News October 30, 2014 at 7:32 pm Comments are Disabled

Sable Liggera ’17 Assistant News Editor The U.S. Office of Special Counsel released its decision regarding the case of Tamara Lusardi, a transgender federal employee who filed a complaint to the OSC on the grounds of discrimination, on Oct. 23. After Lusardi, a software quality assurance specialist at the ArmyRead More

Q&A Stages Protest in Support of Admitting Trans Women

Q&A Stages Protest in Support of Admitting Trans Women

News October 30, 2014 at 7:29 pm Comments are Disabled

Kyle Kaplan ’15 Editor-in-Chief Parents and Smith students gathered around a Q&A protest of more than 100 people last Saturday, Oct. 25 in front of the Campus Center. Q&A, Smith’s only organization rallying for the college to change its admission policy for trans women, held this protest as a followRead More

Self-Selective Abortions and World’s Growing Sex-Ratio Imbalance

News October 25, 2014 at 10:54 pm Comments are Disabled

Sable Liggera ’17 Assistant News Editor The obstacles of women-identified people over the course of history are not all the same, but some have certainly become ubiquitous. These include sexual harassment and violence, domestic abuse, the glass ceiling and higher chances of suffering from eating disorders, just to name aRead More

Photo by Tziona Breitbart '16 | Bagpipers celebrated President Kathleen MCartney as they parade to the Indoor Track and Tennis Facility.

Smith Inaugurates Kathleen McCartney as 11th President

News October 24, 2014 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Melissa Fares ’14 Associate Editor On Oct. 19, a bagpipe procession gathered students, faculty, staff, alumnae and others as Kathleen McCartney accepted her position as 11th President of Smith College. The program began with music from the Smith College Orchestra that cued the academic procession, composed of the SmithRead More

Athlete of the Week: Shelby Hall ’17

Sports October 23, 2014 at 8:55 pm Comments are Disabled

This week’s athlete of the week is Smith soccer’s Shelby Hall ’18. The first year from West Springfield, Mass. has proven to be rock solid in net for the Pioneers, despite this being her first year at the collegiate level. The Pioneers have posted five shutouts so far this year,Read More