Archive for May, 2015

In the Company of Smithies

Arts May 14, 2015 at 10:00 pm 0 comments

Becca Damante ’17 Arts Editor “Encore! Encore! Encore!” a group of twenty-somethings nestled in the back of a booth at the intimate Iron Horse venue in Northampton chanted incessantly. Smith alumnae Hannah Hickock ’11 and Maggie Kraus ’12, better known as Hannah & Maggie, had just played a stellar 90Read More

The Sophian Throughout the Years: Headlines from the Archives

News May 14, 2015 at 9:59 pm 0 comments

’60s “European Tour For Smith-Amherst Choir” -May 11, 1961 “Recent Revolutions in Art Revealed” -By Mary Wheelock, May 4, 1961 ’70s “Demolition of the Alumnae Gym scheduled for next year” -By Marianna Craven, Oct. 2, 1975 “Architecture article sparks controversy” -A letter to the editor by Wendy Boyle, Oct. 9,Read More

Pioneering Educator Juliet V. García To  Deliver Smith’s Class of 2015 Commencement Address

News May 14, 2015 at 9:58 pm 0 comments

Andrea Schmid ’17 Assistant News Editor On May 17 at 10 a.m., Smith College’s class of 2015 will have the privilege to have their 137th Commencement Ceremony address given by Juliet V. García. As the first Mexican American woman to lead an American college or university, García is a pioneeringRead More

Ada Comstock Scholars Program Celebrates 40 Years

Ada Comstock Scholars Program Celebrates 40 Years

News May 14, 2015 at 9:55 pm 1 comment

Veronica Brown ’17 Associate Editor This year, 2015, marks the 40th anniversary of the Ada Comstock Scholars Program at Smith. The program is named after Ada Comstock, class of 1897. After retirement, Comstock remained active in making higher education accessible to women until her death at the age of 97.Read More

An Interview With President McCartney: Reflections On Her First Two Years In Office

An Interview With President McCartney: Reflections On Her First Two Years In Office

News May 14, 2015 at 9:51 pm 0 comments

Katherine Hazen ’18 News Editor As the second year of her presidency at Smith College draws to a close, Kathleen McCartney sat down with The Sophian to reflect on her two years, the progress she has made in the goals she set forth at her inauguration and what she envisionsRead More

Athlete of the Week: Alistaire Ruggiero ’16 Equestrian Team Co-Captain

Sports May 1, 2015 at 2:52 pm 0 comments

Get to know Alistaire Ruggiero and hear about the rituals she has before every competition.

Smith Lacrosse Season Comes to an End

Sports May 1, 2015 at 2:51 pm 0 comments

Natalia Kreciglowa ’18 Assistant Sports Editor There is no doubt that Smith lacrosse had one of their hardest seasons this spring. It was tough — many hard games with little forgiveness and a few defeats. In the past two weeks, however, the lacrosse team pushed hard and finished strong. OnRead More

Kristen Hughes to Replace Lynn Oberbillig as New Director of Athletics

Sports May 1, 2015 at 2:50 pm 0 comments

Brigit McDannell ’18 Sports Editor Kristin Hughes, director of athletics for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, has been appointed as Smith’s new director of athletics and recreation, effective July 21. She succeeds Lynn Oberbillig, who has been athletic director at Smith since 1993. Oberbillig willRead More

Celebrating Merce Cunningham at the Smith College Art Museum

Arts May 1, 2015 at 2:49 pm Comments are Disabled

Brigit McDannell ’18 Sports Editor Assistant Professor Angie Hauser’s History of Dance and Aesthetics class will present a night of dance and collaboration at the Smith College Museum of Art at 2 p.m. on April 28 and 6:45 p.m. on May 8. The performance event will celebrate the choreographic workRead More

Lux Deluxe Plays Homecoming Show at Iron Horse

Arts May 1, 2015 at 2:48 pm 0 comments

Eliza Going ’18 Staff Writer Northampton-based band Lux Deluxe played an electrifying show at the Iron Horse Saturday night, closing up their nationwide spring tour in a familiar space. Interacting with the crowd and playing songs off their newest album, “It’s a Girl,” their unique, eclectic sound enamored all whoRead More