Articles by: The Sophian

Op-Ed: A parent’s perspective on the equestrian team

Opinions May 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm 1 comment

Steven D. Rizzi Steven D. Rizzi is a Smith College parent and technologist that has worked extensively with higher education in the U.S. and abroad. He has advised the U.S. Department of Education as well as the State of Maryland on education. On March 31, 2017, Smith President Kathleen McCartneyRead More

Community Responses- Re: “Berkeley, Coulter and the right to free speech” by Emily Kowalik ’18

Opinions May 20, 2017 at 5:58 pm 1 comment

I have many friends who attend UC Berkeley and have thus heard much about these incidents. The college just elected its first black muslim student body president, who ran on a platform to support marginalized communities who have historically been tokenized and unsupported by the college. I do not thinkRead More

Reflections on a year abroad in Paris

Reflections on a year abroad in Paris

Opinions May 20, 2017 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

  Emily Kowalik ’18 Opinions Editor As my year abroad draws to a close, I have begun to reflect on whether I will be returning to Smith this fall with the same perspectives as when I left. By the time I return to the United States, I will have beenRead More

An interview with President McCartney Reflections on her fourth year in office

An interview with President McCartney Reflections on her fourth year in office

News May 20, 2017 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

  Katherine Hazen ‘18 Editor-in-chief As another school-year draws to a close, President Kathleen McCartney talked with The Sophian to reflect on the past rather tumultuous year and where Smith is headed. What was the highlight or biggest achievement for Smith this year? One of the most significant external eventsRead More

A look into Statistical and Data Sciences- One of Smith’s newest and fastest growing majors

A look into Statistical and Data Sciences- One of Smith’s newest and fastest growing majors

News May 20, 2017 at 5:34 pm 0 comments

  Cas Sweeney ‘19 Associate Editor The Statistical and Data Sciences (SDS) department at Smith first created the SDS major in April 2016, making Smith College the first women’s college to have a data science major. Since then, the department has seen massive growth. Just after the major was created, YiwenRead More

Smith awards honorary degrees to five notable leaders

Smith awards honorary degrees to five notable leaders

News May 20, 2017 at 5:29 pm 0 comments

  Cassie Follman ‘20 Contributing Writer Each year, Smith awards honorary degrees to individuals who emulate the college’s values and are seen as inspirations in their fields. To decide who receives these annual degrees, the President of the college takes nominations for recipients from the Smith community. The official websiteRead More

Global media leader Oprah Winfrey to deliver Smith College Commencement address

Global media leader Oprah Winfrey to deliver Smith College Commencement address

News May 20, 2017 at 5:13 pm 0 comments

  Sunnie Ning ‘18 News Editor Oprah Winfrey, the widely respected global media leader, talk show host, actress, producer and philanthropist, will deliver the 2017 Commencement Address at Smith College’s graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 21. Winfrey will also receive an honorary degree. Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talkRead More

From the archives- The legacy of Jane O’Neil Wallis ’33

From the archives- The legacy of Jane O’Neil Wallis ’33

Features May 20, 2017 at 5:09 pm 0 comments

  Maryellen Stohlman-Vanderveen ‘19 Staff Writer Among the many alumnae stories to be found in the Smith College Archives, there are some that are still unfolding. One such story is that of Jane O’Neil Wallis ’33.  Wallis—who graduated with a degree in French from Smith and whose married name wasRead More

A look into Smith’s Commencement traditions

A look into Smith’s Commencement traditions

Features May 20, 2017 at 5:03 pm 0 comments

Zoya Azhar ‘20 Opinions Editor As the academic year comes to a close, storage bins flood the hallways of Smith’s houses and every area of campus begins to evoke anecdotal memories for the students, faculty and soon-to-be-arriving alumnae. With no more deadlines to worry about, all walking distances across campusRead More

Noho Nibbles- Highlighting restaurants in Northampton

Noho Nibbles- Highlighting restaurants in Northampton

Features May 20, 2017 at 4:59 pm 0 comments

  Tyra Wu ‘19 Associate Editor Whether you’re looking for a cozy coffee shop, vegetarian food or a heaping plate of spaghetti, Northampton has it all. On top of the great choices in Northampton already, several new restaurants have opened up in Northampton recently. Here are a few you mightRead More