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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

Earth Day Festival celebrates sustainability in amidst uncertainty in the White House

Earth Day Festival celebrates sustainability in amidst uncertainty in the White House

News April 27, 2017 at 10:20 pm 0 comments

  Cassie Follman ‘20 Contributing Writer On Friday, April 21, the Earth Day Festival demonstrated Smith College’s dedication to sustainability and the environment. Organized by Eco-Reps and the Sustainability Coordinator, the event hosted different activities and tabling from various sustainability organizations on campus and even an acapella performance. The FestivalRead More

Pathway campus climate survey results announced

News April 27, 2017 at 10:02 pm 0 comments

Sunnie Ning ‘18 News Editor On Tuesday, April 18, Susan Rankin, senior research associate from Rankin & Associates, presented a qualitative report on the responses for the Pathway Campus Climate Survey to the Smith community in Graham Hall, Hillyer. In 2016, Smith College created and conducted Pathways, a comprehensive campusRead More

A Night with Laverne Cox- discussing shame culture, feminist theorists and Beyonce

A Night with Laverne Cox- discussing shame culture, feminist theorists and Beyonce

News April 27, 2017 at 10:01 pm 0 comments

  Tyra Wu ‘19 Associate Editor Laverne Cox sat in her third grade classroom in Alabama glamorously fanning herself with a handheld fan she had recently bought during a church trip to Six Flags. She had just seen “Gone With The Wind” and was busy imagining herself as Scarlett O’Hara. AfterRead More

“Moving Together: Toward a Theory of  Crip Spacetime”- Margaret Price speaks during Disability Visibility Week

“Moving Together: Toward a Theory of Crip Spacetime”- Margaret Price speaks during Disability Visibility Week

News April 19, 2017 at 8:16 pm 0 comments

  Cas Sweeney ‘19 Associate Editor Smith’s Disability Alliance kicked off their Disability Visibility Week on April 17 with a lecture by Margaret Price Ph.D, an author and disability studies professor at Ohio State University. She spoke about her new book, “Toward a Theory of Crip Spacetime.” The event wasRead More

April Showers- An environmentally-friendly competition

April Showers- An environmentally-friendly competition

News April 19, 2017 at 8:08 pm 0 comments

Marissa Hank ‘20 Arts Editor Every April, the Sustainability and Eco Representatives from all the houses at Smith host a competition called April Showers. This environmentally-friendly event takes place around Earth Week every year, and supports water conservation as well as Smith College’s sustainability efforts. During the event, houses competeRead More

Weaving Voices senior monologues featured Smith seniors of color

Weaving Voices senior monologues featured Smith seniors of color

News April 19, 2017 at 8:03 pm 0 comments

  Sunnie Ning ‘18 News Editor On Saturday April 15, Weaving Voices hosted its annual Senior Monologues, featuring the stories of seniors of color. The monologues attracted a large audience, packing the entire Weinstein Auditorium. Among the audience were current students, faculty members and alums who were involved in WeavingRead More