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The Secret (Or Not so Secret) Lives of the Presidents

News February 28, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Hannah Carlson  ’15 Contributing Writer Smith, boasting two first ladies among its alumnae, was an appropriate choice for lecturer Cormac O’Brien to visit on Feb. 18. O’Brien spoke about his latest book, Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents. Arranged by the Smith Republican Club and the American Studies Department, theRead More

Committee Launches Search for New Chief of Police

News February 14, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Kelsey Cummings ’13 Associate Editor Smith, Mount Holyoke and Hampshire Colleges have formed a search committee to begin the process of finding and hiring a new Campus Chief of Police. The Chief of Police position serves all three colleges.  Smith’s representatives on the committee are Dean of Students Julianne OhotnickyRead More

Just Yell Fire Expands Sexual Violence Prevention Programs Across U.S.

News February 14, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Veronia Hernandez ’13 News Editor Trigger Warning: This article contains discussions of rape and sexual assault   Just Yell Fire, an awareness program aimed at the prevention of rape and sexual assault among women, has recently released a new line of coasters designed to test drinks for the presence ofRead More

Green Team Bridges Gap Between Environmental Justice and Social Justice

News February 14, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Tziona Breitbart ’16 Assistant News Editor Last Tuesday, the Green Team held a spoken word event to kick off the new semester and its new campaign for environmental change both at Smith and in the larger community. The Green Team began as a group of faculty and students that workedRead More

Use Your Voice: Speaking Up in Social Media

News February 14, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Nora Turriago ’16 Contributing Writer Last Thursday, the Wurtele Center for Work and Life hosted a panel on the importance of women speaking up in various media outlets. The “Narratives of Speaking Up” panel feaured Rinku Sen, Farai Chideya and Judith Warner, three women experienced in voicing their opinions throughRead More

Photo courtesy of Switchboard | The Switchboard team, from left to right, Duncan Sullivan, Remy Schwartz, Keenan Villani-Holland and RJ Saka.

Switchboard Magazine Pioneers New Media

News February 14, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Anya Gruber ’18 Contributing Writer Two Hampshire seniors have recently launched Switchboard Magazine, a new online publication intended to give a voice to college students of the Pioneer Valley. Switchboard Magazine, created by Remy Schwartz and Duncan Sullivan, is designed to be the voice of young people in theRead More

OpEd Project Helps Students Express Opinions

News February 7, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Tziona Brietbart ’16 Assistant News Editor Next Friday, a small group of Smith students will travel to Mount Holyoke College to participate in the OpEd Project, a joint program that aims to teach women how to express their opinions clearly and effectively in the media. The program consists of panelsRead More

Convocation Traditions Stir Discussion of Inclusivity

News February 7, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Veronica Hernandez ’13 News Editor Last week, students received an e-mail from Dean Mahoney, encouraging them to participate in a survey about potential concerns with Convocation. A contentious issue among faculty and students, the Smith administration is now working with the Student Government Association, Dean Mahoney and Dean of StudentsRead More

Campus Has Avoided Flu for Now

News February 7, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Maddie Goldstein ’16 Contributing Writer During winter break the flu took the nation by storm, but it seems to have spared the Smith College campus. This flu season was one of the worst yet, with thousands of flu victims documented in only the first month. Only a few students haveRead More