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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

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

Oprah Bails On Smith, President Trump Takes Duty Upon Himself

Oprah Bails On Smith, President Trump Takes Duty Upon Himself

Opinions March 29, 2017 at 8:23 pm 0 comments

Zoya Azhar ’20 Contributing Writer Oprah Winfrey’s sudden refusal to serve as commencement speaker for the Class of 2017 has been a devastating blow to the Smith College community. Oprah tweeted a seemingly casual “Taking a break from life, #out” three days ago. Naïve Smithies — extremely keyed in toRead More

Honoring Distinguished Achievements: A Glimpse At The 2016 Honorary Degree ecipients

News, Uncategorized May 12, 2016 at 8:16 pm 0 comments

Sunnie Yi Ning ’18 Assistant News Editor This Commencement weekend, Smith College will honor its graduating seniors, as well as guests who have provided distinguished services and honorable achievements. Every year, Smith awards honorary degrees to distinguished guests at the Commencement ceremony. This year, the six honorary degree recipients areRead More

Commencement Traditions at Smith

Features May 12, 2016 at 8:09 pm 0 comments

Tyra Wu ’19 Features Editor Every school has annual traditions surrounding commencement; however, as can be expected from a Seven Sisters school, Smith has more than a few quirky traditions. Since the beginning, Smith has chosen to subvert norms.  At Smith’s first Commencement ceremony in 1879, caps and gowns wereRead More

Photo by Carolyn Brown '16 | President Kathleen McCartney hosted a Fireside Chat to discuss Commencement traditions with the Smith student body on April 4.

President McCartney discusses Commencement traditions at Fireside Chat

News April 14, 2016 at 9:00 am 1 comment

  Molly McGuire ’18 News Editor President Kathleen McCartney hosted a Fireside Chat on April 4 to discuss Commencement traditions at Smith. Students and faculty braved the unseasonable winter weather in order to participate in a dialogue on the nomination and selection of honorary degree recipients and Commencement speakers. TheRead More

Photo courtesy of | On Rally Day, President McCartney announced Megan Smith as the 2016 Commencement Speaker.

Megan Smith to Speak at 2016 Commencement

News February 25, 2016 at 9:05 am 0 comments

  Rachel Farber ’16 Assistant News Editor Seniors dressed in their graduation gowns, wore quirky hats instead of graduation caps and waited with excitement for President Kathleen McCartney to announce their commencement speaker. McCartney announced Megan Smith, the United States Chief Technology Officer in the Office of Science and TechnologyRead More

Letters to the Editor: Commencement Speaker

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

I was very disconcerted to hear that Arianna Huffington was selected as the commencement speaker for 2013. Leaving aside any other considerations of her history and character, Arianna Huffington is unqualified to be honored at an academic establishment for one simple reason: she has been accused of plagiarism several timesRead More