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Smith set to donate $520,000 to Northampton

News April 28, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Sophia Zhu ’18 Opinions Editor Earlier this month, Smith announced a voluntary contribution of $520,000 to support its local community. This includes $300,000 unrestricted funds to the City of Northampton that will be paid over the following three years, $200,000 to the Valley Community Development Corporation and the Northampton CommunityRead More

“You know you go to Smith when … ” As told by Yik Yak

Features April 28, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Miranda Catsambas ’19 Contributing Writer Yik Yak is a social media application that allows people to anonymously write, respond and vote on posts made by anyone with the app within a 5-mile radius. It is used at many colleges across the country, and it works by location: you can onlyRead More

Viola Davis Speaks at Smith

Viola Davis Speaks at Smith

News March 13, 2016 at 1:16 pm 0 comments

Katherine Hazen ’18 News Editor As award-winning actress Viola Davis walked onto the stage of John M. Greene Hall last week, the audience met her with a standing ovation. The audience erupted into applause before she could finish her first sentence. For the next hour, Davis — famous for suchRead More

Photo courtesy of glaad.org | Smith received 5,251 applicants this year, a record number and a 5% increase from last year’s admission pool.

Keeping up with Smith College: Record-Breaking Year for Smith Admissions

News March 10, 2016 at 9:05 am 3 comments

  Rachel Farber ’16 Assistant News Editor On March 1, Dean of Admission Debra Shaver posted a photo on Twitter of herself holding a plate of cupcakes with frosting reading, “5,251.”  Accompanying the photo was the caption: “Celebrating another record number of applications!  Cupcakes for everyone!” Smith received 5,251 applicationsRead More

Photo by Carolyn Brown '16 | The iconic gates are back after being removed for restoration.

Federal Lawmakers Probe Into Smith Endowment

News February 25, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Emily Kowalik ’18 Assistant Copy Editor There is no question that attending college is more or less expected of young Americans today. But, as tuition rises, a growing number of students and their parents struggle with the increasing costs of higher education. Many are asking why the cost ofRead More

Photo by Veronica Brown '16 | Under new dining services director Andy Cox, Smith has enacted a plan to improve the dining services.

Dining Hall Administration Responds to Student Feedback

News February 25, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Maryellen Stohlman-Vanderveen ’19 Contributing Writer Students may have noticed the comment boxes that were placed in each dining hall, a step that marks the beginning of Smith’s recently enacted plan to improve dining services. Students may have also spoken to Andy Cox, Smith’s newly hired dining services director. Cox hasRead More

Photo by Carolyn Brown '16 | In response to students protesting on-campus racism, President McCartney held a town hall meeting on Nov. 23.

President McCartney Announces Plans to ‘Invest in Inclusion’

News February 4, 2016 at 9:05 am 0 comments

Katherine Hazen ’18 News Editor Rachel Farber ’16 Assistant News Editor Last week, President Kathleen McCartney and Chief Diversity Officer Dwight Hamilton sent an email to students, staff and faculty regarding inclusion at Smith in light of last semester’s student efforts to examine racism at Smith. The email outlined bothRead More

Photo by Jen Zhu '17 | Smith signed a report from the Harvard Graduate School of Education that encourages a more holistic college admissions process.

Smith Signs Harvard Report Calling for Shift in Admissions Process

News February 4, 2016 at 9:04 am 0 comments

  Katherine Hazen ’18 News Editor President Kathleen McCartney and Dean of Enrollment Audrey Smith signed a report from the Harvard Graduate School of Education earlier this month, signaling Smith’s dedication to reform its admissions, to move away from standards that favor students of certain backgrounds. The report, entitled “TurningRead More

Smith Changes Title IX Policy, Introduces New Training

News February 4, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Anna Saunders ’17J Contributing Writer Smith students received a campus-wide email near the end of last semester from Dean of the College Donna Lisker announcing the adoption of a new Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct Policy and a mandatory online training program, Not Anymore. The email contained information on the newRead More

Photo by Carolyn Brown '16 | Northrop and Gillett are two of the eleven houses on campus with elevators.

On the 25th Anniversary of the ADA, Accessibility Issues Continue in Smith Houses

News December 3, 2015 at 9:05 am 0 comments

  Veronica Brown ’16 Associate Editor Twenty-five years have passed since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. Like all institutions that receive federal funding, Smith must comply with the standards of the ADA to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities. Compliance, however, does not mean completeRead More