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New Arrivals: Student Views on Smith

Two new Smith students, Helen Queenan '14 and  Ada Comstock Scholar Kelly Rowland, discuss their first week at Smith. Fall 2010

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Designing a New Solar Energy System at a Closing Landfill Site

Smith engineering seniors Lindsay Holle and Darcy Dwyer devoted two semesters and the professional equivalent of some 1,000 hours for the research, analysis and design of a feasible renewable energy system to generate electricity at the city of Northampton’s landfill site after it closes in 2013.

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Mountain Day With Lamont House

For residents of Lamont House, the tradition of Mountain Day is amplified by an annual group trip to Quonquont Farm, a fruit farm in nearby Whately, where delicious red and golden apples are ripe for picking.

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Women's Education Worldwide (WEW)

From May 31 to June 2, 2011, Smith and Mount Holyoke colleges hosted the inaugural Women's Education Worldwide (WEW) conference for faculty. Representatives of nearly 60 women's colleges around the globe came together to discuss the current state of women's education internationally and to explore new, innovative ways to enable faculty to collaborate remotely once they returned to their home countries.

WEW was founded by Smith and Mount Holyoke as a way to share best practices, to collect and disseminate data about women's colleges, to foster exchange among member institutions, and to advocate for the advancement of women's education internationally. WEW's first conference was held in 2004 and they've been meeting biannually since then.

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2011 Commencement Address

“You, lucky you, are here to fly the aircraft, write the songs, dive the subs, find the cures, run the companies, lead this country, lead this world to a better, more prosperous future for all of life on earth — ourselves, very much included.” Sylvia Earle, the undersea explorer dubbed a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress, was the speaker at Smith College’s 133rd commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 15, 2011.

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2011 Commencement Student Address

“Smith has exposed us to everything it has to offer, and there are no words to express how much Smith has changed our lives. Only by making an impact on the world can we show Smith its impact on us.” Ketura’h Edwards, president of the Class of 2011, delivered the student speech at Smith College’s 133rd commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 15.

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2011 Ivy Day Student Speech

“I came to Smith because I saw it as a place where I could reach my fullest potential. However, it has done way more than that. Smith has made me unstoppable!” Jewels Rhode, a member of the Class of 2011, delivered the student speech at Smith College’s Ivy Day celebration on Saturday, May 14.

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2011 Ivy Day 25th Reunion Speaker

Catheryn Yum '86 delivered the 25th Reunion Address at Smith College’s Ivy Day celebration on Saturday, May 14.