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.
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.
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.
“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.
“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.
“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 Collegeâ€™s Ivy Day celebration on Saturday, May 14.
Catheryn Yum '86 delivered the 25th Reunion Address at Smith College’s Ivy Day celebration on Saturday, May 14.
A Vibrant Partnership
From the beginning, Smith College’s founders envisioned a college integrally linked to the life of its city. Smith is vitally enriched by its partnership with Northampton and is committed to civic collaboration, particularly in support of the city’s — and region’s — public schools.
Highlights from "A Freshman Comes to Smith," which was completed in 1933 by the Alumnae Association as a recruiting film shown at Smith Clubs and to prospective students and their families.