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Packing up leftovers from Smith dining rooms to deliver to local homeless shelters was a no-brainer for Sibyl Brown ’14. “Recovering food from our dining rooms is such an easy way to help ease the need that exists,” says Brown. “It’s food that is already being made and would otherwise be thrown out.” Brown started a Smith College chapter of the Food Recovery Network earlier this year to great success. She organized student volunteers and began recovering food one night a week. As she has gained student volunteers, this has increased to three nights a week, and she is planning to go to five. Dining Services staff quickly got on board. Says Kathy Zieja, director of dining services, “They are truly moved by the fact that they are helping those less fortunate, and at the same time supporting a Smith student who has taken this on as a project.” Follow Brown and other students during the recovery process.

  • At Smith, students take the right to vote seriously, and the Election 2012 season has seen a swarm of get-out-the-vote activity, from phone banks to canvassing, tabling and rallies.

  • Smith women have a rich tradition of volunteerism, both as students and as alumnae. Volunteers: Smith Women Changing the World features just a few of these alumnae from across many generations...

  • The Smith College Department of Athletics and Recreation inducted its first ever class into the Smith College Pioneers Hall of Fame on October 20, 2012 at a ceremony held at the Alumnae House....

  • For the large majority of nearly 50 Smith students who become members of the college's rugby team, it's an unfamiliar game, unlike athletic activities they participated in in high school...

  • One of the great jewels of the plant kingdom, the Titan Arum, or Amorphophallus titanum, flowered for the third time in the Lyman Conservatory at the Botanic Garden of Smith...

  • Join John Davis, Alice Pratt Brown Professor of Art, as he leads an architectural tour of Smith College detailing some influential buildings on campus.

  • Professor of Chemistry Kate Queeney opened the 2012-13 academic year with a convocation address met by cheers and foot stomping from students who filled John M. Greene Hall on September 5....

  • For women living in the 1830s, or for Elizabeth Tyra '14 this summer, preparing wool yarn with which to make clothing was and is a complicated, multi-step process taking several days of...

  • Ten female Iraqi undergraduates from the College of Science for Women at the University of Baghdad gained exposure to science and engineering education and equipment not readily available to...

  • More than 50 graduates of Smith’s “foreign legion”—that is, international students who came to Smith for the one-year American Studies Diploma Program (DIPL)—...

  • Every year, following commencement, new Smith graduates march up to the courtyard of King and Scales houses and form concentric circles, passing diplomas around in an annual ritual called the...

  • "Good morning ladies, gentlemen, and everyone in between."
    Caitlyn Kirby, president of the Class of 2012, delivered the student speech at Smith College’s 134th...

  • Although each student house at Smith College has its own character, they share one thing in common: a piano in every living room. Some students take the opportunity to continue years of lessons...

  • Emmy- and Golden Globe–winning actress Jane Lynch was the speaker at Smith College’s 134th Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 20, 2012.

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  • This year, renowned curator Thelma Golden ’87 celebrated her twenty-fifth reunion and gave the alumna keynote address at the Ivy Day celebration on May 19. Through her work with the...

  • Shishona Jones, a member of the Class of 2012, delivered the student address at Smith College’s Ivy Day celebration on Saturday, May 19.

  • Ann Leone, Professor of French Studies
    Ann Leone examines how writers have used landscapes to aid in the telling of stories throughout literature, offering a "voice...

  • It’s dark, about 5:30 a.m. The air is frigid and icy, with a cutting breeze knifing off the water. Movement for a while is sluggish and achy. For more than 60 students, members of the...

  • When Maggie Kurkoski ’12, working as a research assistant for Scott Bradbury, professor of classical languages and literatures, dug through the storage cabinets in the Caverno Room in...

  • Laura D'Andrea Tyson ’69 was the first woman to head the National Economic Council from 1993 to 1995, during the administration of President Bill Clinton. She is now the S.K. and...

  • In addition to being editor of the arts and literature quarterly, the Hudson Review, Paula Deitz '59 is a writer and cultural critic in the fields of art, architecture, design, and landscape...

  • Amy Ellis Nutt '77 a staff writer at the Star-Ledger in Newark, NJ, for 13 years, won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for her feature series "The Wreck of the Lady Mary," about the 2009...

  • Kerianne Panos '98, who speaks seven languages, is president of Boston-based MCML Consulting Services, an international educational organization she founded after working in Japan for a...

  • Thanks to an expanding program in Arabic studies at Smith and the Five
    Colleges, led by Abdelkader Berrahmoun, lecturer in Middle East studies,
    learning the dominant language of...

  • Susan Spoehrer Elliott ’58 talks about her 50-plus years in the technology industry. After graduation, she became one of the first female programmers at IBM, and later founded the...