Smith's 137th Commencement Celebrates Gratitude, Leadership

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“Build bridges, not fences”: themes of gratitude, equity and the importance of women’s leadership were woven throughout Sunday’s Commencement celebration. The college awarded 735 degrees.

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2015 Ivy Day Speech: Afreen Seher Gandhi ’15

Afreen Seher Gandhi ’15, student speaker at the 2015 Ivy Day Awards Convocation, described how Smith College and its alumnae supported her transformation from a shy theater major to a budding film director—and one of the college’s 19 Fulbright scholars this year. Said Gandhi, “Because of your generous support, dear alumnae, today, young women from all corners of the world can dream of coming to Smith because they want to and deserve to, without worrying if they can afford to.”

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Home Smith Home: Chapin House

Emily Cryan '17 looks out over central campus from a circular antique window in Chapin House. But her favorite part of her room is the secret alcove where she can curl up and relax. She is also the current keeper of a figurine that has been passed down through generations of Chapinites. See all the Home Smith Home episodes

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PRAXIS

The Praxis Funding Program guarantees a paid internship to all Smith students. Annually, more than 400 students take internships around the world. Students have interned in a variety of areas, from health care to education, communications to public policy, business to the arts, psychology to science. These internships help students build on their academic studies and provide the critical skills employers and graduate schools are looking for. 

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Home Smith Home: Jordan House

Milanes Morejon '15 loves the Jordan House community, which is always ready with a smile. Her corner room has a gorgeous view and plenty of light, and is filled with dozens of small momentos from her friends and her travels around the world. Watch all the Home Smith Home videos

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Home Smith Home: Roommates

Sarah Lopez '17 and Veronica Brown '17 enjoyed rooming with each other so much as first years that they chose to live together again as sophomores. They think having a good roommate is a great way to start off your Smith career. Their room is relaxed, covered in unique posters, and filled with the sound of their laughter. See all the Home Smith Home videos

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The Power of Storytelling

When Ayla Schlosser ’09, who is Jewish, was 15 years old, a classroom discussion about conflict in the Mideast left her feeling hurt, confused, and misunderstood. Through this experience, she found that finding her voice and sharing her story not only helped to educate others, it empowered her. That is what Resonate is all about. Schlosser is the founder and executive of Resonate, which conducts workshops for women in impoverished countries to help them find their voices, tell their stories, preparing them for leadership roles in their communities. Here Schlosser—a Mary Maples Dunn scholar, who graduated with a major in political science and a minor in Spanish—talks about Resonate and her goals for the organization. 

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Home Smith Home: Lamont House

Haley Crockett '15 loves inviting friends to spend time in her room in Lamont House. Her simple, minimalist decor, along with a gorgeous view, makes her room her sanctuary. See all the Home Smith Home videos

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Home Smith Home: Comstock House

Yenelsa Duran ’16’s room in Comstock House is a perfect mix of comfortable, pretty and functional. The double education and Portuguese/Brazilian studies major has plenty of mementos of home—including a poster of her hometown of New York City and a Dominican Republic flag, her birthplace—mixed with keepsakes from teaching internships and Smith Latina leadership conferences.  See all the Home Smith Home videos

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Smith-Tuck Business Bridge Program

The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and Smith College are excited to launch the Smith-Tuck Business Bridge Program, to be held on the Smith campus in May 2015. While primarily for Smith students, the program will also be open to women studying at other institutions. Click here for more information.