This is the place to post all comments about the proposed cuts to the Ada program.
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If you don’t see your comment posted right away it’s because all comments are approved first, then posted.
News Story: 25th anniversary of the Ada Program
SMITH PREPARES TO WELCOME BACK MORE THAN
300 OF ITS ‘ADA’ ALUMNAE Sept 28, 2000
In the article, the program’s founding director Eleanor Rothman said, “Originally, I thought of the Ada Comstock experience as transformative for students. It was only much later that I realized that the Ada Comstock Scholars Program, in turn, was transforming Smith.” Eleanor Rothman currently serves as an Emerita Director of the Ada Comstock Scholars Program.
View the comments on the Smith Alumnae Blog
Some of the topics that the focus group wants to hear about are below, (keep scrolling down to get their email addresses)
- Future policy on the minimum number of credits required for admission
- Future policy on the number of semesters required for graduation
- Future financial aid policies
- Future housing policies
- Recruitment opportunities and challenges
- General comments
The Study Group will make an assessment and present their conclusions to President Christ in the Spring, so you still have time to write to anyone on the Study Group to make your voice heard among our collective voices! Again, they are:
Audrey Smith, Dean of Enrollment, chair of the Study Group: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Buchele, Professor of Economics: email@example.com
Barbara Kellum, Professor of Art: firstname.lastname@example.org
Erika Laquer, Class Dean, Sophomores, 1st semester Juniors and Ada Comstock Scholars: email@example.com
Melanie Medina AC ‘10: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maureen Mollahan AC ‘10: email@example.com
Bill Peterson, Professor of Psychology: firstname.lastname@example.org
Danielle Ramdath , Associate Dean of the Faculty: email@example.com
“We are already feeling the cutbacks and downsizing, but unless we envision something better and give voice to that vision, it’s going to be very tough for the women coming up behind us.
Take a stand regardless on where The Ada Comstock Scholars program is to be positioned in the ongoing priorities of Smith’s mission of access to the best possible education at a 4-year, elite, undergraduate institution.” quoted comment from Kathy Daly
Here is a link where you can post your comments to a wider audience
Ada Comstock Fighting Proposed Cuts FaceBook Page