Podcast by Smith African studies professor

David Newbury, the Gwendolen Carter professor of African studies at Smith College, recently gave a talk on the historical dynamics of kingship, legitimacy and violence in Central and East Africa, focusing on Alison Des Forges’s Defeat is the Only Bad News: Rwanda under Musinga, 1896-1931 and The Land beyond the Mists: Essays on Identity & [...]

Alumna’s design firm named 2012 Designer of the Year

Sierra Bainbridge '99 has been working with MASS Design Group since 2009.

MASS Design Group was recently named 2012 Contract Designer of the Year by Contract Magazine.  Sierra Bainbridge ’99 works with MASS as a program director in Rwanda.  The organization builds structures that improve health and strengthen communities around the world.

Sierra graduated [...]

Smith T-shirts around the world

Mac Hamilton '13 wears her Smith T-shirt in Rwanda.

The Smith College Facebook page has posted a photo album titled, Where did you wear your Smith T-shirt this summer?

The album shows Smithies in places such as Kigali, Rwanda and Lele, Nepal, while commenters mentioned wearing Smith clothing in Italy and Morocco.

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Class of 2015 by the numbers

After a record 4,128 applicants, Smith College has 797 new students joining the college this fall. The incoming first year class has enrolled 711 students and there are 30 new Ada Comstock Scholars coming to campus.

This year marks Smith's largest group of incoming international students. Students are joining the college from the 36 [...]