Women for the World: The Campaign for Smith

This weekend, Smith College announced Women for the World: The Campaign for Smith. The principal goal of the $450 million campaign is to increase access to a Smith education through financial aid.

“With a larger financial aid endowment, we can lower the economic barriers to higher education for middle- and low-income families from around the [...]

Smith plans Women’s Global Leadership Celebration

This October, Smith College will host a Women’s Global Leadership Celebration to recognize the impact of Smith in the world and to share how the college is focusing its energy on preparing women to be leaders.

The celebration, which will happen October 12-14, 2012, will feature alumnae from around the world giving talks, speaking on [...]

Iraqi students spend month at Smith

This month, Smith welcomed ten female Iraqi undergraduates from the College of Science for Women at the University of Baghdad. The students are participating in the State Department’s NeXXt Scholars Initiative, which is encouraging young women from Muslim-majority countries to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math through partnerships with U.S. women’s colleges.

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Smith to serve as planning partner for AWLU

It was announced last week that Smith College will serve as the primary U.S. academic planning partner for the establishment of the Asian Women’s Leadership University (AWLU) in Malaysia.

Smith President Carol T. Christ said the college supports the idea of expanding women’s access to high-quality education and is attracted to the opportunity to help [...]

Supporting women’s education in developing countries

This Thursday, March 1, Smith’s Southeast Asian Alliance will present Supporting Women’s Education in Developing Countries: Why We Should Care and How to Do It. Smith trustees Mona Sinha ’88 and Hoon Eng Koo ’73 will present and a Q&A session will follow.

The event is free and open to the public.  It will take [...]

AMS student studies “sister college relationship” between Smith and China

Yuanyuan Liu AMS '12 (pictured here in Shanghai) is spending a year at Smith and completing her PhD at Beijing Foreign Studies University.

Yuanyuan “Sheena” Liu AMS ’12, from China, is a current student in the American Studies (AMS) program at Smith College. The highly competitive one-year program is open only to international students and [...]

Smithie creates program to bring Muslim students to U.S. colleges

Smith alumna Sandra Laney '96, MA '02 developed the NeXXt Scholars Program.

The recently created NeXXt Scholars Program is a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and American women’s colleges. The program is designed to increase opportunities for women from Muslim-majority countries to pursue undergraduate degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) [...]

President Christ contributes to international education series

Carol Christ, president of Smith College

Smith College President Carol T. Christ recently contributed to the “Presidential Perspectives” Series, a project of the Association of International Education Administrators. Articles in the series offer contemporary perspectives on international education and are commissioned from college and university presidents.

President Christ’s article, “A World College for the [...]

GSC to air live video of DC State Department event

On Thursday, December 15 a delegation of Smith students, faculty, staff, and alumnae will be joining Secretary Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem ’56, and other policy makers, public officials, academics experts, and innovative thinkers at the kickoff event for the Women in Public Service Project at the State Department in Washington, DC.

The Women in Public [...]

Alumna invites Smithies to join the Asian Women’s Leadership University Project

Smith alumna Barbara Hou ’03, founder and president of the Asian Women’s Leadership University (AWLU) Project, is inviting Smithies to help her establish Asia’s first women’s liberal arts university.

Project organizers are in the process of building a “world-class educational institution in Asia dedicated to empowering women and helping them become successful entrepreneurs and engaged [...]