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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 […]

A letter from Jacqueline Kennedy

Today, on what would have been Jacqueline Kennedy’s 82nd birthday, the International Advancement Blog is publishing the text of a letter sent to Smith in regard to the former first-lady’s experience on the Paris JYA program. After spending her junior year in Paris, Jacqueline Kennedy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in French literature at […]

Professor of East Asian Studies featured on Chinese radio

Smith College Associate Professor Suzanne Gottschang recently spoke about China’s rising divorce rate on China Radio International.

Professor Gottschang, who is a professor of Anthropology and East Asian Studies at Smith, received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998 and a masters degree in public health and anthropology from the University […]

Update: Smith awarded a record 19 Fulbrights

Earlier this month Smith College learned that a 19th Fulbright Fellowship has been awarded to a recent graduate.

Katey Pillars ’11, will be joining 18 other Smithies as a Fulbright Fellow this year. Katey will be studying the “role of Soviet-era Estonia as a bridge between East and West, and an incubator of intellectual innovation […]

Graduate alumna presenting lecture in Sri Lanka

This week, Dr. Sriyanie Miththapala ’87 will be presenting the 31st monthly Lecture of the National Trust of Sri Lanka.

Nymphaea pubescens (pictured) is a species of water lily native to Sri Lanka.

Along with Dr. Siril Wijesundara—who will give an illustrated talk presenting An Overview of the Flowering Plants of Sri Lanka—and […]

Alumna spends JYA in Geneva, goes back to obtain MA and PhD

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.

Jaci Eisenberg ’06 was recently highlighted by The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.

Jaci, who first studied in Geneva as part of Smith’s JYA program, is a PhD Candidate in International History and Politics at the Institute, which […]

Update: Photos from the JYA Hamburg celebration

Guest House, University of Hamburg. Photo courtesy of AASC.

Last month the International Advancement blog published the post Celebrating 50 years of JYA in Hamburg.

This week the Alumnae Association of Smith College published a slide show highlighting some of the celebration’s best moments. The special event brought together current students, alumnae of […]

Seven Sisters gathering in Bangalore

A Bryn Mawr graduate has organized the first-ever gathering of alumnae of the Seven Sisters colleges in Bangalore.

The Seven Sisters colleges include Barnard College, Bryn Mawr College, Mount Holyoke College, Radcliffe College, Smith College, Vassar College, and Wellesley College.

On Monday, July 25 at 7 p.m. a group of Smithies will be joining alumnae […]

Smith professor asked to comment on violence in Sudan

Smith College professor and honorary degree holder Eric Reeves.

Smith College professor Eric Reeves has been in the news this week as an expert on western Sudan’s Darfur region.

Professor Reeves, who wrote A Long Day’s Dying: Critical Moments in the Darfur Genocide, has been following violence in Kordofan, and was recently […]

Alumna calls attention to ties between Smith and Asian University for Women

Dr. Hoon Eng Khoo '73. Photo courtesy of National University of Singapore website.

Dr. Hoon Eng Khoo ’73 was recently featured in the Opinion & Ideas section of the The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Chronicle is a well-respected source of news for college and university faculty members and administrators.

Dr. Khoo, currently […]