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I’m guessing this is the first Smith College grad to ever be featured in a Google Doodle! Happy birthday to Julia Child ’34! Check out Google’s Doodle page to read more about the doodle and see earlier versions of it.


Karolina Kawiaka ’88 has won a national competition to redesign the Washington Monument in DC. According to an article in The Dartmouth, The centerpiece of Kawiaka’s work is a 3,000-seat amphitheater that will be inserted into the currently empty grounds adjacent to the Washington Monument. The finished public space will overlook a new “great lawn” […]


Well, of course you can go back to college at Reunion. But Becky ’02 of the Inquisitive Hippo has taken it one step further — she has arranged a song from Avenue Q for fellow Glee Clubbers, musicians, and other Smith singers to sing at reunion! Here’s her post: This weekend marks 10 years since […]


The official letter from President Christ to alums about her retirement (yes, we realize now that resign was probably the wrong word to use) has arrived. In it, Christ reflects on her time at Smith and what has changed in the last ten years. She started in summer 2002 (read her inaugural address here). She […]


I kept adding to the original post about this, but I realized that there’s enough to warrant a stand alone follow up post. So with no further adieu, here are the updates and reactions to the Anne Spurzem letter to the editor (in rough chronological order): Original links: Read the comments on the letter at […]


A recent letter to the editor of the Sophian, written by Anne Spurzem ’84, caused an explosion of outrage online: Here are the more salient paragraphs, with emphasis added: I read your article about [President] Carol [Christ]’s resignation … It mentioned the percentage increase in the population of women of color and foreign students. … As someone […]


Breaking news! As is tradition, the Smith College commencement speaker is always announced on Rally Day. And this year… it’s Jane Lynch! Obviously we’re very excited—the woman is clearly an honorary Smithie (as we’ve said before). See the traditional clue-by-clue announcement (accompanied by the traditional screams of excitement) below: ETA: Here’s the official Smith press […]