Who called it Paradise? Smith's campus pond was named by a famous singer who stopped in Northampton while on tour. Don't know who it was? If you live in the area, you may notice her name on posters downtown.

Kids' camp teaches technology
Nearly 180 7- to 17-year-olds from the Pioneer Valley region will spend time
at Smith learning about the latest technology during the annual iD Tech
Camps, one of 40 programs taking place at the college this summer.

Incoming Smith Students Assigned to Read Latest Kidder Work
Smith Alums Honored Near and Far
Kids Keep Out: Adults Only at This Summer Camp
Another Record for Smith Fulbrights
Longtime Smith Professor Recognized for Teaching, Scholarship
Everything You Need to Know About Life After Smith
Smith Engineers Design Projects for the Rapidly Changing World

After a year spent developing solutions to engineering questions from
industry and government, seniors in the Picker Engineering Program presented
their designs. The projects ranged from a renewable fuel design for Smith
College to a system for wastewater treatment for General Electric and a
fishway for a dam in West Bridgewater, Mass. This is the third class of
engineers to graduate from the Picker Program.

The teams:
Their projects:

James L. Shulman Elected to Smith College Board of Trustees
Treating Child Soldiers to be the Focus of Conference
Smith College Bans Investment in Sudan
Former Clark University Dean to Lead Student Affairs at Smith
The spring 2006 issue of NewsSmith is now online, featuring: "A Trio of Students, A Day in the Life"

Smith In The Media

DELWARE ONLINE, June 22, 2006
Campus report
As a senior student at Smith, Jessica Schwaber participated in the Engineering Design Clinic and worked on a project for the Northampton Department of Public Works. She graduated last month with a degree in engineering.

New Beth Samuel rabbi influenced by many movements
Rabbi and Smith alumna Anna Rosenfield is familiar with all the ways Judaism is practiced. She hopes that her eclectic religious background will serve her well at the temple she now leads.

Arenas of dreams: But will teams come?
While arenas with big-time tenants may bolster a city's self-image and quality of life, evidence shows they have a minimal economic upside, according to Andrew Zimbalist, Smith professor and sports economist.

TOWARD FREEDOM, June 21, 2006
Q&A: Navigating the system of class privilege in higher education
Cara Sharpes and Katie Zanetta, Smith students active in a campus organization that addresses issues around class and privilege, talk about their experiences as low-income students at an elite educational institution.

SUMMIT DAILY NEWS, June 21, 2006
Making the grade
Rebekah Jordan attended Smith with the original intention of studying educational philosophy. An inspiring professor and an experience teaching theater at a nearby women's prison contributed to her decision to become a "hands-on" teacher.

THE REPUBLICAN, June 21, 2006
Officials OK ambulance service
City officials said they are satisfied with the service provided by American Medical Response, despite an incident last month in which a Smith student's trip to Cooley Dickinson Hospital was delayed.

THE REPUBLICAN, June 21, 2006
7 compete in TOYchallenge
A group of East Longmeadow students was among 55 teams around the country that participated in the design competition created by Smith, Sally Ride Science and Hasbro Inc.

BOSTON GLOBE, June 18, 2006
Kids' footwear can blend fashion, function
Smith alumna Mia Abbruzzese believes there is room for another choice in the $5 billion childrens' footwear industry: Reasonably priced, highly fashionable sneakers, boots, and shoes for tots and kids. Her three-year-old company, Morgan and Milo, is attempting to fill that need.

Patriot gains
Smith professor and sports economist Andrew Zimbalist is among skeptics of the notion that sports can elevate a university. Many schools, he says, end up losing money -- and their values -- chasing that winning feeling.

LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 21, 2006
Cubs a winner for Tribune
The Chicago Cubs may be turning in a dismal on-field performance this year, but as a financial entity, it is still one of the most valuable franchises in pro sports. "Overall, the Cubs haven't won, and I don't think there's a better metric," said Andrew Zimbalist, Smith professor and sports economist.

BOSTON GLOBE, June 20, 2006
Graduating the best
Almost 60 percent of the Boston charter high school population is composed of low-income students; three-quarters are black or Hispanic. The valedictorian at one of the charter schools is Smith-bound on a scholarship.

POCONO RECORD, June 20, 2006
Saylorsburg teen finds her poetic voice at surprisingly early age
The injury Audrey Edinger suffered during a field hockey game in the eighth grade sidetracked her athletic pursuits but gave her the opportunity to focus on writing and science. When she attends Smith in the fall, Edinger said she will likely choose between biology and poetry as her major. "I don't want to forego either," she said.

She searches for the grandmother she never knew
In his column about a woman's quest to learn about her grandmother, writer Mark Hare details the life of the grandmother, Ethel Curtiss, who graduated from Smith in 1912. Curtiss worked as a social worker for an organization whose mandate was "to work out plans for raising the needy above the need for relief and for helping the poor to help themselves."

Obituary: Martha Joseph, 88
Smith alumna Martha Joseph, co-founder of the Cleveland International Piano Competition and the Cleveland Arts Prize, died recently. "She was one of the great ladies of Cleveland," said Klaus G. Roy, co- founder of the Cleveland Arts Prize. "She was a great organizer who made things happen."

THE REPUBLICAN, June 20, 2006
Project gives lift to liberal arts
Smith is participating in a collaborative project to promote the role of liberal arts colleges in career preparation. Smith's Praxis program, the funding initiative that offers stipends to students who work at unpaid summer internships, is the focus of Smith's role in the project.

Smith faults AMR campus response
In a May 16 letter to the ambulance company that serves Northampton, Smith registered a complaint about one of the company's responses to campus this year.

New Century's 'Turn of the Screw' spine-chilling
The 100-year-old story by Henry James was adapted into a sharp, spine-chilling production that opened last week at the New Century Theatre in the Mendenhall Center at Smith, kicking off the company's 16th summer season.

LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 19, 2006
Classic dream
Andrew Zimbalist, a Smith professor and sports economist who has written widely about the game's finances, is among those advising an entrepreneur from Boston who plans to start a six-team pro baseball league in Israel in July 2007.

THE REPUBLICAN, June 19, 2006
Speakers target Sudan genocide
Smith professor Eric Reeves, who has dedicated much of the last seven years -- even as he battled leukemia -- to alerting people to the genocide in Sudan, will be among the speakers at a major fundraiser for Sudan on June 21 at 7:30 p.m.

THE REPUBLICAN, June 19, 2006
School projects receive funds from foundation
The Northampton School Committee recently accepted a $2,000 grant for a partnership between Northampton High and Smith that works to close the achievement gap and to help underprivileged students pursue more rigorous academic study.

Loser's winnings
Thanks to a resurgence in baseball's economics, the Pirates major league team generated $59.5 million last season from outside revenue sources. "The Pirates aren't the only (revenue-sharing) offenders," said Andrew Zimbalist, Smith professor and sports economist, "and they are far from the worst."

TENNESSEAN.COM, June 18, 2006
$28 Million on line in Preds feud
If the Nashville Predators pro hockey franchise were to breach its contract with the city and leave town before their lease ends, the franchise would owe the city $28 million -- a tangible net worth provision that is unusual in sports contracts, said Andrew Zimbalist, Smith professor and sports economist.

Chocolate doesn't move, so shop does
After two years of business at 40 Green Street, L.A. Burdick Chocolates closed. There was no shortage of business at the café, said owner Larry Burdick, but many patrons were locals, like Smith students, who did not buy enough high-end chocolate for the store to turn a profit.

I'm a camper, too!
A Hartford Courant columnist reflects on her time at Smith's Adult Sports and Fitness Camp. "Basically, this week has been all camp all the time -- just like any unplugged kids' camp, except with better counselors, accommodations and food," she writes.

THE REPUBLICAN, June 17, 2006
Clarke graduates happy with gains
Alan L. Marvelli, director of Smith College/Clarke School for the Deaf graduate Teacher Education Program, gave the main address at the school's recent commencement ceremony.

St. Thomas Aquinas top students
Ellen Thomson of Kittery, Maine, who has achieved honor roll status every quarter of high school, was the recipient of the Smith College Book Award.

Garden to be featured on June 24 tour makes most of unique landscape
A dawn redwood -- a gift from Smith when Phil Reid retired from the botany department -- is among many of the plantings on his property that have unusual botanical interest.

Reunions planned for JYA alumnae
Alumnae who spent their junior year abroad in either Geneva or Florence will have a chance to reconnect with some of their JYA classmates later this year. The Alumnae Association is hosting two reunions to celebrate the 75th anniversary of JYA in Florence and the 60th anniversary of the JYA in Geneva program. The Florence event, which is scheduled for October 6-8 in that city, will include current students, former JYA directors, and faculty from the Department of Italian Language and Literature. At the Geneva event, which is planned for October 12-15 in Switzerland, and is coinciding with the Smith in Europe reunion, President Carol Christ will speak about Smith today and participants will have plenty of opportunities to rediscover Geneva with alumnae, current students, and Smith faculty. For more information on either event, call 800-526-2023, ext. 4, or visit

Faculty and alumnae to explore concept of 'home'
What is the meaning of "home"? How can we shape our environment to better reflect who we are? How does the space we live in affect us? These are just a few of the questions Smith faculty and alumnae will discuss during a special on-campus event, "Home: A Sense of Space, A Sense of Place," that promises an in-depth examination of our relationship with the space we inhabit. The symposium, which is being sponsored by the Alumnae Association, is scheduled for June 22-25 and will also include visits to the nearby historic homes of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Plus, participants will get an insider's look at how the college's art collection makes a statement about the changing nature of home and space. For information about this event, contact Betsy Baird at the Alumnae Association: 800-526-2023, ext. 4, or

Artist's exhibition coincides with her 50th reunion
In celebration of her fiftieth reunion, New York artist Phyllis Rosser '56 will show twenty-four wood sculptures in the Alumnae House Gallery from April 3 through June 30. To construct her sculptures, Rosser strips wood of its bark, washes it smooth with water, and then weaves it into dense layers. She says she began collecting wood found along the beach near her New Jersey home some twenty years ago and now finds her materials in the Connecticut River in Bellows Falls, Vermont, where she has an on-site studio. She says she arranges these "dead" woods into "emotion-charged bundles" that--from struggles of time and wear--achieve subtle harmonies of rust, hazel, silver, and charcoal that "speak of resolution and peace." In the past two decades, Rosser has had numerous one-person exhibitions in New York and elsewhere, and she has participated in many group shows nationally. Her work is represented in a number of private and corporate collections, including the sculpture collection of Microsoft. For information about her work, visit


BOSTON GLOBE, June 22, 2006
Students do good, look good abroad
Over the past decade, community service trips to Third World countries have become a popular summer option for public-spirited students, especially those from affluent families. But some participants, and admissions officials, wonder whether a service program designed for the benefit of the student is really service.

WASHINGTON POST, June 22, 2006
More students pursue degrees online
Online enrollment spiked to 2.35 million in 2004, but critics argue in-person classes offer better experience.

BOSTON GLOBE, June 21, 2006
Editorial: Making college affordable
Editors outline several issues that they think the state's task force on financial aid should address. "Educating future generations should be a shared responsibility: students, parents, government, business, and charities ensuring that college bills don't overwhelm families," they write.

College degree still worth investment, economists say
While the cost of college has soared, the incomes of college graduates are still staying well ahead of those who don't have four-year degrees.

BOSTON GLOBE, June 20, 2006
Executive-class help to get that first job
Recent grads hire image consultants in effort to wow corporate recruiters

Emory seeks to revitalize off-campus scene
School officials back a new plan that envisions up to five retail and housing districts within a mile of campus, connected to the rest of school by free shuttle buses. "We don't want to live in isolation. We don't believe
it's a healthy educational environment either," said Mike Mandl, an Emory executive vice president.

Penn has epic plans for expansion
The university's 20-year, $1.94 billion project will bring open space, office buildings and residences to land purchased from the Postal Service.

MSNBC, June 18, 2006
Demographic shift pushes colleges to diversify student body
With the supply of children produced by white baby boomers leveling off and the numbers of Hispanics and other minority groups growing, the future pool of college-age Americans promises to be more racially diverse.

Online photos put hazing in the spotlight again
Posted in recent months on Internet sites such as Facebook and, photos of athletes in apparent initiation scenes -- involving degrading costumes, excessive drinking, and sexually suggestive poses with strippers and fellow athletes -- are bringing another flurry of attention to hazing rituals.

AASC Programs and Services

Smith Travel has an array of trips to satisfy your urge for adventure. Spaces are still available on these exciting trips:

TANZANIA-Camping Safari (summer 2006)
Due to the popularity of the Tanzanian Family Safari (July 1-13, 2006), we are organizing another departure, June 20-July 2, 2006. Please call Liz Bigwood at 800-225-2029 as soon as possible for further details.

Two cabins are still available for this riverboat cruise through the heart of Europe. Michael Gorra, professor and chair of Smith's English department, will accompany you on a privately chartered riverboat through France, Switzerland, and Germany.

VIKING ODYSSEY (August 10-22, 2006)
Explore Scandinavian history and culture from Copenhagen to the North Cape. Smith Professor of English Craig Davis will share his knowledge of Scandinavia, the Viking Age, and his expertise in medieval literature and comparative literature.
2007 proposed trips: Watch for information on trips to New Zealand, Bhutan, Japan, the Dordogne, Libya, Tunisia and Algeria, and China.

Habitat for Humanity opportunity in Madagascar
Want to go to an exotic island and make a difference? Join longtime Habitat for Humanity volunteer Sherley Young '61 on this exciting journey. Sherley has led seven Habitat trips, including five to Africa. If you are willing to work (and have fun) and have an open mind, contact Sherley at for further details. Dates: October 26-November 19, 2006 (or November 12 for those who must return early). No previous construction skills are necessary. Knowledge of French is helpful but not essential.
For details, visit our updated Smith Travel Web site, where you will find full descriptions and prices on all of our 2006 trips: Questions may be directed to Liz Bigwood at Smith Travel, 800-225-2029, or e-mail

Grow a bit of Smith in your garden
A limited number of 'Sophia Smith' rose bushes are available for sale to alumnae. In 1996, chemistry professor Robert Linck created a new hybrid rose named 'Sophia Smith' in honor or Smith's founder. This exquisite pinkish mauve rose is high-centered, of exhibition quality, and on strong stems. The blooms are uniform in color except for a beautiful salmon yellow near the base of the petals. The flower has a slight fragrance. It's a perfect addition to your garden and a wonderful tribute to Smith College and its founder. Order now and be among the first to own a 'Sophia Smith' rose. The special price for alumnae is $75. To place your order and for information about delivery, please contact Betsy Baird at the Alumnae Association: 800-526-2023, ext. 4;

Benefits for Smith alumnae
Just because you've graduated from Smith doesn't mean you're forgotten. The Alumnae Association offers a variety of services to make your post-Smith life a little easier. Alumnae are eligible for various insurance options, including medical, life, and liability insurances, as well as a credit card that benefits Alumnae Association programs. For information on all Alumnae Association benefits and services, visit and click on "History and Mission."

Keep in touch
Wondering whatever happened to that Smith housemate who used to keep you company while you studied all night for a midterm? The Alumnae Association's Online Directory makes it easy for you to catch up with your Smith friends. You can search by name, location, profession, and even Smith house. Just visit the Alumnae Association's Web page at, and click on "Alumnae Directory and E-mail." While you're there, be sure to update your personal information. The directory is most effective when the information is kept up to date. To ensure that your information is correct, log into your alumnae directory account at and then click on "Personal Information" at the top of the screen.

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