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Colleges notebook: UMass hires Shane Montgomery as new offensive coordinator
02-15-2024 3:19 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Following the departure of offensive coordinator Steve Casula, the UMass football team had perhaps the most important decision of its offseason when choosing who was going to fill the hole.Casula left to take the tight ends coaching job for the...


Taking up long-form fiction: Acclaimed short-story writer Kelly Link is set to debut her first novel
02-09-2024 12:33 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

Kelly Link has piled up quite a few accolades and honors over the years: a MacArthur “genius grant,” a Pulitzer Prize nomination, several awards for fantasy fiction — a Hugo, a World Fantasy, and three Nebulas — and the kind of praise writers dream...


Women’s basketball: After reaching 300 career wins, Smith College coach Lynn Hersey isn’t staying complacent
02-08-2024 4:25 PM

By GARRETT COTE

NORTHAMPTON — Anticipation built as teams across Division 3 waited to hear their name called on selection Sunday. Smith College was coming off its best season (at the time) under head coach Lynn Hersey, going 16-2 in the NEWMAC, but the Pioneers came...


Art that traveled far, wide: Smith College exhibit showcases venerable art from the Persianate world
02-08-2024 3:29 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

Before it became recognized by its modern name in 1935, Iran was known for centuries — at least in the western world — as Persia, a name that reflected the language of the same name and the culture that was part of it.In the 1970s, academics coined...


Still harmonizing after all these years: Silver Chord Bowl marks its 40th anniversary
02-08-2024 3:21 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

The 1980s witnessed the start of what have become some longstanding artistic landmarks in Northampton: the Young@Heart Chorus, the downtown New Year’s Eve festival called First Night Northampton, and a good-natured competition involving collegiate a...


Smith College student dining workers vote for union
02-03-2024 3:17 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — Dining workers at Smith College voted overwhelmingly Thursday in favor of organizing as United Smith Student Workers (USSW), a new union affiliated with the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 153.“I am so...


Spicing up breakfast: Smith College seeks help from Humane Society with its vegan pledge
01-21-2024 12:22 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — Inside Smith College’s Chase House building on a recent morning, several campus chefs could be seen working diligently in the kitchen, even after the usual breakfast hours in the building had ended.These food experts — about a dozen who...


Women’s basketball: Smith College locks down late, holds off WPI 82-78 (PHOTOS)
01-14-2024 11:10 AM

Clutch baskets and timely defense down the stretch propelled the Smith College women’s basketball team to a wild 82-78 victory over WPI in the Pioneers’ NEWMAC opener on Saturday afternoon at Ainsworth Gymnasium in Northampton.Smith improved to 12-2...


Women’s basketball: Ally Yamada’s career-high 28 points helps Smith College take down Hamilton 74-56
01-09-2024 9:01 PM

By GARRETT COTE

NORTHAMPTON — Smith College guard Ally Yamada battled for a steal, poked the ball to Hannah Martin and took off running up the sideline. Martin swung it up to Yamada as time ticked down in the third quarter.Yamada had no time to think, she just had to...


The Smith College effect: Should the college do more to help the community it calls home?
12-29-2023 5:39 PM

By MAX ACENOWR,DIANA ZAMUDIOand BEX CONNOR

NORTHAMPTON — Smith College and the city of Northampton are heavily intertwined and have been since Smith’s founding in 1871. The college’s Grecourt Gates stand tall atop the rolling hill of Main Street Northampton, overlooking the city’s vibrant...


A real old-school First Night: Northampton New Year’s Eve festival returns with its old energy
12-21-2023 9:43 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

As Steve Sanderson sees it, First Night Northampton is getting its mojo back.The annual New Year’s Eve celebration got shot down two years in a row by COVID-19, first in December 2020 and then again in December 2021 when, just days before the event...


Safety improvements coming to streets near Smith College after 2 people hit by cars in last week
12-20-2023 4:30 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — In the wake of two pedestrians struck by vehicles in the last week on busy streets bordering Smith College — the latest in a string of such incidents dating back years — city and college officials said this week they are moving ahead...


Finding a way past apartheid: Documentary revisits program that brought Black South African students to Smith College during civil rights struggle
12-08-2023 4:58 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

The 1980s were a brutal time in South Africa. Decades of apartheid, the ironbound racial segregation system that relegated a majority Black population to second-class citizenship under white rule, led to increasing Black resistance, followed by severe...


Five College scholars join 1,000-plus educators to push New England senators for permanent cease-fire in Gaza
12-06-2023 6:17 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

More than 100 scholars from the region’s Five Colleges have signed onto a letter sent to the New England’s 12 U.S. senators demanding a permanent cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war, the peaceful release of Israeli hostages and arbitrarily detained...


Resilience and respect: Farmer Appreciation Party salutes extraordinary efforts in trying times
11-30-2023 6:22 PM

By MADDIE FABIAN

NORTHAMPTON — This year was a tough run for Massachusetts farmers, with over $42 million and 13,000 acres of crop losses reported due to extreme weather events during the spring and summer.Despite the Feb. 4 freeze, May 18 frost and July 10 flooding...


Local college basketball preview: Smith College must replace big pieces from last year’s dream season
11-17-2023 5:40 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

Last year’s Smith College basketball team had a season for the history books. The Pioneers qualified for its first ever Final Four after winning their third consecutive NEWMAC title. Senior Morgan Morrison won the D3hoops.com Player of the Year Award,...


Smith College Museum of Art receives $280,000 award to increase access
11-15-2023 3:12 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

NORTHAMPTON — Fresh from having received gifts from two alumnae that have enabled the Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA) to drop its admission fees, the museum has won additional funding to expand its programming for visitors.The Art Bridges...


Arts Briefs: New jazz host at NEPM, abstract art in Amherst, dance concert at Smith Colle
11-10-2023 10:50 AM

New voice on ‘Jazz à la Mode’SPRINGFIELD/AMHERST — If you’ve tuned into New England Public Media’s “Jazz à la Mode” this past week, you may have heard a new guy introducing the music on the Monday-to-Friday evening show. And if you’re a jazz fan, you...


Amherst College makes $1.3M promise to region for Jones Library, hospital emergency department and the Drake venue
11-01-2023 12:07 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A $1 million gift from Amherst College is supporting the renovation and expansion of the Jones Library expected to break ground next year, marking the largest contribution so far to the ongoing $14.6 million capital campaign.The college’s...


Smith College well underway on $220M plan to become a geothermal, carbon neutral campus
10-23-2023 5:13 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — More than a year into a six-year, $220 million project to convert Smith College into a geothermal campus, officials used last weekend’s two-day presidential inauguration ceremonies to highlight the work that’s expected make its campus...

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