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An emotional welcome: Smith College inaugurates Sarah Willie-LeBreton as its 12th president
10-22-2023 12:50 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — When Sarah Willie-LeBreton first received word that she would be the new president of Smith College, she recalled bursting into tears of joy.At her inauguration ceremony Saturday, Willie-LeBreton showcased similar joyful emotion,...


Expanding the canvas: ‘Sum of its Parts’ at Smith College Museum of Art features a range of multi-panel works
10-20-2023 8:38 AM

By STEVE PFARRER

Sometimes artists want to work on a big scale: to tell a particular narrative, to juxtapose images in a unique way, or to do something outside of their usual working parameters.But the challenge to that can be finding enough exhibition space to...


Tour celebrating 50 years of Ms. Magazine comes to Valley
09-21-2023 3:10 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

In 1972, a new publication, Ms. Magazine, hit newsstands during a turbulent era marked by the civil rights movement, protests against the Vietnam War, changing trends in clothing and music — and the rise of the women’s movement.Ms., co-founded by...


Hampshire County’s four colleges add $1.5B to state economy yearly 
07-13-2023 8:08 AM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — The four private colleges in Hampshire County generate an annual economic impact of more than $1.5 billion to the Massachusetts economy, including more than 8,000 jobs, according to a report released by the Association of Independent...


Disease detection: Smith College prof. showcases new way to test for river blindness, which affects 20 million
06-26-2023 3:27 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — In a lecture room at Smith College’s Ford Hall, Steven Williams speaks to a group of 16 scientists from eight different African countries about a new method for testing whether an area is contagious for river blindness, one of the most...


Book Bag: ‘A Stranger in Baghdad’ by Elizabeth Loudon; ‘A Slant of Light’ by Ken Samonds
06-09-2023 3:23 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

A Stranger in BaghdadBy Elizabeth Loudon; Hoopee/The American University in Cairo PressBritish author Elizabeth Loudon, who once lived in the Valley, also lived for several months in Baghdad, Iraq, in 1975 to 1976 when she was in her late teens, a...


‘Busy being bold’: As she prepares to retire, McCartney uses speeches to reflect on a decade of leading Smith College
05-23-2023 5:00 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — When Kathleen McCartney took the helm as president of Smith College in 2013, she concluded her inaugural address by describing people as “busy being born,” with birth serving as a metaphor for the constant change people undergo in their...


Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, Smith College reach partnership in honoring legacy of pioneer Senda Berenson
05-05-2023 4:25 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

NORTHAMPTON — For more than 130 years, Smith College has been the beating heart of women’s basketball.The institution is widely known as the birthplace of the women’s game, and physical education teacher Senda Berenson is specifically credited with...


School at Smith College ends use of word ‘field,’ says it has negative connotations with racism, slavery
05-04-2023 3:23 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — The Smith College School of Social Work will no longer use “field” in reference to any aspect of its program, a word the school says may have negative connotations with racism and slavery.In an email last week, School of Social Work...


COVID vaccine mandate ending at UMass as state stands down from emergency 
05-02-2023 1:30 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A mandate for students, faculty and staff at the University of Massachusetts to be vaccinated against COVID-19 is ending.“Effective July 1, 2023, the university will no longer require faculty, staff and students to receive a COVID-19...


Art exhibits spring forth: What’s on view at selected local galleries
04-06-2023 12:09 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

Spring is here — or at least the calendar says it is. And as the weather (hopefully) warms, there’s more incentive to get outside and check out what’s on view at local art galleries. Here’s a look at some selected shows this month. PULP Gallery,...


Gazette reporter Hannah Bevis recaps a crazy winter on the local sports scene
03-28-2023 8:12 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS 

Though March Madness is usually reserved for the NCAA basketball tournament, March truly is the craziest time of year for sports, especially here at the Daily Hampshire Gazette. Between Western Massachusetts and high school state tournaments, as well...


Smith College Museum of Art hosts two public talks
03-19-2023 11:01 AM

By STEVE PFARRER

NORTHAMPTON — The Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA) is hosting two public talks that will examine some diverse subjects, from art and culture of North Africa to a look at how incarcerated people create art.On Wednesday, Abdessamad El Montassir, an...


How Smith College basketball built a D3 Final Four contender
03-17-2023 2:40 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

The line wrapped around Smith College’s Indoor Track & Tennis complex an hour before tipoff. Smith athletic director Kristen Hughes’ phone lit up with a text, “It’s like a Rihanna concert out here.”Ainsworth Gymnasium holds roughly 500 people, and the...


Smith basketball forward Morgan Morrison named D3 Player of the Year
03-16-2023 2:33 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Morgan Morrison analyzes basketball possessions as an engineer. The Smith College senior views defenses and opponents as problems and challenges to be solved.“There’s never not an answer to me,” Morrison said. “When I’m watching the game when I’m on...


D3 women’s basketball: Smith reaches program’s first Final Four after beating Trinity
03-12-2023 12:35 AM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

NORTHAMPTON – The chants began with more than a minute left.“Final Four! Final Four! Final Four!” The reality hit the Smith College student section long before the basketball team allowed itself to believe. Smith forward Katelyn Pickunka spread her...


Women’s basketball: Ally Yamada’s outside shooting powering Smith College in Final Four run
03-12-2023 12:33 AM

By HANNAH BEVIS 

NORTHAMPTON – Ally Yamada squared herself up with the basket, coolly executing a three-point shot that she’d taken thousands of times before. Down in the post, forward Morgan Morrison felt herself relax, if only slightly. It’s hard to be certain of...


NCAA Tournament: Ally Yamada’s buzzer beater sends Smith basketball to Elite 8
03-11-2023 11:14 AM

By HANNAH BEVIS

NORTHAMPTON – With 10 seconds left in overtime, the Smith and Mary Washington women’s basketball teams had everything to play for.The two teams were tied at 65 with a trip to the Division 3 Elite 8 awaiting the winner. For Pioneers fans, it was the...


Bench carries Smith College basketball over the finish line in Sweet 16 win over Mary Washington
03-11-2023 12:55 AM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

NORTHAMPTON – Mary Washington thought it cut the head off of Smith College’s basketball dragon.Pioneers center Morgan Morrison, the NEWMAC & New England Women's Basketball Association Player of the Year, fouled out with 6 minutes, 31 seconds left of...


Crowd, community support helping Smith College basketball along historic run
03-09-2023 8:44 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Miranda Oakes stood in the Smith College student section, notebook in hand. St. John Fisher guard Katie Moravec stepped to the free throw line late in the third quarter of last weekend’s NCAA Division 3 tournament second round game.“One fish! Two...

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