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Fifth year of eligibility proving particularly beneficial for Smith College’s Dashelle Gleissner and Katelyn Pickunka
03-09-2023 8:42 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS 

Back in the spring of 2020, Katelyn Pickunka and Dashelle Gleissner had just reached their first Sweet 16 with the Smith College basketball team. The Pioneers were riding high after winning the program’s first NEWMAC title and cruising through the...


Morgan Morrison’s late heroics propel Smith College past St. John Fisher, into third consecutive NCAA D3 Women’s Basketball Sweet 16 (PHOTOS)
03-05-2023 12:40 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

NORTHAMPTON – Morgan Morrison sat at the end of the Smith College bench.The senior, and NEWMAC Player of the Year, picked up her fourth foul with 24.4 seconds left in the third quarter of Saturday’s NCAA Division 3 Women’s Basketball Tournament second...


Div. 3 tourney: Smith College drains school-record 20 3-pointers in 100-50 opening-round rout of SUNY Morrisville (PHOTOS)
03-03-2023 11:14 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

NORTHAMPTON – Amelia Clairmont triggered an avalanche.The Smith College junior guard hit the first shot of Friday night’s NCAA Division 3 Women’s Basketball Tournament opener against SUNY Morrisville: a 3-pointer from the left wing. Then she splashed...


Smith College basketball team relishing role as No. 1 seed in NCAA Div. 3 tourney
03-02-2023 3:21 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Receiving the NCAA tournament’s No. 1 overall seed shocked the Smith College basketball team, but it won’t overwhelm the Pioneers.Smith has reached two straight NCAA Division 3 Sweet 16s and won three consecutive NEWMAC titles.“I don’t think it adds...


Behind MVP Katelyn Pickunka, Smith College basketball takes down Babson for 3rd consecutive NEWMAC championship
02-26-2023 5:44 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS 

NORTHAMPTON — When Sunday’s NEWMAC title game was all said and done, Hampshire Regional alum and current Smith College co-captain Katelyn Pickunka went over to her dad to celebrate – and show him the massive bruise that was already blooming on her...


Arts Briefs: Book launches in Amherst, jazz in Goshen, collage art in Holyoke and more
02-24-2023 9:52 PM

Launch those booksAMHERST — Spring is still more than three weeks away, but the days are lengthening, temperatures are mostly creeping up, and it’s not too early to think about what you might plant in your garden this year — or to think about healing...


Marking the moment: Rally Day returns to Smith
02-24-2023 2:39 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — Rally Day, one of Smith College’s oldest traditions, returned in full force on Thursday, the first time since February 2020 that it had been held fully in person.The event is a celebration for the school’s graduating senior class, who...


Activist, writer Reshma Saujani to speak at Smith College commencement
02-23-2023 5:45 PM

NORTHAMPTON — A leading activist and founder of Girls Who Code and Moms First will deliver the address at Smith College’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 21.Reshma Saujani will receive an honorary degree at the event along with five other notable...


Morgan Morrison, Smith College women’s basketball take down Babson (PHOTOS)
02-13-2023 5:37 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

NORTHAMPTON – Morgan Morrison ripped away the offensive rebound from Babson after missing a layup.Smith College’s senior forward wasn’t about to let the Beavers ruin her senior day. Morrison powered a layup back up through contact, and tied Saturday’s...


Morgan Morrison’s double-double sparks Smith College women’s basketball in 70-60 win over Tufts
01-23-2023 9:30 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS 

NORTHAMPTON – The weather outside was frightful, but the basketball inside Ainsworth Gymnasium Monday evening was indeed delightful. Smith College extended its winning streak to 11 games thanks to a 70-60 win over Tufts. The Pioneers’ chemistry has...


Keeper of culture: Christa Whitney turned her discovery of Yiddish literature into a career
12-16-2022 3:13 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

As Christa Whitney sees it, chance has played a big part in her life. But so has her love of history and literature. Whitney is the director of the Wexler Oral History Project at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, a program that has recorded...


Sylvia Plath at 90: Smith College forum examines famous poet in wake of new biography
11-03-2022 4:16 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

Almost a century after she was born, Sylvia Plath is still winning admirers.The famous poet and Smith College graduate, who took her life in 1963 and was posthumously awarded a Pulitzer Prize, has been the subject of a huge number of books and...


Smith College names its next president
09-15-2022 8:24 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

NORTHAMPTON — Sarah Willie-LeBreton, a sociologist who studies social inequality and race and ethnicity and serves as the provost and dean of the faculty at Swarthmore College, will be Smith College’s 12th president.Trustees for the college Thursday...


Smith speaker Luma Mufleh is founder of school for refugees
02-28-2022 7:42 AM

By BERA DUNAU

NORTHAMPTON — Luma Mufleh, who was shaped by her experience at her beloved alma mater, Smith College, and went on to found the refugee and immigrant education nonprofit Fugees Family, will be Smith’s commencement speaker this year.“I thought it was...


Smith College president Kathleen McCartney stepping down in 2023
02-25-2022 5:16 PM

By DUSTY CHRISTENSEN

NORTHAMPTON — Smith College President Kathleen McCartney plans to step down as the school’s leader in summer 2023, a decade after arriving on campus.In an announcement Friday, the college said that McCartney — Smith’s 11th president — will leave her...


Smith College: Faculty member accused of sexual abuse should have been investigated
06-04-2021 4:26 PM

By DUSTY CHRISTENSEN

NORTHAMPTON — Smith College knew two decades ago that a faculty member had been accused of sexually abusing a minor, but chose not to act on those allegations, allowing him to teach at the college until recently.On Wednesday morning, the Roman...


The Great Experiment: The virtual college campus in the time of COVID-19
04-25-2020 8:59 AM

EDITED BY MAX DUTZIK HENRICKS,PARKER PETERS, NICO RIBADENEYRA and MIRANDA DEBRUYN

Note: This is the first of three narrative reports in a special series produced by Professor Kathy Roberts Forde’s “Longform Narrative” class in the Journalism Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.Until the COVID-19 crisis disrupted...


Blood and mud, not glory: Smith College exhibit showcases horror of WWI
10-18-2018 8:57 AM

   By STEVE PFARRER

It began during a warm, beautiful summer, when many still viewed war as a glorious and noble pursuit, a rite of passage for men marked by dressed battle lines, colorful uniforms, dramatic cavalry charges and quick and decisive campaigns.But when the...


Creature Comfort: More and more college students are moving in with comfort and service animals
10-16-2017 8:53 AM

By Shell Lin

Every fall, college freshmen arrive on campus, excited to meet their new dorm mates. But what if one of those new neighbors has fur? More and more students are facing this reality with new policies regarding “comfort animals,” which are basically pets...


Smith astronomer presents rare images of stars at national conference
07-26-2017 3:31 PM

By DUSTY CHRISTENSEN

NORTHAMPTON — When Smith College astronomy professor James Lowenthal got images back from the Hubble Space Telescope this year, his initial response was simple: “Wow!” What he was looking at were the brightest infrared galaxies in the universe —...

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