Open Letter to the Smith Community
In response to a recent series of hate crimes on campus, a group of students founded the Facebook group Respect Existence or Expect Resistance. Students have produced an open letter containing demands for the Smith administration regarding policies surrounding incidents such as this. We encourage all Smithies past and present to read this letter and pass it on. This incident must not be passed...
Article by a Smithie about the letter! →
Anonymous asked: "The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned." -Maya Angelou
Interesting conversation about Smith's community!
Pearls and Cashmere?! Intergenerational Dialogue about Smith College’s Evolving Community March 12, 2012, 7PM, Neilson Browsing Room A recently published Letter to the Editor of the Sophian by an alum from the class of 1984 portrayed Smith College as declining in its historically rigorous educational standards because of the increasing presence of students of color, as well as low-income...
Anonymous asked: Hi, I am Mount Holyoke student who read an article in the student newspaper and I was wondering if I could submit a photo and story as well, to show support for my sisters. I know there are a lot of people at Moho who are interested in submitting as well. Thank you, Meagan, 2014
Anonymous asked: How can I get the original letter. As a grad in 63, straight, attorney, mother of five, happily married for 46 years I am appalled by what this 84 grad from Westchester allegedly wrote. Will definitely write in support of Smith once I have read the original letter. Many thanks for calling this person out.
Anonymous asked: Dear sisters, as a MoHo, or as Ms Spurzem put it " first generation and international student who got financial aid" (you don't aim at one sister without hitting all) I have never been prouder of going to a women's college. Smithies, entire Mount Holyoke campus stands in solidarity!
Anonymous asked: I did not attend Smith but I spent the summers of '95 and '96 at Smith Summer Science Program. During those summers I learned that I am strong and smart. I learned more about chemistry and physics in 4 weeks than I did in an entire school year. I learned to be confident. I learned to how to live with a roommate. I learned that a diverse group of girl friends is the best thing you...
Anonymous asked: Just wanted to say that I love this. So much. All of you kick ass, and have every reason to be proud of your achievements-and I'm so glad you know it. Love, a UC Berkeley Alumna.