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Embracing Gratitude in Our Daily Lives

Dannia Guzman | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dannia Guzman

Every single day we all have small and big things that make our lives better. It is up to us to choose to live mindfully in the present while learning from the past and planning for the future. We can take action now and start by being grateful for every day.

Spending a Summer as a Camp Counselor Could Be the Best Decision You Make in College

Caroline Davis | Posted 09.17.2014 | College
Caroline Davis

Camp counselors are given numerous opportunities to teach, listen, support, mediate, aid, lead, and make critical decisions. There is no career that doesn't implement these skills, meaning there is no person who would be wasting their time by spending a summer at camp.

Don't Leave It to Chance: 5 Ways to Increase Your Productivity in College

Dannia Guzman | Posted 09.17.2014 | College
Dannia Guzman

As you experiment with different strategies, the most important thing is that you give yourself a break. Don't be too harsh on yourself if you can't stick to the changes, but don't give up either.

Yes, I Use Proper Grammar and No, I'm Not White: The Ugly Truth of "Acting White" in NYC

Jordan Houston | Posted 09.09.2014 | Latino Voices
Jordan Houston

I was naïve to the fact that in cities as diverse as Manhattan, distressed communities are continuing to provide minorities with their identities in a colorless way -- allowing the social costs of breaking free to remain high.

Back-to-School Not Welcoming to All LGBTQ-Students in Massachusetts

Irene Monroe | Posted 09.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

It's back-to-school season for most and stepping back into the scene isn't easy for a lot of students -- especially LGBTQ students.

Women's Colleges Welcome the Class of 2018

Diane Propsner | Posted 08.28.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Welcome Class of 2018! Relish your time as a college student and take part in the rich college experience your women's college provides. You've been handed the keys to the kingdom, so enjoy and appreciate this wonderful opportunity! Memories created during these years will last forever.

Recapping the Women's College Advantage

Diane Propsner | Posted 08.13.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

As a women's college alumna, my contention is that women's colleges are today's best kept secret in higher education. It's the main reason I started blogging and with so many advantages, it would be remiss of me not to continue to do so.

What These STEM College Women Are Doing This Summer

Diane Propsner | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Having graduated from a women's college with a degree in biology, I thought it would be fun to see what my fellow STEM sisters are doing this summer.

The Top Five Myths About Attending An All-Women's College

Nora Turriago | Posted 09.13.2014 | College
Nora Turriago

As soon as I leave the bubble of Smith College, I find myself having to explain or clarify various misconceptions that friends from high school -- and even the parents of these friends -- have about what it's really like to attend a school without any boys.

College Selling House On Campus For $1, But With A Catch

AP | Posted 06.26.2014 | College

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Smith College is selling an on-campus house for $1 — but there is a catch. The buyer must pay to have the house moved o...

Why I Applied to 43 Colleges

The Prospect | Posted 08.25.2014 | College
The Prospect

My story of applying to colleges is a bit different than most. Not because I am some exceptional student that was accepted by every school that I applied to, but because of the sheer number of colleges I applied to.

Memorable 2014 Graduation Images From Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 08.12.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Having viewed numerous commencement photographs from women's colleges across the country, in this blog post, I'll share with you several of the images I found memorable.

Lost and Found in Translation

Marjorie Freimuth | Posted 07.30.2014 | Travel
Marjorie Freimuth

From my adult students, I hear hectic work stories and anecdotes about their spouses and children, and I've congratulated them on birthdays and babies. And yet, all of this takes place in my linguistic comfort zone, not theirs.

Stop Arguing and Listen: Commencement 2014, a Teachable Moment

Margaret Richardson | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Margaret Richardson

We protest thinking we are standing on principle but we are forgetting an essential piece of this confused controversy: dialogue.

In Defense of Student Commencement Protests

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Leonard Steinhorn

These students are being told to swallow their concerns, sit on their hands, and silence their protests all in the name of free speech. Perhaps if they had money, their voice would be welcome.

Response to Smith's Treatment of Christine Lagarde as Commencement Speaker

Ella Genasci Smith | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Ella Genasci Smith

Disappointment in my fellow Smith students is an understatement. While I applaud the fervor of this activism and deeply believe in the power of protests to enact change, the negative responses to Madame Lagarde were misguided and mishandled.

How Smith College Turned Christine Lagarde's Cancellation Into a Win for Women's Voices

Penny Herscher | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
Penny Herscher

It is still so new that we, as women, have a strong voice. It needs to be heard and not suppressed, no matter how much we may disagree with some of the voices. The movement to suppress women's voices is alive and strong.

Faculty Are Not Happy Student Activists Ruined Commencement

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.16.2014 | College

A large group of faculty at Smith College are speaking out after a protest pushed International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde to c...

What Our Condoleezza Rice Commencement Protests Were Really All About

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh | Posted 07.15.2014 | College
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

These protests are not about the individual speakers themselves. And they're most certainly not just about commencement speeches. This is our generation of young people sending a clear and strong message that racism, bigotry, civil and human rights violations receive no honor from us.

Women in the U.S. Are Still Second-Class Citizens: Not Interested? You Should Be

Samantha Paige Rosen | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Samantha Paige Rosen

Despite the progress women have made in the last several decades, they are still treated like second-class citizens in all the ways that matter. Caring about the equal treatment of women in society doesn't make people feminists -- it makes them good humans.

First Semester College Reflections

Diane Propsner | Posted 03.27.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Last fall I asked several high school girls why they decided to attend a women's college and shared their reasons in a blog post. For this blog post, I thought it would be fun to re-visit with those students to see how their first semester at college went.

The Armory Show at 100: Still a "Must See" for New Yorkers

Henry Miller | Posted 03.08.2014 | New York
Henry Miller

The New York Historical Society's blockbuster exhibition -- "The Armory Show at 100" -- runs through February 23. A major feature of the arts season l...

From Their Hearts to Your Home: Videos of Women's Colleges Holiday Wishes

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.20.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Today, I'm sharing holiday videos from women's colleges as they celebrate the holidays, offering season's greetings, holiday wishes, and Christmas cheer!

Tessa Ann Taylor, an Up and Coming Twenty-Something High Tech Entrepreneur, Shares Her Story and Offers Insights to STEM Girls

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.03.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

"I take inspiration every day from my fellow Smithies, all of whom are equally ambitious. They are an impressive (albeit sometimes intimidating) group of women, of which I am blessed to be a part."

How to Afford a Quality College Education for Your Daughter

Diane Propsner | Posted 12.10.2013 | College
Diane Propsner

If you're a parent with a college-bound daughter, I know you're thinking about the cost of her education. On one hand, you're so proud of her; on the ...