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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 06.25.2014 | 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 06.12.2014 | 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 05.30.2014 | 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 05.27.2014 | 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 05.21.2014 | 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 05.21.2014 | 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 05.20.2014 | 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 05.16.2014 | 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 05.24.2014 | 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 ...

Why First-Year STEM Girls Attend Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 10.29.2013 | College
Diane Propsner

Women's colleges provide an empowering environment for their STEM students. Disproving all the silly myths about women in science, these young women focus on what they want: the best possible environment to pursue their career dreams.

Why I Chose a Women's College

Diane Propsner | Posted 10.12.2013 | College
Diane Propsner

Although a women's college is not for everyone, I simply can't accept the myth that women's colleges are no longer relevant or that young girls are not interested in attending one.

Reflections of a Graduate: "Redefining Success"

Rachel E. Smith | Posted 08.03.2013 | College
Rachel E. Smith

Without Smith College, I most likely never would have the opportunity to empower myself and have these experiences (and have female politicians serving as an example to me).

A Commencement Speech to Myself

Emme | Posted 07.28.2013 | Fifty
Emme

I realized, I could use a commencement of my own, a speech that put me front and center of my own life possibly celebrating 50 years on this earth and being proud of it.

A Somewhat Recent Grad on Wisdom

Allegra Panetto | Posted 07.23.2013 | College
Allegra Panetto

Yes, it sounds like a cliche. Sure, there are things about my experience there I don't miss. But it gave me a full two years to discover the kind of person I want to be, in a way that staying in the U.S. wouldn't have done.

Well-Being, Wisdom, Wonder, and Giving Back: My Commencement Speech to Smith College's Class of 2013

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.20.2013 | College
Arianna Huffington

Commencement speakers are traditionally expected to tell graduates how to go out there and climb the ladder of success, but I want to ask you, instead, to redefine success. Because the world you are headed into desperately needs it.

Arianna Huffington's Commencement Speech On 'Redefining Success: The Third Metric'

Posted 10.28.2013 | College

Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, delivered the commencement address at Smith College Sunday, where she dared ...

Seriously, Smith College? Update Your Antiquated Definition Of Gender!

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 07.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Ken Schneck, PhD

At a time when colleges and universities need to be doing much more to support trans youth and create change that makes our educational institutions safer for all students, Smith College is broadcasting a statement that a box on a form can trump an individual's own expression.

Women's College Makes Breakthrough Move For Transgender Students

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.05.2013 | Gay Voices

Smith College's gender and sexuality advocacy organization Q&A recently delivered a petition with 4,000 signatures to the university's admission's off...