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Health workers carry the body of a man suspected of dying from the Ebola virus and left in the street, in the capital city of Monrovia, Liberia,  Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. The World Health Organization declared it’s ethical to use untested drugs and vaccines in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa although the tiny supply of one experimental drug handed out to three people has been depleted and it could be many months until more is available. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

Five Colleges consortium issues statement discouraging travel to areas affected by Ebola

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Although the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is said to pose no immediate threat in the Valley, area colleges are taking extra precautions by educating the public. The Five Colleges — University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Smith College, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, and Hampshire College — jointly issued a statement this week that includes facts on the …

Smith College works on sinkhole near Paradise Pond

Monday, July 14, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Work to repair a sinkhole that swallowed up a paved path on the hill overlooking Smith College’s Paradise Pond is underway. The sinkhole opened up in mid-May and is 15 feet in diameter and 12 feet deep, according to Smith College spokeswoman Stacey Schmeidel. Located about halfway down the hill between …

Birds of a feather: Visually impaired youth find new experiences, friendship at Northampton camp

Friday, July 11, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — In a quiet classroom on the Smith College campus Friday, a tiny, big-eyed saw-whet owl perched calmly while 10-year-old Paige Drury let her hands be guided until she was gently stroking feathers on the bird’s back. Afterwards, Drury, who is blind, smiled when she described what it felt like to touch …

Smith College to preserve 190 acres in Whately

Monday, July 29, 2013

WHATELY — Smith College on Tuesday will preserve nearly 200 acres of hilltop forest land at the Ada and Archibald Mac-Leish Field Station in West Whately. Smith College is signing a conservation restriction on 190 of the 240 acres of the college-owned property. It will be held by …

Former Smith College leader Jill Ker Conway honored for longtime support of humanities

Friday, July 19, 2013

After 10 years serving as Smith College’s first woman president beginning in 1975, and a lengthy stint as a visiting professor in the sciences at MIT, Jill Ker Conway decided she wanted to do something that would “reach …

UMass lecturer launches first Massive Open Online Course

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

AMHERST — Large classes aren’t unusual at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. But a new one launched this week sets a record. “Building a Basic Website,” taught by a leader of the school’s online journalism program, counts 1,000 …

Paul Alpers, husband of Smith College President Carol T. Christ, dies of cancer

Monday, May 20, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — Paul J. Alpers, the husband of Smith College President Carol T. Christ and an unofficial ambassador for the school, died Sunday night after a battle with cancer. Alpers, 80, died the same day that the college …

Arianna Huffington at Smith calls for ‘third women’s revolution’

Sunday, May 19, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the news website that bears her name, challenged Smith College graduates Sunday to redefine the meaning of success and lead what she called “the third women’s revolution.” In her commencement …

Smith engineering students help solve run-off problem

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

When Smith College senior Monique Gagne can find the time to think past graduation, one image that comes to mind is a garden. Not the vegetable kind. As an engineer, she and a team this year sprouted plans … 1

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper shares stories of life in journalism during talk at Smith College

Monday, April 15, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — Swimming with crocodiles in the Nile, interviewing the late Walter Cronkite and being sung to by Dr. Conrad Murray were among the many topics discussed during a lecture given Sunday night by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper …

Transgender applicant’s rejection by Smith causes stir

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — Smith College has rejected a male-to-female transgender applicant, sparking controversy at the college and an outpouring of support for the student online. “It’s important to recognize transwomen as women” and admitting transwomen to women’s colleges is …

Human trafficking in US topic for Mount Holyoke panel

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

SOUTH HADLEY — Few issues could seem further from the quiet Mount Holyoke College campus than human trafficking. But as experts will discuss Thursday at a panel on the topic, the sale of people for sex work or …

Klemens Wilhelm von Klemperer, Nazi regime historian who taught at Smith College, dies at 96

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

BOSTON (AP) — Klemens Wilhelm von Klemperer, a German refugee who wrote extensively about the rise and fall of the Nazi regime has died in Massachusetts. He was 96. Von Klemperer was an emeritus professor of history at Smith College in Northampton. His Dec. 23 death of natural …