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KEVIN GUTTING
Smith College students relax under an elm tree in front of the Student Center on Monday.

Smith College community supportive of new admissions policy welcoming transgender women

Monday, May 4, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Smith College’s admissions policy accepting transgender women — those born male who identify as female — has been met largely with approval from students on campus. Jess Marlor, a 22-year-old junior from Beverly, said that when she heard about the policy, she felt “pure joy.” “Being a woman should not lie in documents,” she said. “Saying a woman …

Smith College to welcome trans women as part of new admissions policy

Saturday, May 2, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Smith College will join Mount Holyoke College in welcoming self-identified transgender women in its admissions policy beginning in the fall of 2015. “It is a historic moment,” said Smith College President Kathleen McCartney on Saturday. “I feel proud of the decision we’ve made. We are proclaiming that trans women are women. …

Nepali students in Valley band together for support

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Smith College senior Pratistha Bhattarai was having a Skype conversation with her parents in Kathmandu, Nepal, when Saturday’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake caused them to flee their home. Bhattarai, 22, stayed glued to her screen for 40 minutes waiting for her parents to come back. What she heard instead were rumblings of …

A greenhouse full of pink to banish the wintertime blues: Smith College bulb show opens

Saturday, March 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — For Rachel Lord, weaving through the narrow passages in the Botanic Garden of Smith College greenhouse among 5,000 bulbs that planters coaxed into early bloom was part business and all pleasure. She had her 6-month-old baby, …

Colleges help with tips on various business ventures

Monday, February 10, 2014

Though starting a business in an uncertain economy may seem intimidating, educators from the Five Colleges believe that need not stand in the way of entrepreneurial success. A diverse range of programs offered by the colleges and University of Massachusetts Amherst help students realize that creating a profitable …

Local scholars cite spending, security issues at Winter Olympics in Russia

Thursday, February 6, 2014

AMHERST — Are the Winter Olympics, with its opening ceremonies Friday in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi, mainly a spectacle of overspending and corruption or a sign of an emerging new Russia that is reshaping its …

Who needs instruments? Silver Chord Bowl focuses on voices

Sunday, February 2, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Melodies and beat boxing could be heard backstage in John M. Greene Hall at Smith College Sunday in the moments before the stage lights went on for the Silver Chord Bowl. The enthusiasm burst through with …

Man found dead Saturday at Smith College identified as Kyle William Amidon of Florence

Sunday, February 2, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A man whose body was discovered on the grounds of Smith College on Saturday has been indentified as Kyle William Amidon of Florence, according to the Northwestern district attorney’s office. Amidon, 35, was discovered in a wooded area off Paradise Road on campus about 1:30 p.m., …

Music Review: Pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin performs epic program at Smith College in Northampton

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Marc-André Hamelin, the distinguished Canadian pianist and composer, played at Smith College Jan. 24, when the Music in Deerfield series resumed. The program was challenging for the pianist and his audience, which included many children. Hamelin began with …

Crash on West Street in Northampton injures two

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A collision on West Street between a Smith College public safety cruiser and a car driven by a Greenfield woman sent both drivers to the hospital with minor injuries Tuesday evening, police said. Sophie A. Lazu, 28, of Greenfield, was taken to Cooley Dickinson Hospital after …

CORRECTED MEETING LOCATION: Four-year study on food production, consumption heads to Northampton Agricultural Commission

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — The Agricultural Commission will begin taking a comprehensive look at how food is produced, distributed, sold and purchased in the city Wednesday night with the goal of developing plans to strengthen local food production. The Keep Farming Northampton project of the Agricultural Commission aims to develop …

Making News: Five Colleges edition

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Four join University Health Services AMHERST — Four medical providers have joined University Health Services at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Staff physicians Laura L. Scoville and Maria Gallo and nurse practitioners Yanghee Kwon and Patricia A. Mertes are providing care in the health center’s walk-in and general …

Smith College botanic garden seeks volunteers

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — The Smith College Botanic Garden is seeking volunteers to lead tours for school groups and greet the public at the Lyman Plant House. Trained volunteers provide tours of the greenhouses at the Lyman Conservatory at the Botanic Garden for school classes. Each January, the Botanic Garden …