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Motorcyclists ride on the Champs Elysees with the Arc de Triomphe displaying the solidarity message "Paris is Charlie" in Paris, France, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. With explosions and gunfire, French security forces ended a three-day terror rampage around Paris, killing the two al-Qaida-linked brothers who staged a murderous rampage at a satirical newspaper as well as an associate who seized a kosher supermarket to try to help them escape. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Academics react to terrorism in France, study-abroad students safe

Friday, January 9, 2015

In an essay he wrote in response to the terrorism that occurred in Paris while he was visiting this week, Ronald C. Rosbottom opened with a response to someone who asked if he was safe. “The answer is yes, we are, but we do not live in safe times,” he wrote. Rosbottom, an Amherst college professor who studies French culture …

Training session in January for volunteers at Smith College Botanic Garden

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A training session will be offered this month to prepare community members who would like to volunteer at the Botanic Garden at Smith College. Once a year in January, the Botanic Garden offers an intensive three-day training program open to anyone interested in volunteering. In addition to leading tours for local …

After email controversy, Smith President Kathleen McCartney leads campus vigil over police killings of blacks

Monday, December 8, 2014

NORTHAMPTON ­— Smith College President Kathleen McCartney led a vigil attended by 130 people Monday afternoon three days after she apologized for her original wording in an email she sent to the campus community in reaction to the recent police killings of three blacks. McCartney sent two emails Friday, which were obtained by …

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 …

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 …

Home stretch

Sunday, December 2, 2012

A student listens to a recording at the Josten Performing Arts Library at Smith College. First-semester classes end at Smith Dec. 13. …

Pallav K. Parakh, pedestrian struck by truck in Northampton, succumbs to injuries

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Pallav K. Parakh of Hatfield has died as a result of injuries he suffered when he was struck by a truck in downtown Northampton Oct. 31. First District Attorney Steven E. Gagne said Tuesday afternoon that Pallav K. Parakh, 35, of 6 Bridge St., died within the last …