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DAN LITTLE
Frances Crowe, right, and Jenny Fleming-Ives gather with Smith College students and community members for a vigil at the college Friday evening in Northampton to honor the lives lost in the killings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Mourners gather at Smith College to remember lives of nine killed in Charleston shooting

Friday, June 19, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — About 200 people gathered Friday night at Smith College for music, prayer and meditation to mourn the killings of nine Charleston, South Carolina, churchgoers. “It’s really important to be here,” longtime activist Frances Crowe of Northampton said before the vigil. “Small acts lead to more courageous acts and this is just one of the small things.” Marianne Yoshioka, dean of the Smith School for Social Work, which organized the event, said the vigil is a response to more than just the Charleston shootings. “It just feels like there’s this ongoing barrage of racialized violence,” she said. “As a community, we wanted to do …

Smith School for Social work invites community to vigil Friday night for victims of Charleston shooting

Thursday, June 18, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Organizers at the Smith College School for Social Work are planning a vigil at 7 p.m. Friday night for its students and the wider community to mark the killings of nine people in Charleston, South Carolina, Wednesday night as they prayed at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Marianne Yoshioka, dean of the school, said plans for the vigil developed …

Area observers skeptical of new surveillance law

Sunday, June 7, 2015

With the recent passage of the USA Freedom Act last week, experts at local colleges said that while some of the new guidelines curbing government surveillance are a step in the right direction, the law may fall short of protecting civil liberties. President Barack Obama signed the USA Freedom Act into law last …

Mount Holyoke joins ranks of liberal arts colleges adding summer offerings

Sunday, April 6, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — Mount Holyoke College is taking the plunge this summer into offering an array of courses that give students a chance to acquire credits they need — and to appeal to people beyond the college who …

Smith College appoints Marianne Yoshioka as new dean of the School for Social Work

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Smith College has named Marianne Yoshioka as the new dean of the School for Social Work, succeeding Carolyn Jacobs who plans to retire May 17. Yoshioka, associate dean for academic affairs at the Columbia University School …

Nonhazardous deicing material spills into Mill River at Smith College

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — As much as 2,600 gallons of deicing material spilled into and around the Mill River off West Street last week, prompting Smith College to hire an environmental firm to clean up the site. State environmental regulators say the material is nonhazardous. The cleanup was completed Friday, …

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 …