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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 …

Smith College battens down the hatches as student wait for Sandy

Monday, October 29, 2012

NORTHAMPTON — At Smith College Monday, students nervously anticipated the much-heralded arrival of Sandy. Classes were cancelled, dining halls closed early. And then it was hurry up and wait. The college had sent repetitive warnings to students about the possibility of a power outage. Students took heed. “I …

Beehive at Smith College a 'colossal' challenge

Thursday, September 27, 2012

NORTHAMPTON — High above the Smith College campus, Northampton resident Adam Novitt leaned over the top of a brick chimney on the roof of the four-story Seelye Hall. He’s not a chimney sweep, a roofer or even a …