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Smith’s wide array of innovative programs and centers, cross-disciplinary initiatives, and internship and service opportunities are designed to enrich the academic experience to help students further explore their passions in real-world pursuits.

News from the Grécourt Gate

The Grécourt Gate showcases the ideas, the people behind the ideas and the original contributions Smith is making to larger intellectual dialogues through the culture of research and the liberal arts at the college, where a vibrant community of scholars and students exhibit a love of discovery. Here are some recent features.

Of Syphilis and Kings

Syphilis existed in medieval Europe, and it caused the death of England’s King Edward IV. That’s the surprising argument of Smith College scholar Marylynn Salmon, just published in The Medieval Globe, a history journal.

People News, January 2022

Sustainability awards, book honors and nonprofit leadership appointments are among the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty, staff and alums. Read about them in the latest People News column.

Exploring the Art and Business of Poetry

An interterm course in the “Art and Business of Poetry” helps students think about poetry as a practical career route, not solely a pastime.

Words in Action

An ambitious new set of initiatives is teaching students the fundamentals of effective public writing. Their work is helping to shape critical cultural conversations.

Quinn White ’23: Studying Trends Through an Ethical Lens

In testing her skills as a science communicator, Quinn White ’23 won a national award for an essay on telehealth and mental health services during the pandemic.