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but it is CELEBRATION!


Celebration is a Smith tradition that celebrates all kinds of love. There will be performances by all of the quad houses and tables from student orgs. We didn’t go last year, but I wouldn’t miss it for the world this year (which means everyone should go!). Also, dress warm from head to toe, bring extra layers and bring umbrellas, just in case. I hope to see everyone on the Wilson Steps at 7:30 pm to celebrate love beyond gender boundaries. There are also shirts on sale at the Campus Center, $10 for short sleeve and $15 for long sleeve.

Major/Minor Presentations

This may be the last day of presentations of the majors, but don’t quote me on that; Smith is sneaky.

  • Study of Women & Gender: 12 pm, Seelye 207 (lunch)
  • Third World Development Studies (Program): 12 -1 pm, Seelye 1o1 (pizza and drinks)
  • Theatre: 4 pm, Green Room, Mendenhall Performing Arts Center (snacks provided)
  • East Asian Studies: 4:15-6 pm, Seelye 207 (really good refreshments will be served)


Smith will be presenting a panel entitled “Idealism & Compromise in Politics and Life” which includes current and former members of the Obama administration (and two Smith graduates) as part of the Women’s Narratives Project. The panel will start at 4:15 pm in the CC Carroll Room and there will be a reception at 5:30 with tasty snacks. For more information, click here.



Here are some cute dogs from Pet-a-Pet day!

Today was pretty (Thank you Carol Christ) so we wanted to share our amazing experiences today with you! We chalked, attempted to apple pick, got cheap(er) ice cream at Herrell’s, had a picnic and had a wonderful day not being in class! Hope you enjoy the pictures.

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Our hands turned pretty colors after chalking!
Our hands turned pretty colors after chalking!

Seelye Autumn ComingDowntownGreenhouseWaterfall

The Elbow Room on Greet Street is celebrating too!  From 12 to 1 pm it’s happy hour, with two drinks for the price of one.  Get all the caffeine you need for half the cost!


With all the free time you suddenly gained at 7 am this morning, you should check out our new list of 15 things you could be doing on Mountain Day. It would be longer but we want to go out and have some fun… happy mountain day!

We don’t actually know.  But like everyone else on the campus, we’ve been guessing.   After scrutinizing the ten-day forecast on, here are our predictions for mountain day:

Partially sunny, high of 64
Anyone else not doing their homework tonight in the hopes that tomorrow is MOUNTAIN DAY?!  Yeah, us too.  So far the weather looks like it’ll be decent; warm, if not pretty and sunny.

Mostly sunny, high of 67
So far, Tuesday has the best (predicted) weather.  However, there’s the Otelia factor: Otelia Cromwell Day is on a Tuesday this year, meaning that a Tuesday Mountain Day would take class time away from those already short-shrifted Tues/Thurs courses (Not that we’d complain).  Word on the street is that Carol cares about this.  We don’t know if this is actually true, though.

Showers, high of 64
Mountain Day better not be Wednesday.  Just look at that weather.  Damn.

Mostly sunny, high of 64
Again, nice weather, but that whole Otelia thing.

Few showers, high of 60
It would be weird to have Mountain Day right before a three day weekend, plus the weather looks like it’s going to suck.


Right now, we’re guessing that Friday is the least likely day for Mountain Day and Monday is the most likely day.  However, we’re totally biased, because the bulk of our classes are Mon/Wed.  Please, Carol?  Help us out here?

Anywho, what day do you think Mountain Day will be?