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Here’s a message from the Concert Chair of RecCouncil:

If you could bring one musical artist to Smith in the spring who would it be? Please keep in mind we do have a budget. We are sorry, but Britney Spears and Madonna are not coming. Email


J-term Classes

Smith non-credit J-term classes are up. Check them out here. Registration starts Dec. 4 (not on Bannerweb). We also have a link to the site under Academics.

You may have seen already, but the Smith Stalker was mentioned on the Grecourt Gate! It was a proud day, indeed, for us. Thanks for the publicity and thanks to everyone who checked us out for the first time.

Let us know if you have any suggestions at

In the meantime, here’s a pretty screenshot of our success.

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Ever since we heard about it, we’ve wanted to try milk&cookies, the new Smithie-run cookie delivery service on campus.  Finally, tonight was the night!  Mugs ready, we tried each of the cookies she sells so we can share our newfound knowledge with you.  Here’s what we thought:

Chocolate Chip

This cookie was kind of thin and very sweet.  It was definitely the ‘crunchiest’ of the bunch.

Chocolate and Espresso

As one friend noted, “kinda mocha-y, without too much espresso”.  Still, it packs a punch- you can feel the caffeine in your mouth!  At least, we thought we could. One of our friends said it tasted ‘grainy’, but it’s probably an inevitable result of the ground coffee.  Very, very tasty!  It could definitely keep you going another hour when you’re writing a paper.

The All-Nighter

This cookie was our favorite of the bunch.  A little bit of oatmeal, a little bit of peanut butter and just enough chocolate.  It wasn’t too sweet or intense, just really tasty!  We made yummy noises the entire time we were eating it.  We’d suggest this one if you are trying milk&cookies for the first time!

Also, everyone who drank the milk she brought said it was really good milk, even one of our friends who just doesn’t like milk in the first place!

Overall, we think that milk&cookies is one of the best things on campus right now.  The process was so easy- call, give money, get cookies and milk!  She was a little late but the cookies were still warm and gooey, so we don’t care.  The price was low, too, less than $10 for six cookies with three milks AND delivery.  We’re definitely going to order again sometime soon!

Next time you’re up late studying on a Monday or a Wednesday, make sure you give her a call!  Ordering information here.

Left to right, top to bottom: All nighter, Chocolate and espresso, and chocolate chip

The Art Resources Committee emailed us with information about their event today from 7-8 pm in Hillyer Graham Lecture Hall. It will be a screening of Art 21 and this episode will present four contemporary artists whose works transport viewers to imaginary worlds and altered states of consciousness. The artists include Jeff Koons, Cao Fei, Mary Heilmann, and Florian Maier-Aichen.

Also, here’s some sample images of the artists’ work.

Sorry to keep posting and posting, but today is a rather momentous occasion (especially for those who live near the construction). FORD HALL IS OPENING!

At 4 pm there is an alumnae panel about “Building the Future: Smith Leadership in Science and Engineering” in Sweeeney Concert Hall in Sage Hall.  At 5:20 pm, there will be a “changing of the ringing of the Mendenhall tower bell” and at 5:30, the dedication ceremony will start in the Ford Hall entrance/atrium and at 6:15, there will be a reception and open house with tours of the building.

Today’s events didn’t include the time for the van certification, so we wanted to make sure it get it out to everyone.

Today’s van certification session is the initial, general one (if you’ve already been, don’t go to this one, defensive driving is coming soon). It’s from 2:45 to 3:45 in in CC 205. For more information, click here.


As of now, says no.  I keep seeing single flakes outside my window, though.  We’ll keep you updated!


HEY!  We got something wrong.  Are you smarter than your professor, originally scheduled for 9-11pm tomorrow, has been canceled.  Sorry!