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December 29, 1991
Your recent article on Northampton, Mass., prompted me to pen a few lines regarding its renowned educational institution, Smith College ("A Place to Call Home," Dec. 19). My daughter, a "Smithie" (class of '93), is getting the finest college education available in a community prestigious enough to attract fine scholars and artists, yet small enough to make each student feel a sense of belonging. Smith encourages all women to strive for their highest goals. The fact that gay women feel comfortable in the community reflects the tolerance and encouragement of self-expression prevalent at Smith.
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September 8, 2013
Judith Glassman Daniels Pioneering editor who oversaw creation of Savvy magazine Judith Glassman Daniels, 74, a pioneering editor who oversaw creation of a magazine for executive women called Savvy at a time when magazines catered to stay-at-home mothers, died Sept. 1 of stomach cancer at her home in Union, Maine, said her husband, Lee Webb. In a career that spanned 35 years in New York, Daniels served in senior editing positions at the Village Voice, New York magazine, Time Inc. and Conde Nast.
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May 23, 1996 | JON POPE and BILL BILLITER and RUSS LOAR
Laguna Beach High School junior Cady Summerl has received the Smith Book Award from Smith College Club of Orange County for her academic excellence, leadership and concern for others. Smith College is in Northampton, Mass.
SPORTS
December 30, 2009 | By Baxter Holmes
This year the Lakers e-mailed Christmas cards to save postage. The team cut back on corporate gifts, created an installment payment plan for season-ticket holders and noticed many fans didn't buy season parking passes. Blame the recession. Even the Lakers, the NBA's most valuable franchise (worth $607 million and with a $51.1-million operating profit last season, according to Forbes magazine) is pinching pennies. "We're doing cost-cutting," said Tim Harris, the Lakers' senior vice president of business operations.
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March 29, 2000 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
For the first five years on the job, Ruth J. Simmons buried herself in the business of running Smith College. The new president limited her off-campus visits to meeting with Smith alumnae and touring Eastern prep schools filled with brainy girls that feed into the elite women's college in Massachusetts. Now she has set off on a "personal quest" across America to increase racial diversity at leading colleges and universities.
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December 19, 1991 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At Smith College, it is the "L" word that makes campus officials uneasy. Its "identification with homosexuality," as Smith President Mary Maples Dunn put it in a "statement on lesbianism," comes up more often than many people would like. Dunn issued the statement, which proclaims a doctrine of tolerance of all lifestyles, in response to persistent questions on the part of alumnae, applicants, parents, faculty and students at the 116-year-old institution.
NEWS
September 1, 1993 | Associated Press
Smith College is welcoming new students to the halls of ivy with--cultured ivy. All 850 newcomers to the women's school will receive their own three-inch potted ivy plant from the campus botanical garden. School officials said they decided on the gift as a fitting introduction to the bucolic, ivy-covered campus in Northampton.
NEWS
March 22, 1999 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not long ago, Smith College English professor Patricia Skarda was walking behind two students deep in conversation. A strict grammatical constructionist, Skarda took note of their syntax. "One used 'like' 48 times," she reported, "the other, 37." Skarda was appalled but not shocked.
NEWS
May 3, 1985 | Associated Press
A rape report that prompted students to hold a candlelight vigil and police to circulate a composite sketch of the alleged rapist was a hoax, Smith College officials said today. The unidentified Smith College student who reported the rape withdrew from classes and left the campus Thursday, college spokeswoman Mary Callahan said. "The student has now admitted to me that the story was untrue and that no attack of any kind took place," Dean Ann M. Burger told the school's 2,500 women students.
SPORTS
December 30, 2009 | By Baxter Holmes
This year the Lakers e-mailed Christmas cards to save postage. The team cut back on corporate gifts, created an installment payment plan for season-ticket holders and noticed many fans didn't buy season parking passes. Blame the recession. Even the Lakers, the NBA's most valuable franchise (worth $607 million and with a $51.1-million operating profit last season, according to Forbes magazine) is pinching pennies. "We're doing cost-cutting," said Tim Harris, the Lakers' senior vice president of business operations.
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June 20, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Anne C. Martindell, 93, a late-blooming lawmaker and diplomat, died June 11 in Princeton, N.J., her son told the New York Times. Born Anne Clark in 1914 in New York City to a federal judge and a railroad heiress, she attended Smith College in the 1930s. Her parents insisted she drop out to marry stockbroker George C. Scott Jr. The couple had three children, then divorced after 13 years of marriage. She married Jackson Martindell, the publisher of Who's Who, in 1948 and became involved in politics in the 1960s.
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March 29, 2000 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
For the first five years on the job, Ruth J. Simmons buried herself in the business of running Smith College. The new president limited her off-campus visits to meeting with Smith alumnae and touring Eastern prep schools filled with brainy girls that feed into the elite women's college in Massachusetts. Now she has set off on a "personal quest" across America to increase racial diversity at leading colleges and universities.
NEWS
March 22, 1999 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not long ago, Smith College English professor Patricia Skarda was walking behind two students deep in conversation. A strict grammatical constructionist, Skarda took note of their syntax. "One used 'like' 48 times," she reported, "the other, 37." Skarda was appalled but not shocked.
NEWS
February 21, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Hoping to add more women to an overwhelmingly male-dominated profession, Smith College officials voted to open the nation's first engineering program at a women's college. Smith officials said women represent about one in six college engineering students and less than one in 10 professional engineers nationwide. Classes are expected to start this fall. About 2,700 women attend the prestigious all-women's school in Northampton, Mass.
NEWS
May 3, 1998 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
They may have been phoned by the chancellor of UC Berkeley, but they were flown to Palo Alto (by Stanford), New Haven, Conn., (by Yale) and Chicago (by the University of). They may have dined on dorm food at UCLA, but Harvard brought in an a cappella group to serenade them. UCLA may have offered annual $5,000 Blue and Gold Scholarships, but any number of suitors were dangling much, much more.
SPORTS
May 9, 1997 | From Associated Press
Kentucky has offered its coaching job to Tubby Smith, a former Rick Pitino assistant who led Georgia to consecutive 20-win seasons, Georgia Athletic Director Vince Dooley said Thursday. Dooley said Smith flew to Lexington, Ky., on Wednesday night to meet with Wildcat Athletic Director C.M. Newton. "I do know that they would like to have him in Kentucky," Dooley said. "He was offered the job. It's his job to either take or turn down.
NEWS
March 3, 1986
Smith College students ended their occupation of a campus administration building in Northampton, Mass., after gaining assurances that the school would review its investments in firms doing business in South Africa. After two days of negotiations, six student leaders reached the agreement with college President Mary Maples Dunn and celebrated the accord with a rally before leaving the building. About 200 students occupied College Hall last Tuesday.
NEWS
February 21, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Hoping to add more women to an overwhelmingly male-dominated profession, Smith College officials voted to open the nation's first engineering program at a women's college. Smith officials said women represent about one in six college engineering students and less than one in 10 professional engineers nationwide. Classes are expected to start this fall. About 2,700 women attend the prestigious all-women's school in Northampton, Mass.
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May 23, 1996 | JON POPE and BILL BILLITER and RUSS LOAR
Laguna Beach High School junior Cady Summerl has received the Smith Book Award from Smith College Club of Orange County for her academic excellence, leadership and concern for others. Smith College is in Northampton, Mass.
SPORTS
December 31, 1993 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Running back Wilbert Smith of Montclair Prep and wide receiver Soren Halladay of Hart High have made oral commitments to attend Division I universities. Smith, second in the state in scoring this season, has committed to Illinois. Halladay, co-player of the year in the Foothill League, has chosen Brigham Young. The signing period for high school seniors begins Feb. 2.
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