Hampshire College joins Smith and Williams in going for the most stringent certification in the green building industry. “Living Buildings” are so green, they are meant to produce more energy than they use. But some question their ultimate environmental benefit.
The feminist writer and activist, and Smith College graduate, is giving several speeches in western Massachusetts this week.
Bullying, racism and the KKK — that is the childhood described in the memoir of illustrator, designer and Smith College professor Barry Moser. We Were […]
One week from today, in Northampton, Massachusetts, thirty-six of the region’s most skilled professional tree climbers will compete in the 27th annual New England Tree […]
The acclaimed architect was chosen out of 17 applicants for her ‘inventive’ vision. The $100 million project is scheduled to begin in 2017.
Some dire news this week about plants that’re native to New England. Many — 1 in 5 – are endangered. That’s according to a report […]
This year the theme is Claude Monet’s garden. The impressionist artist was also an avid gardener—who diverted a river to create his pond and purchased special varieties of water lilies that he famously painted, over and over.
The women’s college announced this week that any biological or self-identified female can apply — without needing to provide any documentation that proves gender identity.
In two years, students will face College Board’s new SAT. To prepare for it, high schools may make changes of their own.
In a letter to Smith’s president, Kathleen McCartney, Christine Lagarde said she’d heard from students opposing her selection and she did not want to detract from graduation.
Su Meck’s traumatic brain injury wiped out all her memories before she was 22, and they never came back.
Librettist Harley Eardman, who teaches at UMass Amherst, and composer Eric Sawyer, who teaches at Amherst College, have made the story of two Irish Catholic laborers wrongly accused of murder
In journalist Russ Rymer’s first stab at fiction, he dives into a world of diplomats and doctors, as well as heart transplants and heartbreak.
If you drove down Belmont Avenue in Northampton, Massachusetts last night, you’d see three large houses that are mostly dark, in a neighborhood of well-lit homes. After several years of planning and meetings, Smith College is starting construction on Ford Hall, its new science and engineering building. The College’s plan has been a contentious issue for the community surrounding the campus. Smith will soon be demolishing those darkened houses. The residents are required to move out by January 31st. WFCR’s Tina Antolini has this report.