It's hot, the town is quiet, the students are home, the faculty is on vacation, and its a perfect time for the college to go for their demolition permits, break some eggs and do controversial things.
The Director of Media Relations at Smith, Kristen Cole, bridled a bit when I put down my reporter's notebook and made this observation.
"Is this a question?" she asked.
"No", I admitted, "It's a statement. Read the whole story here.