Baishakhi TaylorBAISHAKHI TAYLOR has been named dean of the college and vice president for campus life at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.  Currently vice president for student affairs, dean of students and an assistant professor in gender, sexuality and feminist studies at Middlebury College in Vermont, Taylor holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in comparative literature from Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India. She also holds a master’s degree in women’s studies from the University of Northern Iowa and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Kentucky.