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Sports Icon and Humanitarian Billie Jean King is Simmons College's 2014 Commencement Speaker, May 9

Billie Jean King(February 27, 2014) — Sports icon and humanitarian Billie Jean King will deliver the Simmons College 109th Commencement address Friday, May 9, at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston. A separate ceremony for Simmons graduate schools at 2 p.m. features keynote speaker David Weinberger, Ph.D., an expert on the intersection of technology and human interaction.

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President Helen Drinan Shares 4 New Year's Tips for College Students in 2014 via the The Huffington Post
(February 2014) -- The first college semester of the year has begun, and our campus is buzzing with activity as students settle into their routines after a long and cold winter break. In the spirit of new beginnings during this traditional time of reflection, I'd like to offer four tips for college students in 2014.

Simmons School of Social Work, the First School of Social Work in the Nation, Launches Online Master's Program
(February 18, 2014) -- Simmons College School of Social Work, the nation's first school of social work, continues its 110 year tradition of innovation with its announcement today that it will offer its Master of Social Work (MSW) degree online. The new program, SocialWork@Simmons, will offer aspiring social workers from around the country the opportunity to earn a graduate social work degree from a nationally accredited institution that is a pioneer in clinical social work education, without relocating to Boston.

Simmons Mourns Loss of Former President William J. Holmes
(February 7, 2014) -- Letter from President Drinan: I write to share the sad news that William J. Holmes, the fourth President of Simmons College, passed away this morning. Holmes became president in 1970 and retired from the College in 1993.

Premier Children's Literature Journal Moves to Simmons
(January 23, 2014) -- The Horn Book, the premier journal of children's literature, will be moving its editorial offices to the Simmons campus in April, leasing space in the One Palace Road building. The move will provide an even stronger connection between The Horn Book and Simmons's Center for the Study of Children's Literature (CSCL), with the potential for increased opportunities for students.

President Drinan's Response to the American Studies Association (ASA) Boycott of Israel Academic Institutions
(January 2014) -- As everyone surely knows by now, in December the American Studies Association, an academic member organization dedicated to the field of American Studies, voted to boycott Israeli academic institutions. They have defined this action as refusing to "enter into formal collaborations with Israeli academic institutions, or with scholars who are expressly serving as representatives or ambassadors of those institutions, or on behalf of the Israeli government, until Israel ceases to violate human rights and international law." Numerous college and university leaders have denounced the organization for the boycott. Several other academic associations have discussed the possibility of a similar boycott, though none have announced one as of this date.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to Deliver Keynote Address at 35th Annual Simmons Leadership Conference
(December 11, 2013) — Simmons College has announced that Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former Secretary of State and Former U.S. Senator from New York, will deliver the closing keynote address at its April 23 Simmons Leadership Conference.

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Reunion Weekend 2014
May 29 - June 1, 2014
Undergraduate class years
ending in "4" and "9"



A Sparkling Affair
Sun, 27 Apr 2014
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

South Shore Simmons Club Annual Meeting
Wed, 30 Apr 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Next Generation Women of Color Summit
Sat, 03 May 2014
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Simmons College Class of 1955 Mini-Reunion
Sat, 03 May 2014
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Senior Wine & Cheese 2014
Tue, 06 May 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Senior Wine & Cheese 2014
Tue, 06 May 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Simmons College Class of 1952 Mini-Reunion
Wed, 07 May 2014
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

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Conversation on Philanthropy: Jean Strouse Sharf '61
(January 2014 - Winter Simmons magazine) -- Jean Strouse Sharf '61 is among the most dedicated, consistent supporters of the College's annual fund – The Simmons Fund – having made gifts every year for nearly 40 years. She and her husband Frederic A. Sharf are accomplished philanthropists whose activities include sharing their wide-ranging collections of art, design, and cultural artifacts with others through exhibitions in museums – and hospitals.

Roslyn Watson '71 Inspires Simmons Community with Student-Centered Challenge
(December 4, 2013) -- Roslyn Watson '71 experienced firsthand the transformative power of a Simmons education.

New Gift Expands Legacy of Sarah Molloy Crane '56, '04HD
(November 6, 2013) -- When Benjamin Crane is asked what inspired his recent gift to the scholarship established by his late wife Trustee Emerita Sarah "Sally" Molloy Crane '56, '04HD, his reply reinforces her well-earned reputation as a passionate, persuasive advocate for Simmons.

[VIDEO] Celebrating 30 Years: The Warburg Chair in International Relations
(October 19, 2013) -- This video is a special tribute to Joan Melber Warburg '45, '97HD and her visionary gift that founded the Warburg Chair in International Relations in honor of her husband, James P. Warburg. The 13 Warburg professors who have held the chair each enriched scholarship at the College with their distinguished records in international relations, enhancing academic excellence across campus.This was originally aired over Leadership Weekend 2013.

New Fund Supports Research by Students
(October 3, 2013) -- Promoting student research is a strategic priority for Simmons, part of a broader commitment to enhancing the undergraduate experience. The new Toulopoulos Student Research Fund, created with a gift from Trustee Pam Toulopoulos '73, will provide grants of up to $10,000 for undergraduates doing scholarly research in any discipline. Toulopoulos was inspired to make this gift in honor of her 40th Reunion, which she celebrated last June.

[VIDEO] You Are in Good Company
(September 2013) -- When ou make your gift to The Simmons Fund, you will have a direct impact on the next generation of Simmons students - and leaders. You also help students like Sandy Lor '14, Student Government Association president, achieve her dream of a Simmons education.

Joyce Kolligian '87, '89SM Leaves Lasting Legacy at Simmons
(July 8, 2013) -- Joyce Kolligian '87, '89SM passed away in June, leaving behind a lasting legacy that celebrates leadership and education.

[VIDEO] Scholarships Make Education Possible
(June 2013) -- Students and donors come together and connect at the Scholarship Appreciation Brunch on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Simmons College.

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