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Junior Communications major Amelia Cordischi -- who specializes in Media Arts, PR, and Marketing and manages Simmons Radio -- provides a rare view behind the curtain of the Boston Ballet's iconic Nutcracker. We caught up with Amelia to learn more about this unique experience and her tips for getting involved on campus.

Continue reading Behind the Scenes at the Nutcracker.


We're so excited to announce that Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former Secretary of State and Former U.S. Senator from New York, will deliver the closing keynote address at our April 23 Simmons Leadership Conference.

"Secretary Clinton is the most admired woman in the world," said Simmons College President Helen G. Drinan. "She has dedicated her career to public service as an attorney, First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State. As an advocate for women and girls, she has inspired millions of women to reach their full potential. Simmons is deeply honored to host such an exemplary role model."

The Simmons Leadership Conference is the preeminent and longest-running women's leadership forum in the country. The conference annually attracts a global audience of more than 3,000 business and professional women. This year's conference - "Jumping the Curve" - reflects the need to step away from the familiar and face the unknown in order to succeed. The 2014 event will be held at the Seaport World Trade Center Boston.

Continue reading Simmons Leadership Conference 2014.


KateLynn Whitney '16 is about to embark on a transformative adventure.

The Psychology and Elementary Education double major from Ellsworth, Maine was recently awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, enabling her to study in Dakar, Senegal next semester. The aspiring teacher, who serves as a mentor for the Simmons Chapter of Strong Women Strong Girls, is excited to immerse herself in the Senegalese culture. That will mean speaking two foreign languages -- French and the Senegalese language of Wolof -- and eschewing her smartphone for a simpler life.

Find out why KateLynn chose to leave her comfort zone, and learn how you can broaden your horizons during your time at Simmons.

Continue reading Student Preps for Semester in Senegal.

Dean Cathy Minehan and students from Simmons School of Management were featured in the NPR piece "How Boston Is Trying to Eliminate The Gender Wage Gap". In the interview, Dean Minehan discusses her work leading the citywide council that has so far persuaded 44 businesses to sign a pledge to close the wage gap. Dean Minehan says the most crucial step for is for companies to statistically assess their own wage data. "Sometimes, people reject the idea that we have an issue until they actually see their data," she said. "And then they say to themselves, 'Huh?' "
(Reposted from the School of Management blog)

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