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The Ifill Forum

The Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities hosted the second annual Ifill Forum on Saturday, November 14, 2020. Michele Norris moderated a panel conversation with Ava DuVernay, filmmaker and founder of ARRAY, and Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. on the topic of "Facing Hard Truths".

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With today's dynamic community of more than 4,500 students, Simmons University continues to move forward. Our commitment can be seen in our facilities for teaching, learning, and living at Simmons.

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You'll learn from faculty members who are leaders in their fields and mentors in the classroom.

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Our curriculum is totally customizable and interdisciplinary, giving you the opportunity to explore new subjects in ways you never thought of before.

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About Simmons

Simmons University is a nationally recognized private university located in the heart of Boston. We offer the only undergraduate program for women in Boston and numerous graduate programs open to all.

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The Passionate Leaders Project supports undergraduate students seeking to enrich their academic and professional interests by funding learning opportunities beyond the boundaries of the traditional classroom.

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President Lynn Perry Wooten shares the news of the passing of Dr. Lydia Smith, founder of the Master of Arts in Teaching program, an author, and a pioneer in the field of education, known for her passion and commitment to teaching.

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In 2016, Research & Instruction Librarian Stacy Collins ’16MS, ’16MA created the Anti-Oppression LibGuide to educate and support the Simmons community. Today, this guide is cited in books, articles, and online. We spoke with Collins about why this guide is considered an essential resource.

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