Gyasi's sophomore novel, "Transcendent Kingdom," was selected as the fall 2021 Community Read and the event’s central topic. Assistant Dean Gary Bailey and Gyasi discussed several themes from her novel, including the complex idea of identity.
Before becoming a Software Engineer for Toast, Inc., Sittig-Boyd wasn't planning to pursue a degree in computer science. But after taking an Intro to Programming class, she found her new passion. Check out why Sittig-Boyd was glad she kept an open mind.
President Wooten shares her takeaways from this fall’s Community Read, "Transcendent Kingdom." Yaa Gyasi's powerful novel serves as a moving portrait of a Ghanaian immigrant family as they grapple with faith, science, religion, and love.
As first-years gathered on campus for the very first time, the new students also embarked on their Simmons journey with a symbolic tradition: the Candle Lighting Ceremony. Honorary Trustee Enna E. Jimenez '91, '06E takes us through this Simmons tradition.
The Simmons World Challenge is about learning from an international perspective — but how do you learn internationally with the COVID-19 travel restrictions? Professor Kristina Pechulis and Samantha Margolin '23 tell us how students still learned global lessons.
Congratulations to Joanne Wilson who embodies the spirit of the award with her focus on women- and minority-owned businesses. Wilson is a limited partner in venture funds committed to investing only in women, Black, and Latino founders.
Gordon's latest novel, "It's Always 9/11" follows a woman returning from a remote backpacking trip to a news report of a mysterious illness gripping New York City. In her novel, Gordon explores themes of technocratic control, and the impact of fear on behavior.
President Wooten reflects on how the events of September 11 continue to influence our world in far-reaching ways. She implores the Simmons community to reflect on what we can do individually and collectively moving forward — to embrace everyday leadership.
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