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Students lighting candles at the candle lighting ceremony

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.

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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.

Headshot of Joanne Wilson

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.

Headshot of Wendy Gordon and book cover art of It's Always 9/11

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.

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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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