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Simmons College making ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ redevelopment play
March 31, 2017
The Boston Business Journal published a story about Simmons' recently released request for proposals to potentially re-develop nearly half of its campus. This article is available by subscription only.

Best Online Schools in Massachusetts Ranked by for 2017
March 31, 2017
University Chronicle published a story ranking Simmons College in the top five four-year colleges in Massachusetts in 2017.

Online Degree Programs Could Change Higher Education
March 30, 2017
Breaking News Live published a story about the growth and success of Simmons' online education programs.

Cost of college contributing to income inequality, Fed economist says
March 29, 2017
Simmons President Helen Drinan was quoted in a story published in the Worcester Business Journal: "The cost of education in this country is becoming untenable," Drinan said. "Expense management has never been a big deal in higher education, and it's recently become. It's like we've gotten religion, and it's taken a long time."

Brands like "perfectly free (™)" Answer Call for More Allergy-Friendly Food Choices in College and University Dining Halls
March 14, 2017
KVHP-TV, Fox 29 in Louisiana aired a story that listed Simmons College among the colleges and universities in the Northeast that are serving more food options for students with allergies.

Stanford hosts women of color who aspire to academic careers
March 14, 2017
Stanford News published a story about Simmons College professor Stacy Blake-Beard and her participation in the "Women of Color in Academy: Staying Fit: Mind, Body and Soul" conference.

Spring breakers build homes in Valdosta
March 10, 2017
WTVM, Channel 9 in Georgia aired a story about Simmons College students who traveled to Valdosta during spring break to build homes for Habitat for Humanity.

College Choice Releases 2017 Ranking for the Best Online Colleges in Massachusetts - Newsweather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio
March 8, 2017 in Oregon published a story on its website reporting that College Choice listed Simmons College among 25 best colleges in Massachusetts for 2017.

PBS NewsHour and the Washington Press Club Foundation Create Journalism Fellowship in Honor of Gwen Ifill
March 1, 2017
PBS NewsHour published a story announcing that they have created the Gwen Ifill/PBS NewsHour Journalism Fellowship in memory of Gwen Ifill, accomplished journalist and Simmons alumna.


Coverage of the growth of Simmons' online graduate programs

​​Two higher education publications featured articles on the success and growth of Simmons' online graduate programs in February.

'Huge Deal for a Small School'
February 27
Inside Higher Ed

Online programs are gigantic boost to Simmons' bottom line
February 28
Education Drive

Additional news outlets covered Simmons' news in early 2017

Professional groups
February 23

Massachusetts Lawyer's Weekly published an announcment of Regina M. Pisa's unanimous reelection as the chair of the Simmons College Board of Trustees.

Diane Von Furstenberg to headline Simmons leadership conference
February 22

The Boston Globe featured the 2017 Simmons Leadership Conference in its business section, and quoted SimmonsLEADS Executive Director Judy Benjamin.

Simmons College Seniors Honored
February 16

TownTimes, a community newspaper serving several Connecticut towns, published a photo of the Senior Day ceremony at the Simmons vs. Suffolk University basketball game.

The new bullying in schools: bias and bigotry
February 11

The Boston Globe published an article quoting Professor of Education Daren Graves on how he trains teachers in antiracist practices.

Nike Soccer Camp Announce New Camp Location at Simmons College in Newton, Massachusetts
February 3

MoneyNews published an article announcing a new Nike summer soccer camp at Daly Field in Brighton.

CityLine: What Women Want (A History)
January 30

WCVB-TV, Channel 5 aired a story featuring Janie Ward, professor and chair of the Education and Africana Studies Department, about the leadership roles of women of color in social justice movements.

After decades, voices of Holocaust horror and survival get an audience
January 25

The Boston Globe published an article about the documentary film, "Soul Witness, The Brookline Holocaust Witness Project," and the role of Holocaust scholar and English professor emeritus Lawrence Langer in the making of the film.

Despite Promises, Antibiotics in Meat Supply Are Skyrocketing
January 11 published an article quoting Elizabeth Scott, associate professor of biology, in an article about the use of antibiotics in the nation's meat supply.

Pioneers in Black journalism we’ve lost in 2016 and the path forward
January 5

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun published an article, Jan. 5, remembering the trailblazing African American journalists who passed away in 2016, including Simmons alumna Gwen Ifill.



  • Times Union published a story, Nov. 8, about the lasting environmental effects of Simmons’ new athletics complex, Daly Field.

  • AlterNet published an article quoting Sociology Professor Saher Selod, Nov. 8, on the racialization of American Muslim communities.
  • The Huffington Post published a blog post by Simmons College President Helen Drinan, Nov. 22, regarding the state of gender equality following the presidential election.
  • USA Today College listed Simmons College, Nov. 25, as number 7 on a list of top 10 best U.S. colleges to earn a nursing degree.


  • WGBH News featured commentary by Associate Professor of Education Darren Graves, Oct. 11, about the philosophy behind Question 2 on the Mass. ballot.
  • PRNewswire, and 84 other media outlets, picked up a press release, Oct. 13, about the launch of the new online Master of Public Health degree.
  • Boston Magazine published a blog post, Oct. 14, about the passing of former Simmons student Sangwalys Chukramol’s son, Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
  • The Boston Globe published a story, Oct. 14, regarding Simmons College President Helen Drinan’s recent Silent Spring award for cancer prevention advocacy.
  • The Boston Globe quoted Simmons College Director of Communications Jeremy Solomon, Oct. 23, in an article concerning the impact of the results of Question 4 on Mass. college and university campuses.
  • WGBH News featured commentary from Associate Professor of Library and Information Science Melanie Kimball, Oct. 25, regarding the lack of functioning libraries in some Boston public schools and the importance libraries and librarians during a student’s formative years.
  • Cosmopolitan and Town and Country listed Simmons College, Oct. 26 & 25 respectively, as number 9 on a list of 20 best women’s colleges across the country based on statistics and reviews from Niche using data from the U.S. Department of Education.
  • The Boston Globe magazine listed Simmons College President Helen Drinan, Oct. 28, as number 31 in the “The 2016 top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts.” 


  • The Huffington Post published a blog post by Professor Gary Bailey May 11, titled “The Power of One: Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Gender Inclusivity.” The same text was published in Bay Windows May 13.

  • WGBH News featured commentary by Gary Bailey May 11, about the importance of the AIDS Walk and why it still matters 30 years later.

  • The Huffington Post published a blog post by President Drinan May 12, titled “Pay Equity in Our Lifetime? Only If We Act Now.”

  • WBUR featured audio excerpts from the Simmons College 2016 Commencement Address delivered by Michelle Alexander during the undergraduate ceremony May 20. The story was a brief compilation of three speakers from local universities and their remarks.

  • included in their weekly podcast series, No Jargon, an interview with Assistant Professor of Sociology Saher Selod May 24, titled “The Rise of Islamophobia.” Professor Selod discussed her research on Muslims in America after 9/11. In the episode, Professor Selod explains that discrimination and hostility against Muslims did not just peak after 9/11, but has been steadily rising ever since.

  • The Boston Globe reporter Cristela Guerra prominently quoted Simmons Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science in a May 28 article, titled “Lawmakers want Library of Congress to use `illegal aliens’.” The article discusses the recent push by the U.S. Congress to continue using the words “aliens” and “illegal aliens” in Library of Congress subject headings.

  • Simmons Leads released the news of its upcoming Simmons International Leadership Conference in Berlin, Germany. The release was picked up by multiple domestic and international news outlets May 31.

  • published a blog post by Professor of Megan Dowd Lambert June 1, titled “My Responses and Yours to ‘The Tiresome Question I’m Often Asked About My Brown Kids,” a personal account of her biracial family life. 


  • New Boston Post featured a story on the International Women’s Day Celebration at Simmons March 8, highlighting notable speakers including Policy and Operations Manager of Mass NOW Nai Collymore-Henry, President of the Bessie Tartt Wilson Initiative for Children and former Massachusetts State Representative Marie St. Fleur, and Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement Megan Costello.

  • The Boston Globe columnist Shirley Leung quoted Political Science Professor Leanne Doherty March 23, about the rise of women in politics and how some men are acting irrationally as a defense mechanism in response.


  • The Huffington Post published a blog post by President Helen Drinan Feb. 5, about the positive impact on organizations when women contribute. POLITICO Massachusetts Playbook roundup also picked up the blog post Feb. 9.
  • The Huffington Post published a blog post by Sociology Professor Jyoti Puri Feb. 11, about decriminalizing homosexuality in India and the country’s stance on challenging the Indian Supreme Court on a constitutional right. Policy Forum also published a piece by Professor Puri Feb. 26 about decriminalizing homosexuality in India.
  • The Boston Globe mentioned Simmons College and Cathryn Mercier, director of the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature Feb. 13, regarding a panel featuring Professor Mercier on how books awards are determined.
  • Statnews, a website subsidiary of The Boston Globe, featured the Nursing@Simmons program, including comments from SNHS Dean Judy Beal, Feb. 16, on its website and print edition. The story focused on the program’s surge in enrollment and efforts to train nurses to help fill a physician gap. 
  • Boston Spirit featured Social Work Professor Gary Bailey in the January-February edition, about supporting and advocating for racial and LGBTQ equality.


  • The Huffington Post published a blog post by President Helen Drinan Jan. 8, about the impact of representations of pioneering women in popular culture, such as those in the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens, to influence young women to see themselves in STEM careers.
  • The Boston Globe featured a photo of actress and activist Eva Longoria Jan. 12, about being a speaker at the 2016 Simmons Leadership Conference, held March 29.
  • WGBH’s “Basic Black” show featured Sociology Professor Saher Selod Jan. 15, in a panel discussion about the rise of Islamophobia in the United States.
  • CarHub featured comments from Retail Management Professor Susan Sampson Jan. 20, about her assessment of the best airlines rewards programs.
  • The Boston Globe mentioned Simmons College Jan. 19, in a story about minimizing fraud in applications among students coming from overseas.
  • Social Work Today profiled Social Work Professor Gary Bailey in its January/February edition in a series called “10 Dedicated & Deserving Social Workers.”


  • Fine Books & Collection Magazine mentioned the master’s degree programs in children’s literature at Simmons College Dec. 1, in a story about the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Mass.
  • The Boston Globe quoted Deloitte Ellen Gabriel Endowed Chair in Women’s Leadership Sue Vinnicombe Dec. 4, about the need for term limits to help increase the number of women serving on corporate boards.
  • The International Business Times quoted Sociology Professor Saher Selod Dec. 6, about the backlash against the Muslim community in the wake of recent attacks.
  • featured philanthropist and Simmons alumna Barbara Lee Dec. 8, about her support of women’s advancement in politics, including her donation to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the creation of a fellowship at the Massachusetts State House for Simmons students.
  • Boston Magazine quoted Director of Undergraduate Admission Ellen Johnson in the December edition, about tips for students applying for admission.


  • WebMD quoted Biology Professor and Co-director of the Center for Hygiene and Health Elizabeth Scott Nov. 3, about Chipotle fast-food restaurant’s recent problem with an E-Coli outbreak in Oregon and Washington. Scott’s comments were picked up in a Nov. 5 Forbes story about the impact of the food crisis on Chipotle’s brand.  
  • Publishers Weekly featured Director of the Center for The Study of Children’s Literature Cathryn Mercier in a Nov. 3 story announcing a new scholarship opportunity in partnership with Lee & Low Books. 
  • PoliticKING with Larry King featured a live interview with Political Science and International Relations Studies professor Kirk Beattie Nov. 13, about U.S. Middle East policy. 
  • The campus visit of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Massachusetts Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III to discuss women and STEM received media coverage in several news outlets, including:  

  • The Boston Globe included Simmons in a Nov. 16 story about college students across Boston standing in solidarity with students from the University of Missouri following the incidences of racial unrest there.  
  • The Boston Globe featured Simmons Nov. 18, in its weekly business “Agenda” roundup for hosting a panel discussion as a part of the nationwide 2020 Women on Boards campaign.
  • The Boston Globe and featured Simmons Nov. 19, about an online posting following a peaceful demonstration of students stating demands to address racism, diversity, and inclusion on campus.
  • The Boston Globe featured an obituary on Professor Emeritus Alden W. Poole Nov. 20, who taught at Simmons for several years. The story quoted PBS News anchor and Simmons alumna Gwen Ifill whom Poole helped secure her first newspaper internship.
  • Sampan featured the Asian Sisters Participating in Reaching Excellence (ASPIRE) conference Nov. 20. The forum focused on high school and college students’ exploration into self-identity and was sponsored by the Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change.


  • quoted Charlene Berube, chair of the undergraduate nursing program, (Sept. 30) in a blog post about how to deal with difficult patients.
  • The Boston Globe quoted School of Social Work Emeritus Professor Mary Gilfus Oct. 3, in a story about lives claimed by domestic violence over the past ten years in Massachusetts. 
  • The Boston Herald and The Boston Globe recognized School of Management Dean Cathy Minehan Oct. 4, as a recipient of the Boston Municipal Research Bureau’s 30th Annual Henry L. Shattuck Public Service Award for her efforts to advance women’s role in business.
  • The Boston Globe featured Simmons Oct. 5, in a story about accessibility and the challenges of navigating Boston with a physical disability.
  • The Wall Street Journal included Physical Therapy Professor Shelley Goodgold Oct. 5, in a story about whether backpacks with air cushions could ease back and spinal pain for young students. 
  • WGBH’s “Basic Black” show featured Alumnae Professor of English Afaa Weaver Oct. 16, in a panel discussion on how communities of color are represented in art and theater.  
  • The Boston Globe featured a story Oct. 16 that included findings from a report by Library and Information Science professor Martha Mahard about the maintenance and preservation of Boston Public Library.
  • The Boston Herald featured photos of President Helen Drinan and first-year Simmons students Oct. 21, in a photo gallery of the Silent Spring Gala to raise funds for breast cancer research.
  • The Huffington Post published a blog post by President Helen Drinan Oct. 23, on the importance of getting girls involved in sports.
  • Financial Times featured a Q&A with School of Management Dean Cathy Minehan Oct. 25, about her career and issues related to women in business.  
  • BBC News interviewed Communications Professor Judith Aronson Oct. 26, about her upcoming talk at Cambridge University and teaching position at Simmons. 


  • The Huffington Post published a blog post by Negotiation Professor Paula Gutlove, Sept. 2, on the merits of the proposed Iran nuclear agreement.
  • The Boston Globe featured a photo and story about actress, writer, and producer Issa Rae, Sept. 22, who recently visited Simmons as the keynote speaker of Next Generation Women of Color Summit, hosted by National Black Women’s Society. The Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change sponsored the event.
  • featured School of Management Dean Cathy Minehan in a story Sept. 24 about the Simmons MBA and Healthcare MBA programs transitioning online.
  • The Boston Globe included Simmons in a story Sept. 29 about a bill increasing public access to the police log books for colleges and universities.
  • mentioned President Helen Drinan Sept. 30 for her role as a member of The Jaffe Awards External Selection Committee, a group that provides grants for organizations with expertise in women's causes, public affairs, health, and education.
  • Unique Venues published a story featuring Director of Conferences and Events Nikki Vanderpol and former Simmons Police Chief Sean Collins in its fall issue about the College's actions following the Boston Marathon bombing. 


  • U.S.News & World Report included Simmons Aug. 5, in a story about why women dominate the vastly expanding, online-learning environment.
  • U.S.News & World Report highlighted Simmons Aug. 14, in a story about the clinical component of online nursing programs as a successful online masters program for nursing, most notably for its efforts to match students with mentors and a clinical experience.
  • The Huffington Post published a blog post by Social Work Professor Gary Bailey Aug. 12, on talking to children about issues of race, given the large number of stories involving race in the news. The Huffington Post also published a blog post by Professor Bailey Aug. 14, about use of the term “Obamacare” rather than The Affordable Care Act.
  • Inside Higher Education mentioned Simmons and the Women in Public Service Project Aug. 20, in a story on how colleges across the country engage their communities with leadership events that foster historic learning opportunity. 
  • A new first-year student course “Boston Olympics 2024” was covered Aug. 25, in several outlets, including Boston Magazine, Boston Business Journal, and
  • The School of Management MBA program’s online transition received significant coverage:


  • The Huffington Post published a blog post by Social Work Professor Gary Bailey July 7, about the uptick in black church burnings after the tragic shooting in Charleston, S.C. The Huffington Post also published blog posts by Professor Bailey, July 10 and July 31, respectively, on the Bill Cosby sexual assault allegations, and the deaths of Samuel DuBose and Cecil the Lion.
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education included Simmons and partner 2U in a story July 20, about efforts to innovate new programs with small graduate school programs.
  • The New York Times, published an op-ed co-authored by Warburg Professor Mark Bellamy July 20 in connection with President Obama’s trip to Africa in July. Several major media outlets, including CBSNews, Al-Jazeera (both July 24) and the Los Angeles Times, (July 28), featured comments by Professor Bellamy related to Obama’s visit.
  • The Boston Globe included Simmons in a story July 22, about Boston area colleges and nonprofits participation in the city’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program.
  • The Bay State Banner featured a profile on singer and Simmons alumna Nnenna Freelon July 22, about her concert at the Cambridge Jazz Festival.
  • The Boston Globe featured a story about the Summer Children’s Institute at Simmons July 25, and mentioned several of the event’s keynote speakers, such as authors Elaine Dimopoulos, Gregory Maguire, and Jack Gantos.
  • included a study by the Simmons School of Management July 28, in a story about women and risk aversion.


  • The Boston Globe featured Social Work Professor Gary Bailey in a story June 6, about the 30th anniversary of the HIV/AIDS Walk in Boston. ABC Boston WCVB-TV’s CityLine program also featured Professor Bailey in a show June 14, about the milestone anniversary.
  • The Boston Globe featured a quote from Alumnae Professor of English Afaa Weaver June 9, on the Boston’s newest Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges. 
  • The Huffington Post published a blog post by Professor Gary Bailey June 17, about the racial identity scandal that erupted when a former NAACP leader identified herself as being African American. 
  • The Boston Globe featured a story June 13 about Simmons hosting the ceremony for the Boston Globe and Horn Book magazine book awards in October. 
  • The Boston Globe story featured a story based on a report written by Library and Information Science Professor Martha Mahard June 22, about the neglected state of the Boston Public Library’s art collection. Another Globe story June 24 featured the report and comments by Professor Mahard that the Boston Mayor to address the issue. The Chicago Sun Times website also featured a story about the BPL collection and included information about Professor Mahard’s assessment. 
  • Harvard Business Review published an essay co-written by School of Management Emerita Deb Kolb June 22, about how to negotiate vacation time. 
  • The Huffington Post published a blog post Professor Gary Bailey June 24, about the tragic shooting at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. Professor Baily also wrote about the tragedy in the June 25-July 1 edition of Bay Windows.
  • The Boston Business Journal featured a letter to the editor by President Helen Drinan June 26, about the work of the continued operational, financial, and academic strength of Simmons College. 


  • Boston Magazine featured a cover story in its May edition on Simmons alumna Barbara Lee, about her career in helping to get women elected into political office and her efforts to build a modern-art museum in Boston.
  • New York Times magazine and International Business Times included Simmons in a story about transgender policies, May 5.
  • The Huffington Post published a blog post May 5 by Social Work Professor Gary Bailey about the start of the long and complex pursuit of justice over the death of Freddie Gray, beginning with the arrest of six Baltimore police officers.
  • The Boston Globe featured a study done by the Simmons Center for Gender in Organizations led by Professor Patricia Deyton May 8, about the stagnant number of women on the nonprofit boards in Massachusetts.
  • The New York Times published a book review May 8 by Cathryn Mercier, professor and director of the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature, on the book “Listen Slowly” written by Thanhha Lai.
  • WBZ-AM Radio 1030 featured an hour-long interview with Senior Communications Lecturer 
  • Jo O’Connor May 15, about public relations, management reputation, and crisis communication related to the NFL/New England Patriots and “Deflategate” saga.
  • The U.K. Times and the DailyMail featured the research of Marketing Professor Chiu-chi Angela Chang, May 16 and 18, respectively, about the link between exercise and overeating.
  • The Boston Globe featured a photo of 2015 Simmons College Commencement speaker Abigail Disney, May 19.
  • The Huffington Post published a blog post by Becky Thompson, professor and chair of the Sociology department, May 21, about the human toll of the ongoing migrant crisis in the Mediterranean Sea from a yoga practitioner’s perspective.
  • The Boston Globe featured Simmons Social Media manager Alexandria Byer May 24, in a story about her personal Instagram account.
  • Inside Higher Ed featured a quote from Judy Beal, dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, May 28, about the ways in which nursing students gain clinical experience.
  • The Boston Globe included Simmons President Helen Drinan May 28, among 100 honorees of the 2015 Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center’s annual  “the one hundred,” a celebration to honor “100 groups, people, and organizations who are fighting against cancer.” The Boston Business Journal also featured a video of President Drinan May 29, as part of the celebration.


  • Men’s Health magazine quoted Professor Elizabeth Scott, co-director of the Simmons College Center for Hygiene and Health March 31, on proper restroom hygiene practices.
  • The 2015 Simmons Leadership Conference received significant media coverage including:
    • BostInno story April 2 featured media mogul and keynote speaker Arianna Huffington about her philosophy on redefining success.  
    • featured a story April 3 about actress and keynote speaker Sally Field.
    • The Huffington Post featured a story on Field’s conference presentation
    • featured a story on Field’s conference presentation
    • The Boston Globe ran a story and photo April 3 of legendary singer and speaker Darlene Love, and a photo of Field.
  • The Huffington Post featured a Q&A with Alumnae Professor of English Afaa Weaver April 6, about the personal challenges that helped shape his ‘poetic voice.’
  • The Boston Globe featured a photo and story on the International Women’s Film Festival, hosted at Simmons, April 9.
  • CBS Boston WBZ-TV featured a story on President Helen Drinan April 10, on her decision to speak publicly about her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • The Boston Globe featured a story on the New England District’s National Student Advertising Competition, hosted by Simmons, April 10.
  • The Boston Herald featured a photo from the 11th annual Belle of the Ball prom dress drive, hosted by Simmons April 11. 
  • NPR's WBUR "Radio Boston" show interviewed President Helen Drinan live April 14, to discuss her decision to speak publicly about her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.


  • The Boston Globe and Publisher’s Weeklyfeatured stories, March 4 and 5, respectively, on a School of Library and Information Science panel, titled “From Page to Screen: An Inside Look at Children’s Book Adaptations” which was held at Simmons. The panel aimed to explain how to adapt children’s literature into broadcast programs.
  • quoted Doug Eisenhart, associate director of Employer Relations March 9, about how women’s colleges are working to overcome barriers in STEM career opportunities.
  • USA Today College featured an op-ed by Simmons alumna Kassandra Jolley March 13, on how the closing of Sweet Briar College is a major loss for the women’s college community.
  • Entrepreneur Magazine quoted Professor of Entrepreneurship Theresa Nelson in the March 2015 edition, about creating a customized “pitch” for entrepreneurs to help attract business sponsors.
  • The Boston Globe featured a front-page story March 20 that focused on President Helen Drinan and her fight with breast cancer. The story explored her choice to make her diagnosis and treatment public to help spread awareness of early detection.  
  • The Huffington Post published a blog post March 27 by President Helen Drinan about the continued relevance of women’s colleges despite the announced closing of Sweet Briar College.


  • The Boston Globe featured a photo and story Feb. 10 on political activist and author Angela Davis who spoke at Simmons. The Bay State Banner also covered Davis’s visit to campus, Feb 11.
  • USA Today, in partnership with College Factual, ranked Simmons 8th in its Top 10 list of the “Best U.S. Colleges for a nursing major,” Feb. 11. 
  • The Boston Globe featured a photo and brief story about Actress Sally Field and other topic speakers appearing at the 2015 Simmons Leadership Conference, Feb. 12.
  • WCVB-TV Ch. 5 Chronicle featured a story Simmons’s transgender policy, Feb. 13. The story included comments from students and President Helen Drinan about the College striving to serve as a safe and supportive space for all students.
  • New York Times quoted Joyce Fletcher, a distinguished scholar and faculty affiliate of the Center for Gender in Organizations at the SOM, Feb. 15, about the importance of men and women earning equal recognition and compensation for their efforts in the workplace.
  • PBS NEWSHOUR Artbeats blog featured Alumnae Professor of English Afaa Weaver Feb. 23, for the healing and emotional process behind writing his newest book of poetry, “City of Eternal Spring.”


  • The Improper Bostonian featured Simmons alumna Alexandra Fuller, Jan. 16. Fuller founded a non-profit that provides athletic training, professional mentorship, academic support, and employment to youth in the Boston area.
  • The NPR show “The Takeaway” featured Simmons alumna Joy De Palm, a 6th grade teacher at the Boston Teacher’s Union, Jan. 21 commenting on the majority of public school students living in poverty.


  • The Boston Globe featured a photo of Associate Professor of Social Work Professor Johnnie Hamilton-Mason (Nov. 26). She was attending a silent vigil in Dudley Square related to tragic deaths in Ferguson, MO and Staten Island, New York. 
  • The Ch. 5 WCVB-TV show “Chronicle” featured an interview with Dan Forster, assistant vice president of admissions and student financial services Dec. 9, about how to prepare for and manage student loans.
  • The Huffington Post published a blog post by Social Work Professor Gary Bailey Dec. 12 in reaction to recent tragic deaths in Ferguson, MO and Staten Island, NY.
  • The Huffington Post published a blog post by Emerita Professor Marlene Fine Dec. 18 about the lack of meaningful and progressive discussion on racial issues in the U.S., given recent tragic events in Ferguson, MO and Staten Island, NY. 
  • included comments by Elizabeth Scott, associate professor in the Department of Biology, Dec. 20, on how to avoid germs during flu season.
  • The Boston Globe published an op-ed co-written by School of Management Dean Cathy Minehan, Dec. 26 on the importance of adequate compensation for public office holders.
  • WBUR Boston Radio show “OnlyAGame” featured excerpts from an interview with 2014 Simmons Commencement speaker Billie Jean King Dec. 27. The tennis legend spoke about her efforts to foster equality and inclusion for all.


  • The New York Times featured School of Social Work Professor of Practice Dana Grossman Leeman (Oct. 31) for her efforts to connect with students in her online masters program course.
  • A Nov. 3 article in The Boston Globe included information about the Simmons community paying its respects to Mayor Tom Menino during the 19-mile funeral procession that went past the Simmons campus.
  • The release of the College's new transgender policy received significant media coverage, including:
    The Boston Globe Nov. 7
    USA Today Nov. 14.
    The Boston Globe editorial Nov. 15
  • Publishers Weekly featured an article by alumna Natasha Gilmore Nov. 14 about her transformative experience earning her Writing for Children M.F.A at Simmons.
  • The Boston Globe posted an obituary Nov. 18 for Judith Arons, a social worker and psychotherapist who once taught at Simmons.
  • The Bay State Banner featured the Dreaming Big: Making the Case for Girls conference Nov. 19. The forum focused on leadership and career aspirations for middle school aged girls and was co-sponsored by Simmons and Girl Scouts of Eastern MA.
  • A Boston Globe column Nov. 21 focused on Simmons work to create a public-private partnership to renovate Daly Field in Brighton.
  • Several Simmons students led protests around Boston Nov. 25 in response to the grand jury decision in Ferguson, MO. The protests were covered in several news outlets including, WHDH-TV Channel 7 News (NBC), WCVB-TV News Channel 5 (ABC), and WFXT —TV Channel 25 (FOX).