Voices of Simmons

Message from the President on New Zealand Tragedy

A message from President Helen Drinan.

As we awoke this morning to news of yet another tragic attack against peaceful, innocent people, I find myself deeply saddened and bewildered by the idea that anyone would have the capacity to kill so arbitrarily.      

We cannot make sense of this attack because it is senseless. We cannot excuse this attack because it is inexcusable. But we can lift our hearts and stand to support the worldwide Muslim community, the people of New Zealand, and most especially our students, who value diversity and reject such hatred and violence.

It is a good time to appreciate the friends, family and colleagues that make our world at Simmons one of peace and understanding.

You May Also Like

Headshot of President Helen Drinan

A message from President Helen Drinan In the wake of last week's events, I write to you with a deep sense of purpose. When the unique strengths of our form of government are strained as they have been with homicidal...

Voices of Simmons
Close-up of "Simmons" etched into the Main College Building

A message from Chair of the Board of Trustees, Regina Pisa and President Helen Drinan. Over the past several weeks, we have had a number of difficult conversations with members of our Simmons community who are dismayed that we did...

Voices of Simmons

A message from President Helen Drinan. I write to you today with one of the most exciting announcements to date. We all have reason to celebrate as Simmons takes its rightful place in the landscape of higher education as Simmons...