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  1. MCB Juneteenth

    Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. Boston offers a variety of ways to celebrate, involving art, music, dance, food, and a shared remembrance of the history of slavery and freedom.

  2. Senator Elizabeth Warren participates in the 2017 Boston Pride Parade. Photograph by ElizabethForMA, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons and Creative Commons.

    Throughout June, Pride Month celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and commemorates the June 28, 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York City, the presumed birthplace of queer activism in the United States. For Pride Month 2024, we are spotlighting local organizations dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ individuals. (Note: this is not an exhaustive list of available resources in the Boston area).

  3. Gracyn Delaune ’24 poses with the coastline of Ireland in the background

    Sociology major Gracyn Delaune ’24 reflects on her time abroad, impactful internships and research opportunities, her favorite professors and what it is like to attend school in Boston.

  4. MCB Juneteenth

    Bostonians observe Juneteenth in festive and commemorative ways with art, music, dance, food, and by remembering the history of slavery and freedom. This year, a number of Juneteenth-related events will take place in Boston and the greater Boston area from June 14 through July 2. Below are some local events of interest.

  5. Olivia Panagiotou ’23 and Kaitie Panagiotou ’18 holding two small children

    Olivia Panagiotou '23 and her sister Kaitie Panagiotou '18 are training with Boston Children's Hospital for their first Boston Marathon. We caught up with Olivia who shared their motivation for running, and what she is most looking forward to on...

  6. Photo of Samantha Clark

    What made you choose Simmons for your undergraduate degree? The biggest draw for me was Boston. I'm from Portland, Maine, so Boston is only two hours away, and I could envision myself in Boston. Simmons was appealing for the small...

  7. Photo of Mary Eliza Mahoney

    Faculty and students at Simmons have joined to create the Mary Eliza Project , transcribing voter registers to create a searchable database of the more than 50,000 women who registered to vote in Boston in the months following the Nineteenth...

  8. Notable Women of Boston mural

    Now on view at the Massachusetts State House, Ellen Lanyon's Notable Women of Boston mural is an artwork with a fascinating and complicated history. In honor of Women's History Month, we tell the story of how this painting was created...

  9. Stethoscopes hanging on rack

    The Master of Public Health (MPH) at Simmons University is an online program that requires students to participate in two in-person "immersion" experiences throughout their course of study, to gain hands-on public health experience and have the opportunity to collaborate with peers, faculty, local organizers, and public health leaders.

  10. State House Curator Susan Greendyke Lachevre (left), Director of Operations at Simmons’ Gwen Ifill College Donna Graham-Stewartson (right), and Simmons Events and Gallery Specialist Kyle Mendelsohn (far right) assist during the State House installation

    Created in 1980, Ellen Lanyon's Notable Women of Boston mural has been a fixture at Simmons and other prominent Boston institutions for over thirty years. In light of the long-term renovations in progress at Simmons, the mural was recently installed...