• October 4Simmons all clear after active threat alert

  • October 3Dean Judy Beal to retire at the end of 2018-2019 academic year

  • September 27Simmons postpones Gwen Ifill ceremony until next year

Curriculum, tokenization discussed at meeting

April 14, 2016

Filed under 2015-2016, Issue 21

By Katie Sittig-Boyd Staff Writer As part of the series of meetings held to address the Ten Demands put forth by student leaders last semester in mid-November, the most recent community meeting was held this Tuesday, April 1...

Community meetings are off-track

April 14, 2016

Filed under 2015-2016, Issue 21, Opinion

It’s time to refocus on racial equity By Defensor Santiago Contributing Writer In the past several months, student protest forced the administration to reconsider the ways that we as a community discuss and  tackle the issues o...

Working women

April 14, 2016

Filed under 2015-2016, Issue 21, Opinion

By Carson Norwood Staff Writer By this point, most of us have heard of—and probably heard arguments about—the gender wage gap. Is it real? Can it be explained away? Is someone just making up numbers to give us something new...

Blackface: a racist tradition continues

March 17, 2016

Filed under 2015-2016, Issue 17, Opinion

By Wallace Staff Writer Colorism is the act of discrimination against those of a darker skin tone based on European standards of beauty, which are rooted in colonization and imperialism. Because of the oppression of people of col...

We’ve been trumped…by ourselves

March 3, 2016

Filed under 2015-2016, Issue 16, Opinion

By Kaydee Donohoo Staff Writer What must have been ages ago I remember seeing a Facebook post along the lines of “At first I thought this was a joke, but I gave it a chance and he makes some good points.” It was of course...

Students air concerns at community meeting

February 25, 2016

Filed under 2015-2016, Issue 15

By Katie Sittig-Boyd Staff Writer February’s community meeting was held last Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Linda K. Paresky conference center, and, in contrast to the prior meeting, centered on listening to students’ experiences, sug...

Multicultural office announced

February 25, 2016

Filed under 2015-2016, Issue 15

By Katie Sittig-Boyd Staff Writer During the community meeting held on Feb. 18, Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Lisa Smith-McQueenie announced that the room previously known as the Student Activities Conference Room will now be...

Conflict and ‘leadership’ in first-year course

February 3, 2016

Filed under 2015-2016, Issue 12, Opinion

By Wallace Contributing Writer The leadership course is a new course designed for first-year students to strengthen their writing skills whilst becoming a stronger leader. The course evokes strong feelings in first-years, like...

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