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char.jpg"The grownups are Claire, me (Char) in the middle, and my friend Keri who is running for Mass Eye and Ear this year. This picture was taken before the bombs went off, we were spectating in Natick center. I really love this picture, it captures all the joy before everything went so bad."

Welcome to the Marathon Monday edition of Where are they now? This installment highlights Charlotte (Char) Hannon, who graduated from Simmons in 2013 with a Masters in Social Work. Char currently works for SALMON VNA and Hospice as a Medical Social Worker and at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital as an Addictions Counselor.
On Monday, Char is volunteering at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. We spoke with her about her time at Simmons, the events of last year's Boston Marathon, and her decision to volunteer this year.

Continue reading Where Are They Now? Charlotte Hannon '13MSW.


Welcome to Photo Friday! Take a look at our week in pictures.

Continue reading Photo Friday: April 18th.


Meet Professor Candy Schwartz, from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Professor Schwartz recently celebrated her 35th anniversary at Simmons, and is a highly enthusiastic, witty, and popular professor. We had the chance to talk to Professor Schwartz about her interests, secret talents, and much more!

Continue reading Know Your Professor: Candy Schwartz.


Welcome to our first installment of Photo Friday! Take a look at our week in pictures.

Continue reading Photo Friday: April 11th.


It's time for 300 The Fenway's latest installment of Where are they now? This series chronicles the amazing things Simmons College women accomplish after graduation.

Meet Kelly Bell from the class of 2011. Kelly graduated with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Women's Studies. In 2013 Kelly founded the company Intrical with her husband in Washington, D.C. Intrical consists of policy-minded scientists and engineers focused on public health, education, security, and intelligence. We had the opportunity to talk with Kelly and see what it's like to start your own company!

Continue reading Where are they now? Kelly Bell '11.

Why should you attend? Click through the slideshow to find out! Photos by Simmons Student, Katie Michaud.

Continue reading International Women's Film Forum Comes to Campus.


Spring has sprung at Simmons! After a seemingly endless winter it's time to take advantage of all the great (and often cheap or free!) activities Boston has to offer during the spring.

Continue reading Boston To Do List: 6 For Spring.

Students, faculty, and staff answer the question: What's Your "Lady Anthem"?

In celebration of Women's History Month we asked the Simmons community: What Song Empowers You? (Songs we playfully call "Lady Anthems"). Check out our Lady Anthem Playlist on Spotify, and be sure to use #MySimsAnthem on Facebook and Twitter, and we'll add your songs to the playlist.

Today is Gloria Steinem's 80th birthday, and we want to wish her the happiest of happy birthdays!


Continue reading Happy Birthday, Gloria Steinem!.


Read President Helen Drinan's latest Huffington Post Blog: A Letter to My Granddaughter: Bossy Can Be Beautiful.

When I was growing up and in college, equal rights was the topic of the day. So many people fought and sacrificed for this goal -- for the right to work where and when we want to, for equal pay (a topic for another day!), and for the same respect afforded to men. We watched Gloria Steinem and Shirley Chisholm talk about these issues, and we were inspired. It was empowering and exciting all at once. I bet many people considered these women bossy, and told them so!

Words most certainly have power, and if you hear a word often enough, you may tend to believe it. The word bossy most certainly has a negative connotation, but perhaps your generation can change that. Perhaps, when you and other girls hear bossy, you can think of leadership. Perhaps, bossy could mean someone has an opinion and is comfortable sharing it with other people. Bossy could mean someone has a plan, that someone is bold. Bossy could mean that someone is the boss, a leader! Read more.

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