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By adamg - 9/29/23 - 11:17 pm

The Simmons Voice reports Simmons University is ending eight majors, including art, French, music and philosophy, as it reorganizes to boost its programs in the sciences, business, management and the humanities, except in the majors it'll be ending.

Students currently majoring in the eight tracks will be allowed to finish out their majors - even if that means hiring part-time professors to teach classes.

By adamg - 9/22/22 - 9:41 am

The Simmons Voice reports Simmons officials say they didn't know about statistics professor David Kane's racist, sexist and homophobic writings, which led to him getting canned at Harvard before they hired him. Read more.

By adamg - 1/5/22 - 12:15 pm
Rendering of proposed Brookline Avenue complex

Possible rendering by Sasaki Associates.

Skanska USA has filed preliminary plans with the BPDA for the proposed six-acre, four-building mixed-use complex it plans to build with Simmons University off Brookline Avenue as the school moves its current dorms to new space on its main campus a few blocks away. Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/21 - 9:56 pm

Skanska USA told the BPDA today it will soon file plans for a six-acre mixed use development along Brookline Avenue to replace the dorms that Simmons University is planning to move into a new 18-story tower on its main campus a few blocks away. Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/19 - 10:24 am
Rendering of proposed Simmons tower

Rendering of proposed Simmons tower, next to Boston Latin School.

Simmons University has filed plans with the BPDA to shut down its current six-acre residential campus in the Longwood Medical Area and tear down its science building and to replace both with a single, 21-story "Living and Learning Center" that would house 1,100 dorm rooms, classroom and office space and athletic facilities. Read more.

By adamg - 10/4/18 - 3:06 pm
SWAT team in Longwood Medical Area

Police shutting down Longwood Medical Area on Huntington Avenue side. Photo by Wepainttheworld.

A report of gunfire around 2:40 p.m. sent Simmons University students and staff rushing into locked classrooms and even closets as Boston and Simmons police rushed to the campus to look for the "active shooter" that Simmons sent out an alert about. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/18 - 1:47 pm

The college announced the change today; says it's reorganizing around four new undergraduate colleges that will remain women only, along with its existing graduate programs that are already open to men.

The new colleges, which will include the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities are the result of a planning and "visioning" process that began in 2011.

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