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Encyclopedia > Simmons College (Massachusetts)
Simmons College
Logo of Simmons College
Established 1899
Type Private women's college
Endowment $141,749,000
President Susan C. Scrimshaw
Staff 193 faculty
Undergraduates 1,938 women
Postgraduates 2,840 men and women
Location Boston, Mass., USA
Campus Urban
Athletics 8 NCAA division III varsity teams
Nickname Sharks
Affiliations Colleges of the Fenway,Medical Academic and Scientific Community Organization
Website www.simmons.edu

Simmons College is a liberal arts women's college in Boston, Massachusetts. Simmons was founded by John Simmons in 1899 to educate women in useful professions, so they could have an independent livelihood. Simmons is a member of the Colleges of the Fenway consortium which also includes Wentworth Institute of Technology, Wheelock College, and Massachusetts College of Art. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... In higher education, particularly in the United States, a womens college is a college (that is, a primarily undergraduate, bachelors degree-granting institution) whose students are exclusively women. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub of the Universe (The State House, according to Oliver Wendell Holmes, is the hub of the Solar System), Athens of America Location in Massachusetts Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (D) Area    - City 232. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... An urban area is a term used to define an area where there is an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... Orders see text Sharks are a group (superorder Selachimorpha) of fish, with a full cartilaginous skeleton, a streamlined body plan with between 5 and 7 gill slits along the sides (most often) or side of the head (the first modified slit is behind the eye and called a spiracle), dermal... The Colleges of the Fenway consortium comprises Emmanuel College, Massachusetts College of Art, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Simmons College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Wheelock College. ... Website - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... In higher education, particularly in the United States, a womens college is a college (that is, a primarily undergraduate, bachelors degree-granting institution) whose students are exclusively women. ... Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub of the Universe (The State House, according to Oliver Wendell Holmes, is the hub of the Solar System), Athens of America Location in Massachusetts Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (D) Area    - City 232. ... 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Image of a woman on the Pioneer plaque sent to outer space. ... The Colleges of the Fenway consortium comprises Emmanuel College, Massachusetts College of Art, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Simmons College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Wheelock College. ... The Wentworth Institute of Technology is a nationally accredited institution located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Wheelock College is an institution of higher learning located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... MassArt, August 2005 Massachusetts College of Art (also known as MassArt) is a publicly funded college of visual and applied art, founded in 1873. ...


Its undergraduate program is single-sex, with 1800 students enrolled in the 2004-2005 academic year. Male relatives of staff members may attend the undergraduate college up to a certain credit limit, although they cannot receive Simmons diplomas.


The graduate schools (Library and Information Science, Social Work, Health Studies, Management, and an Arts and Sciences program which provide degrees in Education, Communications, Gender and Cultural Studies and Liberal Arts) are mostly co-ed. The exception to the coed graduate programs is the School of Management, which provides the world's only MBA for women only. Library and information science (LIS) is the study of issues related to libraries and the information fields. ... Social work is a helping profession focused on social change, problem solving in human relationships and the empowerment and liberation of people to enhance well-being (IASSW & IFSW 2001). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ...


Simmons alumnae include Nnenna Freelon, Gwen Ifill, Denise DiNovi, Elinor Lipman, Ann Fudge, Rebecca Miller Sykes, and Audra Mika. Nnenna Freelon is an American jazz singer. ... Gwen Ifill Gwen Ifill (born September 29, 1955) is a journalist for PBS. She graduated at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Elinor Lipman is the author of seven novels about contemporary American society, a collection of short stories, and an occasional feature columnist for the Boston Globe. ...


Simmons faculty include Nancy Bond, winner of a Newbery Honor, who taught at the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children's Literature from 1979 to 2001. Nancy Bond (1945 - ) is an American author of Childrens literature. ... The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the most outstanding American book for children. ... The Simmons College Center for the Study of Childrens Literature is an academic program at Simmons College specializing in the critical study of childrens literature. ...


In 2006, the college's Board of Trustees elected Dr. Susan C. Scrimshaw to be the college's next president, following an 11-month search. Scrimshaw will officially take office on July 1, 2006.

Contents


Overview of the campus

Simmons College currently consists of three separate campuses located near the Back Bay Fens in Boston: Sunset view of the Back Bay Fens in Boston The Back Bay Fens (also called The Fens), once a salt water shallow bay, is now a fresh water park in Boston, Massachusetts, USA designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. ...


Main Campus

The Main Campus is located at 300 The Fenway in the Longwood Medical Area. It is immediately adjacent to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Boston Latin School This campus currently consists of five buildings: Longwood Medical and Academic Area (also known as Longwood Medical Area, LMA, or just Longwood) is a section of Boston with a high density of hospitals and biomedical research centers. ... The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a museum in Boston, Massachusetts with a collection of over 2,500 works of European, Asian and American art, including paintings, sculpture, tapestries, and decorative arts. ... Motto Sumus Primi Founded April 23, 1635 Head Master Dr. Cornelia A. Kelley School type Public high school Grades 7–12 Enrollment c. ...

  • One Palace Road
  • Main College Building
  • Beatley Library
  • Lefavour Hall
  • Park Science Center

A great deal of construction is in progress on the main campus. As of 2006, a major overhaul of Beatley Library is ongoing, and a large project to replace a surface parking lot with a large underground garage has begun. The college has also announced plans for a new building on the main campus to house the School of Management, currently located elsewhere in Boston. Because of the planned construction, there will be little parking available on the campus during the 2006-2007 academic year.


Residence Campus

The Residence Campus is located several blocks from the main campus. It is near Landmark Center and the Fenway MBTA stop on the Green Line. The residence campus consists 13 buildings centered around a grassy quad: The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls the subway, bus, commuter rail, and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts area. ...

  • Simmons Hall
  • Dix Hall
  • Smith Hall
  • Arnold Hall
  • North Hall
  • Health Center
  • Holmes Sports Center
  • South Hall
  • Alumnae Hall
  • Bartol Dining Hall
  • Evans Hall
  • Mesick Hall
  • Morse Hall

Most of the buildings on the residence campus serve as dormitories, but the campus also includes a large dining hall, a health center, a large fitness center, a public safety office, an auditorium, and several other facilities.


The residence campus is separated from the main campus by Emmanuel College and Merck Research Laboratories Boston. There is more than one Emmanuel College: Emmanuel College, Cambridge (part of the University of Cambridge) Emmanuel College, Boston Emmanuel College, Georgia Emmanuel College, Toronto (part of Victoria University in the University of Toronto) Emmanuel College, Carrara This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share... Merck & Co. ...


School of Management

The School of Management is currently located in three buildings in Boston's Back Bay. These are: Back Bay is the name of several places and neighborhoods in the world, including: Back Bay, Boston Back Bay, New Brunswick This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

  • 419 Commonwealth Avenue
  • 409 Commonwealth Avenue
  • 451 Marlborough Street

The School of Management is accessible via the Hynes Convention Center stop on the MBTA Green Line. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls the subway, bus, commuter rail, and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts area. ...


In 2006, Simmons announced plans to build a new home for the School of Management on the main academic campus at 300 The Fenway.


Academic structure

The principal academic units of Simmons College are:

  • Undergraduate College
  • College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Studies
  • Graduate School of Library and Information Science
  • School for Health Studies
  • School of Management
  • School of Social Work

The college also has a library with more than 250,000 volumes.


See also

  • Simmons College Center for the Study of Children's Literature

The Simmons College Center for the Study of Childrens Literature is an academic program at Simmons College specializing in the critical study of childrens literature. ...

External link

  • Simmons College official website
Colleges of the Fenway
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