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Ruth Simmons

Square's Latest Move Is, Sadly, Rare For A Tech Startup

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business

Square just did something that’s unfortunately very unusual in the tech startup world: On Tuesday the 6-year-old mobile payments company announced i...

Learning Our ABCs

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 04.04.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Simmons made history in 1995 when she became the first African-American woman to lead a top university and again in 2001, when she became the first African-American president of an Ivy League University.

The President of Harvard Is Named 'Faust'

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 03.07.2015 | College
Neil S. Greenspan

In the last six years the exceptionally influential Wall Street firm, Goldman Sachs, has been reported to engage in business practices that would appear to be strongly at odds with the professed values of Harvard and just about any other not-for-profit university or college.

How Smith College Turned Christine Lagarde's Cancellation Into a Win for Women's Voices

Penny Herscher | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
Penny Herscher

It is still so new that we, as women, have a strong voice. It needs to be heard and not suppressed, no matter how much we may disagree with some of the voices. The movement to suppress women's voices is alive and strong.

Beyond February: Black History and The Importance of Discovering Institutional Memory

Charles Howard | Posted 10.20.2012 | Black Voices
Charles Howard

The presence of people of African descent on numerous teams across the globe is an open invitation to explore historic and contemporary migration patterns - both voluntary and involuntary - to broaden our perspectives about the world around us.

Skip Gates Helps Samuel L. Jackson Find His Roots

Posted 04.29.2012 | Black Voices

Every week, The Huffington Post Black Voices tells you what Henry Louis Gates has planned on his show "Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr." ...

Contempt of the Corps at Brown University

Anthony Amore | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Anthony Amore

This week, Brown University president Ruth Simmons announced that her campus would continue its policy of excluding the Reserve Officers' Training Cor...

Brown President To Step Down

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.15.2011 | College

Brown president Ruth Simmons plans to step down at the end of the academic year. She announced her resignation plans in an university-wide email on Th...

Layoffs at Brown

Rachel Levenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Rachel Levenson

At Brown, cranes swing overhead as workers rush to finish multimillion-dollar initiatives. But the school is abuzz about something that will soon be missing from campus: many staff members are being pushed out.

What Do the Top Liberal Colleges Have in Common with Goldman Sachs?

Donny Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Donny Shaw

How can Brown University President Ruth Simmons serve on a board of one of the most ruthless "banks" on the planet, profiting on the inflation of bubbles in poor and minority communities?

Ruth Simmons: The Profound Impact of One Teacher, One Class (Video)

Sydney Finkelstein, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sydney Finkelstein, Ph.D.

In a recent panel discussion, Brown University President Ruth Simmons talks about how the profound impact of one teacher in a high school course changed her life.