On March 22, 2013 Gloria Steinem came to campus and caused the kind of stir you would expect from a rock star. Steinem’s icon status is well earned after over 40 years of activism & advancement of women’s rights. This storify follow’s Gloria’s day on campus through the eyes of Simmons’ community.
By Anitra Cottledge Recently, a colleague of mine was interviewed for the local news regarding a retention initiative for students of color. It was a great segment, and I told him so. A day or so after the segment aired, he emailed the link for the clip to several people, and pointed our attention to [...]
By Anitra Cottledge I’m not going to talk about the show Girls in this post, or all the attention it’s gotten, except to say, I’m not really interested in watching it, although it does raise interesting debate about African Americans having to choose between misrepresentation in or exclusion from film and television. I’m only going [...]
By Anitra Cottledge At what point does an interest in technology intersect with nerddom or geekdom? I’m not sure, just as I’m not sure how many of our Student Affairs Women Talk Tech bloggers would refer to themselves as nerds or geeks. I personally love being a nerd and will talk about in further detail [...]
by Anitra Cottledge Recently, one of our former interns sent me an email asking for feminist book recommendations. Ever the #nerdland resident, I sent her a list of 35 books. One of the most recent additions to my list of feminist must-reads is Jessica Yee’s Feminism for Real: Deconstructing the Academic Industrial Complex of Feminism. [...]