Ruth Simmons http://ripr.org en Former Brown Dean Sworn in as President of Connecticut College http://ripr.org/post/former-brown-dean-sworn-president-connecticut-college <p>Brown's former Dean of the College Katherine Bergeron became the 11th president of Connecticut College on Friday, following an official inauguration ceremony.</p><p>Former Brown President Ruth Simmons gave the keynote speech, calling Bergeron "a scholar who loves teaching, an administrator who eschews rigidity, and a musician without an elitist esthetic."</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:55:57 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 31636 at http://ripr.org Former Brown President Simmons Honored by French Government http://ripr.org/post/former-brown-president-simmons-honored-french-government <p>Former Brown University president Ruth Simmons is being honored by the French government for her contributions to the advancement of French arts and culture.</p><p>Brown has been named Chevalier in the French National Order of the Legion of Honor.&nbsp; The award is the highest decoration offered by the French government.</p><p>Simmons is not only fluent in French but has written about French-speaking authors and poets.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 18:28:03 +0000 Flo Jonic 15276 at http://ripr.org Former Brown President Simmons Honored by French Government Ruth Simmons joins board at Princeton http://ripr.org/post/ruth-simmons-joins-board-princeton <p>Outgoing Brown University President Ruth Simmons will take a seat on the board of trustees at Princeton University next month. Simmons is stepping down on June 30th as head of Brown, ending an 11-year tenure at the Providence institution.</p><p>Simmons is no stranger to Princeton. She held several positions at the New Jersey school, including that of vice provost, before becoming president of Smith University. When she became president at Brown University, Simmons was the first African-American to lead an Ivy League school.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 17:23:46 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 8389 at http://ripr.org Simmons bids farewell to Brown http://ripr.org/post/simmons-bids-farewell-brown <div class="wp-caption alignright" id="attachment_1978" style="width: 265px"><a href="http://wrnieducationblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/ruth-simmons-credit-brown.jpg"><img alt="" class="size-medium wp-image-1978" src="http://wrnieducationblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/ruth-simmons-credit-brown.jpg?w=255&amp;h=300" title="574-1" height="300" width="255"></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Ruth Simmons comes to the end of her tenure at Brown. Photo from Brown University.</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 18:32:37 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 8411 at http://ripr.org This week in education http://ripr.org/post/week-education <ul><li>Mitt Romney details his <a href="http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2012/05/romney_to_call_for_using_title.html" target="_blank">plan</a> for public education, which includes vouchers for parents who want to send their children to private schools.</li><li>The Feds propose rules for a third round of <a href="http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/district-level-race-top-focus-classroom-provide-tools-enhance-learning-and-serve" target="_blank">Race to the Top </a>grants. Fri, 25 May 2012 18:29:33 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 8410 at http://ripr.org