The Simpsonian

Our View: What happened to the May Term we knew?

February 8, 2010

It's that time again. Get out the course book and look up something fun and interesting to take for your May Term class. But wait, what if you would like a class to be more beneficial? There have been complaints around campu...

Our View

by Simpsonian Staff

December 10, 2009

Simpson College took a big step by implementing campus-wide wireless this year. Simpson became the second school in Iowa to offer the service, and it has been utilized and appreciated by students. However, there are still improvemen...

Our View

by Simpsonian Staff

December 2, 2009

Everyone is being more conscious of how much money they are spending this holiday season. The economy is still not as stable as it used to be, and people have less money to spend. This is especially true for college students ...

Our View-Foreign language should be included in core curriculum

by Simpsonian Staff

November 18, 2009

The state of Iowa is finally moving toward approving something that has long been lacking in the education system: a core curriculum that will standardize what students need to learn to be successful, That could potentially lev...

Our View

by Simpsonian Staff

November 11, 2009

Four years ago when we took our tours at Simpson, we walked past Pfeiffer dining hall as our guides explained the plans for the elaborate new student center that would soon be sitting there. We're still waiting. As the Student ...

Our View-It’s up to students to show need for Iowa Tuition Grant

by Simpsonian Staff

November 4, 2009

People were devastated when Gov. Chet Culver announced the 10 percent across-the-board budget cut last month. Nearly 200 state government positions have already been eliminated. Now, we're beginning to see what impact the budge...

Our View-Dining accommodations important for students

by Simpsonian Staff

October 28, 2009

Students who live on campus are required to buy meal plans, but a lot of times those meals go unused. The lunch and dinner times at Pfeiffer are already limited. If students have classes from 11 to 2, they can't eat lunch. Even ha...

Our View-May Term revisions may be necessary

by Simpsonian Staff

October 15, 2009

Last year when the newly created Office of International Education instituted new policies on enrollment in May Term international travel courses, there were some kinks in the process. The deadlines for applications and the new...

Our View-Rivalries build community

by Simpsonian Staff

October 7, 2009

It's homecoming week at Simpson College. The red and gold banners are waving. The hunt for the medallion is on, and fans are gearing up for Saturday's game. This year we're taking on Central, our IIAC rivals. Much has been ma...

Our View-Hard work of many kept students here

by Simpsonian Staff

September 23, 2009

Last year, everyone worried what the landscape of our campus would look like in terms of enrollment after the economy took a nose-dive. Would we be able to draw students to campus? Would they stay to complete their education?...

Our View

by Simpsonian Staff

April 15, 2009

Change takes time, as we've seen with the lengthy process of the curriculum changes. Members of the Learning Programs Working Group have been working hard for more than two years to develop the best possible curriculum for the...

Our View

by Simpsonian Staff

April 8, 2009

The Iowa Supreme Court's decision to ban gay marriage came as a surprise to the entire nation. Newspapers across the state were left scrambling to cover the decision after it was announced on Friday. As a campus in the middle of the ...