The Simpsonian

Colin Woodard: Regional cultures distorted by federal government’s treatment

by Ben Rodgers, managing editor

November 12, 2014

The idea of red states and blue states, or even one singular United States of America is non-existent, Colin Woodard explained at the Iowa History Center lecture at Simpson.As he laid out in his most recent book, American Nation...

Friedrich enlightens Simpson College community on her Thailand experiences

by Tabitha Blaser, reporter

November 11, 2014

Lora Friedrich, professor of sociology at Simpson College and winner of the Exemplary Teaching Award, delivered a powerful lecture to the campus community during the Watson Lecture. She provided eye-opening stories from her tim...

Novelist reads to Simpson Students during Poets and Writers Series lecture

by Kylee Hereid, reporter

November 3, 2014

Novelist Brian Farrey-Latz spoke to Simpson College students about his debut novel With or Without You during the college’s Poets and Writers Series lecture.Junior Erica Barz, president of PRIDE – Simpson’s LGBTQIA organizat...

Lawyer Ben Wizner speaks at annual Constitution Day Lecture

by Ashley Smith, reporter

September 17, 2014

Privacy and the Fourth Amendment were the main topics of Simpson’s annual Constitution Day lecture tonight by Ben Wizner, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Speech, Privacy & Technology Project.Wizner, who a...