Robert Pierson, PhD’66, founded and runs Farm to City, which operates 16 farmer’s markets in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs. He has spent more than 20 years in the local food movement in Pennsylvania’s largest city. Pierson told The Philadelphia Inquirer that he is taking a step away from the business — but a very small step. “I used to do everything,” he said, “but as we grow, I can afford to hire people. So I’m delegating. But it’s very hard because I like everything about this and I like it done my way.” Simmons College awarded an honorary degree to Carol Ochs, PhD’68, P’85, a feminist theologian and emerita professor. The author of eight books, Carol helped to establish a philosophy major at Simmons and became the first woman to chair a department at the Boston school. She later served as director of graduate studies at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York.
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