What are the economic implications of the sudden increase in child immigrants into the United States? Kristin Butcher '86, professor of economics at Wellesley, offers an expert viewpoint.


children sleeping in refugee center


  • Rachel Thommen with Azorean mountains in background

    Student Summer Project: Rachel Thommen '17

    With the encouragement of Mellon Foundation Lecturer Antonio Igrejas, who taught Wellesley's first courses in Portuguese, sophomore Rachel Thommen participated in a cross-cultural program shadowing doctors on São Miguel Island in the Azores.

    August 18, 2014
  • brook under arching branch in Wellesley Botanic Garden

    Wellesley College Botanic Gardens in Metrowest Daily News

    The Wellesley College Botanic Gardens were recently showcased by the Metrowest Daily News, which called Wellesley's gardens "one of the best-kept horticultural secrets in the area."

    August 15, 2014
  • great white shark

    Shark Research in the Wellesley Community

    A great white named for a Wellesley alumna and the Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week inspired us to explore a few Wellesley connections to research on the ocean’s most feared and, arguably, most misunderstood creatures.

    August 14, 2014
  • Cindy Coffee '16

    Cindy Emefa Coffee ’16 Pursues Research in Ghana Despite Ebola Outbreak

    Cindy Emefa Coffee ’16 spoke with the Boston Globe about her decision to go on a planned research trip to Ghana despite the deadly Ebola outbreak in nearby countries.

    August 13, 2014