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  • Vintage suitcase with travel stickers from all over the world

    Three Wellesley Seniors Win Watson Fellowships

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    The prestigious Watson Fellowship provides funding to travel the world in pursuit of a dream project to around 40 graduating college students annually. This year,  the Fellows include Wellesley seniors Beatrice Denham, Mayrah Udvardi, and Audrey Wozniak.


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    Wintersession 2014: CWS Launches "Alternative Breaks" Service Trips

    Friday, January 31, 2014

    In January, two groups of Wellesley students volunteered to work in New York and New Orleans, through programs run by the Center for Work and Service.


  • Wang with two women in field during tea harvest

    Alumna's Social Enterprise Brings Progress through Tea

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

    Tranquil Tuesdays, a Beijing-based business launched by Charlene Wang '03, has become a premiere provider of Chinese teas and teaware as well as an exemplary social enterprise featured on CBS Sunday Morning, China Radio International, Time Out Beijing, and elsewhere.


  • Rocio Ortega on stage at Halo Awards Ceremony

    Wellesley Sophomore Wins HALO Award

    Tuesday, January 7, 2014

    Rocio Ortega ’16 won the award from TV channel Nickelodeon when it honored four teens Helping And Leading Others (HALO). Ortega was recognized for her work in the UN Foundation’s Girl Up campaign, encouraging American youth to speak up for girls in developing countries.


  • Marjorie Agosin

    Wellesley Professor and Poet Wins Human Rights Award

    Monday, December 2, 2013

    Marjorie Agosín, Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies and Professor of Spanish, has won the Dr. Fritz Redlich Global Mental Health and Human Rights Award, given by Harvard's Global Mental Health Trauma and Recovery Program.


  • scene of devastation in Philippines

    Students, Faculty Respond to Typhoon Haiyan

    Tuesday, November 26, 2013

    On November 8, one of the largest storms recorded in world history slammed into Visayas, the central region of the Philippines. Wellesley's Club Filipina, along with members of the faculty, has been organizing efforts to raise awareness and support for those affected.


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    Tanner Conference Fills Campus on October 29

    Tuesday, October 29, 2013

    Tanner 2013 provides a forum for students and alumnae to reflect upon, analyze, and share their off-campus experiences with the College community.


  • Pile of "Ask Me About My Experience in..." buttons

    Wellesley Celebrates International Education Week

    Wednesday, October 23, 2013

    IEW, a joint Department of State and Education initiative to promote readiness for a global environment, comes alive at Wellesley with language boot camps, study abroad advising sessions, events with international faculty and scholars, and much more.


  • McEwan at podium

    Associate Professor of Economics Patrick McEwan Presents Research to President of Honduras

    Tuesday, October 22, 2013

    In a formal presentation to Honduran President Porfirio Lobo and Vice President María Antonieta de Bográn at the Casa Presidencial, Wellesley's Patrick McEwan and others shared their analysis of Bono 10,000, a poverty reduction initiative.


  • 4 students watch sunset from dock on Lake Baikal

    Wellesley Students and Faculty Pursue Research in Siberia

    Tuesday, August 20, 2013

    Students from Lake Baikal: The Soul of Siberia, a joint Environmental Studies/Russian Area Studies course, traveled to Bol'shie Koty with Professor of Russian Thomas Hodge to join Professor of Biological Sciences Marianne Moore at her Biostation to collect and analyze data.


  • Laili Maparyan looks out on Cape Verdean beach

    Wellesley Faculty and Staff Find Partnership Opportunities in Cape Verde

    Thursday, August 15, 2013

    Six Wellesley faculty and staff traveled to Cape Verde for a partnership-building trip where they met with high-ranking government officials, NGOs, and Wellesley student interns, and witnessed the signing of a historic document.


  • Katherine Di Lucido in ski gear

    Wellesley Junior Wins Killam Fellowship from Fulbright Canada

    Tuesday, August 13, 2013

    Katherine Di Lucido ’15 has won a Killam Fellowship and will travel to Montreal, Canada, to study at McGill University as part of an exchange program run by Fulbright Canada.


  • Alfred Barr, Jr in thoughtful pose

    Boston Globe Recounts Wellesley’s Leadership in Shaping Modern Art

    Monday, July 29, 2013

    On July 28, The Boston Sunday Globe published an extensive article chronicling a 1920s Wellesley art history course taught by Alfred H. Barr that transformed modern art and, by extension, American culture.


  • students gather round Hanna Tenerowicz showing images on her camera

    Wellesley Sophomore Launches Art-Based Project to Aid Women Students in D.R. Congo

    Friday, July 26, 2013

    Hanna Tenerowicz '16 films "Portrait of a Brave Woman" documentaries to inspire U.S. artists to create works whose sale will help support the dreams of women students in Democratic Republic of Congo.


  • Wellesley's Quantitative Reasoning Director Takes QR/Sustainability Message on the Road

    QR Program Director Takes Workshops "on the Road"

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    Corri Taylor, director of Wellesley's Quantitative Reasoning Program, is taking her expertise on the relationship between QR and environmental sustainability "on tour" this summer, leading professional development workshops around the hemisphere.


  • Katie Berroth '02

    Wellesley Alum Wins Prestigious Acumen Global Fellowship

    Tuesday, July 23, 2013

    Kathleen Berroth ’02 has won a prestigious Acumen Global Fellowship, a year-long leadership training program in microfinance and impact investment. She competed with more than a thousand applicants seeking one of 10 fellowships.


  • Wellesley's Katherine Jordan at Japan-America event

    Wellesley Junior Represents U.S. at Japan-America Student Conference

    Monday, July 15, 2013

    Katherine Jordan ’15 served on the executive committee of the Japan-America Student Conference this year and will represent the United States at the 2013 Conference in Kyoto this summer.


  • Hillary Clinton greets emerging women leaders from around the world

    2013 Women in Public Service Project Institute Underway

    Friday, July 12, 2013

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 delivered the keynote address and several members of the Wellesley community are participating in the 2013 WPSP Summer Institute.


  • closeup: badminton serve, photo SF Chronicle

    Wellesley Sophomore Competes at World University Games

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

    Sharon Ng ’16 competes this week in badminton as a member of Team USA at the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia. The team’s appearance marks the first time that badminton is included in this wide-ranging international competition.


  • First Women World Partners Collaborative Concludes in Beijing

    Monday, June 24, 2013

    Women World Partners' inaugural program, a partnership between Wellesley and Peking University, culminated in Women’s Leadership: Making a Difference in the World, a day-long summit convening hundreds of women leaders from around the globe.


  • Burns, Condell, Bertram, and Menichella on site in Greece

    Wellesley Researchers Return to Archaeological Dig in Greece

    Thursday, June 20, 2013

    Metrowest Daily News reports on the work of Associate Professor of Classical Studies Bryan Burns, who, with current and former Wellesley students, is researching a site believed to be of one Ancient Greece's earliest inhabited regions.


  • H. Kim Bottomly speaking

    President Bottomly in the New York Times

    Thursday, June 13, 2013

    Responding to the New York Times editorial on the summit meeting between presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping of China, President Bottomly asserted that relationship-building must happen on the ground too, not just in diplomatic conference rooms.


  • Fulbrighter Claire Fogarty

    Six Wellesley Women Win Fulbright Scholarships

    Thursday, May 16, 2013

    Wellesley's Carolyn Bonner Campbell ‘13, Claire Ames Fogarty ‘12 (pictured), Rebecca Danielle McClain ‘13, Rebecca Ruhl ‘13, Christina Moriah Smith ‘13,  and Madeline Rose Weeks ‘11 received Fulbrights.


  • Wellesley Senior's Research Leads to Meeting with King of Swaziland

    Tuesday, May 14, 2013

    For her honor's thesis, Daniels Fellow Andrea Kine '13 studied Swaziland’s progress toward meeting the Millenium Development Goals set by the United Nations, and her work led to a meeting with Swaziland's King Mswati III.


  • Mamelodi kids playing, photo by Michelle Kang

    Wellesley Senior Wins $10,000 Davis Project for Peace Grant

    Monday, April 8, 2013

    Michelle Kang ’13 has been awarded a 2013 Davis Project for Peace fellowship to promote peace and address the root causes of conflict. She'll use the funds to lead photography and multimedia projects with South African youth.