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    Famed Stories for Youngsters Emerged from Wellesley's Halls

    Monday, December 15, 2014

    What do Nancy Drew and The Pushcart War have in common? Creators influenced by Wellesley College! And significant anniversaries tied to 2014.

  • 5 actors in masks cavort on stage

    Actors From the London Stage Bring "Much Ado" to Wellesley

    Thursday, October 9, 2014

    In the renowned troupe's ninth visit to Wellesley, Actors From the London Stage present three free public performances of Shakespeare's comedy, and work with students in classes and workshops during the week.

  • Tran, Altenhof-Long, and Peeler chat at picnic table with yellow leaves in background

    Meet This Year's Malone Prize Winners

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    Zoe Peeler '17, Erin Altenhof-Long '16, and Katherine Tran '15 have received the prestigious award established by Claudine Malone '63 and named in honor of her mother, Katharine, to recognize high academic and service achievement.

  • faculty chat and peruse colleagues' work laid out on tables in library

    Celebration of Faculty Scholarship

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    On September 16, Wellesley community members were treated to an array of intellectual and artistic output that, while presented in a simple format, was stunning in its depth, breadth, and variety.

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    Wendy Chen '14 Wins Most Promising Young Poet Award

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

    Wendy Chen '14 was awarded the Academy of American Poets' first Aliki Perrotti and Seth Frank Most Promising Young Poet Award for her poem, They Sail Across the Mirrored Sea.

  • Alumna TJ Jarrett '95 writes code by day, poetry by night

    The Atlantic Profiles TJ Jarrett '95, Coder by Day, Poet by Night

    Friday, August 8, 2014

    For emerging poet TJ Jarrett '95, poetry and computer programming have become a double career that encourages her to think critically, work creatively, and ask questions about how the world works.

  • Wellesley trustees applaud Wagner at 2014 commencement

    Sue Wagner '82 Named to Apple Board of Directors

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    Wellesley College alumna, trustee, and 2014 commencement speaker Sue Wagner '82 has been tapped to join the leadership team of "the world's most valuable company."

  • hand holding magnifier with logo for rare book school over old book

    Faculty Win Mellon Fellowships for Scholars in Critical Bibliography

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    Assistant professors Simon Grote (history) and Sarah Wall-Randell (English) will expand their expertise through courses and programs at the University of Virginia's Rare Book School.

  • screenshot from Diane Sawyer Hillary clinton interview

    Exclusive Sawyer-Clinton Interview on ABC News

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014

    In a primetime special for ABC News, Diane Sawyer '67 interviewed former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton '69 about her role in shaping American foreign policy, her possible presidential run in 2016, and more.

  • joyce, brogan, and arumainayagam listen as citations are read

    Joyce, Brogan, and Arumainayagam Win 2014 Pinanski Prizes

    Monday, June 2, 2014

    The Anna and Samuel Pinanski Teaching Prize is awarded annually to members of the Wellesley College faculty to honor fine teaching. The 2014 winners, revealed at Commencement, are professors of economics, English, and chemistry.

  • Senior Kelly Anne McCullagh '14 studies Yeats in her senior thesis

    Senior Project: Kelly Anne McCullagh '14, English

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    Kelly Anne McCullagh '14 traced the evolving poetic process of Irish poet William Butler Yeats by analyzing changes in his manuscripts over the course of the poet's distinguished career for her senior thesis. 

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    Nine New Books by Wellesley Faculty

    Friday, May 23, 2014

    With new books in print over the last five months, impressive scholarship and creativity reveal themselves in faculty work ranging from original poetry to authoritative editions of classic texts.

  • Queen Elizabeth I portrait

    Spotlight on Teaching: The Myth of Elizabeth

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014

    Assistant Professor of English Sarah Wall-Randell '97 leads a seminar that through poems, plays, novels, textbooks, films, and discussion considers one of the world's most powerful women. Each month Spotlight on Teaching highlights one of Wellesley's many thought-provoking courses.

  • Susan Wagner portrait

    Susan Wagner to Deliver 2014 Commencement Address at Wellesley

    Friday, April 11, 2014

    Susan L. Wagner '82, co-founder and director of BlackRock, will address the Class of 2014 and an international audience of their family and friends at Wellesley’s 136th Commencement Exercises on May 30.

  • Frank Bidart speaking at podium

    Wellesley's Frank Bidart Wins National Book Critics Circle Award

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

    Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities and Professor of English Frank Bidart has won the NBCC Award for Poetry—one of the most distinguished American prizes offered to a poet for a single publication—for his latest collection, Metaphysical Dog.

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