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  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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    Wellesley Faculty and Staff Symposium Explores Book Studies

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

    An interdisciplinary group conducted an innovative three-day book studies workshop entitled “Teaching with Books and Other Textual Technologies,” looking at the history and future of the texts we read, as well as the different media that transmit text.

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    Twelve New Books Published by Wellesley Faculty and Staff

    Thursday, December 19, 2013

    The 2013 titles from Wellesley writers reflect the breadth and scope of investigation and imagination found on campus.

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    Professor James Noggle Wins $50,000 from NEH

    Monday, December 16, 2013

    A National Endowment for the Humanities grant will support work by Professor of English James Noggle as he researches the subject of nonconsciousness in 18th-century British literature.

  • Nora Mishanec ’14, Rosa Guzman ’14,  Echo Yue ’14, and Ava Bramson ’14

    Meet the 2013-2014 Daniels Fellows

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013

    Seniors Nora Mishanec, Rosa Guzman,  Echo Yue, and Ava Bramson each have the opportunity to pursue a “dream project” this year, thanks to the Pamela Daniels ‘59 Fellowship.

  • McCray posed with de Blasio and their two teenage children

    NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray '76 Aims to Make City More Equitable

    Wednesday, November 6, 2013

    Poet, speechwriter, and activist Chirlane McCray ’76 becomes New York City’s next first lady with the election of her husband Bill de Blasio as mayor. The former English major credits Wellesley with developing her analytic thinking and leadership skills.

  • shaer, rodensky, and gleason smile on stage

    Shaer, Rodensky, and Gleason Receive 2013 Pinanski Prizes

    Monday, June 3, 2013

    The Anna and Samuel Pinanski Teaching Prize is awarded annually to members of the Wellesley College faculty to honor fine teaching. The 2013 winners, revealed at Commencement, are professors of computer science, English, and psychology.

  • Professor Frank Bidart Interviewed By Poets & Writers Magazine

    Monday, May 6, 2013

    A recent issue of Poets & Writers Magazine features an interview with Frank Bidart, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English.

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    Book Edited by Wellesley Professor Unites Scholars and Theatre Professionals

    Thursday, January 3, 2013

    Wellesley Professor of English Yu Jin Ko recently co-edited Shakespeare’s Sense of Character: On the Page and from the Stage, with an introduction by Ko and essays from scholars and dramatists.