- Friday, August 29, 2014
Who is this bow-tied "Wendell Wellesley"? Why, he's the faux realtor* showing off newly renovated academic spaces at Wellesley à la HGTV.
Another milestone of Wellesley's multiyear Campus Renewal program is approaching as the academic year gets underway and the first phase of renovations to Founders and Green halls make renewed spaces ready for action. The summer's work has brought us state-of-the-art classrooms and much more unified and functional faculty office space, while retaining the look and character of these iconic buildings.
The video below shares some of the updates, with a nod to a favorite home and garden channel show. In "Office Seekers," our friend "Wendell" takes us along on a hunt for new office space for Senior Lecturer in Spanish Veronica Darer. In the course of their seeking, we see the work—in progress and finished—on classrooms, common space, and offices. Oh, the features and benefits!
As renewal efforts progress, Wellesley’s website will report on upcoming and ongoing initiatives and construction, as well as the completion of different phases of individual projects. The blog called The Dirt gives more day-to-day reports about where campus residents and visitors might encounter detours, alternate parking, noise, or truck traffic.
Campus Renewal projects support College academics, the residential experience, and wellness and recreational programs at Wellesley. Through this program of renovations, Wellesley will see transformations of its living and learning environments within the historic and natural splendors of this beautiful campus.
* And, inside scoop, it is Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies Diego Arciniegas playing the role.
Wellesley in the News
Kristin Butcher ’86, Marshall I. Goldman Professor of Economics and Chair of the Economics Department spoke with the news site Wallet Hub about the possible economic implications of the estimated 74,000 migrant children to cross American borders this year.August 19, 2014
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
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
Kanda Faye ’15 is the coordinator of WISC, or the Wellesley Initiative for Sustainable Computing, a Library & Technology Services program that overhauls and repurposes computing equipment that has been retired at the College.August 28, 2014
Persis Drell '77 'P16 (pictured) has been named dean of engineering at Stanford University, the first woman to hold the position. In another first for women, Sandra Horbach '82 has been appointed chair of the board for Stanford Business School.August 27, 2014
This week, Wellesley welcomes three new MasterCard Foundation Scholars as members of the class of 2018. Meba Gebre ’18, Lisa Luka ’18, and Sarah Nzau ’18 are the second cohort of extraordinary students to attend Wellesley through the scholarship program.August 26, 2014