three Wellesley history department books

New History Books Look at Social Changes in Different Eras, Geographies

January 31, 2013

New books by history faculty members Guy Rogers, Lidwien Kapteijns, and Quinn Slobodian provide new perspectives on social changes in diverse periods and geographical areas with topics ranging from cults in antiquity to European social protests to Somalian genocide.

Phil Levine Talks with The Atlantic About the Impact of Roe v. Wade

January 31, 2013

In the years following Roe v. Wade, the U.S. saw fewer births, less crime, and fewer children living in poverty, but economists have yet to crack some big questions about the decision's impact, Professor Phil Levine explains to The Atlantic.

President Bottomly Expands on NY Times Opinion on MOOCs

January 31, 2013

In a letter to the editor published by The New York Times, President H. Kim Bottomly expanded on Thomas L. Friedman's optimism for the future of online education. Wellesley announced participation in EdX earlier this year.


Festina Lente Opens at the Davis Museum

January 30, 2013

Festina lente offers an unconventional behind-the-scenes opportunity to survey the Greek and Roman holdings in the Davis Museum's permanent collections. The exhibition runs through July 7.

Lulu and Anthony Wang at Wellesley Campus Center

Wellesley Alumnae Are Leaders in Philanthropy

January 29, 2013

The New York Times says Lulu Chow Wang '66 and her husband, Anthony Wang, established themselves in the vanguard of a new wave of Asian-American philanthropy when they donated $25 million to Wellesley College in 2000.

students in iceland

Summer Session Registration Opens January 28

January 28, 2013

Students from Anthropology 299: Home and Away, a 2012 Summer Session course, traveled to Iceland to conduct anthropological fieldwork. That course is offered again, along with 60 others to choose from in June and July.

students work on porch of Habitat house

CWS Sponsors Wintersession Service Trip

January 25, 2013

During the last week of Wintersession, a group of 17 Wellesley students and three staff members traveled to New Orleans for the Center for Work and Service’s seventh annual Habitat for Humanity service trip.

Madeleine Albright and Henry Paulson at Wellesley

January 24, 2013

On January 24, Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright ‘59 and Former Secretary of the Treasury Hank Paulson discuss “The United States and China in the 21st Century” in a public event moderated by Cokie Roberts ‘64, senior correspondent for ABC News and NPR.

Freedom Project Institute students

First Freedom Project Wintersession Institute Underway at Wellesley

January 23, 2013

In the first annual Freedom Project Wintersession Institute, 15 selected students participate in an intensive, five-day seminar with leaders in the field of libertarian and classical liberal thought.

group photo of BOW Solutions

Three College Wintersession Program Wraps Up with Student Presentations

January 22, 2013

Twelve students from Wellesley, Olin, and Babson colleges worked together for two weeks on a consulting project for Practically Green, a Boston-based sustainability company.