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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.