Panel Discussion: Chechnya, Russia, and the Marathon Bombing

April 25, 2013

Russian Area Studies hosts a panel discussion exploring the complex political, historical and religious context of the native region of the alleged Marathon bombers. The talk will take place tonight, Thursday, April 25, at 8 PM in Knapp Atrium.

Panels Open the Dialogue on Human Rights in North Korea

April 4, 2013

Student group Advocates for North Korean Human Rights, or ANKHR, has organized a series of panels designed to open the dialogue and create a deeper understanding of the North Korean human rights crisis.

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Wellesley Introduces the Calderwood Seminars in Public Writing

April 5, 2013

Wellesley College launches a new suite of nine writing-intensive seminars, thanks to the generosity of the Calderwood Charitable Foundation. Eight of the classes, known as Calderwood Seminars in Public Writing, are brand-new to the curriculum.

Wellesley Stands with Boston

April 22, 2013

The Wellesley novice crew team stands with Boston. As do we all. On April 22, at 2:50 p.m., the Wellesley community is invited to join in a moment of silence for the victims of last week's events.

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Students Launch Initiative to Bring TEDx to Wellesley College

April 16, 2013

TEDx, the subsidiary of TED, a hugely popular and successful conference platform, is set to come to Wellesley College in February 2014; speaker nominations open now till May 10.

C.A. Webb on stage with Sheryl Sandberg

Wellesley Alum Hosts Facebook COO at Women's Leadership Event

April 9, 2013

C.A. Webb ’97, executive director of the New England Venture Capital Association, ran a sold-out women’s leadership event with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Wellesley is prominent in conversations on women's leadership that have surged in the wake of Sandberg's book.

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Ruhlman Conference 2013 at Wellesley on April 24

April 24, 2013

Presentations on topics from Boston cafés to ultraviolet absorption of sulfur dioxide, and performances from Mozart to original comedy unite the College community in celebration of student achievement at the Ruhlman Conference, thanks to the Barbara Peterson Ruhlman Fund for Interdisciplinary Study.

Student's Project, Art Installation finds new home in Wellesley Center

April 24, 2013
Wellesley College senior Eliana Blaine was inspired to create this project through her studies of waste streams. - See more at:
Wellesley College senior Eliana Blaine was inspired to create this project through her studies of waste streams. - See more at:
Wellesley College senior Eliana Blaine was inspired to create this project through her studies of waste streams. - See more at:
Wellesley College senior Eliana Blaine was inspired to create this project through her studies of waste streams. - See more at:

Inspired by her studies of waste streams, Elli Blaine '13 worked with contemporary artist Willie Cole on an installation using 1,000 discarded waterbottles. The work, on display at the College through February, is now displayed in a storefront in the town of Wellesley, reports

1,000 PET water bottles were used in the suspended installation first displayed in Wellesley College, and now on display in Wellesley Square - See more at:
contemporary artist Willie Cole

Professor Julie Norem Discusses Boston Strong on WCVB Chronicle

April 30, 2013

Professor Julie Norem spoke with WCVB's Chronicle about the public reaction to the Boston Marathon bombings and how the community came together in the wake of the tragedy. Watch the four-part series on the WCVB Web site

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Valerie Jarrett Named Wellesley’s 2013 Commencement Speaker

April 11, 2013

Valerie B. Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama and chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, will address graduates and an international audience of their family and friends at Commencement on May 31.

Earth Month: Wellesley Celebrates Sustainability

April 30, 2013

A recent mention in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges and the work of a group of students who aim to make Wellesley a pioneer in the effort to reduce waste are just two of the things Wellesley has celebrated this Earth Month.

Dan Sichel: Lady Gaga as part of Gross Domestic Product

April 30, 2013

Professor Dan Sichel spoke with NPR's David Kestenbaum about what is and isn't included in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and how "Lady Gaga Writing A New Song Is Like A Factory Investing In A New Machine"

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118th Annual Hooprolling at Wellesley College

April 29, 2013

For almost 100 years, the senior class has gathered for Hooprolling—when they race down Tupelo lane, pushing hoops with a wooden stick, vying to win the honor of being thrown into Lake Waban. Alex Nagourney ’13 won the traditional race on Saturday.

US News: Professor Robert Paarlberg on GMO Foods and U.S. Agriculture

April 26, 2013

Robert Paarlberg, the Betty Freyhof Johnson ’44 Professor of Political Science, spoke with U.S. News about the debate on genetically-engineered food. Read: "GMOs: A Breakthrough or Breakdown in U.S. Agriculture?"

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Kathryn Wasserman Davis '28, 1907-2013

April 23, 2013

At 106, Kathryn Davis was Wellesley's oldest known alumna when she died at home on April 23, 2013. Her legacy of outstanding achievements and dedication and generosity to Wellesley College will live on and continue to inspire generations.

scream tunnel sign making

Marathon Preparations Underway at Wellesley

April 12, 2013

Wellesley's Scream Tunnel will be back in force on Monday, April 15, to cheer on runners all day. A newer "tradition," taking requests for customized signs via Twitter and Facebook, sprints into its fourth year.

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Founders' Day Celebration for Wellesley's 143rd Year

April 17, 2013

The reinvigorated tradition occurs April 17, 7-9 p.m. in Tishman Commons, to honor the legacy of Wellesley College’s founders, Henry Fowle and Pauline Durant.

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Two of 11 Google App Engine Education Awards Go to Wellesley Faculty

April 10, 2013

Norma Wilentz Hess Fellow in Computer Science Eni Mustafaraj and Clare Booth Luce Assistant Professor of Computer Science Orit Shaer have been individually recognized by Google for innovative projects built on Google's infrastructure.

Mamelodi kids playing, photo by Michelle Kang

Wellesley Senior Wins $10,000 Davis Project for Peace Grant

April 8, 2013

Michelle Kang ’13 has been awarded a 2013 Davis Project for Peace fellowship to promote peace and address the root causes of conflict. She'll use the funds to lead photography and multimedia projects with South African youth.

Caruso-Cabrera at CNBC

Michelle Caruso-Cabrera ’91 Delivers Latina Month Keynote Address at Wellesley College

April 3, 2013

Chief International Correspondent for CNBC and Wellesley alum Michelle Caruso-Cabrera ’91 kicks off a full slate of Latina Month 2013 activities with a keynote address on April 3 entitled “Leading By Example.”

Washington Post: Could Google Tilt a Close Election?

April 3, 2013

A recent Washington Post opinion piece cited work by Wellesley researchers Takis Metaxas and Eni Mustafaraj. The paper cited, "Social Media and the Elections," was published by the Journal Science in November 2012.

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Wellesley Alum to Present at TEDxChange 2013

April 2, 2013

Halimatou Hima Moussa Dioula ’10 was nominated by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to be a speaker for TEDxChange 2013 on April 3 (webcast live from Her topic: Investing in Girls.

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Tech Efficiencies Becoming a Wellesley Hallmark

April 1, 2013

Back to the future? Nope, just an April Fool's Day visit to the college homepage of 1998, to celebrate a year on the open-source website platform—just one of the resource-saving technology projects that bring new efficiencies and new looks (and perhaps some nostalgia) to the College's operations.