April 2013

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 Pendleton Atrium.


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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: http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/wellesley/2013/03/pet_bottle_installation_in_wel.html#sthash.Guejtl2N.dpuf
Wellesley College senior Eliana Blaine was inspired to create this project through her studies of waste streams. - See more at: http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/wellesley/2013/03/pet_bottle_installation_in_wel.html#sthash.Guejtl2N.dpuf
Wellesley College senior Eliana Blaine was inspired to create this project through her studies of waste streams. - See more at: http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/wellesley/2013/03/pet_bottle_installation_in_wel.html#sthash.Guejtl2N.dpuf
Wellesley College senior Eliana Blaine was inspired to create this project through her studies of waste streams. - See more at: http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/wellesley/2013/03/pet_bottle_installation_in_wel.html#sthash.Guejtl2N.dpuf

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 Boston.com.

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: http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/wellesley/2013/03/pet_bottle_installation_in_wel.html#sthash.Guejtl2N.dpuf
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.


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