2014 Stories

  • screenshot from Wellesley's Online Italian course

    Wellesley Wraps Up First Online Language Course

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Beginning Italian Language and Culture made its debut as a non-credit summer course offered by invitation through edX Edge; it will be incorporated into Daniela Bartalesi-Graf's blended (online and in-class) intensive Italian course this fall.

  • "tanner" and direction arrow chalked on sidewalk

    Tanner Conference Seeks Applicants

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    The 2014 Tanner Conference will be held Tuesday, October 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. at Wellesley College Science Center. The deadline to apply to be a presenter at this fascinating and diverse forum for sharing off-campus learning is noon on September 9, 2014.

  • Getty image: children sleeping in refugee center

    Wellesley Economist Offers Expert Analysis in Immigration Coverage

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    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.

  • Rachel Thommen with Azorean mountains in background

    Student Summer Project: Rachel Thommen '17

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    With the encouragement of Mellon Foundation Lecturer Antonio Igrejas, who taught Wellesley's first courses in Portuguese, sophomore Rachel Thommen participated in a cross-cultural program shadowing doctors on São Miguel Island in the Azores.

  • brook under arching branch in Wellesley Botanic Garden

    Wellesley College Botanic Gardens in Metrowest Daily News

    Friday, August 15, 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."

  • great white shark

    Shark Research in the Wellesley Community

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    A great white named for a Wellesley alumna and the Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week inspired us to explore a few Wellesley connections to research on the ocean’s most feared and, arguably, most misunderstood creatures.

  • Cindy Coffee '16

    Cindy Emefa Coffee ’16 Pursues Research in Ghana Despite Ebola Outbreak

    Wednesday, August 13, 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.

  • Crayfish cells

    Study by Professsor Barbara Beltz Finds New Source of Neurons in Crayfish

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    Professor Barbara Beltz' research revealed that blood cells in crayfish are an unexpected source of neurons. The study may have implications for treatment of diseases that are related to adult neurogenesis in humans.

  • Ami Swanepoele '02 and Victoria Rines '15 make a three-fingered Wellesley W sign

    Student Summer Project: Victoria Rines '15

    Monday, August 11, 2014

    Thanks to the Wellesley network and the Madeleine Albright Institute for Global Affairs, Victoria Rines ’15 spent her summer interning with Amina Swanepoel '02 and her NGO Roots of Health in the Philippines.

  • Alumna TJ Jarrett '95 writes code by day, poetry by night

    The Atlantic Profiles TJ Jarrett '95, Coder by Day, Poet by Night

    Friday, August 8, 2014

    For emerging poet TJ Jarrett '95, poetry and computer programming have become a double career that encourages her to think critically, work creatively, and ask questions about how the world works.

  • two MIT-Wellesley couples prepare for competition

    MIT-Wellesley Ballroom Dance Team Celebrates 40 Years

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

    Since 1974 the MIT-Wellesley Ballroom Dance Team has offered its members an opportunity to learn and compete in a new sport and join a diverse community passionate about dancing.

  • Rini Mariani Soemarno Soewandi '80 and Jokowi Widodo

    Wellesley Alumna to Lead Indonesian Presidential Transition Team

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    Rini Mariani Soemarno Soewandi '80 will head Indonesian President-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo's transition team, which is in place to aid in smooth transfer of power from the outgoing president.

  • students playing cards in dorm room

    Wellesley Renewal Projects Generate Donations to Area Nonprofits

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    Local organizations benefited from donations of furniture, kitchen equipment, and other goods that were removed through various campus renewal projects.

  • Patrice Caldwell

    Student Summer Project: Patrice Caldwell '15

    Monday, August 4, 2014

    Inspired by a prestigious conference she won a scholarship to earlier in the year, rising senior Patrice Caldwell takes her skills and passion for writing to a summer's work with the Writers League of Texas.

  • composer Thomas and fellows review scores

    Wellesley Hosts Composers Conference & Chamber Music Workshops

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    This innovative, selective program furthers the potential of emerging composers and develops the talent of amateur chamber musicians—and offers free concerts to the public. Established composers Augusta Read Thomas (pictured) and Steven Mackey mentor the fellows this year.

  • poseter session in full swing

    Summer Research Poster Session 2014

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    On Thursday, July 31, the student participants of Wellesley’s Summer Research Program presented their research to faculty, friends, and the community with presentation posters in the Science Center Library. This week marks the final week of the program.

  • potted plants

    Crop of New Plants for Crop of New Students

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Preparation for next month's arrival of new students on campus is in full swing. New students are invited to visit the Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses during orientation and select a houseplant of their own.

  • Courtney Coile headshot

    USA Today Q&A with Wellesley's Courtney Coile

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Professor of Economics Courtney Coile weighed in on how to strengthen Social Security in a recent USA Today feature.

  • Alexandra Day '15 at CERN

    Student Summer Project: Alexandra Day '15

    Monday, July 28, 2014

    For Albright Institute fellow Alexandra Day '15, a summer internship at CERN blends her passions for physics and global affairs.

  • Burns and 5 students in green shirts hold excavation tools

    Wellesley Prof and Scholars Excavate in Greece

    Friday, July 25, 2014

    Associate Professor of Classical Studies Bryan Burns is a co-director of an organization leading fieldwork in an area of Greece believed to be one of the earliest inhabited regions in ancient times. Three Wellesley students and two alums joined Burns at the dig this summer.

  • flowers against a black background

    Wellesley Magazine Summer 2014 Issue

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Published four times a year, Wellesley Magazine portrays the lives, interests, and concerns of diverse alumnae around the world. This issue includes highlights from Commencement and Reunion 2014, and a focus on special places.

  • Jocelyn Benson '99 headshot

    Jocelyn Benson '99 Named Dean of Wayne Law

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    With her appointment to head up Wayne State University Law School, Wellesley alum Jocelyn Benson '99 becomes the youngest woman to lead an American law school.

  • Helena McMonagle with headlamp

    Student Summer Project: Helena McMonagle ’16

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    A Wellesley Center for Work and Service Global Engagement Internship with Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust in Puerto Rico energizes and inspires this biological sciences major.

  • sunrise behind rigging of 1841 whaling ship

    Wellesley's Dick French Joins Historic Sailing of Restored Whaler

    Monday, July 21, 2014

    Astronomer Dick French was selected as a “Voyager,” one of a handful selected for each leg of the 38th voyage of the 1841 vessel Charles W. Morgan. On board with fellow Voyager artists, videographers, and historians, his project was to revive the lost art of celestial navigation.

  • Wellesley trustees applaud Wagner at 2014 commencement

    Sue Wagner '82 Named to Apple Board of Directors

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    Wellesley College alumna, trustee, and 2014 commencement speaker Sue Wagner '82 has been tapped to join the leadership team of "the world's most valuable company."

  • workers remove panels of basketball floor

    New Life for Wellesley Field House Floor

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Careful stewardship of the portable wooden basketball/volley court in the Towne Field House over the last 29 years has allowed the College to sell the panels to a youth basketball program.

  • view of lake house

    Why Is Wellesley the Best Choice for Women?

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    In addressing the question, "Why would someone choose Wellesley over Harvard?" on the knowledge-sharing site Quora, senior Ahilya Chawla's stands out among answers for thoroughness and passion.

  • Map of areas in Guinea and Sierra Leone with Ebola sites highlighted

    Wellesley Expert Weighs In on Ebola Outbreak

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Donna Patterson researches the history of medicine, gender, pharmaceuticals, drug policy, and entrepreneurship. She shares insights on the global significance of recent surge in Ebola cases in west Africa.

  • Chris Evert embraces Brown Grimes at ceremony

    Wellesley Alum Inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    Chris Evert welcomed longtime tennis executive and leader at all levels of the sport, Jane Brown Grimes '62, into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in on July 12, in recognition for her contributions.

  • crowded galleries in Davis museum

    Davis Extended Spring Season Draws to a Close

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    Guests have one last week to view the exhibitions that attracted the largest crowd ever at a season Grand Opening at the Davis, and the busiest season in the museum's history.

  • family reads poster at Indonesia polling place

    Wellesley Professor Witnesses “World’s Largest Election”

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    Associate Professor of Political Science Christopher Candland, whose research is based on comparative and quantitative studies within Southern Asia, points out the significance and magnitude of Indonesia's 2014 presidential election.

  • Wall Street Journal photo of Twena in factory

    Hats Off to Entrepreneur Satya Twena ’05

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    News and media outlets from The Wall Street Journal to College Fashionista have reported on the compelling story of a Wellesley alum who in pursuit of her passion also helped preserve a historic slice of New York City.

  • hand holding magnifier with logo for rare book school over old book

    Faculty Win Mellon Fellowships for Scholars in Critical Bibliography

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    Assistant professors Simon Grote (history) and Sarah Wall-Randell (English) will expand their expertise through courses and programs at the University of Virginia's Rare Book School.

  • Emily Anderson headshot

    Senior Project: Emily Anderson, Linguistics

    Monday, July 7, 2014

    Fascination with language and accents, plus guidance from mentor Angela Carpenter, led Emily Anderson '14 to a thesis examining the acquisition of Standard American English accents by immigrant speakers of Jamaican Patwa.

  • Fireworks at Wellesley college

    Happy Fourth of July Weekend!

    Thursday, July 3, 2014

    Happy Fourth of July! Assistant Professor of History Katherine Grandjean explains some of the complex political history behind the national holiday.

  • Joanne Berger-Sweeney '79 speaks at Trinity

    Joanne Berger-Sweeney '79 Starts New Role as President of Trinity College

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    On July 1, Joanne Berger-Sweeney '79 officially began her tenure as president of Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. The alumna brings with to her new position 19 years of experience as a beloved Wellesley faculty member and dean.

  • Heather Petrow giving presentation

    Senior Project: Heather Petrow, Computer Science

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

    Media arts and sciences major Heather Petrow DS’14 explored the fascinating field of human-computer interfaces in her senior thesis entitled “Haptic Interaction: Using 3D Stereoscopic Display Technology.”

  • 50% =$500,000 graphic

    Alumnae Participation Campaign in Final Days

    Friday, June 27, 2014

    Wellesley closes the books on its fiscal year on June 30. Alumnae have until the end of that Monday to give a gift of any size to help meet a participation challenge that—if met—will bring Wellesley an additional $500,000.

  • Bevil Conway talking to Alan Alda

    Wellesley Professor Presents at Alan Alda's World Science Festival

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    Associate Professor of Neuroscience Bevil Conway shared his expertise on the nature of color with acclaimed actor Alan Alda and packed house at Alda's annual event promoting the communication of science.

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    Wellesley Graduates Benefit from Wellesley-Funded Fellowships

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    Wellesley offers numerous fellowships for its graduates in many stages of life, from recent grads to mid-career alums. These fellowships are made possible by the generosity of many donors to support alumnae education and personal growth after commencement.

  • Pamela Melroy ’83 Honored by National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    Astronaut Pam Melroy ’83 (second from right) was honored as a Woman of Distinction by the NCCWSL, which recognizes women who have made a difference for others. She urged audience members to seek all-women environments at some point in their lives.

  •  Justyna Jakubaszek headshot

    Senior Project: Justyna Jakubaszek, Psychology

    Monday, June 23, 2014

    Psychology and political science major Justyna Jakubaszek '14 designed an experiment to examine the effects of a lawyer’s age, gender, and goals on biases in jury decisions for her honors thesis.

  • group of people including Police Chief Lisa Barbin laugh together

    500 Wellesley Staff and Faculty Step Up to Fitness Challenge

    Friday, June 20, 2014

    As part of Wellesley’s Healthy You program, a friendly competition sponsored by Human Resources involved approximately 500 people who together walked 114,786 miles during the eight-week event.

  • Peggy Levitt holding honorary PhD diploma

    Wellesley Faculty Receive Honorary Doctorates

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

    Professor of Sociology Peggy Levitt received an honorary doctorate from Maastricht University in the Netherlands earlier this year; Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies and Professor of Spanish Marjorie Agosín received a similar honor from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio at its commencement in May.

  • newmac crystal cup with logo and scoresheet

    Wellesley Wins NEWMAC Presidents Cup

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

    The Presidents Cup is an all-sports award given to the top overall men's and women's programs in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference, determined by a weighted points system based on the order of finish during both regular season and championship play.

  • Jane Pauley and Hillary Clinton stroll on footbridge near Lake Waban as crew films

    CBS Sunday Morning: A Wellesley Interview

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

    Viewers may have spotted Wellesley’s iconic lamps and landscapes on the June 15 broadcast of CBS Sunday Morning. Host Jane Pauley was on campus interviewing Hillary R. Clinton ’69 and classmates at their 45th Reunion, timed with the release of Clinton's book, Tough Choices.

  • crab pin closeup

    Read My Pins at Wellesley

    Monday, June 16, 2014

    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright '59 gained renown for communicating a little extra through pins that adorned her suits during meetings; whether a dove speaking of peace or a crab of aggravation, she let the tone be known. An exhibition of her pins is at the Davis.

  • Kelsey Trabucco and Jack Trabucco laughing together

    Wellesley Father and Daughter Make Athletic Waves

    Friday, June 13, 2014

    Long-serving Wellesley College Police Officer Jack Trabucco was recently named to the Natick High Sports Hall of Fame. He has shared his love for athletics with daughter Kelsey, a Wellesley Blue crew junior.

  • Kathy Moon at Brookings

    Wellesley Professor to Be First Korea Studies Chair at Brookings

    Thursday, June 12, 2014

    Wellesley’s Edith Stix Wasserman Chair of Asian Studies and Political Science Professor Katharine H.S. Moon has been appointed senior fellow and inaugural chair of the SK-Korea Foundation at the Brookings Institution, beginning June 30, 2014.

  • John OKeefe and Lori Tenser move orange rent-a-crates in Green Hall

    Schneider Ready for Move-In!

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    Green Hall is bustling with movers, dollies, rent-a-crates, and people packing their offices into boxes. Key student-serving offices are moving this week into the newly renovated Schneider—the first major project of Wellesley's long range campus renewal plan to be completed.

  • screenshot from Diane Sawyer Hillary clinton interview

    Exclusive Sawyer-Clinton Interview on ABC News

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014

    In a primetime special for ABC News, Diane Sawyer '67 interviewed former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton '69 about her role in shaping American foreign policy, her possible presidential run in 2016, and more.

  • Albright shows off blue sneaker from behind podium

    Wellesley Athletics Hall of Fame Officially Opened

    Monday, June 9, 2014

    In a memorable moment during Reunion 2014, Madeleine K. Albright ’59—sporting Wellesley Blue sneakers to help deliver her message—introduced the Wellesley Athletics Hall of Fame and announced its inaugural class of inductees.

  • silver-haired purple class alums march in parade

    Reunion 2014

    Friday, June 6, 2014

    Welcome back to Wellesley! Alums from class years ending in 9 or 4 converge on Wellesley's campus this weekend to celebrate five-year increments of their alumnaehood, dating back to 1939!

  • two actors emote in Noel Coward's Hay Fever

    Wellesley Summer Theatre Company Presents 'Hay Fever'

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

    Wellesley Summer Theatre Company interprets Noël Coward’s story of family theatrics, Hay Fever. The play runs through June 22 in Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre, featuring three Wellesley students and two alums.

  • graphics: 50% = $500,000

    Wellesley Kicks Off Alumnae Participation Drive

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    On June 1, Wellesley launched its giving challenge titled 50% = $500,000. If Wellesley reaches its 50 percent participation goal by June 30, the College will receive an additional $500,000.

  • Katie Eyring

    Senior Project: Katie Eyring, Chemistry

    Tuesday, June 3, 2014

    With her interest piqued by an organic chemistry course with Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dora Carrico-Moniz, Katie Eyring '14 went on to synthesize and evaluate a novel series of compounds that specifically target pancreatic cancer cells.

  • Julia Collins on Jeopardy

    Alum Ends Jeopardy Run with Second-Best Record in Show's History

    Tuesday, June 3, 2014

    Julia Collins ’05 has ended a phenomenal run on Jeopardy! A business consultant who majored in art history and history, Collins won 20 consecutive games, making her the all-time best woman player of the game in the show’s 30 year history.

  • joyce, brogan, and arumainayagam listen as citations are read

    Joyce, Brogan, and Arumainayagam Win 2014 Pinanski Prizes

    Monday, June 2, 2014

    The Anna and Samuel Pinanski Teaching Prize is awarded annually to members of the Wellesley College faculty to honor fine teaching. The 2014 winners, revealed at Commencement, are professors of economics, English, and chemistry.

  • full audience under the commencement tent

    Commencement 2014

    Friday, May 30, 2014

    Welcome friends and family—and congratulations graduates! On May 30 Wellesley celebrates the purple Class of 2014, our 136th graduating class. Commencement exercises, with an address from BlackRock founder Sue Wagner '82, begin at 10:30 a.m.

  • Wellesley students in the lab circa 1890

    12 Wellesley Scholars Win NSF Graduate Fellowhips

    Thursday, May 29, 2014

    Continuing Wellesley's legacy of extraordinary scientists, engineers, and mathematicians, 12 Wellesley scholars won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships to support study in their fields. Others were honored by Udall and Goldwater Scholarship Foundations.

  • Galen and Anne Stone visit carillon with Kellie Wo '14

    Galen Stone Visits Campus and Carillon

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    The Galen Stone Tower above Green Hall is one of the most beloved features of Wellesley's campus. This week, the grandson of the donor who made the Tower possible visited the carillon to celebrate the gift and to make some music.

     

  • Senior Kelly Anne McCullagh '14 studies Yeats in her senior thesis

    Senior Project: Kelly Anne McCullagh '14, English

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    Kelly Anne McCullagh '14 traced the evolving poetic process of Irish poet William Butler Yeats by analyzing changes in his manuscripts over the course of the poet's distinguished career for her senior thesis. 

  • spines of books showing titles

    Nine New Books by Wellesley Faculty

    Friday, May 23, 2014

    With new books in print over the last five months, impressive scholarship and creativity reveal themselves in faculty work ranging from original poetry to authoritative editions of classic texts.

  • 11 students and professor Taylor around seminar table

    Calderwood Seminars Produce Articles, Opportunities

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

    The first year of the Calderwood Seminars in Public Writing at Wellesley has concluded with enthusiastic support from students and faculty, and a bonus: Some students have gone on to publish their “public writing.”

  • Kapteijns at counter of record stall with two Somali stall-keepers

    Afropop Worldwide Interviews Professor on Unique Music Collection

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

    The Elizabeth Kimball Kendall and Elisabeth Hodder Professor of History Lidwien Kapteijns discussed her love and study of the music of Somalia—and her unique and impressive collection of recordings—on Afropop's radio feature “Hip Deep.”

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    Four Wellesley Alums to Travel on Fulbright Fellowships Next Year

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014

    Cailey Stevens ’12, Sophia Mo ’14, Christine Keung ’14, and Jennifer Lu ’12 will work with local communities through activities including research, teaching English, and civic engagement in Mexico, France, China, and Germany, respectively.

  • Kalina Deng closeup

    Senior Project: Kalina Yingnan Deng, Philosophy

    Monday, May 19, 2014

    A single paper sophomore year sparked a project of passion for Kalina Yingnan Deng '14. At a recent conference at the College of the Holy Cross she presented her research on the philosophical underpinnings of the 1974 court decision to desegregrate Boston public schools.

  • Carina Chen and Sojung Lee high five on tennis court

    Wellesley Blue Spring Sports Roundup

    Friday, May 16, 2014

    The Wellesley Blue enjoyed another successful season this spring! Two teams captured NEWMAC titles, and three have earned NCAA bids.

  • first two paragraphs of McIntosh's seminal paper

    "New Yorker" Blog Interviews Peggy McIntosh

    Thursday, May 15, 2014

    The New Yorker Page-Turner blog talks to Peggy McIntosh, associate director of the Wellesley Centers for Women, founder of the National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum, and the woman credited with coining the term white privilege.

  • Joy Das

    MSNBC's "Women of 2014" Features Joy Das '14

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    MSNBC Online highlights Joy Das ’14, Wellesley College Government president for 2013-2014, as part of its ongoing series on Women in Politics: College Edition, spotlighting promising women leaders from U.S. colleges and universities.

  • close-up of multicolored balls on green grass, sunny day

    Wellesley SMILES on USA Today

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

    An new student-run initiative called Wellesley SMILES seeks to create “pop-up” moments of fun and spontaneity in student lives. Wellesley SMILES was featured this spring in USA Today’s college section, an example of “random acts of kindness” movements across the country.

  • Emily Weddle '14

    Wellesley Senior Featured in Huffington Post Thesis Project

    Monday, May 12, 2014

    Emily Weddle ’14 shares her topic (the significance of female patronage in the Ballets Russes) and her "thesising" experience in the Huffington Post College Thesis Project Blog. With a nod to HuffPo, The Daily Shot will run a series of its own featuring projects by Wellesley seniors.

  • giant purple balloon octopus suspended from Science Center ceiling

    Last Day of Classes Special Report

    Friday, May 9, 2014

    As dawn breaks on the last day of classes at Wellesley, the campus awakes to the colorful overnight ministrations of the purple class of 2014, and seniors toil over some of their very last Wellesley to-do lists.

  • Menkiti close up, bookshelves in background, Globe photo

    Conference on Influential Philosopher Honors Wellesley Professor

    Thursday, May 8, 2014

    On May 10, Wellesley hosts a special conference to celebrate the extraordinary career of Professor of Philosophy Ifeanyi Menkiti and the legacy of his mentor, philosopher John Rawls. Menkiti is retiring this year after more than four decades of service to the College.

  • 4 year old girl walks balance beam in playground

    Child Study Center Brings Child Development Expert Joan Almon to Wellesley

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014

    Cofounder of the Alliance for Childhood Joan Almon presents a talk on May 8, "Encouraging Adventure: Redefining Success to Include Risk," as part of the Wellesley College Child Study Center's 100th anniversary celebration.

  • Wellesley grading book from an earlier era.

    Minnesota Daily Op-Ed Praises Wellesley Shadow Grading Policy

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014

    An opinion piece in the Minnesota Daily praised Wellesley's new shadow grading policy and called for more institutions of higher education to follow the College's lead.

  • Queen Elizabeth I portrait

    Spotlight on Teaching: The Myth of Elizabeth

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014

    Assistant Professor of English Sarah Wall-Randell '97 leads a seminar that through poems, plays, novels, textbooks, films, and discussion considers one of the world's most powerful women. Each month Spotlight on Teaching highlights one of Wellesley's many thought-provoking courses.

  • President Bottomly and Hooprolling winner take photo together with cell phone

    119th Hooprolling at Wellesley

    Monday, May 5, 2014

    Congratulations to Alex Poon ’14, winner of Wellesley College’s 119th annual Hooprolling competition over the weekend! Poon is from McLean, Va., and majors in computer science.

  • Joanne Berger-Sweeney smiles and holds up Trinity athletic jersey with her last name and number 22 on it

    Wellesley Alumna Selected as President of Trinity College

    Friday, May 2, 2014

    Joanne Berger-Sweeney ’79 has been elected as Trinity College's 22nd president, following a unanimous vote by its Board of Trustees. A former student, faculty member, and dean at Wellesley, Berger-Sweeney takes the helm at Trinity on July 1, 2014.

  • screenshot of Julia Collins '05 on set of Jeopardy

    Wellesley Alum Becomes Most Successful Woman on Jeopardy

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

    On the April 30 Jeopardy! broadcast, Julia Collins '05 won her eighth game, winning more than $170,000 and becoming the show’s most successful female contestant in its 30-year syndication.

  • Graphic: The Ruhlman Conference

    Ruhlman Conference 2014 at Wellesley on April 30

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    Presentations on topics from the politics of language to protein-lipid interactions, and performances from original poetry to Schumann’s Phantasie in C unite the College community in celebrating student achievement today, thanks to the Barbara Peterson Ruhlman Fund for Interdisciplinary Study.

  • green laser light hitting moon, photo by Dan Long

    Wellesley Professor Collaborates on Tests of Theory of General Relativity

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

    Assistant Professor of Physics James Battat, a member of the Apache Point Observatory Lunar Laser-ranging Operation since 2004, and other researchers probe accuracy of theories of gravity.

  • Softball player Jen Migliore '14 steps up to the plate.

    Wellesley Blue Softball Hits Home Runs On and Off the Field

    Monday, April 28, 2014

    After a successful tournament weekend the Wellesley Blue softball team heads to the 2014 NEWMAC Softball Championship this Saturday, while players Ashtyn Coleman '17 and Jen Migliore '14 were honored off the field.

  • Whitney Smith '12 with First Lady Michelle Obama

    Wellesley Alum Plants Garden with First Lady Michelle Obama

    Friday, April 25, 2014

    Whitney Smith '12 shares a moment with First Lady Michelle Obama, a fellow advocate for teaching kids about healthy nutrition. Smith is a volunteer with FoodCorps in Detroit.

  • Special Tribute to Kathryn Wasserman Davis '28

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    The Wellesley Blue crew team formed a W with their oars on Lake Waban as the campus commemorated the life of beloved alumna Kathryn W. Davis '28.

  • close up of old grade ledgers from Wellesley archives

    Wellesley Initiates New Grading Policy for First-Year Students

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Beginning fall semester 2014, Wellesley first-year students will leave traditional grades behind, and measure their progress through their first semester with the shadow grading policy.

  • Political Science Professor Tom Burke Analyzes Supreme Court Decision

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    What’s in a quid pro quo? In a piece for WBUR’s Cognoscenti, Professor of Political Science Tom Burke examines the principles behind the recent Supreme Court ruling on McCutcheon v. FEC, lifting the ban on aggregate limits for campaign contributions. 

     

  • crowds of students lean over railing to high five and kiss runners

    Marathon Media Roundup

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Wellesley joined the spirit of making the 2014 Boston Marathon not just a race but a joyous show of fearlessness and strength, by making the already famous Scream Tunnel the biggest, loudest, longest one to date.

  • six wellesley students on set of Peter and John

    Wellesley Students Get Head Start on Film Careers

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    Six Wellesley students have been hard at work on the production of Peter and John, a feature film by Jay Craven starring Jacqueline Bisset and Christian Coulson. Their meaningful crew positions are giving them real-world film experience.

  • wellesley women and frog mascot wave signs for marathon

    Wellesley Prepares for Loudest Scream Tunnel Ever

    Friday, April 18, 2014

    Cheering Boston Marathon competitors as they pass Wellesley's campus is one of the oldest and most beloved of College traditions. In response to 2013 Marathon events, the 2014 Scream Tunnel promises to be the most powerful yet.

  • screenshot of Instagram dashboard

    See (and Share) Wellesley on Instagram

    Thursday, April 17, 2014

    This newest official social media channel tells the visual story of Wellesley to those new to it, and will be a forum for sharing unique or iconic views of the College to those who already know and love it.

  • Amalya Kearse '59 winning hooprolling race in 1959

    Student Starts Collection of Oral Histories of Wellesley Alumnae of African Descent

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Alumnae, students, and others convened recently in Tower Court to dicuss two related experiences: being a student of African descent at Wellesley in the 1950s, and taking part in a project collecting oral histories about that time and place.

  • Kat Goldsmith wearing "Collier Strong" t-shirt running in race. Photo by Jessica Rinaldi for Boston Globe.

    Wellesley Student among Those Honored with First Collier Medal

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    The MIT Emergency Medical Services team, including Wellesley volunteer Kat Goldsmith '16, received the first annual Collier Medal from MIT in recognition of their excellent service to the community.

  • Wellesley's Biscayne Bay trash pickup crew

    Students Use Time off to Serve through Alternative Break Trips

    Monday, April 14, 2014

    In the footsteps of pioneer Everglades activist Marjory Stoneman Douglas (1912), Wellesley students volunteered in Everglades and Biscayne National Parks as part of the Alternative Break program; another group worked at Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue.

  • Susan Wagner portrait

    Susan Wagner to Deliver 2014 Commencement Address at Wellesley

    Friday, April 11, 2014

    Susan L. Wagner '82, co-founder and director of BlackRock, will address the Class of 2014 and an international audience of their family and friends at Wellesley’s 136th Commencement Exercises on May 30.

  • Asphalt Orchestra marching up steps

    Wellesley Makes Space for Music Through Innovative Series

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Making Space, a collaborative project sponsored by the Music Department and others, brings unusual performances and workshops to campus in order to change the way we consider space and sound.

  • Student mentors and participants at the sand table in Science Center

    Wellesley’s Science Club for Girls Hosts Fair for Emerging Scientists

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    Wellesley’s Science Club for Girls chapter recently held a successful hands-on science fair with activities and exhibits in 15 different science disciplines for girls in grades K-8.

  • Screenshot of Kristin Butcher speaking on Newshour

    Wellesley Professor Explains Economic Indicators on PBS Newshour

    Monday, April 7, 2014

    Marshall I. Goldman Professor of Economics Kristin Butcher '86 lends her expertise to the news analysis of the most recent jobs report from the government.

  • screenshot of ravens on the nest

    Ravencam Live from Wellesley's Science Center

    Friday, April 4, 2014

    In an unusual move, two common ravens have built a nest on a Wellesley building. Science faculty and technology staff launched Ravencam to record the birds' behavior at the nest for scientific purposes and to stream live online for observation by anyone on the Internet.

  • dual image of misty forest overlaid on urban landscape

    Named Lectures and Other Talks at Wellesley

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

    Whether the subject is the complexity of current events or lingering questions of the past, Wellesley’s lectures provide significant opportunities for the campus, and the wider community, to come together and ponder important questions.

  • Victoria Budson '93 at a podium

    CNN Names Wellesley Alum One of 10 Visionary Women in 2014

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

    Victoria Budson '93 strives to erode gender gaps in her roles with Harvard’s Kennedy School, the State Department's Women in Public Service Project, the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, and the Obama administration.

  • swirling skirts at Wellesley Latina dance performance

    Wellesley Celebrates Latin@ Month 2014

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    With a host of events including dinners, workshops, and special speakers, there’s something for everyone on campus to learn and enjoy during Wellesley's celebration of Latina culture and heritage.

  • 1937 photo of change of new college government pres trying on shoes of old

    Leadership in Action: Wellesley Enters Campus Elections Week

    Monday, March 31, 2014

    Wellesley women have a long tradition of filling the shoes of the leaders who came before them. The coming week is Elections Week, where candidates explain their priorities and students vote for the campus leaders to represent them.

  • student holding iPad with survey waiting to be filled out

    Wellesley First Years Conduct Research on Political Perception

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

    Anna Page ’17 spoke to a New York Times reporter about the future of the Republican party while attending CPAC, along with Lizamaria Arias ’17 and Alexis Zhang ’17. There they did survey research that they plan to present at the Ruhlman Conference on April 30.

  • students, seen from behind, sit in a row looking out at sea

    Spotlight on Teaching: Home and Away

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    Each summer, a group of students travel with Visiting Lecturer in the Writing Program Justin Armstrong to Iceland to immerse themselves in a two-week intensive course, studying cultural geography and anthropology.

  • Vintage suitcase with travel stickers from all over the world

    Three Wellesley Seniors Win Watson Fellowships

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    The prestigious Watson Fellowship provides funding to travel the world in pursuit of a dream project to around 40 graduating college students annually. This year,  the Fellows include Wellesley seniors Beatrice Denham, Mayrah Udvardi, and Audrey Wozniak.

  • seal pup relaxing on ice floe

    Wellesley Researchers Use Seal Teeth to See Lake's Past

    Friday, March 21, 2014

    By analyzing the composition of Lake Baikal seal teeth, Professor of Biological Sciences Marianne Moore, post-doctoral fellow Ted Ozersky, and Wellesley student Xiu Ying Deng ’15 aim to show environmental and contaminant patterns in the lake over the last 80 years.

  • Petrescu giving a speech

    Alumna Sworn in to Romanian Presidential Cabinet

    Thursday, March 20, 2014

    In March, Ioana Petrescu ’03 was sworn in as Romania’s newest finance minister. At 34, she is the youngest member of the Romanian presidential cabinet and the first woman finance minister since the fall of communism.

  • older woman executive leads meeting with two younger colleagues

    Courtney Coile: Adapting Society to a Growing, Aging Population

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

    What impact might an aging population and workforce have on the country and economy? Class of 1966 Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the Knapp Social Science Center Courtney Coile explored the question on Public Radio International’s The Takeaway.

  • Frank Bidart speaking at podium

    Wellesley's Frank Bidart Wins National Book Critics Circle Award

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

    Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities and Professor of English Frank Bidart has won the NBCC Award for Poetry—one of the most distinguished American prizes offered to a poet for a single publication—for his latest collection, Metaphysical Dog.

  • colorized photo of College Hall before the fire

    Wellesley Commemorates College Hall Fire Centennial

    Monday, March 17, 2014

    Until March 17, 1914, Wellesley’s splendid College Hall was the heart and soul of the College, housing students, faculty, staff, classrooms, laboratories, art, and more. We look back on its legacy 100 years later.

  • scene from van der Werve's film, he stands at Chopin's grave

    Artist Guido van der Werve's Latest Work at the Davis through July

    Thursday, March 13, 2014

    A new exhibition brings renowned Dutch artist Guido van der Werve's work to the Davis. His film Nummer veertien, home chronicles the artist’s self-propelled journey over land and water from Warsaw to Paris.

  • architects rendering of new workout space with people on eliptical machines

    Up Next in Campus Renewal Plan: Improvements to Field House

    Wednesday, March 12, 2014

    The 54,000 square-foot Dorothy Towne Field House was built the 1980s, and is ready for renovation, which begins later this month. Wellesley will communicate about this and other upcoming projects through the website and a new blog called The Dirt.

  • two students work at laptops

    Wellesley Students Code in College's First Hackathon

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014

    Last weekend, eight teams of Wellesley students representing a variety of majors took on the challenge of collaborating and competing to create mobile apps in WHack, the college’s first 24-hour coding marathon.

  • demonstrators in Kiev

    Wellesley Hosts Expert Panel, “Ukraine! What Next?” on March 10

    Monday, March 10, 2014

    The Wellesley College Russian Area Studies Program hosts a panel exploring what's next for the region of Ukraine, Crimea, and Russia, to offer a wider historical and cultural perspective on the events unfolding.

  • profusion of brightly colored spring flowers

    A Breath of Spring in One Corner of Wellesley

    Friday, March 7, 2014

    Even winter lovers in northern lattitudes can appreciate a breath of spring about now. The Ferguson Greenhouses at Wellesley currently abound with the lively blooms of spring, as well as the tropic and desert houses that offer visitors a momentary change of climate.

  • Rita Colwell in lab

    Wellesley Symposium Focuses on How Best to Communicate Science

    Thursday, March 6, 2014

    Pioneering microbiologist Rita Colwell, longtime head of the National Science Foundation, addresses a Wellesley symposium where participants grapple with the challenges of communicating science to the public, especially in fields that are easily politicized.

  • Amy Banzaert and student work on bicycle

    Spotlight on Teaching: Developing Technology for a Better World

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014

    In this recurring feature that highlights one of the many innovative, thought-provoking Wellesley courses each month, we visit the engineering courses of Visiting Lecturer of Engineering Amy Banzaert.

  • Guy MacLean Rogers: "Alexander the MOOC Lifts Off"

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014

    Guy MacLean Rogers, Mildred Lane Kemper Professor of History and Classical Studies, and professor of the newest WellesleyX course offering, blogged for Inside Higher Ed about his class and spoke with the advice site NerdWallet about the future of MOOCs.

  • Still from the film 'Linsanity' showing Jeremy Lin in dramatic basketball pose

    Asian Awareness Month at Wellesley

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014

    In March, Wellesley hosts events focused on Asians and Asian Americans in the media, including spoken word performance, lecture and community dinner, film screening (Linsanity, pictured), and live comedy show.

  • 3 students around a table read Much Ado about Nothing

    24 Hour Shakes Strikes Again

    Monday, March 3, 2014

    Last Friday and Saturday, the Wellesley Shakespeare Society hosted 24 Hour Shakes, an annual tradition that brings the campus community together to celebrate the words of William Shakespeare.

  • Pashington Obeng, Eve Zimmerman, Anjali Prabhu, Winnie Wood, Nick Knouf, and Mingwei Song seated in Collins cinema holding popcorn

    A Look at Oscar Contenders and Other Films with Wellesley Faculty

    Friday, February 28, 2014

    Professors from many disciplines study and teach film in the course of their work at Wellesley. Here faculty from cinema and media studies, Africana studies, East Asian languages and cultures, French, and the writing program weigh in on films they thought worthy of notice in the last year.

  • gathering of Wellesley staff, students, and faculty in Academic Council Room

    Wellesley Explores New Channels for Internal Communications

    Thursday, February 27, 2014

    Town hall-style meetings, other in-person group meetings, official announcements, and a question-and-answer blog all aim to facilitate communication of important College decisions and developments on campus.

  • Albright and Browner Conversation at Wellesley College on featured on The Daily Kos

    Thursday, February 27, 2014

    In January, Madeleine Korbel Albright '59, former EPA administrator Carol Browner, and moderator Peter Thomson of PRI’s The World, discussed "The Politics of Climate Change." Political Blog, The Daily Kos, wrote about the conversation.

  • Cinema and Media Studies Professor Quoted in Esquire Magazine

    Thursday, February 27, 2014

    Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies Nicholas Knouf explains to Esquire how The Truman Show prefigured Her and a culture of digital spying.

  • side by side headshots of Eva Sommaripa and Tracy Orleans

    Two Alums to Be Honored at 2014 Alumnae Achievement Awards Ceremony

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

    The Alumnae Achievement Award is the highest honor given to alumnae for excellence and distinction in their fields. The 2014 award will be presented to Eva Sommaripa ’63 and C. Tracy Orleans ’70 in a public ceremony on February 27, 2014.

  • Wellesley Alumnae Network logo with LinkedIn logo and symbols of connection in background

    Wellesley Launches Revamped ‘W Network’ on LinkedIn

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014

    Wellesley introduces the next generation of the Wellesley College Alumnae Association’s LinkedIn group, now renamed the Wellesley Alumnae Network.

  • Kate Leonard wearing House of Cards jacket

    Young Alum Finds Role on Script Team for House of Cards

    Monday, February 24, 2014

    The W Network was instrumental in putting Kate Leonard '12 on the path toward her current Netflix position, in the thick of the game-changing media series House of Cards.

  • Shahid Minar replica

    International Mother Language Day 2014

    Friday, February 21, 2014

    The Wellesley Bangladeshi Student Association has built a replica of the Shahid Minar, a monument in Bangladesh, where this UN-recognized holiday originated, to encourage community interaction in the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center all day on February 21.

  • TEDxWellesleyCollege promo poster

    Wellesley Hosts First TEDxWellesleyCollege

    Friday, February 21, 2014

    A full-day event of speakers and discussion takes place at Wellesley College and online on February 22, 2014, thanks to TEDxWellesleyCollege. The conference follows the model of TED, the acclaimed forum for inspiring ideas, shared through story telling and engaging narratives.

  • President Bottomly listens as student speaks animatedly

    Wall Street Journal Publishes Letter from President Bottomly

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

    In a letter to the editor of The Wall Street Journal, Wellesley President H. Kim Bottomly challenged an op-ed about the response to the Sleepwalker sculpture installation at Wellesley and voiced admiration for Wellesley students who spoke out.

  • Akili Jamal Haynes looking up toward camera

    The Art and Soul of Chibuzo Comes to Wellesley

    Wednesday, February 19, 2014

    The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life presents The Art & Soul of Chibuzo, a performance featuring the creative music, dance, and theater ensemble of director, composer, and musician Akili Jamal Haynes. Wednesday, February 19 at 7 p.m. in Jewett Auditorium.

  • Photo by Joanne Rathe, Boston Globe

    Neuroscience Professor discusses “Art and the Brain” with BBC Radio 4

    Wednesday, February 19, 2014

    "Beauty and the brain," Associate Professor of Neuroscience Bevil Conway discussed his research and artwork with BBC Radio 4 on January 22, in a feature exploring the role of neuroscience in art appreciation.

  • Mother Juice food truck

    Wellesley Alumnae Take to the Start-Up Road

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014

    Wellesley women are breaking new ground through building their own businesses. We talked to a handful of alumnae entrepreneurs and asked them about their journeys and the advice they’d offer other women seeking to follow their start-up model.

  • flowers in the mailroom

    A Valentine to Wellesley's Mail Services

    Friday, February 14, 2014

    For many people, Valentine’s Day is the time to exchange flowers and cards with loved ones; for those in mail services at Wellesley, it is also one of the busiest times of the year.

  • coffee seedlings growing in containers

    Wellesley Alum Wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

    Madeline Rose Weeks ’11, who has studied the intersection of ecology, agriculture, economics, and culture with a focus on coffee and cocoa production, has won a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, covering the full cost of a graduate degree at University of Cambridge, U.K.

  • Professor Emily Buchholtz

    2014 Distinguished Faculty Lecture: A Bush Not a Tree

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

    In this year's Distinguished Faculty Lecture, Gordon P. Lang and Althea P. Lang ’26 Professor of Biological Sciences Emily Buchholtz tackles the question of how we name and visualize life’s diversity today.

  • Spring 2014 Distinguished Writers Series Opens

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

    The intimate setting of the Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities is an ideal venue for the reading and Q&A format of its Distinguished Writers Series, which welcomes acclaimed author Deni Béchard on February 11.

  • Scene from Monument Men with George Clooney character showing slide of art

    The "Monuments Men" of Wellesley College

    Monday, February 10, 2014

    George Clooney may make an especially dashing "monuments man," but not all these experts who risked their lives to locate and save precious art in Europe during WWII were men. Myrtilla Avery, class of 1891 and art professor at Wellesley, was among the women doing this heroic work.

  • blurred by motion, students gather round bulletin board of hand-written opinions

    Art Installation at Wellesley Inspires Thoughtful Dialogue

    Friday, February 7, 2014

    One sculpture in the outdoor portion of the Tony Matelli: New Gravity exhibition at the Davis has become the focus of intense conversation in person, on paper, and online—on campus and beyond.

  • ski jumper Jessica Jerome airborne

    Olympic Connections at Wellesley

    Thursday, February 6, 2014

    With National Women and Girls in Sports Day and the opening of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Russia this week, we look at recent discussions by thought leaders at Wellesley on the impact of women’s participation in sports—on society and on individuals. (Plus: faculty Olympians!)

  • Tony Matelli's lifelike sculpture of a supine man appears to float a foot above ground

    Spring 2014 Exhibitions Open at the Davis

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

    New Gravity, the first solo exhibition in a U.S. museum by sculptor Tony Matelli, challenges perceptions of reality, while Figment of the Past: Venetian Works on Paper from the Davis enchants visitors with a look into a different time. Both exhibitions open this week at the Davis.

  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Alumna's Foundation and Classmates Fund New Research Opportunity

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

    Wellesley students now have a unique chance to get hands-on medical research experience at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, backed by the Calliope Joy Foundation in partnership with the Class of 1989.

  • vintage photo: 1974 Black Studies classroom with 12 students and 1 professor

    Black History Month at Wellesley

    Monday, February 3, 2014

    This 1974 photo of a black studies class at Wellesley predates the national designation of February as Black History Month by two years. Styles have changed, but the honorary month and Wellesley's academic pursuits in the field are going strong. A fascinating slate of on-campus events marks Black History Month 2014.

  • Bryan Burns and 11 students atop rocky peak in Crete

    Wintersession 2014: Intellectual Pursuits on and off Campus

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

    Wellesley may have seemed quiet during Wintersession, but the range of endeavors underway through the College over the last month speaks volumes. From exploring the workings of cancer cells to exploring ancient sites in Crete, students expand horizons during Wintersession.

  • Davis Museum Painting Among Works in Area Collections Leaving a "Trail of Mystery"

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

    The Boston Globe recently took a look at items in local museums with mysterious backstories, including one work at the Davis; 18th-century Peruvian painting called “Portrait of a Young Woman,” the back story of which, according to the Globe, "reads like a Hollywood whodunit."

  • Basketball volunteers pose with students at Let's Get Movin' basketball court

    Wintersession 2014: Wellesley Athletes Train, Compete, and Serve

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

    Wellesley's varsity winter sports teams had a busy January, with basketball, fencing, squash, swimming and diving, and track and field athletes remaining on campus or returning early for competitions (and community service) during Wintersession.

  • Wellesley power plant seen in the distance

    Sustainable Choices: A Week of Thought-Provoking Events at Wellesley

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

    A series of campuswide events addresses the complex questions involving sustainability, social concerns, and campus resources, beginning with a January 28 panel discussion about divestment and other potential responses to today’s environmental challenges.

  • three students work at table with laptops

    Wintersession 2014: Tri-College Program Tackles Real-World Problems

    Monday, January 27, 2014

    The Three College Collaboration's 2014 Wintersession program united students of different disciplines and academic approaches to develop software that optimizes services of a local nonprofit health education and fitness provider for low-income women and children.

  • statue of Alexander the Great on rearing horse silhoetted against dramatic sunset

    Alexander the Great Is Coming...

    Friday, January 24, 2014

    To Wellesley and the world in a new MOOC. Noted classicist and Mildred Lane Kemper Professor of History and Classical Studies Guy MacLean Rogers reflects on Alexander's legacy in anticipation of the WellesleyX massive open online course he will teach.

  • Sophie Sun '14 and director Cassandra Pattanayak work together in library office

    Wellesley's New Quantitative Analysis Institute Provides Statistical Training and Services

    Thursday, January 23, 2014

    This year, Wellesley opened an innovative institute on campus, designed to integrate statistics more deeply into the life of the College. The Quantitative Analysis Institute provides opportunities for expanded statistical work for both students and faculty.

  • promo poster for Albright-Browner talk

    Madeleine Albright and Carol Browner Discuss the Politics of Climate Change

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014

    Madeleine Albright ’59 and former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Carol Browner meet for public conversation on January 22, in Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Auditorium at 4 p.m. Free and open to the public, the talk will also be live streamed.

  • ES103 students working the farm in a box outdoors

    Spotlight on Teaching: Food, Agriculture, and Sustainability

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014

    In our 2014 return to the series Spotlight on Teaching, we visit the first-year seminar of Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Jay Turner. The Spotlight series highlights new courses, innovative teaching, and interdisciplinary approaches to learning.

  • Obama on campaign trail with "College Affordability" sign behind him

    Wellesley Answers Obama’s Call to Expand Higher Ed Opportunities

    Friday, January 17, 2014

    Wellesley College's plans are spelled out in the White House report "Commitments to Action on College Opportunity," focusing on outreach as well as new and expanded programs to attract students to STEM fields, and to offer support and mentoring.

  • 5 faculty and staff gather round old printing press

    Wellesley Faculty and Staff Symposium Explores Book Studies

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

    An interdisciplinary group conducted an innovative three-day book studies workshop entitled “Teaching with Books and Other Textual Technologies,” looking at the history and future of the texts we read, as well as the different media that transmit text.

  • Wellesley student works with elementary student at desk

    Stronger Communities Stronger Schools

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

    Stronger Communities Stronger Schools (SCSS), a program started by Amanda Wyatt '11 while she was a student, pairs Wellesley student volunteers with students in Boston Public Schools, and has grown from five volunteers at its inception to over 40.

  • Wang with two women in field during tea harvest

    Alumna's Social Enterprise Brings Progress through Tea

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

    Tranquil Tuesdays, a Beijing-based business launched by Charlene Wang '03, has become a premiere provider of Chinese teas and teaware as well as an exemplary social enterprise featured on CBS Sunday Morning, China Radio International, Time Out Beijing, and elsewhere.

  • scene from show with teen doing homework with baby

    Research Shows Two MTV Series Influenced Drop in Teen Birth Rate

    Monday, January 13, 2014

    A new study by Katharine Coman and A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics Phillip B. Levine and University of Maryland economist Melissa Schettini Kearney shows that MTV’s 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom have played a role in significantly reducing births to teens.

  • three actors in rehearsal

    Wellesley College Summer Theatre Program Presents The Clearing

    Friday, January 10, 2014

    The Wellesley College Summer Theatre program kicked off its 2014 season on January 9 with the opening of The Clearing. The show, which runs through February 2, is the story of an English landowner and his Irish wife who find themselves on opposite sides of a cruel divide.

  • collage of people mentioned in story and campus scenes

    Best of 2013 Lists Include Wellesley

    Thursday, January 9, 2014

    From Buzzfeed to Barbara Walters, Wellesley was seen making the “Best of 2013” lists as alumnae, exhibits, centers, and the ever-beautiful campus were noticed by the outside world.

  • Photo of limes, half of the image is in color half is black and white

    Neuroscience Study Sheds New Light on Brain Processes

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014

    A study by Wellesley College neuroscientists Associate Professor of Neuroscience Bevil Conway and Rosa Lafer-Sousa '09 provides new insight into how the brain’s inferior temporal cortex processes information about shape and color.

  • Rocio Ortega on stage at Halo Awards Ceremony

    Wellesley Sophomore Wins HALO Award

    Tuesday, January 7, 2014

    Rocio Ortega ’16 won the award from TV channel Nickelodeon when it honored four teens Helping And Leading Others (HALO). Ortega was recognized for her work in the UN Foundation’s Girl Up campaign, encouraging American youth to speak up for girls in developing countries.

  • Secretary Albright seen from behind a presenter

    Wintersession 2014 Gets Under Way with 5th Albright Institute

    Monday, January 6, 2014

    The 2014 Wintersession Program of the Madeleine K. Albright Institute for Global Affairs at Wellesley College begins on January 6, 2014, and runs through January 24, 2014.

  • Paul Wink portrait

    Wellesley Professor Wins Murray Award from APA

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

    Class of 1949 Professor of Ethics and Professor of Psychology Paul Wink has won the Henry A. Murray Award from the American Psychological Association, one of the most prestigious prizes given by the national organization.

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