A new study by Wellesley economist Phil Levine and University of Maryland economist Melissa S. Kearney found that the MTV programs 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom had a significant impact on the recent record decline in the teen childbearing rate in the United States.
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.
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.
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.
In January, two groups of Wellesley students volunteered to work in New York and New Orleans, through programs run by the Center for Work and Service.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.