January

Press Release: Study Shows MTV's 16 and Pregnant, Teen Mom, Contributed to Drop in Teen Birth Rate

January 13, 2014

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.


collage of people mentioned in story and campus scenes

Best of 2013 Lists Include Wellesley

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.


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

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

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.


three actors in rehearsal

Wellesley College Summer Theatre Program Presents The Clearing

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.


three students present poster about their volunteer work

Wintersession 2014: CWS Launches "Alternative Breaks" Service Trips

January 31, 2014

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.


Bryan Burns and 11 students atop rocky peak in Crete

Wintersession 2014: Intellectual Pursuits on and off Campus

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"

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

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

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.


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

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.


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