Joy Das

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

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.

first two paragraphs of McIntosh's seminal paper

"New Yorker" Blog Interviews Peggy McIntosh

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.

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

Afropop Worldwide Interviews Professor on Unique Music Collection

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.”

Kalina Deng closeup

Senior Project: Kalina Yingnan Deng, Philosophy

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.

Wellesley students in the lab circa 1890

12 Wellesley Scholars Win NSF Graduate Fellowhips

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.

full audience under the commencement tent

Commencement 2014

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.

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Nine New Books by Wellesley Faculty

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.

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

Senior Project: Kelly Anne McCullagh '14, English

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. 

Galen and Anne Stone visit carillon with Kellie Wo '14

Galen Stone Visits Campus and Carillon

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.


11 students and professor Taylor around seminar table

Calderwood Seminars Produce Articles, Opportunities

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.”