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.
May 20, 2014
As the Wall Street Journal reports, Ida Liu '98 blends the worlds of art, fashion, and finance in her role as a financial adviser.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
May 16, 2014
The Wellesley Blue enjoyed another successful season this spring! Two teams captured NEWMAC titles, and three have earned NCAA bids.
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.
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.
May 14, 2014
Takis Metaxas, professor of computer science, spoke with the Washington Post blog "The Switch" about a new study which suggests Google search results can influence political elections.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.