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crab pin

Read My Pins at Wellesley

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.

Pam Melroy in space, writing in notebook, 2007

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

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.

Kathy Moon at Brookings
Kathy Moon at Brookings

Wellesley Professor to Be First Korea Studies Chair at Brookings

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.

Bevil Conway talking to Alan Alda
Bevil Conway and Alan Alda on stage with large screen behind them saying What Is Color

Wellesley Professor Presents at Alan Alda's World Science Festival

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.

Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection

June 26, 2014
Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection, on display June 9 - July 20, features more than 200 pins. Many of the pins on display were worn by the incomparable Secretary Albright to communicate a message or a mood during her diplomatic tenure.


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Alumnae Participation Campaign in Final Days

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.

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Wellesley Graduates Benefit from Wellesley-Funded Fellowships

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.

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Hepburn and Tracy in scene from Adam's Rib

Senior Project: Justyna Jakubaszek, Psychology

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.

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7 people including Police Chief Lisa Barbin laugh together

500 Wellesley Staff and Faculty Step Up to Fitness Challenge

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.

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Peggy Levitt at microphone upon receiving honorary degree

Wellesley Faculty Receive Honorary Doctorates

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.

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Wellesley Wins NEWMAC Presidents Cup

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

CBS Sunday Morning: A Wellesley Interview

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.

John OKeefe and Lori Tenser move orange rent-a-crates in Green Hall
John O'Keefe and Lori Tenser laugh while moving boxes in Green Hall

Schneider Ready for Move-In!

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.

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Madeleine Albright shows off blue sneaker from behind podium

Wellesley Athletics Hall of Fame Officially Opened

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.

Kelsey Trabucco and Jack Trabucco laughing together
Kelsey and Jack Trabucco sharing a laugh

Wellesley Father and Daughter Make Athletic Waves

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.

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Screen Shot from ABC promo of Sawyer-Clinton interview

Exclusive Sawyer-Clinton Interview on ABC News

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.

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smiling silver-haired alums from a purple class march in parade

Reunion 2014

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!

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four actors in scene from Hay Fever

Wellesley Summer Theatre Company Presents 'Hay Fever'

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.

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hands holding graphic showing participation thus far (4,710 donors still needed)

Wellesley Kicks Off Alumnae Participation Drive

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
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Senior Project: Katie Eyring, Chemistry

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

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.

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Joe Joyce, Kate Brogan, Chris Arumainayagam on stage in academic robes

Joyce, Brogan, and Arumainayagam Win 2014 Pinanski Prizes

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.