students discuss leadership styles in small groups

Student Leaders Prepare for Orientation

August 22, 2014

A sense of excitement bubbles up on campus as student leaders and orientation staff return to campus and gear up to greet new students next week and launch a year of community-building, mentoring, and leading across the College.

Alumna TJ Jarrett '95 writes code by day, poetry by night

The Atlantic Profiles TJ Jarrett '95, Coder by Day, Poet by Night

August 8, 2014

For emerging poet TJ Jarrett '95, poetry and computer programming have become a double career that encourages her to think critically, work creatively, and ask questions about how the world works.

two Wellesley faculty don hard hats as they prepare to tour newly renovated Founders Hall

First Phase of Renovations Ready for Use in Founders Hall

August 29, 2014

Exploring new spaces on their historic college campus, Wellesley faculty look for that just-right office space... with a nod and a wink to HGTV's House Hunters.

Kanda Faye holding keyboard, wires, boxes in a room full of retired Wellesley computers

Sustainable Tech Initiative Makes a Difference on and off Campus

August 28, 2014

Kanda Faye ’15 is the coordinator of WISC, or the Wellesley Initiative for Sustainable Computing, a Library & Technology Services program that overhauls and repurposes computing equipment that has been retired at the College.

student greeted by McAfee Hall student leaders

It's Move-In Day!

August 25, 2014

Wellesley welcomes the class of 2018 and new transfer students to campus. The 595 members of the newest purple class come from 44 states plus the District of Columbia, and from 29 different nations of citizenship.

Persis Drell laughing

Wellesley Women Named to Leadership Roles at Stanford

August 27, 2014

Persis Drell '77 'P16 (pictured) has been named dean of engineering at Stanford University, the first woman to hold the position. In another first for women, Sandra Horbach '82 has been appointed chair of the board for Stanford Business School.

Three new MasterCard Foundation Scholars join the Wellesley Class of 2018

Wellesley Welcomes Three New MasterCard Foundation Scholars

August 26, 2014

This week, Wellesley welcomes three new MasterCard Foundation Scholars as members of the class of 2018. Meba Gebre ’18, Lisa Luka ’18, and Sarah Nzau ’18 are the second cohort of extraordinary students to attend Wellesley through the scholarship program.

screenshot from Wellesley's Online Italian course

Wellesley Wraps Up First Online Language Course

August 21, 2014

Beginning Italian Language and Culture made its debut as a non-credit summer course offered by invitation through edX Edge; it will be incorporated into Daniela Bartalesi-Graf's blended (online and in-class) intensive Italian course this fall.

Wellesley Neuroscientist's Research Could Have Implications for Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disorders

August 21, 2014

A new study co-authored by Wellesley Neuroscientist Barbara Beltz demonstrates that the immune system can produce cells with stem cell properties, using crayfish as a model system.

Hahrie Han: How Organizations Develop Activists

August 21, 2014

A new book by Wellesley's Hahrie Han is the first to provide an in-depth look at why some civic organizations are better at attracting—and retaining—activists in the Internet age.