Amalya Kearse '59 winning hooprolling race in 1959

Student Starts Collection of Oral Histories of Wellesley Alumnae of African Descent

April 16, 2014

Alumnae, students, and others convened recently in Tower Court to discuss two related experiences: being a student of African descent at Wellesley in the 1950s, and taking part in a project collecting oral histories about that time and place.

Susan Wagner portrait

Susan Wagner to Deliver 2014 Commencement Address at Wellesley

April 11, 2014

Susan L. Wagner '82, co-founder and director of BlackRock, will address the Class of 2014 and an international audience of their family and friends at Wellesley’s 136th Commencement Exercises on May 30.

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Named Lectures and Other Talks at Wellesley

April 3, 2014

Whether the subject is the complexity of current events or lingering questions of the past, Wellesley’s lectures provide significant opportunities for the campus, and the wider community, to come together and ponder important questions.

screenshot of Julia Collins '05 on set of Jeopardy

Wellesley Alum Becomes Most Successful Woman on Jeopardy

May 1, 2014

On the April 30 Jeopardy! broadcast, Julia Collins '05 won her eighth game, winning more than $170,000 and becoming the show’s most successful female contestant in its 30-year syndication.

Graphic: The Ruhlman Conference

Ruhlman Conference 2014 at Wellesley on April 30

April 30, 2014

Presentations on topics from the politics of language to protein-lipid interactions, and performances from original poetry to Schumann’s Phantasie in C unite the College community in celebrating student achievement today, thanks to the Barbara Peterson Ruhlman Fund for Interdisciplinary Study.

Softball player Jen Migliore '14 steps up to the plate.

Wellesley Blue Softball Hits Home Runs On and Off the Field

April 28, 2014

After a successful tournament weekend the Wellesley Blue softball team heads to the 2014 NEWMAC Softball Championship this Saturday, while players Ashtyn Coleman '17 and Jen Migliore '14 were honored off the field.

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Marathon Media Roundup

April 23, 2014

Wellesley joined the spirit of making the 2014 Boston Marathon not just a race but a joyous show of fearlessness and strength, by making the already famous Scream Tunnel the biggest, loudest, longest one to date.

Political Science Professor Tom Burke Analyzes Supreme Court Decision

April 23, 2014

What’s in a quid pro quo? In a piece for WBUR’s Cognoscenti, Professor of Political Science Tom Burke examines the principles behind the recent Supreme Court ruling on McCutcheon v. FEC, lifting the ban on aggregate limits for campaign contributions. 


green laser light hitting moon, photo by Dan Long

Wellesley Professor Collaborates on Tests of Theory of General Relativity

April 29, 2014

Assistant Professor of Physics James Battat, a member of the Apache Point Observatory Lunar Laser-ranging Operation since 2004, and other researchers probe accuracy of theories of gravity.

Special Tribute to Kathryn Wasserman Davis '28

April 24, 2014

The Wellesley Blue crew team formed a W with their oars on Lake Waban as the campus commemorated the life of beloved alumna Kathryn W. Davis '28.


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