- Wednesday, December 23, 2015
A film that captures the powerful and moving stories of students and alumnae reflecting on the ways in which Wellesley shaped the women they have become makes its digital premiere.
- Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Students in ARTS 322 Advanced Print Concepts held an alternative printmaking event on the Davis-Jewett plaza in late October. The event allowed them to explore larger format printing.
- Monday, December 21, 2015
Professor Rosanna Hertz and student researchers are studying how donor-assisted conception is shaping the meaning of family and kinship for millions of people.
- Thursday, December 17, 2015
Take a spin through campus and enjoy a sample of our multitalented faculty at work—through the lens of a liberal arts winter.
- Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Four seniors have been selected as the nominees for the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, a grant that funds a year of independent study and travel outside of the United States.
- Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Horticulturists David Sommers and Tony Antonucci recently got a big surprise from a little visitor in Wellesley’s tropical greenhouse.
- Monday, December 14, 2015
Leilani Stacy '18 was one of five students from a national pool selected as a finalist in a national essay contest.
- Friday, December 11, 2015
A recent celebration brought faculty together to share successful blended learning projects and discuss the expansion of the physical limits of the classroom thanks to digital technologies.
- Thursday, December 10, 2015
Kate Erickson '05 and Langan Kingsley '08, both professionals in the creative entertainment field, joined Broti Gupta '16 for a panel discussion aimed at students hoping to pursue a career in creative writing after graduation.
- Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Health and learning go hand in hand. To promote wellbeing, the Wellness Outreach Committee offers a variety of fun activities during reading period designed to help students breathe out stress and breathe in relaxation.
- Tuesday, December 8, 2015
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a research infrastructure grant of nearly $480,000 to the Computer Science Department to create an interactive visualization facility for interdisciplinary research.
- Monday, December 7, 2015
Through personal stories, the fall 2015 magazine offers an in-depth look at the breadth and depth of The Wellesley Effect.
- Friday, December 4, 2015
On the occasion of her retirement, the community gathers to celebrate Bunny Harvey, Elizabeth Christy Kopf Professor of Art, and her accomplishments as an educator and artist, in 40 years at Wellesley.
- Thursday, December 3, 2015
A former dean's residence, the Acorns, will be converted to multicultural space and Harambee House will be renovated as part of the College's plan to add to and enhance multicultural spaces on campus.
- Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Syndicated columnist uses Wellesley professor Angela Bahns' research in nationally published column that shows how pre-existing prejudice makes us fear others.
- Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Some Wellesley faculty members draw inspiration for their creative work from their children or their own childhoods.
- Monday, November 30, 2015
Leila Elabbady '16 and Zena Chantila '16, both neuroscience majors, spent a recent morning presenting to middle school students on Egyptian and Lebanese culture, and that afternoon dissecting sheep brains with fifth graders.
- Wednesday, November 25, 2015
As we observe the Thanksgiving holiday, we share excerpts from the first in a series of inspiring remarks from Wellesley alumnae from speeches and talks given during the launch of Wellesley's Campaign to celebrate, strengthen, and advance the Wellesley Effect.
- Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Dan Brabander, professor of geosciences, and students worked with a community group to study lead levels in fruit harvested in urban settings around Boston. Their results have surprising practical health applications.
- Monday, November 23, 2015
A collection of interviews conducted by students will be featured in an exhibit called Stories from the Forgotten War: Korean War Oral History.
- Friday, November 20, 2015
Six seniors have received Daniels Fellowships for 2015. This year's Daniels Fellows will pursue dream projects ranging from Family History to Climate Change.
- Thursday, November 19, 2015
A day of marches, panels, and gatherings on campus brought the campus community together to confront and address issues from racism to global terrorism
- Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Marion Underwood '86 is one of the nation’s foremost experts on how adolescents use social media. She joined CNN’s Anderson Cooper for a special report, "#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens."
- Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Amidst a growing need for financial literacy for teens, research by Kartini Shastry, assistant professor of economics, and colleagues suggests more math could be the solution.
- Monday, November 16, 2015
On Saturday, November 14, the New York Wellesley Club marked its 125th year with a celebration that brought together more than 400 alumnae.
- Sunday, November 15, 2015
We are all deeply saddened, shocked, and impacted by the recent violence throughout the world.
- Friday, November 13, 2015
Wendy R. Sherman, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and the lead U.S. negotiator in the landmark nuclear agreement with Iran, will deliver the Fall 2015 Hyunja Laskin ’88 and Jeffrey Kenner Lecture on Monday, November 16.
- Thursday, November 12, 2015
Sir Salman Rushdie visits campus as part of The Newhouse Center for the Humanities’ newly launched Distinguished Thinkers Program.
- Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Today is Diwali, the festival of lights and one of the most well known South Asian religious festivals. It gets its name from the row of clay lamps (or deepa) that people light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects people from spiritual darkness.
- Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Annie Roth Blumfield '17 wrote a grant proposal for three new hydration stations in the Science Center, which will reduce the center's use of disposable water bottles.
- Monday, November 9, 2015
Museums must embrace diversity if they are to survive and thrive, according to Peggy Levitt, chair and professor of sociology. Her work was recently praised by a respected New York Times art critic.
- Friday, November 6, 2015
A map compiled by Agnes Holbrook, Class of 1892, is on display as part of a new Boston Public Library exhibit showcasing 500 years of women in cartography.
- Thursday, November 5, 2015
Wellesley encourages students to use what they learn on campus to improve their communities and make a difference; many follow this charge back to classrooms and other educational programs as teachers or administrators.
- Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Major news outlets recently called on Wellesley Professor, Michael Jeffries, to shed light on the complicated intersections of politics, race, and culture.
- Tuesday, November 3, 2015
For many members of the Wellesley faculty, creative pursuits outside of the classroom provide personal and professional enrichment.
- Monday, November 2, 2015
A new report by The Institute for College Access and Success again counted Wellesley among the top colleges in the country for schools that graduate students with the least amount of debt.
- Friday, October 30, 2015
On October 29, hundreds of Wellesley students took a break from their studies to enjoy candy and spooky festivities with President Kim Bottomly.
- Thursday, October 29, 2015
An interdisciplinary environmental studies course combines online learning and cross-campus collaboration between students at Wellesley and Davidson colleges.
- Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Filmmaker, artist, and professor Salem Mekuria delivers the Fall 2015 Distinguished Faculty Lecture, "The Passion to Create and the Urge to Share."
- Tuesday, October 27, 2015
The college gathers for the 15th annual Tanner Conference to learn about the many experiences Wellesley students have gained through extraordinary summer, Wintersession, and study abroad opportunities this year.
- Monday, October 26, 2015
Nearly 600 alumnae, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the College gathered this weekend to celebrate the launch of a $500 million campaign that will help shape Wellesley’s next century.
- Friday, October 23, 2015
Wellesley announces the launch of a $500 million campaign designed to celebrate, strengthen and advance the Wellesley Effect.
- Thursday, October 22, 2015
Diane Ravitch '60 inaugurates a lecture series in her name that will bring speakers to campus to address the most pressing issues in education.
- Wednesday, October 21, 2015
StoryCorps, known as "America’s oral history project," represents the largest single collection of human voices ever gathered. The StoryCorps MobileBooth will be recording Wellesley stories on campus October 22 through 24.
- Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Four outstanding alumnae volunteers were presented with the Sed Ministrare Volunteer Award at the Wellesley College Alumnae Association’s 92nd annual Alumnae Leadership Council on Saturday, October 17.
- Monday, October 19, 2015
In a new PBS documentary featuring Madeleine Albright '59, the former Secretary of State recalled the opportunities for leadership at Wellesley and said it prepared her for success.
- Friday, October 16, 2015
Cinema reaches beyond the screen when the acclaimed Orlando Consort provides a live vocal soundtrack to the classic film La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc.
- Thursday, October 15, 2015
A new website offers a single digital space where visitors can explore and learn about the humanities at Wellesley.
- Wednesday, October 14, 2015
The Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability has launched a draft of its Sustainability Plan, which aims to impact nearly every aspect of campus life.
- Tuesday, October 13, 2015
About 45 percent of Wellesley juniors choose to study abroad for a semester or a year. Most pursue opportunities on dry land, but some head for the sea.
- Friday, October 9, 2015
The Wellesley Emerging Scholars Initiative was recently named a “Bright Spot in Hispanic Education” by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
- Thursday, October 8, 2015
The annual visit from the Actors From The London Stage (AFTLS) is one of Wellesley’s most anticipated arts events. 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the company’s formation and its 10th anniversary appearance on campus.
- Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Wellesley’s started offering Portuguese classes for the first time in 2013. The courses help students build cultural understanding and learn skills quickly.Help Students Build Cultural Understanding and Learn Skills Quickly - See more at: https://www.wellesley.edu/news/2015/october/node/74126#sthash.ltacQfgu.dpufHelp Students Build Cultural Understanding and Learn Skills Quickly - See more at: https://www.wellesley.edu/news/2015/october/node/74126#sthash.ltacQfgu.dpuf
- Tuesday, October 6, 2015
The History Department hosted a panel discussion on September 30 to consider how the legacy of World War II still impacts various nations.
- Monday, October 5, 2015
Jean Kilbourne '64, who is internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on the image of women in advertising and for her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco, was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame this past weekend in Seneca Falls, NY.
- Friday, October 2, 2015
A new study co-authored by Wellesley's Jeremy Wilmer shows that opinions about beauty may be shaped by past social interactions just as much or more than by our genes.
- Thursday, October 1, 2015
Students discuss this week’s lunar eclipse and "supermoon," and NASA’s announcement that there’s evidence of water on the surface of Mars.
- Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The College community admired a year’s worth of scholarship and creative work by 131 faculty members on September 21 in the Clapp Library Reading Room.
- Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Mattel’s new talking Barbie doll uses artificial intelligence (A.I.) and speech recognition technology to interact with children. Professor Tracy Gleason, who studies the imaginative play of children, spoke with the New York Times Magazine about the toy.
- Monday, September 28, 2015
With the fourth fastest time among women, and second fastest on her team, Sarah Bard '06 helped the U.S. team to gold at the International Association of Ultrarunners 100-Kilometer World Championships earlier this month.
- Friday, September 25, 2015
Wellesley welcomes hundreds of family members, friends, and alumnae who will join us from September 25 to 27 for activities that celebrate all things Wellesley.
- Thursday, September 24, 2015
Over the past year, the boathouse on Lake Waban has undergone a comprehensive renovation thanks to the generosity of Alice Lehmann Butler ’53 and her husband, John. A dedication ceremony will be held during Family and Friends and Homecoming weekend.
- Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Nearly a quarter of Wellesley students choose a dual major. Three alums explained why pursuing their passions, in the humanities is a satisfying and smart choice.
- Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Students in GEOS 101 are exploring sedimentation rates in Paramecium Pond and the Silver Thread as part of a semester-long project using these sites as living laboratories.
- Monday, September 21, 2015
Williams College and the University of Virginia have implemented My inTuition, the groundbreaking college cost estimator developed by Wellesley economist Phil Levine.
- Friday, September 18, 2015
Ford Fellow Connie Rojas '14, now a doctoral student in integrative biology, spent four weeks observing spotted hyenas in Kenya this summer.
- Thursday, September 17, 2015
Adele Wolfson penned an essay for Inside Higher Education warning against shifting too far away from science training for future doctors.
- Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Researchers working in the lab of neuroscience professor Marc J. Tetel have published a paper that presents novel findings on how progesterone affects the brain.
- Tuesday, September 15, 2015
This fall, the Davis presents a feature exhibition that showcases the prolific works of acclaimed Wellesley art professor Bunny Harvey. The Davis reopens tonight for the fall 2015 season.
- Monday, September 14, 2015
The community gathered yesterday to celebrate Flower Sunday, Wellesley’s oldest tradition.
- Friday, September 11, 2015
A discovery in a South African cave adds a new branch to the human family tree. Alia Gurtov ’07 is one of six women known as the Rising Star Expedition’s "Underground Astronauts."
- Thursday, September 10, 2015
A new webcam offers a bird’s eye view of the Pendleton West construction site. The live feed from the camera will allow the community to watch the project develop from the ground up.
- Wednesday, September 9, 2015
The Schneider Board of Governors hosts Lake Day as a celebration of fall, friends, and fun each year, but keeps the date top secret until the night before. Announced last night, it’s official—it's Lake Day!
- Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Now in its second year, Online Italian course appeals to a variety of different learning styles and a wide audience.
- Friday, September 4, 2015
The Boston Globe recently called on Joy St. John, dean of admission, for perspective on the revised SAT, which will be administered beginning in March 2016.
- Thursday, September 3, 2015
Wellesley offers more than a thousand courses and 52 majors. Here's a snapshot of five Humanities courses offered this fall that students are invited to Explore.
- Wednesday, September 2, 2015
August 19 marked one year since the posting by ISIL of the video of the execution of the American journalist James Foley. Quartz published an opinion piece by Professor Roxanne Euben exploring the performance of violence at the core of ISIL videos.
- Tuesday, September 1, 2015
A recent bio survey helped identify which plants attract the most, and most diverse, beneficial insects to Wellesley’s Edible Ecosystem Teaching Garden.
- Monday, August 31, 2015
Meet the Yellow Class of 2019. Members of the class hail from 48 states and 41 countries and represent a range of interests, accomplishments and accolades.
- Friday, August 28, 2015
More than 20 layers of paint and primer were stripped from two Green Hall entry doors to prepare them for repair and refinishing. The doors will be reinstalled this fall.
- Thursday, August 27, 2015
Each semester the College invites highly esteemed professional artists, performers, writers, and speakers to campus. Read highlights from the Fall 2015 edition of the Arts and Culture at Wellesley Calendar.
- Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Wellesley's Susan Reverby participated in a Fact Check story for the NPR blog "It's All Politics" which investigated a claim made by a presidential candidate about Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger (pictured).
- Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Wellesley is embarking on a focused effort to spread the word about the crucial role the Humanities play in a liberal arts education.
- Monday, August 24, 2015
It's Move-In Day and the first day of Orientation. Wellesley welcomes incoming first-years and all new students.
- Friday, August 21, 2015
Alumnae clubs across the United States, and one in Hong Kong, recently hosted Summer Send-Offs for incoming students. The events let first-years learn about the resources offered on campus and through Wellesley’s worldwide network.
- Thursday, August 20, 2015
The behind the scenes work of Wellesley’s Conservation Facility extends the life of Wellesley’s valuable collections and research materials.
- Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Bella Nikom '17 and Kristin Huizenga '16 joined Professor Marianne Moore on an Expedition to Russia’s Lake Baikal this summer.
- Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Nearly 200 student leaders have returned to campus this week for a week of leadership training and to prepare to welcome the incoming class next week during Orientation.
- Monday, August 17, 2015
In a new article, Wellesley’s Vanja Klepac-Ceraj and students, Serry Park '16 and Rebecca J. Rubinstein '15, argue that an understanding of microbiology could change the way doctors diagnose and treat diseases.
- Friday, August 14, 2015
On August 14, copper lanterns will illuminate the plaza where the Liberty Tree once stood as part of a commemorative anniversary event designed, in part, by Wellesley’s Martha McNamara.
- Thursday, August 13, 2015
The sixth in a summer postcard series featuring letters from students, Lamisa S. Hossain '17 writes from San Francisco where she is working with elected official Wilma Chan '71.
- Wednesday, August 12, 2015
More than 16,550 alumnae, parents, faculty, staff, students, and friends contributed to drive Wellesley’s success this year. Together they provided in excess of $52 million in support.
- Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Kate Bussert ’16 planned to focus on English literature and her senior thesis when she studied abroad last year, she ended up directing an award-winning play and founding a production company as well.
- Monday, August 10, 2015
Liza Janssen Petra '94, a nationally recognized force during her four-year basketball career at Wellesley, was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame on August 8.
- Friday, August 7, 2015
Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach ‘95 has been appointed director of The Hamilton Project, an economic policy initiative at the Brookings Institution.
- Thursday, August 6, 2015
The fifth in a summer postcard series featuring letters from students, Julia Springer ’16 writes from Venice where she is interning at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
- Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Most people have never seen nor heard of Wellesley’s gas depot, but it fuels many essential functions on campus.
- Tuesday, August 4, 2015
A team of Wellesley students participated in a sports-themed reality TV show this spring on NESN.
- Monday, August 3, 2015
The Science Center recently hosted a poster presentation, which displayed student work conducted during the College's Summer Research Program.
- Friday, July 31, 2015
Summer researchers in Wellesley’s HCI lab have completed a prototype program for a collaborative exhibit in the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, which will be entered into iGEM, an international synthetic biology contest.
- Thursday, July 30, 2015
The fourth in a summer postcard series featuring letters from students, Rebecca Selch ’17 writes from her internship working at the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
- Wednesday, July 29, 2015
A new study by Wellesley’s Angela Bahns reveals latest evidence that prejudice causes the perception of threat, and suggests that threat can be used to justify actions that result from prejudice.
- Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Julieta Valls Noyes ’84, who was recently confirmed as Ambassador to Croatia, found a passion for foreign policy during her time at Wellesley.
- Monday, July 27, 2015
The summer issue of Wellesley magazine features life lessons shared by eight alumnae, in letters written to their younger selves.
- Friday, July 24, 2015
Emerging composers study with distinguished guest composers in an annual summer conference held at Wellesley. Concerts, which are free and open to the public, are scheduled for 8:00 PM in Houghton Chapel on various dates throughout.
- Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Peggy McIntosh, senior research scientist and founder of the National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum at the Wellesley Centers for Women, was one of several advisors on the new MTV documentary “White People.”
- Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Wellesley’s Pre-College Residential Program, now in its second year, helps participants gain the experience and confidence to succeed in higher education.
- Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The Wellesley Equestrian Team sent two riders, Callan Roberts ’15 and Paulina Sterpe ’15, to the IHSA National Competition in May and placed 5th overall for their season.
- Monday, July 20, 2015
Veronica Lin ‘15 is spending 10 weeks this summer in Cape Town, South Africa, with an NGO that offers educational enrichment to children and teachers in impoverished schools and communities through robotics and reading programs.
- Friday, July 17, 2015
The third in a summer postcard series featuring letters from students, Evan Williams ’17 writes from her Global Engagement internship on the Georgia coast (U.S.) barrier islands.
- Thursday, July 16, 2015
Gloria Samen '18 and Rocio Ortega '16 each had a big roles at the Girl Up Leadership Summit in D.C. this week, and both were chosen to meet First Lady Michelle Obama who was speaking at the event.
- Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Amanda Zangari ‘08 is a member of NASA’s New Horizons flyby team. The New Horizons spacecraft reached Pluto this week after a nearly decade-long journey through the solar system.
- Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Catherine Baltazar ‘16 has a passion for increasing awareness about environmental problems. She is spending her summer in Bangladesh and hopes the photos she takes while there will "inspire someone to take action and be an agent of change.”
- Monday, July 13, 2015
Caitlin Winner ‘05, a design manager at Facebook, gave the site’s icons a gender makeover, making the woman's silhouette larger moving it in front of the man's.
- Friday, July 10, 2015
Jennifer Lyon-Mackie ‘18, a student assistant in the public affairs office, captured a photo of Kenneth Snelson's Mozart III with sunlight streaming through. The sculpture was first installed on campus in July 2008.
- Thursday, July 9, 2015
Today, in the second in a summer postcard series featuring letters from students, Charlotte Treadwell ’16 writes from her summer internship in Prague.
- Wednesday, July 8, 2015
The gap between the "scientific" and "common-sense" definitions of introversion led Professor Jonathan Cheek and colleagues, including Jennifer Grimes ‘05 and Courtney Brown ‘15, to look beyond a one-size-fits-all definition.
- Tuesday, July 7, 2015
The Jewett Arts Center at Wellesley College was announced as a recipient of a grant through the Getty Foundation’s 2015 Keeping It Modern conservation initiative, which funds "the study of exceptional architecture."
- Monday, July 6, 2015
Kendall Bianchi '15 received a Boren Scholarship, which provides recipients with up to $20,000 for study in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Bianchi will spend the 2015–16 academic year in Jordan.
- Friday, July 3, 2015
The US Treasury Department recently announced that the new $10 bill, to be released in 2020, will feature a woman. Wellesley faculty members share their suggestions.
- Thursday, July 2, 2015
Juliber has served as chair of The MasterCard Foundation Board of Directors since the organization’s launch in 2006; as she steps down, the Foundation expresses gratitude for her service with a gift to Wellesley.
- Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Kerry Walk ’83 has been named President of Marymount Manhattan College, a private liberal arts college located in Manhattan, New York City. She starts her appointment today, July 1.
- Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Carina Belvin ’16 won a Goldwater Scholarship, which supports outstanding undergraduate students in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering.
- Monday, June 29, 2015
There are roughly 8,000 trees on campus. When trees are lost to storms, pests or diseases, structural problems, or other reasons, they are recycled for use elsewhere on campus.
- Friday, June 26, 2015
Alumnae, don’t miss your chance to join in the 2015 participation challenge. Just a few days remain to max out the challenge—54 percent participation and $500,000.
- Thursday, June 25, 2015
Brenda Peynado '06 has been awarded the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Short Story Award, one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a creative writer.
- Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Wellesley's Kathryn Lynch penned an op-ed in the Washington Post exploring the unintended consequences of cuts to humanities programs.
- Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Alicia Lopez ’91 received the Louise Gaskins Lifetime Civil Rights Award from the Massachusetts Teachers Association on June 19. Her mother, Sonia Nieto, received the same award 26 years earlier.
- Monday, June 22, 2015
Sarah George ’14, one of five alumnae to win a 2015 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, is studying how the formation of the Andes Mountains in northern Peru and Ecuador may have caused the Amazon River to reverse its course.
- Friday, June 19, 2015
Today we kick off a Summer Postcard series featuring letters from students. Caitlin Bailey ’16 is an Albright Fellow who is spending the summer in Beijing.
- Thursday, June 18, 2015
Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, the activists who started the Black Lives Matter campaign, should be household names, not Rachel Dolezal, according to an op-ed in the Boston Globe by Wellesley's Michael P. Jeffries.
- Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Laura Stevens ’11 co-authored an article in the prestigious scientific journal Nature this month. Her team's research addresses a phenomenon that has been puzzling scientists for years.
- Monday, June 15, 2015
A tool developed in Wellesley’s Social Informatics Lab enables journalists to quickly examine a claim made on Twitter, track how far the claim has spread, and determine whether it appears to be true or false by analyzing crowd behavior.
- Monday, June 15, 2015
Danielle Gore ’15 founded Wellesley’s chapter of the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS) in 2014. The branch recently was named MAP’S Chapter of the Year for the New England region.
- Friday, June 12, 2015
As the 2015 Walking Challenge concludes, a look at how investments in employee health are paying off—for the College and for employees—in measurable ways.
- Thursday, June 11, 2015
Students in Catia Confortini’s senior seminar in Peace and Justice Studies recently gave a presentation at the 2015 Women’s Power to Stop War conference, hosted by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in The Hague, Netherlands.
- Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Naa-Sakle Akuete ’08, pictured here age 3, with her mother. Akuete recently started a business that would allow her to work closely with her mother and give back to their native Ghana.
- Tuesday, June 9, 2015
The Wellesley Community Children’s Center promotes hands-on learning through art. The center displayed the children’s work in a show for family, friends and guests during Week of the Young Child in May.
- Monday, June 8, 2015
New research, coauthored by Wellesley College economist Phillip B. Levine and University of Maryland economist Melissa Kearney, found that children who had greater access to Sesame Street in the show’s early days had improved educational outcomes.
- Friday, June 5, 2015
The Wellesley College Alumnae Association welcomes the classes of the 0’s and 5’s to campus for Reunion 2015 this weekend, June 5–7.
- Thursday, June 4, 2015
The Wellesley College Alumnae Association recently launched a new Online Community that provides personalized content for users based on class year, geography and shared interests.
- Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Xueying Chen ’16 recently visited media organizations and cultural landmarks in Japan as a Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Fellow.
- Tuesday, June 2, 2015
A new paper by Wellesley researchers, based on a study of how people viewed the image known simply as "The Dress," explores how people can see wholly different colors in the same image.
- Monday, June 1, 2015
Wellesley professors Barbara Beltz, Philip Kohl, and Winifred Wood were honored with the Pinanski Teaching Prize during Commencement exercises on Friday. The Pinanski Prize celebrates extraordinary teaching in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
- Friday, May 29, 2015
Wellesley celebrates our 137th graduating class, the yellow class of 2015!
- Thursday, May 28, 2015
Seniors and their guests gather at Houghton Chapel on Thursday to reflect on and celebrate their time at Wellesley during Baccalaureate, a beloved College tradition.
- Wednesday, May 27, 2015
After months of searching, Jacki Musacchio, department chair and professor of art, and Kathryn Cooperman ’15 logged an important discovery: a bronze relief of Mary Hemenway by Anne Whitney, which had been missing for over 30 years, in the Wellesley College Archives.
- Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Wellesley's Calderwood Seminars in Public Writing encourage students to develop their writing abilities.
- Friday, May 22, 2015
When most students are heading off campus for summer internships, international study, or simply a healthy dose of warm-weather downtime and reconnection with friends and family, there is still much to see and do at Wellesley.
- Thursday, May 21, 2015
Idalmis Vaquero ’16 was named a 2015 Udall Scholar in recognition of her commitment to environmental issues.
- Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Nathalie Gruet '15 wins Barbara Hauptfuhrer Award as Wellesley celebrates a winning spring season.
- Tuesday, May 19, 2015
In the run-up to the close of the fiscal year, Wellesley invites alums to make a financial donation of any size, and accompany it with a tweet or a tome about the impact of a Wellesley education on their lives.
- Monday, May 18, 2015
With bragging rights on the line, the Math and Physics Departments faced off for their annual year-end softball game.
- Friday, May 15, 2015
Wellesley women won ten Fulbright awards this year from the United States Department of State's flagship exchange program, with three alumnae and students named as alternates.
- Thursday, May 14, 2015
Harvard Business School, and other top programs, are looking to women’s colleges for the next generation of business leaders. HBS recently announced a new recruitment program, dubbed PEEK, designed to familiarize students with the M.B.A. program and options for future careers.
- Wednesday, May 13, 2015
On Monday, representatives from Wellesley and three other leading liberal arts schools came together to sign a formal agreement establishing a consortium that will promote joint educational and technological collaboration with a focus on online teaching and learning in the liberal arts.
- Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Pendleton West will soon begin to undergo a series of renovations and updates, including a complete overhaul of existing space and an approximately 10,000-square-foot addition.
- Monday, May 11, 2015
To promote wellness and relaxation during reading period, the Wellness Outreach Committee offers a schedule of fun and relaxing events for students.
- Friday, May 8, 2015
Wellesley celebrates the end of the spring semester with stepsinging outside Houghton Chapel and senior prank decorations led by the graduating class of 2015.
- Thursday, May 7, 2015
Professor Robert Paarlberg’s work calls attention to the serious problems that adaptation to excess will generate, both in the U.S. and abroad. His new book offers the first study to consider obesity and climate change side-by-side, as parallel policy failures in America.
- Wednesday, May 6, 2015
President H. Kim Bottomly recently hosted a reception to honor long-term employees who are celebrating milestone work anniversaries this year. Read the stories of some of those who have served the longest.
- Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Professors Irene Mata and Charlene Galarneau developed a Spring 2015 Seminar class centered around a play that synthesized history, gender studies, literature, theatre, and discussion of public policy into a comprehensive view of the reproductive eugenics movement in the United States.
- Monday, May 4, 2015
WellesleyX offering Anthropology 207X: Introduction to Human Evolution begins a second run on May 6. A cohort for Wellesley affiliates and a new visual library of rotatable 3D scans are new features in the course.
- Monday, May 4, 2015
Bloomberg News spoke with Wellesley's Dan Sichel for an article exploring how a minor change in Intel’s pricing strategies maybe distorting our picture of what’s happening in the economy.
- Friday, May 1, 2015
As the 2015 Wilson Lecturer, award-winning author Michael Ondaatje reads from from his own work, then engages with renowned travel writer Pico Iyer in a conversation about their shared fascination with characters whose mobile history has made them tentative about where they belong.
- Thursday, April 30, 2015
Writing for the Wall Street Journal, finance professional Manisha Thakor ’92 said lessons learned at Wellesley, along with works by authors like Virginia Woolf and Edith Wharton, had a big influence on her career path.
- Wednesday, April 29, 2015
During today's Ruhlman conference, the Wellesley community gathers to celebrate student achievement.
- Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Wellesley instilled a "a lifelong attitude [toward problem solving] and appetite [for learning]" in Will Sripakdeevong ’13, who recently opened the new Natick restaurant Rice Theory.
- Monday, April 27, 2015
Environmental studies major Sophia Garcia '15 won the 120th Wellesley Hooprolling competition this weekend, earning a place in the history books.
- Friday, April 24, 2015
Wellesley congratulates Wenyan Deng ’15 and Margaret McClure ’15, who have both been named Carnegie Junior Fellows for 2015–16.
- Thursday, April 23, 2015
In her class Migration, Heritage, Identity: Eastern Europe and Latin America, Evelina Gužauskytė invites students to consider how Latin America and Eastern Europe have influenced one another’s literary and cultural expression.
- Wednesday, April 22, 2015
As Wellesley marks Earth Day this April 22, the College is implementing a variety of initiatives that will lessen our environmental impact.
- Tuesday, April 21, 2015
In her new role as head of the National Science Foundation’s Office of International Science and Engineering, Rebecca Spyke Keiser ’91 will develop international scientific partnerships and promote STEM activities for women and girls around the globe.
- Friday, April 17, 2015
Wellesley students make encouraging—and often humorous—signs to display along the Scream Tunnel during the Boston Marathon
- Friday, April 17, 2015
Wellesley President Kim Bottomly announces her decision to step down in July of 2016: "I will forever cherish my time at Wellesley and will always remain a proud member of this community that has come to mean so much to me."
- Thursday, April 16, 2015
A strategic approach to sports and college life helped Sharon Ng ’16 win the women’s singles title at the 2015 Collegiate National Badminton Championships.
- Wednesday, April 15, 2015
A new study by Wellesley researchers shows that people who value diversity are more likely to have more diverse friend groups.
- Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Nevatha Mathialagan '15 has won a prestigious Thomas J. Watson fellowship to travel the world after commencement, learning how different cultures approach oral health.
- Monday, April 13, 2015
In a YouTube video posted Sunday afternoon, Hillary Clinton '69 announced that she will run for president in the 2016 Election.
- Friday, April 10, 2015
Award-winning novelist Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will address the Class of 2015 at Wellesley’s 137th Commencement exercises on May 29.
- Thursday, April 9, 2015
A new study led by Wellesley Professor Heather Mattila showed that poor nutrition for honey bee larvae leads to compromised pollination capabilities as adult bees and illustrates a possible link to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).
- Wednesday, April 8, 2015
In honor of National Public Health Week, we take a look at some of the different ways Wellesley students pursue their passion for public health.
- Tuesday, April 7, 2015
President H. Kim Bottomly has been named a Fellow by The National Academy of Inventors. She was officially inducted as a member of the 2014 Fellows class in March.
- Monday, April 6, 2015
Common ravens are uncommon here, but Wellesley is home to a breeding pair for second year running. Watch them live online.
- Friday, April 3, 2015
An alumna puts her architecture training to work to foster social change by empowering locals to use their own knowledge to better their environment.
- Thursday, April 2, 2015
In April, Wellesley celebrates Latin@ Month and hosts festivities honoring Latin@ culture, history, and heritage.
- Wednesday, April 1, 2015
When Gretchen Campbell ’01 won the Maria Goeppert Mayer Award, she praised Wellesley for preparing her for a career in physics, a field she hadn’t planned to enter.
- Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The Wellesley College Choir recently returned from an inaugural Spring Tour to Seoul.
- Monday, March 30, 2015
President H. Kim Bottomly announced the appointment of Rabbi Audrey Marcus Berkman as the new Rabbi and Director of Wellesley College Hillel, beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year.
- Friday, March 27, 2015
For 32 years, Wellesley’s Computer Science Department has provided the support and training students need to excel in computing careers and to help shape the future of computer science.
- Thursday, March 26, 2015
In Physics 100 Einstein and the Dark Universe, first-year students explore the astrophysical evidence that reveals the presence of dark matter and dark energy.
- Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Professor Marjorie Agosín’s first novel for young readers received the 2015 Pura Belpré Author Award for outstanding children’s literature by a Latino/Latina author.
- Tuesday, March 24, 2015
President Obama, shown here with White House Science Fair participants “the elementary-school Supergirls,” announced $240M in new commitments to STEM education, which include commitments by Wellesley College.
- Monday, March 23, 2015
When Maura Sticco-Ivins ’18 won the Women’s 3-meter Diving Finals at the 2015 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, she became just the third Wellesley athlete to win an individual title at an NCAA National Championship.
- Friday, March 20, 2015
Katy Ma '18, a student activist with the organization SPARK, explains how she chose to highlight Xie Bingxin (M.A. '26), a prominent twentieth-century Chinese writer, for a Google initiative showcasing the work and contributions of influential women in history.
- Thursday, March 19, 2015
Wellesley history professor Katherine Grandjean was interviewed by the Boston Globe about her new book, American Passage: The Communications Frontier in Early New England.
- Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Student-run theatre group Upstage concludes a successful season performing classic as well as contemporary plays.
- Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Class of 1966 Associate Professor of Neuroscience Marc Tetel has published an article in the flagship journal of the Endocrine Society, Endocrinology, about working at a liberal arts college as a career option for research scientists.
- Monday, March 16, 2015
Wellesley welcomed legendary composer, arranger, lyricist, producer and tenor saxophonist Benny Golson to campus for a master class and packed performance. Golson’s appearance is part of a celebration of 30 years of jazz in Wellesley’s music program.
- Friday, March 13, 2015
On 3/14/15, the Wellesley math department celebrates the Ultimate Pi Day by hosting activities and offering pie in honor of a very special number.
- Thursday, March 12, 2015
On March 7, Wellesley hosted Class Action’s third annual summit, which convened 175 attendees from 32 colleges and four organizations from throughout the Northeast with the aim of providing a forum for first-generation college students to share experiences and discuss challenges facing their communities.
- Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Angela Sun ’17 and Ali Lanier ’15 were the only undergraduates to present a paper at the first philosophy conference on the subject of street art.
- Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Wellesley alumna Clare Egan '10 is a member of the United States Biathlon World Championship team roster. She is currently competing with Team USA in the 2015 IBU World Championships in Finland.
- Monday, March 9, 2015
Over Wintersession 2015, 18 members of Wellesley's community participated in an inaugural program in East Africa, organized by the Africana Studies department.
- Thursday, March 5, 2015
As the world confronts unprecedented change, Wellesley College, and our role in educating women, has never been more important. Late yesterday afternoon, the Wellesley College Board of Trustees voted to reaffirm Wellesley’s mission and clarify our admission policy.
- Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The Wellesley chapter of Robogals empowers local elementary-school girls to explore technology and robotics.
- Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Nondini Naqui ’02 and the Society of Grownups offer an innovative, enjoyable way for young adults to learn about personal finance.
- Monday, March 2, 2015
Wellesley celebrates Asian Awareness Month 2015 with guest speakers, performances, and lectures around important issues of Asian and Asian-American experience. Speakers include Mayor Lisa Wong of Fitchburg, performer Meera Mohan-Graham '05, and distinguished scholar-activis
t Ling-Chi Wang.
- Friday, February 27, 2015
Black and blue, or gold and white? Wellesley's Bevil Conway offers insight to WIRED and The Guardian about the color controversy a single dress has sparked on social media.
- Thursday, February 26, 2015
Students take funny women seriously in a new Theatre studies course examining the role played by comedic pioneers in shaping American culture over the last century.
- Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Robert Goree, assistant professor of East Asian languages and cultures, served as a guest judge on the Japanese gameshow Sushi Time when it came to film in Boston this fall.
- Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Professor Alice T. Friedman’s article Queer Old Things shows how Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein constructed a public image that challenged accepted gender roles.
- Monday, February 23, 2015
Dr. Kwan Kew Lai ‘74 embodies Wellesley’s motto, Non Ministrari sed Ministrare (Not to be ministered unto but to minister). She is currently in West Africa for the second time helping patients with Ebola.
- Friday, February 20, 2015
Professors from many disciplines study and teach film in the course of their work at Wellesley. Here faculty from cinema and media studies, women’s and gender studies, English, and music weigh in on films they thought worthy of notice in the last year.
- Thursday, February 19, 2015
Faith Fells ’15 is one of eight Fellows selected for the Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color. Fellows are nominated and chosen through a competitive selection process.
- Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Harvard Professor Steven Pinker, one of the world’s most influential writers on the nature of language and the human mind, visits Wellesley as part of the Freedom Project Speaker Series for a lecture titled "Three Reasons to Affirm Free Speech."
- Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Written by Wellesley's Susan Lynn Meyer, New Shoes tells the story of an African-American girl who fights back against discrimination.
- Monday, February 16, 2015
A Twitter exchange between Madeleine Albright ‘59 and Hillary Clinton ‘69 highlighted a well-known fact about graduates of Wellesley College.
- Friday, February 13, 2015
Wellesley celebrates the re-opening of the Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse this weekend after months of extensive renovations. The renovated facilities include a brand-new 4,600-square-foot Fitness Center.
- Thursday, February 12, 2015
A ceremony and reception honoring Suzanne Ciani ’68, Jean Kilbourne ’64, and Nancy Kornblith Kopp ’65, recipients of the 2015 Alumnae Achievement Awards, takes place Thursday, February 12, 2015, starting at 5:30 PM.
- Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Wellesley faculty member Aaron Sheehan accepted a GRAMMY Award for Best Opera Recording in honor of the Boston Early Music Festival's recording of a 17th-century opera in which he played the starring role.
- Tuesday, February 10, 2015
A newly heightened focus on Middle Eastern artists has been intensifying among institutions, collectors, curators, scholars and patrons alike. Parviz Tanavoli’s art exists at the center of the attention, and that extraordinary art is now featured at the Davis Museum as part of an exciting new season of exhibitions.
- Monday, February 9, 2015
Wellesley College will be closed on Monday, February 9 due to the snowstorm.
- Friday, February 6, 2015
There may only be a few plants peeking through the snow outside right now, but there are plenty to be seen indoors in the Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses.
- Thursday, February 5, 2015
Professor Hahrie Han spoke with The UpShot, a New York Times blog, for story exploring why Democrats continue to have more success than Republicans when it comes to online fundraising.
- Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Mock-up panels of a proposed exterior finish for the Pendleton West renovation project offer a sneak peek of what the building may look like when it is completed. A reimagined Pendleton West will provide greater opportunities for students, faculty, and staff engaging with the arts.
- Tuesday, February 3, 2015
A new humanities initiative brings three courses into conversation with each other. From classical studies to French literature and European history, professors Brook, Bilis, and Grote will bring their classes together for performances, readings, and discussions about the transformative power of the theater.
- Monday, February 2, 2015
In February, Wellesley joins communities around the nation in celebrating Black History Month through myriad events, lectures, and community discussions.
- Friday, January 30, 2015
24 students took part in two Center for Work and Service week-long Alternative Breaks over Wintersession. Participants assisted organizations in Kissimmee, Fla., and Boulder City, Nev., by meeting both basic and complex needs.
- Thursday, January 29, 2015
Wellesley students share their love of science with elementary and middle school students from the Boston area, and introduced them to careers in STEM fields, through the Wellesley Science Club for Girls.
- Wednesday, January 28, 2015
A second snow day! Thank you to the grounds crew for their tireless work around the clock to clear Wellesley's roads, stairwells, and pathways.
- Monday, January 26, 2015
Jessica Saifee ‘16 spent the summer and fall of 2014 in India, conducting research on marginalized groups, with a special focus on the accessibility of healthcare for women and the Siddis population, and studying the Indian public health system.
- Friday, January 23, 2015
The 2014 Tanner Conference hosted a photo contest, and the results are in. Judges voted on more than 100 entries submitted by Tanner presenters. Among the top three, Light up the Future by Mojia Shen '18, taken in Sadhana Village, Pune, India.
- Thursday, January 22, 2015
U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Korbel Albright ’59, joins former UN Representative Elizabeth Cousens, and Dr. Homi Kharas of the Brookings Institute for “Harnessing Consensus: Shaping the World's New Development Goals.”
- Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Spring 2015 Arts and Culture at Wellesley Calendar provides an overview of the rich arts and cross-disciplinary cultural events on campus this semester.
- Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Members of the Wellesley community came together in Alumnae Hall on Monday, January 19, for the fifteenth annual World of Wellesley Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast, an event celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Friday, January 16, 2015
Wellesley PE instructor Calvin Chin’s Hung Kuen team gained international success in the first ever World Hung Kuen competition in November 2014.
- Thursday, January 15, 2015
Wellesley Summer Theatre Company takes on Sarah Ruhl’s modern adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s gender-flipping 1928 novel, Orlando. Nora Hussey directs this comedic story of time-travel, identity, and love, running in the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre 1/8 through 2/2.
- Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Wellesley students travel the world each semester. Along with amazing experiences and new perspectives, they come back with great photos. The 2014 OIS photo contest have honors in four categories, including "Selfie with a Landmark" (shown).
- Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Writers for the popular blog FiveThirtyEight highlighted a paper co-authored by Wellesley’s Kristin Butcher among the most interesting research presented at this year’s annual meeting of the American Economic Association.
- Monday, January 12, 2015
Students from eight nations and 25 majors work closely with thought leaders from many fields in an intensive program tackling world issues, joined by former Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens and former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright '59. A closing event featuring these diplomats is open to the public.
A new website offers a single digital space where visitors can explore and learn about the humanities at Wellesley.
A strategic approach to sports and college life helped Sharon Ng ’16 win the women’s singles title at the 2015 Collegiate National Badminton Championships.