Maura Sticco-Ivins ’18 wins 3-meter diving championship
Maura Sticco-Ivins ’18 wins 3-meter diving championship

Accolades for a Three-Time National Champion Student-Athlete and an Athletic Director of the Year

March 17, 2017

Wellesley Blue honors three-time national diving champion Maura Sticco-Ivins ’18 and Athletic Director of the Year Bridget Belgiovine.


Laura Sparks ’97 Named First Female President of Cooper Union
Laura Sparks ’97 Named First Female President of Cooper Union

Laura Sparks ’97 Named First Female President of Cooper Union

March 27, 2017

Lessons she learned at Wellesley are helping Laura Sparks ’97 in her new role at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, just as they have helped her at every point in her career. 


Wellesley Professor Shines Spotlight on Boston’s Hidden Sacred Spaces
Wellesley Professor Shines Spotlight on Boston’s Hidden Sacred Spaces

Wellesley Professor Shines Spotlight on Boston’s Hidden Sacred Spaces

March 24, 2017

Wellesley professor Alice Friedman co-directs Boston’s Hidden Sacred Spaces, a project that highlights 50 sacred spaces, which was recently featured on WBUR radio and in a Boston magazine blog post. 


Main lobby of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Main lobby of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Art Professor Calls for Met to Appoint a Female Director in New York Times Op-Ed

March 15, 2017

Times op-ed by Liza Oliver, assistant professor of art, argues for more women leaders in the art world.


Meet the Record-Setting Wellesley College Class of 2021
Meet the Record-Setting Wellesley College Class of 2021

Meet the Record-Setting Wellesley College Class of 2021

March 22, 2017

Wellesley experiences a 17 percent increase in applications for spots in the incoming Green Class of 2021.


Wellesley Centers for Women Accepting Applications for 2017-2018 Internships/Fellowships
Wellesley Centers for Women Accepting Applications for 2017-2018 Internships/Fellowships

Wellesley Centers for Women Accepting Applications for 2017-2018 Internships/Fellowships

March 22, 2017

The Wellesley Centers for Women offers five internships/fellowships to Wellesley students who seek to make a difference in the world through research and action.


“Wushu” Vies for Top Spot in NESN Next Producer
“Wushu” Vies for Top Spot in NESN Next Producer

“Wushu” Vies for Top Spot in NESN Next Producer

March 21, 2017

A short film by Tina Xu ’17 on the Chinese sport of wushu was selected as a finalist in New England Sports Network’s Next Producer filmmaking competition.


Wellesley Celebrates Asian Awareness Month with Humor, Insight, and Artistry
Wellesley Celebrates Asian Awareness Month with Humor, Insight, and Artistry

Wellesley Celebrates Asian Awareness Month with Humor, Insight, and Artistry

March 20, 2017

This March, a variety of performances and events—from comedy to poetry to dance—highlighted the contributions and diversity of Asians and Asian Americans.
 


Career Education at Wellesley is Tailored to Each Student: Hear One Student’s Story
Career Education at Wellesley is Tailored to Each Student: Hear One Student’s Story

Career Education at Wellesley is Tailored to Each Student: Hear One Student’s Story

March 16, 2017

Grace Hu ’17 shares how Career Education at Wellesley helped her succeed


How to Bake Pi
How to Bake Pi

How to Bake Pi

March 14, 2017

Mathematician, author, and musician Eugenia Cheng demonstrates mathematics with music, juggling, and flavorful experiments.


 The Albright Institute Introduces The Spoke
 The Albright Institute Introduces The Spoke

The Albright Institute Introduces The Spoke

March 13, 2017

The Albright Institute Faculty Scholar Initiative has created a blog to provide a new pathway to public engagement in local, national, and global discourse.


Olga Shurchkov
Olga Shurchkov

Wellesley Economics Professor Who Studies Gender and the Workplace Offers Insights to Students and Media

March 10, 2017

Professor Olga Shurchkov's research is part of national discussion on gender and the economy.


February Teach-ins
February Teach-ins

Wellesley Faculty Engages Community in Discussions on Immigration and Politics

March 9, 2017

Faculty from a variety of departments address current events and the political climate in discussions with the Wellesley community.


#DayWithoutAWoman
#DayWithoutAWoman

#DayWithoutAWoman

March 8, 2017

On International Women’s Day, Wellesley College Honors All the Ways Our Alumnae Have Made the World a Better Place


Second Annual Fresh Check Day Promotes Mental Health Awareness in a Fun, Vibrant Way
Second Annual Fresh Check Day Promotes Mental Health Awareness in a Fun, Vibrant Way

Second Annual Fresh Check Day Promotes Mental Health Awareness in a Fun, Vibrant Way

March 7, 2017

Wellesley’s second annual Fresh Check Day will feature interactive booths, a petting zoo, and other fun activities.


The Freedom Project at Wellesley Kicks Off Its Inaugural Censorship Awareness Week
The Freedom Project at Wellesley Kicks Off Its Inaugural Censorship Awareness Week

The Freedom Project at Wellesley Kicks Off Its Inaugural Censorship Awareness Week

March 6, 2017

Censorship Awareness Week will highlight the ways various forms of censorship restrict people’s freedom and inhibit their intellectual growth.


Wellesley’s Campus Community Gathers to Hear Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 in Conversation with President Paula Johnson
Wellesley’s Campus Community Gathers to Hear Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 in Conversation with President Paula Johnson

Wellesley’s Campus Community Gathers to Hear Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 in Conversation with President Paula Johnson

March 3, 2017

Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 and President Paula Johnson share lively conversation and a Q&A session with the Wellesley community.


Wellesley Professor Gives News Media Expert Opinion on Child Care Funding
Wellesley Professor Gives News Media Expert Opinion on Child Care Funding

Wellesley Professor Gives News Media Expert Opinion on Child Care Funding

March 2, 2017

The Boston Globe and WBUR turned to a Wellesley professor and education historian for her commentary on how to fund child care.


Three Wellesley Alumnae Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 Lists
Three Wellesley Alumnae Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 Lists

Three Wellesley Alumnae Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 Lists

March 1, 2017

Charlotte Kiang ’13, Zsofia Schweger ’12, and Sara Minkara ’11 have been named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 lists for enterprise technology, the arts, and social entrepreneurs, respectively.


Elizabeth Neill Banton ’34 Celebrates Her 103rd Birthday
Elizabeth Neill Banton ’34 Celebrates Her 103rd Birthday

Elizabeth Neill Banton ’34 Celebrates Her 103rd Birthday

February 28, 2017

Wellesley wishes a very happy 103rd birthday to Elizabeth “Betty” Neill Banton ’34, the College's oldest living alumna!


Public Health Expert Camara Phyllis Jones ’76 to Address Racism and Health Inequity in Kenner Lecture
Public Health Expert Camara Phyllis Jones ’76 to Address Racism and Health Inequity in Kenner Lecture

Public Health Expert Camara Phyllis Jones ’76 to Address Racism and Health Inequity in Kenner Lecture

February 27, 2017

Camara Phyllis Jones ’76, a family physician and epidemiologist, will deliver the 2017 Kenner Lecture, titled “Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Campaign Against Racism.”


Albright Institute Public Dialogue Examines the Sociopolitical and Geopolitical Ramifications of the Global Refugee Crisis
Albright Institute Public Dialogue Examines the Sociopolitical and Geopolitical Ramifications of the Global Refugee Crisis

Albright Institute Public Dialogue Examines the Sociopolitical and Geopolitical Ramifications of the Global Refugee Crisis

February 24, 2017

The Albright Institute’s day-long public dialogue, “From Exodus to Action: Claiming Our Common Humanity in the Refugee Crisis,” will begin with a keynote address by Sec. Madeleine K. Albright ’59.


Theresa Piasta ’06: From Iraq to Wall Street to Puppy Mama
Theresa Piasta ’06: From Iraq to Wall Street to Puppy Mama

Theresa Piasta ’06: From Iraq to Wall Street to Puppy Mama

February 23, 2017

“Puppy Mama” Theresa Piasta ’06 explains how her canine companion Waffles inspired a passion project that became a tech start-up.


New Spaces in Freeman Hall, Acorns, and Pendleton West
New Spaces in Freeman Hall, Acorns, and Pendleton West

New Spaces in Freeman Hall, Acorns, and Pendleton West

February 22, 2017

This winter, students are retreating from the outdoors to new and newly renovated spaces on campus. Take a peek inside Acorns, Freeman Hall, and Pendleton West. 


Raíz Holds Rally in Support of Undocumented and Muslim Immigrants and Refugees
Raíz Holds Rally in Support of Undocumented and Muslim Immigrants and Refugees

Raíz Holds Rally in Support of Undocumented and Muslim Immigrants and Refugees

February 21, 2017

Students, faculty, and staff gathered for a rally organized by the Wellesley Latinx advocacy group Raíz to show support for the rights of undocumented and Muslim immigrants and refugees.


The Davis Highlights Immigrants’ Contributions to the Museum in “Art-Less”
The Davis Highlights Immigrants’ Contributions to the Museum in “Art-Less”

The Davis Highlights Immigrants’ Contributions to the Museum in “Art-Less”

February 20, 2017

The Davis Museum removed one-fifth of its permanent collections on view for “Art-Less,” an initiative intended to demonstrate what immigrants contribute to art and what the Museum would lose in their absence.


Faculty Members Reflect on the Era of Japanese American Internment, 75 Years Later
Faculty Members Reflect on the Era of Japanese American Internment, 75 Years Later

Faculty Members Reflect on the Era of Japanese American Internment, 75 Years Later

February 17, 2017

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an executive order that led to the internment of Americans of Japanese ancestry. Five Wellesley professors offer their thoughts on what we can learn from this moment in history.


Wellesley Students Chosen to Attend the National Institutes of Health INRO Program
Wellesley Students Chosen to Attend the National Institutes of Health INRO Program

Wellesley Students Chosen to Attend the National Institutes of Health INRO Program

February 16, 2017

Dania Figueroa ’17 and Katherine Olivia Yanes ’17 were among the academically talented science students selected for the Intramural NIAID Research Opportunity program at the National Institutes of Health.


From Past to Present, Wellesley Celebrates Black History Month
From Past to Present, Wellesley Celebrates Black History Month

From Past to Present, Wellesley Celebrates Black History Month

February 15, 2017

The Wellesley Townsman writes about the College’s earliest African-American students, and a wide range of events on campus are scheduled in recognition of Black History Month.


Wellesley Fudge Cake
Wellesley Fudge Cake

WATCH: Learn How to Make Wellesley Fudge Cake

February 14, 2017

Despite founder Henry Durant’s assertion that “pies, lies, and doughnuts should never have a place at Wellesley College,” the students’ love of chocolate prevailed, and Wellesley Fudge Cake became a College tradition.


Alumnae Celebrate Sisterhood with Jewelry Made by One of Their Own
Alumnae Celebrate Sisterhood with Jewelry Made by One of Their Own

Alumnae Celebrate Sisterhood with Jewelry Made by One of Their Own

February 13, 2017

For a group of alumnae friends in London, jewelry designed by Catherine Prevost ’89 symbolizes sisterhood and their enduring connection to Wellesley.


Yuvol Ron Ensemble
Yuvol Ron Ensemble

The Yuval Ron Ensemble Brings Sacred Music from Three Faith Traditions to Wellesley

February 10, 2017

The Wellesley community and the public are invited to attend weekend residency events with the Yuval Ron Ensemble. The group, which includes Muslim, Jewish, and Christian artists, was founded to build musical bridges between people of various faiths and ethnicities worldwide.


The Davis Museum Celebrates the Opening of Five Spring Exhibitions
The Davis Museum Celebrates the Opening of Five Spring Exhibitions

The Davis Museum Celebrates the Opening of Five Spring Exhibitions

February 9, 2017

On Friday, February 10, the Davis Museum at Wellesley will celebrate the opening of five new exhibitions, including The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence, the first survey of the artist’s life and work to be shown in the United States.


Wellesley College Government Cabinet Organizes a Unity Walk
Wellesley College Government Cabinet Organizes a Unity Walk

Wellesley College Government Cabinet Organizes a Unity Gathering

February 8, 2017

Wellesley students recognized the diversity and strength of the College community in a unity gathering on February 7.


Mustafa Akyol Speaks on “Trump, Populism, and Muslims”
Mustafa Akyol Speaks on “Trump, Populism, and Muslims”

Mustafa Akyol Speaks on “Trump, Populism, and Muslims”

February 7, 2017

The Freedom Project welcomes Turkish journalist and author Mustafa Akyol as its senior visiting fellow, who will lead a public discussion entitled “Trump, Populism, and Muslims.”


Wellesley Celebrates National Girls & Women in Sports Day and 365 Days of Blue
Wellesley Celebrates National Girls & Women in Sports Day and 365 Days of Blue

Wellesley Celebrates National Girls & Women in Sports Day and 365 Days of Blue

February 6, 2017

Wellesley Blue celebrated National Girls & Women in Sports Day by honoring its athletes’ and teams’ accomplishments over the past year—including many “firsts.”


Astronaut Abby’s Journey to Mars
Astronaut Abby’s Journey to Mars

Astronaut Abby’s Journey to Mars

February 3, 2017

Abigail Harrison ’19 traveled to the United Arab Emirates at the invitation of the UAE Space Agency to tour the Emirates Mars Mission and Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, and to speak at the MBRSC Project Space conference.


Wellesley Community (and Beyond) Respond to Announcement of Hillary Rodham Clinton ‘69 as Commencement Speaker
Wellesley Community (and Beyond) Respond to Announcement of Hillary Rodham Clinton ‘69 as Commencement Speaker

Wellesley Community (and Beyond) Respond to Announcement of Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 as Commencement Speaker

February 2, 2017

The Wellesley community and media responded to news that Hillary Rodham Clinton ‘69 will be the speaker for the 139th commencement exercises on May 26, 2017.


Hillary Rodham Clinton ‘69 Will Return to Wellesley College to Deliver 2017 Commencement Address

February 1, 2017

Former presidential candidate and global champion for women, Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 will address the members of the Wellesley College Class of 2017 and an international audience of their family and friends at Wellesley’s 139th commencement exercises.


Persis Drell ’77 P’16 Takes Office as Stanford University Provost
Persis Drell ’77 P’16 Takes Office as Stanford University Provost

Persis Drell ’77 P’16 Takes Office as Stanford University Provost

February 1, 2017

Physicist, professor, researcher, and Wellesley College Alumnae Achievement Award recipient Persis Drell ’77 P’16  has been appointed provost of Stanford University.


Alumna’s Innovative Bracelet Helps Girls Become Comfortable With STEM
Alumna’s Innovative Bracelet Helps Girls Become Comfortable With STEM

Alumna’s Innovative Bracelet Helps Girls Become Comfortable With STEM

January 31, 2017

Makeda Ricketts ’06 couldn’t find many STEM-based games or toys for girls, so she created a startup called PinkThink and developed a programmable bracelet.


Wellesley Responds to Presidential Executive Order
Wellesley Responds to Presidential Executive Order

Wellesley Responds to Presidential Executive Order

January 30, 2017

The College provides information and support in understanding the January 27 executive order on refugees and immigration.

 

Marta Alvarado believe in courage, and in all of us young women who could change the world.
Marta Alvarado believe in courage, and in all of us young women who could change the world.

Poetry and Women Mentors: A Conversation Between President Paula A. Johnson and Prof. Marjorie Agosín

January 27, 2017

President Paula A. Johnson will read a poem from Prof. Marjorie Agosín at Mass Poetry’s “An Evening of Inspired Leaders.” Read their Q & A about the power of women’s writing.


Wellesley Repertory Theater Gives Émilie du Châtelet a Voice
Wellesley Repertory Theater Gives Émilie du Châtelet a Voice

Wellesley Repertory Theater Gives Émilie du Châtelet a Voice

January 26, 2017

Through January 29, the Wellesley Repertory Theater presents “Émilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight,” the story of an 18th-century mathematician and physicist whose contributions are often overlooked.


Huffington Post Calls Wellesley’s Albright Institute Fellows “Future Leaders”
Huffington Post Calls Wellesley’s Albright Institute Fellows “Future Leaders”

Huffington Post Calls Wellesley’s Albright Institute Fellows “Future Leaders”

January 25, 2017

Madeleine K. Albright ’59 and Albright Fellows prompted the Huffington Post to declare the “Future is Female.”


Wellesley Women are Ready to Fight for Each Other, according to Globe and Mail
Wellesley Women are Ready to Fight for Each Other, according to Globe and Mail

Wellesley Women are Ready to Fight for Each Other, according to Globe and Mail

January 24, 2017

Students, faculty and staff talk about what feminism means in the new political reality of 2017.


Members of the Wellesley Community March to Make Their Voices Heard
Members of the Wellesley Community March to Make Their Voices Heard

Members of the Wellesley Community March to Make Their Voices Heard

January 23, 2017

On January 21, Wellesley students, faculty, staff, and alumnae joined Women’s Marches in Boston and across the nation.


Alumna Activist is Keynote Speaker for Campus Mini-Conference on Social Justice
Alumna Activist is Keynote Speaker for Campus Mini-Conference on Social Justice

Alumna Activist is Keynote Speaker for Campus Mini-Conference on Social Justice

January 20, 2017

Elizabeth “Liz” Miranda ’02 will be the keynote speaker for a mini-conference on social justice and activism on January 23: Together Toward the Dream.


Secretary Madeleine Albright ’59 and President Atifete Jahjaga
Secretary Madeleine Albright ’59 and President Atifete Jahjaga

The Albright Institute 2017: “Globalization: Promises, Challenges and a Path Forward”

January 19, 2017

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Korbel Albright ’59 and Atifete Jahjaga, former president of the Republic of Kosovo, discuss “The Paradox of Nationalism and Globalization: Finding a New Way Forward.” 


Barack Obama’s presidency and his legacy
Barack Obama’s presidency and his legacy

Faculty Q&A: Barack Obama’s Presidency and His Legacy

January 18, 2017

Michael Jeffries, associate professor of American studies at Wellesley College, discusses Barack Obama’s historic presidency. 


Spotlight on Teaching: Creative Chemistry
Spotlight on Teaching: Creative Chemistry

Spotlight on Teaching: Creative Chemistry

January 17, 2017

Mala Radhakrishnan, associate professor of chemistry, uses elements of creative writing to help students understand complex concepts in physical chemistry. An essay she wrote about her approach was recently published in Chemical & Engineering News.


Wellesley Honors the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in the Classroom
Wellesley Honors the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in the Classroom

Wellesley Honors the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in the Classroom

January 13, 2017

Wellesley reflects on how the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr. are integrated into the curriculum in a multitude of ways.

 


Winter Scenes at Wellesley
Winter Scenes at Wellesley

Winter Scenes at Wellesley

January 12, 2017

A photo of students hitching a ride during the 1926 Winter Carnival is one of several winter snapshots of Wellesley over the years.


Two Wellesley Professors, Scholars of History and Literature, Provide the Media with Insight on Russia
Two Wellesley Professors, Scholars of History and Literature, Provide the Media with Insight on Russia

Two Wellesley Professors, Scholars of History and Literature, Provide the Media with Insight on Russia

January 11, 2017

Adam Weiner, associate professor of Russian, wrote an essay for Politico magazine on a little-known Russian writer, and Nina Tumarkin, professor of history, spoke to Southern California Public Radio about Russia and the Kremlin’s relationship with the United States.


New Position for Elizabeth Gorayeb ’97, the Indiana Jones of “Art Nerds”
New Position for Elizabeth Gorayeb ’97, the Indiana Jones of “Art Nerds”

New Position for Elizabeth Gorayeb ’97, the Indiana Jones of “Art Nerds”

January 10, 2017

Elizabeth Gorayeb ’97, executive director of the recently launched Wildenstein Plattner Institute, a foundation dedicated to art historical research and digital archiving, says her job involves a lot of detective work. 


Wellesley Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Biochemistry Program
Wellesley Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Biochemistry Program

Wellesley Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Biochemistry Program

January 9, 2017

On December 13, dozens of students, alumnae, and faculty celebrated the 50th anniversary of the biochemistry program, the College’s oldest interdisciplinary program. 


Professor Nikki Greene Talks About the Power of Art in Op-Ed and as Guest on WGBH
Professor Nikki Greene Talks About the Power of Art in Op-Ed and as Guest on WGBH

Professor Nikki Greene Talks About the Power of Art in Op-Ed and as Guest on WGBH

January 6, 2017

Nikki Greene, assistant professor of art at Wellesley, has published an op-ed on WBUR’s Edify website and was a guest on WGBH’s Basic Black.


Schiff Fellows
Schiff Fellows

Schiff Fellows Selected to Pursue Senior Honors Thesis Projects

January 5, 2017

Twenty-three Wellesley students have received Jerome A. Schiff Fellowships to pursue independent research through the senior honors thesis program.


Wellesley Staff Honored for Leadership in Women’s Health
Wellesley Staff Honored for Leadership in Women’s Health

Wellesley Staff Honored for Leadership in Women’s Health

January 4, 2017

Vanessa Britto, medical director of Wellesley College Health Service, and President Paula A. Johnson have been recognized for their leadership in improving women’s health. 


MasterCard Foundation Scholars Work and Learn During a Day of Service at Haley House Bakery Café
MasterCard Foundation Scholars Work and Learn During a Day of Service at Haley House Bakery Café

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Work and Learn During a Day of Service at Haley House Bakery Café

January 3, 2017

Wellesley’s MasterCard Foundation Scholars spend a day of service at Haley House Bakery Café in Roxbury, Mass., an organization that uses food and the power of community to break down barriers, transfer skills, and revitalize communities.


Harshbeena Sahney Zaveri ’82
Harshbeena Sahney Zaveri ’82

Harshbeena Sahney Zaveri ’82 Named One of India’s Most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune India magazine

January 2, 2017

Harshbeena Sahney Zaveri ’82, named one of India's Most Powerful Women in Business, explains how the liberal arts education she received at Wellesley helped her succeed in business and why she remains so involved with the College. 


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