Marriage and Motherhood Cited as Major Causes of Gender Pay Gap in Two New Studies Co-Authored by Wellesley College Economist
Sari Kerr, a Wellesley College economist, co-authored two new studies showing that college-educated, married women likely to have children end up making significantly less money than their male counterparts.
Wellesley’s Daniela Rivera Explores Displacement and Environmental Destruction in Her Solo Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston
Professor Daniela Rivera wants visitors to her exhibition at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, The Andes Inverted, to feel as if they are standing at the bottom of the world's largest open pit copper mine.
The Wellesley community is enriched by the talents, dedication, and service of faculty and of administrative and union staff, many of whom have been honored in recent weeks.
Ancient art works are sometimes obtained by fraud, raising ethical questions, according to Wellesley experts featured in WBUR's Cognoscenti.
Wealthy Americans are living longer and gaining more benefits from tax-supported entitlements, according to a Wellesley economist's study.
A family of geese sighted on Lake Waban this week.
Julie Levison ’98, a physician-researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital, created a telenovela-style video to encourage HIV care adherence among Latino immigrants.
The connection students and alumnae feel to the College and each other is often reflected in what they share, from everyday items, like hoops and banners, to life-changing events.
Members of the alumnae group Wellesley in Entertainment introduce a Wellesley student to Hollywood as first prize in the group’s new screenwriting contest.
Winners of the Stanford Calderwood Prizes in Public Writing are recognized for exceptional work in translating complex arguments into engaging pieces intended for a general audience.
The popularity of Wellesley College’s tuition cost estimator tool is on the rise. WGBH's Kirk Carapezza interviewed and photographed the tool's inventor, Wellesley's Phillip B. Levine, for a recent story.
Students don their class colors for Stepsinging and a toast to the Green Class of 2017, and plan ways to “Take a Break” during reading period and finals.
As Wellesley approaches reading period and finals, we wish our students the wisdom of the Jedi, the knowledge of C-3PO, the resourcefulness of Rey, and the confidence of Leia.
To empower her women colleagues at the National Wildlife Federation, Elizabeth Lillard ’11 spearheaded the organization’s inaugural Women in Conservation Leadership Summit.
Wellesley will host the Massachusetts premiere of the groundbreaking documentary Changing the Face of Medicine: Black Women in Medicine.
The Suzy Newhouse Center for the Humanities Welcomes Margaret Atwood, Booker Prize winner and author of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” to Wellesley.
Wellesley’s hip-hop troupe, FreeStyle, featured So You Think You Can Dance 6 winner Russell Ferguson and a dozen New England dance groups in Jam On It, a benefit for inner-city performing arts education.
Spotlight on Teaching: Wellesley Teach-in Examines the Relationship Between Policy and Evidenced-based Research
On April 22, Wellesley faculty, staff, and students joined the March for Science in Boston. The day before, the College presented its final teach-in for the year: “How Is Science Political?”
Each spring, the Ruhlman Conference features student presentations on a variety of topics. This year, a website created by Andrea Jackson ’18 will allow users to explore topics and trends in Ruhlman research.
With support from the Shakespeare Society and steering a hoop bearing a quote from the Bard, Laurel Wills ’17 claims first place in Wellesley’s 122nd senior hooprolling contest.
A Boxing Fan Campaigns to Elect Wellesley Alumna as First Woman in the International Boxing Hall of Fame
From Wellesley to the boxing ring, Margery Miller ’45 was a trailblazing writer who covered the intersection of sports and race.
Wellesley advances the future of women in science.
MyinTuition may change how families select colleges, says the New York Times.
In April, performances, lectures, and workshops highlight the culture, heritage, and history of the Latinx community, both on campus and beyond.
In the Distinguished Faculty Lecture, Marianne Moore will illustrate how a multidisciplinary approach is crucial to understanding and conserving the world’s oldest, deepest, and most species-rich freshwater lake.
Our Focus on Changes to U.S. Immigration Policy Continues: “Building Connections Between Campus and Community”
“Wellesley in MetroWest” campus discussion is latest in the College’s series on recent changes in U.S. immigration policies.
Volunteering, making signs, cheering on runners, or running themselves, Wellesley students and alumnae celebrate Marathon ’17.
The Watson Fellowship will allow Amal Cheema ’17 to spend a year traveling to various countries to study how cultural and religious beliefs impact people’s opinions regarding organ donation.
President Johnson Speaks on the Pressing Issue of Gender Equality in Women’s Health on National Public Radio
“Women’s health is an equal rights issue as important as equal pay,” President Johnson said in a NPR interview.
A contractor’s discovery reveals that Wellesley College was making news before Wellesley was even Wellesley.
The Campaign to Advance the Wellesley Effect microsite is among the top five websites competing for both a Webby Award and the Webby People’s Choice Award in the school and university category.
Internships, which allow students to connect the classroom to the field, are now eligible for transcript credit at Wellesley.
From April 3 to 9, Wellesley Athletics highlights the impact of athletics and student-athletes on our campus and surrounding communities.
Wellesley Professor Tells the Washington Post: Users, not Internet Search Engines, Create Bias in Elections
Professor P. Takis Metaxas says spammers and political operatives manipulate search engines to give their candidates the edge.
William Julius Wilson, one of the most influential scholars in the field of urban inequality, will discuss problems associated with the increased income segregation in communities of color since 1970.
Seven Wellesley alumnae and a current student have been awarded highly competitive National Science Foundation grants—including one to study the stellar populations of galaxies.
During Women’s History Month, Four Wellesley Professors Provide Expert Commentary on Feminism
Ravencam is suspended while Pauline adjusts to her new role as single parent.
David Teng Olsen, assistant professor of art at Wellesley, has completed a 170-foot-long, geometric outdoor mural on Allston’s Western Avenue, titled “Evo.”
Last semester, Kimberly Cassibry’s students created a website related to the Davis exhibition Reframing the Past: Piranesi’s Vedute di Roma. Now students of her colleague Liza Oliver are expanding the site.
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 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.
Wellesley experiences a 17 percent increase in applications for spots in the incoming Green Class of 2021.
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.
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.
This March, a variety of performances and events—from comedy to poetry to dance—highlighted the contributions and diversity of Asians and Asian Americans.
Wellesley Blue honors three-time national diving champion Maura Sticco-Ivins ’18 and Athletic Director of the Year Bridget Belgiovine.
Grace Hu ’17 shares how Career Education at Wellesley helped her succeed
A Times op-ed by Liza Oliver, assistant professor of art, argues for more women leaders in the art world.
Mathematician, author, and musician Eugenia Cheng demonstrates mathematics with music, juggling, and flavorful experiments.
The Albright Institute Faculty Scholar Initiative has created a blog to provide a new pathway to public engagement in local, national, and global discourse.
Wellesley Economics Professor Who Studies Gender and the Workplace Offers Insights to Students and Media
Professor Olga Shurchkov's research is part of national discussion on gender and the economy.
Faculty from a variety of departments address current events and the political climate in discussions with the Wellesley community.
On International Women’s Day, Wellesley College Honors All the Ways Our Alumnae Have Made the World a Better Place
Wellesley’s second annual Fresh Check Day will feature interactive booths, a petting zoo, and other fun activities.
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
Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 and President Paula Johnson share lively conversation and a Q&A session with the Wellesley community.
The Boston Globe and WBUR turned to a Wellesley professor and education historian for her commentary on how to fund child care.
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.
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
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
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.
“Puppy Mama” Theresa Piasta ’06 explains how her canine companion Waffles inspired a passion project that became a tech start-up.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For a group of alumnae friends in London, jewelry designed by Catherine Prevost ’89 symbolizes sisterhood and their enduring connection to Wellesley.
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.
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 students recognized the diversity and strength of the College community in a unity gathering on February 7.
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 Blue celebrated National Girls & Women in Sports Day by honoring its athletes’ and teams’ accomplishments over the past year—including many “firsts.”
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
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.
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.
Physicist, professor, researcher, and Wellesley College Alumnae Achievement Award recipient Persis Drell ’77 P’16 has been appointed provost of Stanford University.
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.
The College provides information and support in understanding the January 27 executive order on refugees and immigration.
Poetry and Women Mentors: A Conversation Between President Paula A. Johnson and Prof. Marjorie Agosín
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.
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.
Madeleine K. Albright ’59 and Albright Fellows prompted the Huffington Post to declare the “Future is Female.”
Students, faculty and staff talk about what feminism means in the new political reality of 2017.
On January 21, Wellesley students, faculty, staff, and alumnae joined Women’s Marches in Boston and across the nation.
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.
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.”
Michael Jeffries, associate professor of American studies at Wellesley College, discusses Barack Obama’s historic presidency.
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 reflects on how the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr. are integrated into the curriculum in a multitude of ways.
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
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.
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.
On December 13, dozens of students, alumnae, and faculty celebrated the 50th anniversary of the biochemistry program, the College’s oldest interdisciplinary program.
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.
Twenty-three Wellesley students have received Jerome A. Schiff Fellowships to pursue independent research through the senior honors thesis program.
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.
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 Named One of India’s Most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune India magazine
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.