Oh, How Lovely Is WellesleyWednesday, December 20, 2017
Wishing you a holiday season filled with Wellesley warmth and joy!
Wellesley Honors Retiring Administrative StaffTuesday, December 19, 2017
On December 18, Wellesley honored retiring administrative staff and their many contributions to the College, with a cocktail reception in Tishman Commons.
Wellesley Faculty Experts Provide Historical Context for Christmas Carols for WGBH, U.S. Postal ServiceMonday, December 18, 2017
This holiday season, WGBH and the U.S. Postal Service both turned to Wellesley faculty for their expertise on some of America’s favorite Christmas carols.
Frances Malino, Wellesley’s Director of Jewish Studies, to Deliver 2018 Distinguished Faculty LectureFriday, December 15, 2017
Professor Frances Malino’s 2018 Distinguished Faculty Lecture will cap a series of lectures commemorating the endowment of Wellesley’s first chair in Jewish Studies. The milestone, celebrated on campus nearly 30 years ago, included a panel with Frances Malino, Sophia Moses Robison Professor of Jewish Studies and History; Dale Rogers Marshall (who was dean of the College at the time); and Maud Chaplin, Professor Emerita of Philosophy.
Wellesley Celebrates the Season, and Recognizes Excellence, at President Johnson’s Holiday BrunchThursday, December 14, 2017
President Johnson’s festive brunch included wonderful food, a tribute to staff for team collaboration and innovation, and holiday carols.
Harriette Chandler ’59 to Serve as Massachusetts Senate PresidentWednesday, December 13, 2017
Harriette Chandler ’59, the first woman from Worcester, MA to be elected to the Massachusetts State Senate, will serve as its acting President.
Wellesley Celebrates End of Fall SemesterTuesday, December 12, 2017
From honoring December graduates to hosting cookie-decorating parties, the Wellesley community finishes the semester on a festive note.
Wellesley Researcher Discusses Responses from the Public and Industry to Workplace Sexual Harassment on News Magazine show, “Chronicle”Monday, December 11, 2017
Linda M. Williams, Ph.D., told WCVB-TV’s Chronicle that all women are vulnerable to harassment regardless of race and economic status. She is a senior research scientist and director of the Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative at the Wellesley Centers for Women.
Wellesley Faculty Find that a Jump in Gun Sales and Accidental Gun Deaths Followed the 2012 Sandy Hook ShootingsFriday, December 8, 2017
Wellesley study published in “Science” shows Sandy Hook tragedy prompted people to procure guns, resulting in more firearms in the United States—and more accidental deaths.
After CNBC Summer Internships, Rachel Pak ’18 and Anjali Sundaram ’18 Start “WCTV News” on Wellesley College TelevisionThursday, December 7, 2017
After interning at CNBC last summer, Rachel Pak ’18 and Anjali Sundaram ’18 returned to campus eager to use what they’d learned to benefit their fellow students.
Wellesley Alumna Included in Forbes “30 Under 30: Media” ListWednesday, December 6, 2017
Laila Alawa ’12 created media company The Tempest, which promotes the voices of women around the world.
Wellesley’s Carillon Bells Used as a Tool for Teaching and Learning in PhysicsTuesday, December 5, 2017
A Wellesley physics professor and his students examine the connection between physics and music using the College’s carillon bells.
Wellesley Historian Offers Insight about Rosa ParksMonday, December 4, 2017
In real life, Rosa Parks was different from the person projected in the most iconic photograph of her, says Wellesley history professor Brenna Greer.
Former Vice President Al Gore to Deliver 2018 Wilson LectureFriday, December 1, 2017
Former Vice President Al Gore will visit campus on April 25, 2018, to deliver Wellesley’s premier academic lecture.
Wellesley College Archives Is a Key Teaching and Learning ResourceThursday, November 30, 2017
Thanks to the Wellesley College Archives, an environmental studies class can research plants collected by two Wellesley sisters more than 125 years ago.
“Architectural Record” Highlights KieranTimberlake’s Redesign of Pendleton West at WellesleyWednesday, November 29, 2017
Architectural firm KieranTimberlake, which renovated Wellesley’s Houghton Chapel in 2006, recently overhauled Pendleton West. The results are featured in Architectural Record.
Wellesley Hosts Seven College ConferenceTuesday, November 28, 2017
Leaders from Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mt. Holyoke, Smith, Vassar, and Wellesley gather on Wellesley’s campus for two-day conference.
Wellesley Students Mix Computer Science, Ideas, and PurposeMonday, November 27, 2017
Wellesley’s fifth hackathon, aka WHACK, draws 300 college students from more than 50 schools to annual gathering this year.
Wellesley Community Members Invite Students to Share ThanksgivingThursday, November 23, 2017
The Wellesley College Alumnae Association connects current students with alumnae, faculty, and staff who invite them to enjoy home-cooked Thanksgiving meals with all the trimmings.
New Issue of “Wellesley” Magazine Focuses on the College Community’s Efforts to Protect the EnvironmentWednesday, November 22, 2017
The fall issue of Wellesley, which drops this week, highlights the work alumnae and faculty are doing to preserve and protect the environment.
“Boston’s Hidden Sacred Spaces” Photo Exhibition at Jewett Offers Rare Glimpse into Area BuildingsTuesday, November 21, 2017
Alice Friedman, Wellesley’s Grace Slack McNeil Professor of the History of American Art, collaborated on Boston’s Hidden Sacred Spaces, a photo exhibition now on display in the Jewett Arts Center.
NPR Reporter Zoë Sobel ’14 Returns to Wellesley to Discuss Past WBUR Internship and Current Work in AlaskaMonday, November 20, 2017
Zoë Sobel ’14 co-hosted a talk with Bill Littlefield, nationally known writer and host of the popular weekly program Only A Game, in Founders Hall.
Wellesley Professor Frank Bidart Wins National Book Award for PoetryFriday, November 17, 2017
Frank Bidart joined three other National Book Award winners at a ceremony in New York to accept his poetry award for Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965–2016.
Spotlight on Freedom Project Fellow Delaram FarzanehThursday, November 16, 2017
As a Freedom Project Fellow at Wellesley, Iranian legal scholar Delaram Farzaneh advocates for gender equity in Iran, where women are legally barred from becoming judges.
Musical “Working” Now Playing at the Wellesley College TheatreWednesday, November 15, 2017
An updated version of the musical Working, now playing at Wellesley, includes two new songs by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Wellesley Awarded $1 Million Grant from the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement ProgramTuesday, November 14, 2017
McNair Fellowships will contribute to Wellesley’s ability to help low-income students, first-generation college students, and students from underrepresented minorities pursue graduate study.
Lake Waban Exudes the Essence of the SeasonMonday, November 13, 2017
Foliage enthusiasts still have time to take a leaf-peeping stroll around Lake Waban.
On Veterans Day, Wellesley Hosts Ceremony, Remembers College President and Pathbreaking Leader, Naval Captain Mildred McAfeeFriday, November 10, 2017
Wellesley’s ROTC students lead campus ceremony for Veterans Day. Campus recalls 7th president, Mildred McAfee, the first woman to be a commissioned officer in the United States Navy.
CityLab Speaks with Wellesley Art Professor Alice Friedman about Architectural GreatnessThursday, November 9, 2017
Alice Friedman, professor of art at Wellesley, talked with CityLab about the documentary films made by children of renowned architects.
Wellesley’s Department of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics (PERA) Launches a Program to Prepare Varsity Athletes for Roles Beyond AthleticsWednesday, November 8, 2017
LeadBLUE, Wellesley’s own athletic leadership academy, focuses on character growth, teamwork, and academics.
From Wellesley to the Massachusetts State House: What Three Alumnae Have Learned about LeadershipTuesday, November 7, 2017
Carolyn Dykema ’89, Harriette Chandler ’59, and Diana DiZoglio ’11, all members of the Massachusetts State Legislature, share what they’ve learned about making a difference in public service.
Wellesley's Reimagined Career Education Model Posts Wide GainsMonday, November 6, 2017
At the close of its first year, Wellesley's reimagined career education model presents outstanding results.
Wellesley Community Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Trustee Emerita Elizabeth “Betsy” Wood Knapp ’64 Today in Jewett AuditoriumFriday, November 3, 2017
Trustee Emerita Elizabeth “Betsy” Wood Knapp ’64—whose vision, leadership, and generosity transformed Wellesley College—will be honored on campus today.
Wellesley Faculty Members Use Drones to Enhance LearningThursday, November 2, 2017
In one of the courses now using drones for certain exercises, Wellesley students work together to guide one through a mission.
Brenna Wynn Greer Writes about Opposition to the NFL Protest for The SpokeWednesday, November 1, 2017
In her latest post for The Spoke, Wellesley’s Brenna W. Greer writes, “By taking a knee, black NFL players insist that people of color have equal stake in this nation—its heritage, culture, strength, and successes."
The 17th Annual Tanner Conference Highlights Liberal Arts Education Outside the ClassroomTuesday, October 31, 2017
At the Tanner Conference, the Wellesley community comes together to learn about the experiences of Wellesley students working in an increasingly diverse and interdependent world.
Wellesley Observes Disability Awareness MonthMonday, October 30, 2017
Jim Wice, director of Wellesley’s Office of Disability Services, discusses his office’s year-round work to ensure equal access for everyone.
Faculty Gather in Celebration of a Year's Worth of ScholarshipFriday, October 27, 2017
On October 24, faculty members gathered at the President’s House to celebrate the rich contributions they make in their various fields of study and learn about a new webpage highlighting their work.
Wellesley Professor Leigh Gilmore Speaks with PBS, Other Media Outlets, on Sexual Harassment and the #MeToo CampaignThursday, October 26, 2017
PBS NewsHour, NPR, Fortune, Bustle, WBUR, and other media outlets have interviewed Leigh Gilmore, a visiting professor in women’s and gender studies at Wellesley, about the #MeToo campaign that has inspired millions of women to share their sexual harassment and assault experiences on social media.
October 25 Marks the 100th Anniversary of the Russian RevolutionWednesday, October 25, 2017
On the centennial of the Russian Revolution, Wellesley’s Nina Tumarkin reflects on the day the Bolsheviks seized power.
Nine Wellesley Alumnae Begin a Year Abroad as Recipients of Fulbright GrantsTuesday, October 24, 2017
Meet nine young alumnae who, as Fulbright grant recipients, are using their Wellesley educations in various countries, teaching English or conducting research.
Wellesley Celebrates DiwaliMonday, October 23, 2017
The Wellesley community gathered on the evening of October 18 to celebrate Diwali, the Indian-originating Festival of Lights, a major holiday in the Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, and Jain traditions.
Wellesley Hosts International Symposium on Education and Gender EqualityFriday, October 20, 2017
70 international speakers participate in symposium at Wellesley College to improve gender equality across the globe.
Pendleton West Reopens as New Collaborative Arts CenterThursday, October 19, 2017
Acclaimed vertical dance company BANDALOOP is among the groups featured at the opening celebration of Pendleton West.
New York Times Publishes Op-Ed by Senior Visiting Fellow at the Freedom Project at WellesleyWednesday, October 18, 2017
After his arrest in Malaysia for a lecture supporting religious liberty, Freedom Project Fellow Mustafa Akyol discussed a proposal whereby people’s rights to choose their own beliefs is respected.
On Campus Safety Day, Wellesley College Police Connect with the CommunityTuesday, October 17, 2017
Wellesley students will get a chance to ask campus police questions and become familiar with the men and women who keep Wellesley safe.
Wellesley Blue Nation Unites for a Very Wellesley WeekendMonday, October 16, 2017
Wellesley honored Maura Sticco-Ivins '18, a three-time NCAA National Champion Diver, during the annual Blue Nation Pasta Dinner.
Wellesley Announces Recipients of the 2017 Alumnae Achievement AwardsFriday, October 13, 2017
Winners of Wellesley’s highest honor are an entrepreneur and social equity activist; an infectious disease specialist; and an artist and cultural critic.
Wellesley Professor Frank Bidart Named a National Book Award Finalist in PoetryThursday, October 12, 2017
The “Boston Globe” Features Bidart, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and professor of English at Wellesley.
In Celebration of Sukkot, A Sukkah Stands on Wellesley’s Chapel LawnWednesday, October 11, 2017
The Wellesley community is gathering to share a meal inside the sukkah on Chapel Lawn during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.
Tibetan Monks Create Circles of Healing in a Sand Mandala at the Davis MuseumTuesday, October 10, 2017
Tibetan monks constructed a 6-by-6-foot healing mandala in the Davis Museum amid the mandala paintings of artist Eddie Martinez.
Wellesley Student Co-Launches a Greeting Card Business that Blends Compassion and ColoringFriday, October 6, 2017
Wellesley student Michelle Yu ’19 is a co-founder of a new venture to help people in emotional pain connect with each other.
WGBH’s “On Campus Radio” Interviews Joy St. John, Wellesley’s Dean of Admission and Financial AidThursday, October 5, 2017
Wellesley’s dean of admission and financial aid speaks with WGBH’s On Campus Radio about the College’s holistic admission process.
Class of 2018 Gathers for Annual Reception at the President’s HouseWednesday, October 4, 2017
President Paula Johnson hosted the Class of 2018 at her home yesterday for the annual senior class reception.
Meet This Year’s College Government CabinetTuesday, October 3, 2017
The nine elected members of Wellesley’s College Government Cabinet serve as a resource for the entire student body and as a liaison to the administration.
Unique Plant Blooms Unpredictably and Only at NightMonday, October 2, 2017
Wellesley’s Queen of the Night cactus, one of the last remaining flowering plants inside the near empty Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses, bloomed Thursday night.
Mellon Innovation Grant Sparks New Ways to Teach and Learn at WellesleyFriday, September 29, 2017
Wellesley faculty use funding from the Mellon Foundation to bring innovative teaching to their students.
Sigma XI Scientific Research Honor Society Selects Wellesley’s Robbin Chapman as Distinguished LecturerThursday, September 28, 2017
Robbin Chapman, Wellesley’s associate provost, has been chosen to serve a two-year term as Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer beginning July 1, 2018.
On National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, Wellesley Celebrates Healthy Choices and a Spectacular Sports PlayWednesday, September 27, 2017
In honor of National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, we look at some of the ways Wellesley supports women’s health, from our holistic approach to health care to our intramural and varsity teams.
Wellesley Faculty Describe the Legacy of Shirley Chisholm on the 46th Anniversary of Her Historic Decision to Run for PresidentTuesday, September 26, 2017
On the 46th anniversary of Shirley Chisholm’s historic run for the presidency, Wellesley faculty reflect on the significance of her legacy.
Serenity Hughes ’18 Awarded Beinecke Scholarship for Graduate StudyMonday, September 25, 2017
Serenity Hughes ’18 is the first Wellesley student in a decade to receive a Beinecke Scholarship, which supports exceptional students who want to pursue graduate education in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
Wellesley Celebrates the Official Start of Fall on the Autumnal EquinoxFriday, September 22, 2017
Signs of autumn appear on campus as the season begins.
University of Virginia School of Medicine Honors Vivian Pinn ’62 with Hall Dedicated in Her NameThursday, September 21, 2017
A groundbreaking leader in women’s health, Vivian Pinn ’62 has had a lasting impact on science and health. Pinn Hall at the University of Virginia School of Medicine has just been named in her honor.
Wellesley Women Remember a Tennis Match that Symbolized the Ongoing Battle of the SexesWednesday, September 20, 2017
The Wellesley community reflects on Billie Jean King’s resounding defeat of Bobby Riggs, which has repercussions that are still being felt today, 44 years later.
The Davis Museum’s Fall 2017 Season Starts September 19Tuesday, September 19, 2017
The Davis opens its fall season with painter Eddie Martinez’s first solo museum exhibition.
Japanese Wellesley Student Writes About Her College Experience for “The Japan News”Monday, September 18, 2017
Kaori Hayashi ’20 describes her Wellesley experience in a Japanese newspaper column featuring reports by Japanese students currently studying abroad.
Wellesley Astrophysicist Who Worked on NASA’s Cassini Mission Reflects on Its ImpactFriday, September 15, 2017
The Cassini program ends today, marking a milestone for Wellesley Professor Richard French, a leader on the research team that included 260 scientists from 17 countries.
SBOG presents Lake Day 2017Thursday, September 14, 2017
Lake Day strikes again!
Wellesley Celebrates Its 142nd Flower SundayWednesday, September 13, 2017
The spirit of sisterhood flourishes during Flower Sunday, a special welcome to incoming first-year students—and the College’s oldest tradition.
HoloMuse, a Wellesley-Developed App, Brings the Museum into the ClassroomTuesday, September 12, 2017
A team of Wellesley women is developing a new tool for virtual learning.
College Community Gathers to Celebrate Launch of Paulson Ecology of Place InitiativeMonday, September 11, 2017
Wellesley will inaugurate the Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative and simultaneously kick off the Year of Sustainability with a community reception today at 4:30 pm in the Alumnae Hall Ballroom.
Why the Secret to Success Might Be Mastering FailureFriday, September 8, 2017
As the first week of fall classes comes to a close, three Wellesley faculty members remind students that missteps and mistakes can ultimately lead to success.
HuffPost India Features Manvi Chaudhury ’21, of Uttar Pradesh, IndiaThursday, September 7, 2017
Manvi Chaudhury ’21, who is receiving full financial support from Wellesley, is the first person from her village in India to attend college abroad.
The Wellesley Community Celebrates an Inspiring ConvocationWednesday, September 6, 2017
Faculty, staff, and students came together for convocation on September 5 in the Hay Outdoor Theater. The event marked the official opening of Wellesley’s 143rd academic year.
A Wellesley Researcher Studies Individual Differences in Ability to Recognize FacesTuesday, September 5, 2017
Facial recognition is a cognitive talent and demonstrates the uniqueness of our brains, says Wellesley professor Jeremy Wilmer.
Museum Installation by Wellesley Music Professor Evokes the Legacy of Writer Sylvia PlathMonday, September 4, 2017
Glass Heart (Bells for Sylvia Plath), by Jenny Olivia Johnson, associate professor of music, allows visitors at the National Portrait Gallery to experience Plath’s work in an aural and tactile way.
Wellesley Welcomes the Green Class of 2021Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Wellesley gives a warm welcome to the Green Class of 2021!
Wellesley’s Muslim Chaplain Speaks with NPR About Summer Program for Young Muslim CampersTuesday, August 29, 2017
Chaplain Amira Quraishi shares her thoughts about Muslim Youth Camp, founded in 1961 by her parents to help Muslims find a sense of community.
As Orientation Week Begins, Meet Our Student Orientation CoordinatorsMonday, August 28, 2017
Emily Pearson ’20 and Nhia Solari ’19, student orientation leaders, have planned a wide variety of orientation activities for all incoming students. New international students arrive on campus today.
Women’s Equality Day Is August 26, Commemorating Women’s Right to VoteFriday, August 25, 2017
Women’s Equality Day, celebrated on August 26, marks the anniversary of the date the 19th Amendment took effect in 1920, giving women the right to vote.
Wellesley Students Help Conserve Ancient Buddhist Statue at the Museum of Fine Arts, BostonThursday, August 24, 2017
Lisa Luka ’18 and Carly Sprague ’19 study damaging microbiological growth on an ancient stone statue as part of a conservation effort at the Museum of Fine Arts.
Wellesley’s Student Leaders Return for a New YearWednesday, August 23, 2017
Leadership training and a special welcome from Wellesley's president and dean of students launch a week of activities for 200 student leaders.
Summer Send-Offs Prepare New Students for the Journey to WellesleyTuesday, August 22, 2017
Over the past few weeks, more than 30 alumnae clubs hosted send-off parties, where incoming students met alumnae and learned about the resources available to them at the College.
Eyes on the Sky Over Wellesley—and Elsewhere—During Solar EclipseMonday, August 21, 2017
Viewers on campus will get to experience a partial solar eclipse.
Wellesley Celebrates Record-Setting Pilot Ruth Rowland Nichols ’24Friday, August 18, 2017
On National Aviation Day, Wellesley Celebrates Ruth Rowland Nichols ’24, a contemporary of Amelia Earhart who flew into the frontier of aviation.
Wellesley’s Academic Community Confronts Concerns Raised by Charlottesville RallyWednesday, August 16, 2017
How do we make sense of Charlottesville? Wellesley weighs in.
Wellesley’s New Summer Leadership Program Starts Young Women on the Journey to Becoming a LeaderWednesday, August 16, 2017
This summer, six college students from China, two from India, and three from the United States came to Wellesley to learn about women’s leadership.
WGBH Radio’s Callie Crossley Discusses Bilingual Education, Immigration with Wellesley Professor on “Under the Radar”Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Irene Mata, associate professor of women’s and gender studies at Wellesley, weighs in on bilingual education and an ICE case on WGBH’s Under the Radar.
Dear Wellesley: Lumi Kinjo ’19 Reflects on Her Summer in BostonMonday, August 14, 2017
Our 2017 Summer Postcard Series concludes with a note from Lumi Kinjo ’19, who writes about her biomedical research and health internship in Boston.
Eight Great Wellesley TraditionsFriday, August 11, 2017
As the College prepares to welcome the incoming class of 2021, we share eight traditions that bond and unite Wellesley women.
Why Are We Still Falling for “Fake News”?Thursday, August 10, 2017
Eni Mustafaraj, assistant professor of computer science at Wellesley, continues to research ways people can avoid falling for fake news.
Wellesley Launches New Online AP Italian Language and Culture CourseWednesday, August 9, 2017
Wellesley’s new free, interactive Italian course is designed to help high school students prepare for the Advanced Placement Italian exam. It began August 7, with 3,101 enrollees from all around the world.
MIT/Wellesley and Upward Bound, a Partnership Since the 1960sTuesday, August 8, 2017
Upward Bound students showcase their summer academic progress during an exposition in Tishman Commons at the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center.
Dear Wellesley: Anna Thompson ’18 Checks In from DetroitMonday, August 7, 2017
Our Summer Postcard Series continues with a note from Anna Thompson ’18, who is in Detroit participating in an American Cities Internship.
From the Greenhouses to the Science Center: Wellesley’s Traveling TreesFriday, August 4, 2017
What does it take to move seven plants to a new residence on campus? A team of people, a crane, a Bobcat compact excavator, and some creative thinking.
Scientific Research at Wellesley: At Poster Session, Students Tell Their Summer Research StoriesThursday, August 3, 2017
Students celebrate the power and promise of their research at Wellesley’s Summer Research Poster Session.
Professors in Women’s and Gender Studies Reflect on Wonder Woman, Feminism, and HollywoodWednesday, August 2, 2017
As audiences flock to this summer’s blockbuster Wonder Woman movie, two Wellesley professors share their thoughts about its cultural impact.
“The Atlantic” Interviews Wellesley Geosciences Professor about New Findings from the Site of the 2004 Southeast Asia Earthquake and TsunamiTuesday, August 1, 2017
Katrin Monecke, assistant professor of geosciences at Wellesley, calls the discovery of a cave that could lead to predictions of future earthquakes “spectacular.”
Dear Wellesley: Monica Naranjo Reflects on Her Experience in Costa RicaMonday, July 31, 2017
In the third installment of our 2017 Summer Postcard Series, Monica Naranjo writes to us from Costa Rica, where she is participating in a Global Citizenship Internship.
Story in Wellesley Magazine Shows How Alumnae Worked Together to Help an Immigrant FamilyFriday, July 28, 2017
In “The Opposite of Difficult,” in the magazine’s summer issue, Kate Erickson ’05 describes how she reached out to alumnae, who were happy to support her efforts to help her Syrian neighbors.
Time Magazine Partners With Wellesley’s Oscar Fernandez on New Interactive Tool to Resolve Financial DisputesThursday, July 27, 2017
The Wellesley math professor who created formulas for health, wealth, and love has developed a calculator to help couples negotiate on money issues.
Cat Art Occupies a Niche at Wellesley’s Jewett Art GalleryWednesday, July 26, 2017
What does a cultured cat do on its day off? View an art exhibition at Wellesley—one about cats, of course.
Dragon Fruit Cactus in BloomTuesday, July 25, 2017
This dragon fruit cactus had grown into the structure of Wellesley's tropical greenhouse, so horticulturists had to cut the top of the plant to move it. The next night, the plant bloomed.
Dear Wellesley: Alexandra Beem ’18 and Zoe Matticks ’18 Write to Us from Hanoi, VietnamMonday, July 24, 2017
Our 2017 Summer Postcard Series continues with a note from Alexandra Beem ’18 and Zoe Matticks ’18, who are in Hanoi, Vietnam, participating in a Global Citizenship Internship.
High School Students Experience a Life-Changing Wellesley SummerFriday, July 21, 2017
High school girls from around the U.S. and abroad have come to study on campus this summer through Wellesley’s four- and one-week pre-college residential programs.
Wellesley Women’s and Gender Studies Professor Says New “Doctor Who” Breaks Important New GroundThursday, July 20, 2017
After 12 men have played Doctor Who, a woman will take the role—a choice a Wellesley professor says has significant implications.
A Wellesley Student’s Discovery of Her Disability Opens a Dialogue on Diversity and Inclusion in Computer ScienceWednesday, July 19, 2017
Jessica Abramson ’19, winner of a Google Lime Scholarship, is working to promote diversity and inclusion in computer science.
People Observe the Body Differently When Assessing Friends vs. Mates, According to Wellesley StudyTuesday, July 18, 2017
When sizing up potential friends and mates, the eyes of men and women move differently, according to new research coauthored by Wellesley's Angela Bahns.
Dear Wellesley: Malak AlSayyad ’19 Drops Us a Line about Her Summer Internship in MoroccoMonday, July 17, 2017
Our 2017 Summer Postcard Series begins with a note from Malak AlSayyad ’19, who is in Morocco participating in a Global Citizenship Internship through Wellesley’s Career Education.
Freedom of Expression Was the Focus When President Paula A. Johnson Led the Independence Day Service at Union ChapelFriday, July 14, 2017
President Paula Johnson’s remarks at the annual Union Chapel Independence Day service on Martha’s Vineyard focused on the need for a wider perspective on free expression, the Vineyard Gazette reported.
Wellesley Professor on WGBH TV’s Greater Boston After North Korea Launches Intercontinental Ballistic MissileThursday, July 13, 2017
Katharine Moon, professor of political science at Wellesley, offers possible options to allay North Korean threat.
Outdoor Sculptures at Wellesley Invite You to Stop and ContemplateWednesday, July 12, 2017
Stroll the campus and enjoy outdoor art by prominent sculptors.
Wellesley Student Writes for “Hollywood Reporter,” Interns at the London Film AcademyTuesday, July 11, 2017
Ciara Wardlow ’19 wrote about the new Spider-Man film’s depiction of what she affectionately calls a “nerd school.”
Wellesley Math Professor Conceives Formulas for Health, Wealth, and LoveFriday, July 7, 2017
WCAI Radio interviews Wellesley Math Professor Oscar Fernandez about his new book, in which he explains how to use simple calculations to become wealthier, healthier, and happier in a relationship.
Wellesley’s Beloved Lamps Continue to Light the WayThursday, July 6, 2017
The story behind Wellesley's lampposts, which have lit the way on campus for nearly 100 years.
Botanical Beauties: A Tale of Two TreesWednesday, July 5, 2017
Hidden beauty abounds on Wellesley’s campus, including two Korean Stewartia trees, which bloomed in late June and are still in their full glory.
Wellesley Celebrates “America the Beautiful” and SisterhoodTuesday, July 4, 2017
More than 100 years after Katharine Lee Bates, Wellesley English professor and a member of the class of 1880, wrote “America the Beautiful,” her words continue to inspire and uplift.
This Fourth of July, a Wellesley Political Scientist Recalls the Words of Frederick DouglassMonday, July 3, 2017
A moving speech by Frederick Douglass is revisited every Independence Day by Laura Grattan, Wellesley associate professor of political science.
Playwright Mfoniso Udofia ’06 Reflects on Failing ForwardFriday, June 30, 2017
Recently profiled in the New York Times, playwright Mfoniso Udofia ’06 writes about the immigrant experience.
June 29 is National Handshake DayThursday, June 29, 2017
Today marks #NationalHandshakeDay. Though the custom is ages old, the handshake is still one of the most memorable ways that people connect.
Wellesley Blue Field Hockey Kicks off Summer with a Team Trip to the Netherlands and GreeceWednesday, June 28, 2017
Fallon Oeser '18 celebrates with her teammate during a Special Olympics field hockey clinic in Athens, as part of the Wellesley field hockey team's international tour to The Netherlands and Greece.
Wellesley’s President Speaks at the 2017 Aspen Ideas FestivalTuesday, June 27, 2017
At the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival, President Paula Johnson spoke about expanding colleges’ focus on health and wellness.
New Statistics Minor Coming to Wellesley This FallMonday, June 26, 2017
With its new statistics minor, Wellesley prepares students to navigate a world of “Big Data.”
Politico Magazine Runs Wellesley Professor’s Op-Ed on Controversial Production of “Julius Caesar”Friday, June 23, 2017
Wellesley English Professor Yu Jin Ko discussed the controversial Public Theater version of Julius Caesar in Politico.
Summer Blooms at WellesleyThursday, June 22, 2017
Roses blooming by the President's House in June signal summer's arrival at Wellesley.
The Davis Museum at Wellesley Kicks Off Its Summer Events on June 22Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The Davis Museum begins its summer programming on June 22 with a kick-off event that includes a treasure hunt, interactive art activities, story time, and more. Outdoor movies and yoga begin later in the month.
Two Wellesley Alumnae Swim on First All-Female Relay Team to Double Cross Catalina ChannelTuesday, June 20, 2017
Gabriela Kovacikova ’14 and Rebecca Nevitt ’88 were part of the first all-female relay team to swim from California’s Palos Verdes Peninsula to Catalina Island and back.
Pendleton West Renovations Continue with New LandscapingMonday, June 19, 2017
The two-year renovation of Pendleton West nears completion, with landscaping now taking shape.
New Labyrinth in the Botanic Gardens Invites the Wellesley Community to Reflect and Connect with the Natural WorldFriday, June 16, 2017
During reunion weekend, Wellesley dedicated its first outdoor labyrinth, which encourages walkers to pause from daily activities, quiet their minds, and bring their best selves into the world.
Wellesley Professor Talks to USA Today about Discovery that Changed How We Look at EvolutionThursday, June 15, 2017
When a new discovery in human evolution is made, the media turn to Wellesley anthropology professor Adam Van Arsdale to provide insight.
Joy Renjilian-Burgy’s Work in Spanish Language and Culture Earns Her a Medal from the King of SpainWednesday, June 14, 2017
The King of Spain has bestowed one of his country’s highest civil honors on Wellesley professor Joy Renjilian-Burgy.
President Paula Johnson Talks to Wellesley Underground about the Many Ways Wellesley Graduates Make a DifferenceTuesday, June 13, 2017
A Wellesley Underground interview with President Paula Johnson explores the story behind the new #ThisIsLeadership campaign.
The Far-Reaching Impact of a Wellesley Historian’s Study of Medical Research EthicsMonday, June 12, 2017
Professor Susan Reverby’s work brought wide attention to ethical concerns with public health research.
Students’ Collage in Pendleton East Shows that Immigration Is BeautifulFriday, June 9, 2017
Students in Understanding Education through Immigrant Narratives, taught last spring by associate professor Soo Hong, created a public art project to challenge simplistic views of immigration.
Wellesley Professor Explains the Rise of Reggaeton in North American PopThursday, June 8, 2017
Professor Petra Rivera-Rideau spoke with The Atlantic and the Canadian Broadcasting Company about the increase in popularity of the distinctive, danceable music genre reggaeton.
Paper Silhouettes by Amanda Manning ’18 Highlight the Artistry of RunningWednesday, June 7, 2017
Last semester, Amanda Manning ’18 created a series of paper silhouettes that challenge the way people view running and other sports.
An American Turkey and Her Brood Join the Wellesley CommunityTuesday, June 6, 2017
Many species of wildlife live on Wellesley’s campus, including this American turkey and her brood, which were recently spotted near the Academic Quad.
Alumnae Enjoy New Activities and Revisit Beloved Traditions at Reunion 2017Monday, June 5, 2017
Wellesley welcomed more than 1,800 alumnae and 800 guests to campus this past weekend for Reunion 2017. The three-day event brought together graduating classes ending in 7 and 2, from 1937 to 2012.
Wellesley Repertory Theatre Presents “Sonia Flew”Friday, June 2, 2017
Written by Melinda Lopez, lecturer in theatre studies at Wellesley, Sonia Flew tells the story of a family across the generations, from Cuba to the United States.
Three Wellesley ROTC Cadets, 2017 Graduates, Will March to a Military BeatThursday, June 1, 2017
Three 2017 Wellesley grads, Anna Page, Hailey Webster, and Caroline Bechtel, have been promoted from ROTC cadets to second lieutenants in the U.S. Army.
ABC, CNN, AP, New York Times Among Media Outlets that Covered Wellesley’s 2017 CommencementWednesday, May 31, 2017
Hillary Rodham Clinton ‘69, on May 26th, delivered the commencement address to 570 graduates at Wellesley’s 139thth graduation ceremony.
The Wellesley Network Grows Stronger with the Launch of The Wellesley HiveTuesday, May 30, 2017
The Wellesley Hive, an online platform that launches May 30, will let students and alumnae easily connect online to access mentors, support, and professional opportunities.
Wellesley Awards Three Professors Its Highest Teaching HonorMonday, May 29, 2017
This year’s Anna and Samuel Pinanski Teaching Prize recipients are faculty in philosophy, history, and mathematics
Commencement Day 2017Friday, May 26, 2017
Congratulations, Class of 2017! We'll be adding images to this photo essay for Commencement 2017 throughout the day.
Senior Class Brunch Marks First Official Alumnae Event for the Class of 2017Thursday, May 25, 2017
The green Class of 2017 has officially joined the ranks of Wellesley College alumnae.
Inspiring Words from 12 Wellesley Commencement SpeakersWednesday, May 24, 2017
As commencement approaches, we share excerpts from 12 memorable graduation speeches given at Wellesley.
2016-17 a Banner Year for Wellesley BlueTuesday, May 23, 2017
From this year’s Outstanding Senior Athlete to the winner of the 2017 Hauptfuhrer Award, scholar athletes were recognized for their extraordinary achievements at Wellesley's annual celebration.
Marriage and Motherhood Cited as Major Causes of Gender Pay Gap in Two New Studies Co-Authored by Wellesley College EconomistMonday, May 22, 2017
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 BostonFriday, May 19, 2017
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.
Wellesley Celebrates Faculty and Staff Service and InnovationThursday, May 18, 2017
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.
Art Antiquities on the Worldwide Black Market—A Big BusinessWednesday, May 17, 2017
Ancient art works are sometimes obtained by fraud, raising ethical questions, according to Wellesley experts featured in WBUR's Cognoscenti.
Bloomberg News Features Courtney Coile’s Research on Life Expectancy and Government BenefitsTuesday, May 16, 2017
Wealthy Americans are living longer and gaining more benefits from tax-supported entitlements, according to a Wellesley economist's study.
Geese and Goslings on Lake WabanMonday, May 15, 2017
A family of geese sighted on Lake Waban this week.
Julie Levison ’98 Uses Video to Encourage HIV Care Adherence Among Latino ImmigrantsFriday, May 12, 2017
Julie Levison ’98, a physician-researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital, created a telenovela-style video to encourage HIV care adherence among Latino immigrants.
What Wellesley Women ShareThursday, May 11, 2017
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.
Camille Bond ’17 Wins Wellesley in Entertainment Screenwriting Competition with “The Sleeping Gods”Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Members of the alumnae group Wellesley in Entertainment introduce a Wellesley student to Hollywood as first prize in the group’s new screenwriting contest.
Two Students and an Alumna Awarded 2017 Stanford Calderwood Prizes in Public WritingTuesday, May 9, 2017
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.
MyinTuition Use Surges Across the CountryMonday, May 8, 2017
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.
Classes End with Stepsinging, and Reading Period Begins with “Take a Break”Friday, May 5, 2017
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.
May the Fourth Be With YouThursday, May 4, 2017
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.
Elizabeth Lillard ’11 Spearheads Inaugural Women in Conservation Leadership SummitWednesday, May 3, 2017
To empower her women colleagues at the National Wildlife Federation, Elizabeth Lillard ’11 spearheaded the organization’s inaugural Women in Conservation Leadership Summit.
Campus Event Aims to Change the Face of Medicine and STEMTuesday, May 2, 2017
Wellesley will host the Massachusetts premiere of the groundbreaking documentary Changing the Face of Medicine: Black Women in Medicine.
Author Margaret Atwood Will Appear at Wellesley for the Distinguished Thinkers SeriesMonday, May 1, 2017
The Suzy Newhouse Center for the Humanities Welcomes Margaret Atwood, Booker Prize winner and author of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” to Wellesley.
FreeStyle Presents the 20th Annual Jam On It Event to Benefit Boston City LightsFriday, April 28, 2017
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 ResearchThursday, April 27, 2017
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?”
Wellesley Presents the Annual Ruhlman Conference and Launches a New Ruhlman WebsiteWednesday, April 26, 2017
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.
A Boxing Fan Campaigns to Elect Wellesley Alumna as First Woman in the International Boxing Hall of FameTuesday, April 25, 2017
From Wellesley to the boxing ring, Margery Miller ’45 was a trailblazing writer who covered the intersection of sports and race.
Laurel Wills ’17 Claims the Top (Wet) Prize in the 122nd Wellesley Hooprolling ContestMonday, April 24, 2017
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.
At Wellesley, Science is Out of This WorldSaturday, April 22, 2017
Wellesley advances the future of women in science.
Wellesley’s Fast, Free Tool to Help Students and Parents Estimate College Costs Goes NationalFriday, April 21, 2017
MyinTuition may change how families select colleges, says the New York Times.
Wellesley Celebrates Latinx MonthThursday, April 20, 2017
In April, performances, lectures, and workshops highlight the culture, heritage, and history of the Latinx community, both on campus and beyond.
Professor Marianne Moore Delivers Wellesley’s 2017 Distinguished Faculty LectureWednesday, April 19, 2017
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”Tuesday, April 18, 2017
“Wellesley in MetroWest” campus discussion is latest in the College’s series on recent changes in U.S. immigration policies.
From Pre-race through the Finish Line, Wellesley Takes Part in the 2017 Boston MarathonFriday, April 14, 2017
Volunteering, making signs, cheering on runners, or running themselves, Wellesley students and alumnae celebrate Marathon ’17.
Amal Cheema ’17 Receives Prestigious Watson FellowshipThursday, April 13, 2017
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 RadioWednesday, April 12, 2017
“Women’s health is an equal rights issue as important as equal pay,” President Johnson said in a NPR interview.
Home Renovation Uncovers a Piece of Wellesley HistoryTuesday, April 11, 2017
A contractor’s discovery reveals that Wellesley College was making news before Wellesley was even Wellesley.
Wellesley Campaign Microsite Nominated for Webby AwardMonday, April 10, 2017
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.
Wellesley Introduces Transcript Credit for Summer 2017 InternshipsFriday, April 7, 2017
Internships, which allow students to connect the classroom to the field, are now eligible for transcript credit at Wellesley.
Wellesley Celebrates NCAA Division III Week and the Impact of AthletesThursday, April 6, 2017
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 ElectionsWednesday, April 5, 2017
Professor P. Takis Metaxas says spammers and political operatives manipulate search engines to give their candidates the edge.
Sociologist William Julius Wilson Delivers the 2017 Wilson LectureTuesday, April 4, 2017
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.
Wellesley Alumnae and Student Receive National Science Foundation GrantsMonday, April 3, 2017
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.
Wellesley Faculty Discuss Feminism’s Past, Present, and Future with MediaFriday, March 31, 2017
During Women’s History Month, Four Wellesley Professors Provide Expert Commentary on Feminism
Raven Henry’s Death Draws Attention to Bird Behaviors and SafetyThursday, March 30, 2017
Ravencam is suspended while Pauline adjusts to her new role as single parent.
Allston Commissions Wellesley Art Professor to Create Outdoor MuralWednesday, March 29, 2017
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.”
Spotlight on Teaching: Two Art History Classes Collaborate on an Innovative WebsiteTuesday, March 28, 2017
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.
Laura Sparks ’97 Named First Female President of Cooper UnionMonday, 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 SpacesFriday, 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.
Meet the Record-Setting Wellesley College Class of 2021Wednesday, 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/FellowshipsWednesday, 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 ProducerTuesday, 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 ArtistryMonday, 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.
Accolades for a Three-Time National Champion Student-Athlete and an Athletic Director of the YearFriday, March 17, 2017
Wellesley Blue honors three-time national diving champion Maura Sticco-Ivins ’18 and Athletic Director of the Year Bridget Belgiovine.
Career Education at Wellesley is Tailored to Each Student: Hear One Student’s StoryThursday, March 16, 2017
Grace Hu ’17 shares how Career Education at Wellesley helped her succeed
Art Professor Calls for Met to Appoint a Female Director in New York Times Op-EdWednesday, March 15, 2017
A Times op-ed by Liza Oliver, assistant professor of art, argues for more women leaders in the art world.
How to Bake PiTuesday, March 14, 2017
Mathematician, author, and musician Eugenia Cheng demonstrates mathematics with music, juggling, and flavorful experiments.
The Albright Institute Introduces The SpokeMonday, 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.
Wellesley Economics Professor Who Studies Gender and the Workplace Offers Insights to Students and MediaFriday, March 10, 2017
Professor Olga Shurchkov's research is part of national discussion on gender and the economy.
Wellesley Faculty Engages Community in Discussions on Immigration and PoliticsThursday, March 9, 2017
Faculty from a variety of departments address current events and the political climate in discussions with the Wellesley community.
#DayWithoutAWomanWednesday, 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 WayTuesday, 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 WeekMonday, 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 JohnsonFriday, 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 FundingThursday, 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 ListsWednesday, 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 BirthdayTuesday, 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 LectureMonday, 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 CrisisFriday, 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 MamaThursday, 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 WestWednesday, 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 RefugeesTuesday, 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”Monday, 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 LaterFriday, 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 ProgramThursday, 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 MonthWednesday, 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.
WATCH: Learn How to Make Wellesley Fudge CakeTuesday, 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 OwnMonday, 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.
The Yuval Ron Ensemble Brings Sacred Music from Three Faith Traditions to WellesleyFriday, 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 ExhibitionsThursday, 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 GatheringWednesday, 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”Tuesday, 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 BlueMonday, 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 MarsFriday, 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 SpeakerThursday, 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.
Persis Drell ’77 P’16 Takes Office as Stanford University ProvostWednesday, 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 STEMTuesday, 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 OrderMonday, January 30, 2017
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 AgosínFriday, 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 VoiceThursday, 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”Wednesday, 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 MailTuesday, 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 HeardMonday, 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 JusticeFriday, 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.
The Albright Institute 2017: “Globalization: Promises, Challenges and a Path Forward”Thursday, 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.”
Faculty Q&A: Barack Obama’s Presidency and His LegacyWednesday, January 18, 2017
Michael Jeffries, associate professor of American studies at Wellesley College, discusses Barack Obama’s historic presidency.
Spotlight on Teaching: Creative ChemistryTuesday, 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 ClassroomFriday, 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 WellesleyThursday, 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 RussiaWednesday, 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”Tuesday, 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 ProgramMonday, 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 WGBHFriday, 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 Selected to Pursue Senior Honors Thesis ProjectsThursday, 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 HealthWednesday, 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 CaféTuesday, 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 Named One of India’s Most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune India magazineMonday, 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.