Friday, June 23, 2017
Wellesley English Professor Yu Jin Ko discussed the controversial Public Theater version of Julius Caesar in Politico.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Roses blooming by the President's House in June signal summer's arrival at Wellesley.
Wednesday, 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.
Tuesday, 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.
Monday, 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 World
Friday, 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.
Thursday, 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.
Wednesday, 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 Difference
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
A Wellesley Underground interview with President Paula Johnson explores the story behind the new #ThisIsLeadership campaign.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Professor Susan Reverby’s work brought wide attention to ethical concerns with public health research.
Friday, 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.
Thursday, 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.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Last semester, Amanda Manning ’18 created a series of paper silhouettes that challenge the way people view running and other sports.
Tuesday, 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.
Monday, 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.
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.
Thursday, 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.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Hillary Rodham Clinton ‘69, on May 26th, delivered the commencement address to 570 graduates at Wellesley’s 139thth graduation ceremony.
Tuesday, 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.
Monday, May 29, 2017
This year’s Anna and Samuel Pinanski Teaching Prize recipients are faculty in philosophy, history, and mathematics
Friday, May 26, 2017
Congratulations, Class of 2017! We'll be adding images to this photo essay for Commencement 2017 throughout the day.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
The green Class of 2017 has officially joined the ranks of Wellesley College alumnae.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
As commencement approaches, we share excerpts from 12 memorable graduation speeches given at Wellesley.
Tuesday, 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 Economist
Monday, 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 Boston
Friday, 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.
Thursday, 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.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Ancient art works are sometimes obtained by fraud, raising ethical questions, according to Wellesley experts featured in WBUR's Cognoscenti.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Wealthy Americans are living longer and gaining more benefits from tax-supported entitlements, according to a Wellesley economist's study.
Monday, May 15, 2017
A family of geese sighted on Lake Waban this week.
Friday, 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.
Thursday, 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.
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.
Tuesday, 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.
Monday, 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.
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.
Thursday, 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.
Wednesday, 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.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Wellesley will host the Massachusetts premiere of the groundbreaking documentary Changing the Face of Medicine: Black Women in Medicine.
Monday, 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.
Friday, 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 Research
Thursday, 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?”
Wednesday, 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 Fame
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
From Wellesley to the boxing ring, Margery Miller ’45 was a trailblazing writer who covered the intersection of sports and race.
Monday, 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.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Wellesley advances the future of women in science.
Friday, April 21, 2017
MyinTuition may change how families select colleges, says the New York Times.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
In April, performances, lectures, and workshops highlight the culture, heritage, and history of the Latinx community, both on campus and beyond.
Wednesday, 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.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Volunteering, making signs, cheering on runners, or running themselves, Wellesley students and alumnae celebrate Marathon ’17.
Thursday, 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 Radio
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
“Women’s health is an equal rights issue as important as equal pay,” President Johnson said in a NPR interview.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
A contractor’s discovery reveals that Wellesley College was making news before Wellesley was even Wellesley.
Monday, 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.
Friday, April 7, 2017
Internships, which allow students to connect the classroom to the field, are now eligible for transcript credit at Wellesley.
Thursday, 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 Elections
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Professor P. Takis Metaxas says spammers and political operatives manipulate search engines to give their candidates the edge.
Tuesday, 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.
Monday, 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.
Friday, March 31, 2017
During Women’s History Month, Four Wellesley Professors Provide Expert Commentary on Feminism
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Ravencam is suspended while Pauline adjusts to her new role as single parent.
Wednesday, 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.”
Tuesday, 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.
Monday, 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.
Friday, 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.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Wellesley experiences a 17 percent increase in applications for spots in the incoming Green Class of 2021.
Wednesday, 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.
Tuesday, 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.
Monday, 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.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Wellesley Blue honors three-time national diving champion Maura Sticco-Ivins ’18 and Athletic Director of the Year Bridget Belgiovine.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Grace Hu ’17 shares how Career Education at Wellesley helped her succeed
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
A Times op-ed by Liza Oliver, assistant professor of art, argues for more women leaders in the art world.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Mathematician, author, and musician Eugenia Cheng demonstrates mathematics with music, juggling, and flavorful experiments.
Monday, 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 Media
Friday, March 10, 2017
Professor Olga Shurchkov's research is part of national discussion on gender and the economy.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Faculty from a variety of departments address current events and the political climate in discussions with the Wellesley community.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
On International Women’s Day, Wellesley College Honors All the Ways Our Alumnae Have Made the World a Better Place
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Wellesley’s second annual Fresh Check Day will feature interactive booths, a petting zoo, and other fun activities.
Monday, 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
Friday, March 3, 2017
Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 and President Paula Johnson share lively conversation and a Q&A session with the Wellesley community.
Thursday, 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.
Wednesday, 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.
Tuesday, 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
Monday, 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
Friday, 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.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
“Puppy Mama” Theresa Piasta ’06 explains how her canine companion Waffles inspired a passion project that became a tech start-up.
Wednesday, 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.
Tuesday, 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.
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.
Friday, 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.
Thursday, 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.
Wednesday, 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.
Tuesday, 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.
Monday, 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.
Friday, 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.
Thursday, 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.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Wellesley students recognized the diversity and strength of the College community in a unity gathering on February 7.
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.”
Monday, 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.”
Friday, 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
Thursday, 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.
Wednesday, 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.
Tuesday, 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.
Monday, 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 Agosín
Friday, 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.
Thursday, 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.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Madeleine K. Albright ’59 and Albright Fellows prompted the Huffington Post to declare the “Future is Female.”
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Students, faculty and staff talk about what feminism means in the new political reality of 2017.
Monday, January 23, 2017
On January 21, Wellesley students, faculty, staff, and alumnae joined Women’s Marches in Boston and across the nation.
Friday, 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.
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.”
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Michael Jeffries, associate professor of American studies at Wellesley College, discusses Barack Obama’s historic presidency.
Tuesday, 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.
Friday, January 13, 2017
Wellesley reflects on how the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr. are integrated into the curriculum in a multitude of ways.
Thursday, 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
Wednesday, 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.
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.
Monday, 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.
Friday, 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.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Twenty-three Wellesley students have received Jerome A. Schiff Fellowships to pursue independent research through the senior honors thesis program.
Wednesday, 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.
Tuesday, 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 magazine
Monday, 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.