“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.