Emily Moss ’19 Wins Truman Scholarship, a Prestigious Award for Future Public Service LeadersFriday, April 20, 2018
Emily Moss ’19, winner of a 2018 Truman Scholarship, plans to work in urban policy and affordable housing.
Wellesley Remembers Barbara Bush’s Words to the Class of 1990Thursday, April 19, 2018
The White House called the commencement address Barbara Bush delivered at Wellesley in 1990 “a job Wellesley done.”
Wellesley English Professor Frank Bidart Wins 2018 Pulitzer Prize for PoetryWednesday, April 18, 2018
Video: Frank Bidart, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and professor of English, has won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Many in the community had the privilege of hearing the poet read a selection of his work yesterday, including Guilty of Dust from Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016.
Emily Hamilton ’18 Wins Wellesley’s 123rd Annual Hooprolling ContestTuesday, April 17, 2018
Dating back to 1895, Hooprolling is one of Wellesley’s longest-running traditions. Wellesley congratulates Emily Hamilton ’18 (center), this year’s winner.
U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith Named Wellesley’s 2018 Commencement SpeakerFriday, April 13, 2018
Tracy K. Smith, poet laureate of the United States, prize-winning author, and passionate advocate of broadening access to poetry, will be Wellesley’s 2018 commencement speaker.
Wellesley Welcomes Class of 2022 at Open CampusThursday, April 12, 2018
Four hundred and seventy-nine prospective members of the class of 2022 took a guided tour of life at Wellesley during Open Campus early this week.
Wellesley Field Hockey Player to Run Fourth Boston MarathonWednesday, April 11, 2018
Video: Arielle Mitropoulos ’19 continues the tradition of Wellesley women who have run the Boston Marathon. This year she’ll run her fourth in four years.
Wellesley Professor Joins WGBH Radio’s Callie Crossley ’73 to Discuss the Gender Wage GapTuesday, April 10, 2018
On WGBH’s Under the Radar, Wellesley professor Rosanna Hertz joined a discussion on gender pay equity in honor of Equal Pay Day.
President Paula A. Johnson Moderated Conversation with Partners In Health Founders to Recognize World Health Day 2018Monday, April 9, 2018
In recognition of World Health Day, President Paula A. Johnson moderated a discussion between Paul Farmer and Ophelia Dahl ’94 on the state of global health. The event was hosted at Babson College as part of the BOW (Babson-Olin-Wellesley) collaboration.
Ethos Celebrates 50th AnniversaryFriday, April 6, 2018
This weekend, the campus community joins Ethos in celebrating 50 years of culture, activism, and pride at its anniversary gathering, titled “Sankofa: Remembering Our Past, Planting Seeds for Our Future.”
NCAA Division III Week Celebrates Student-Athletes in the Wellesley Community and BeyondThursday, April 5, 2018
Video: Wellesley and Division III institutions highlight student-athlete opportunities, such as the field hockey team’s trip to the Netherlands and Greece in partnership with the Special Olympics, that have a positive impact on communities and define the Division III experience.
Professor Frances Malino to Deliver 2018 Distinguished Faculty LectureWednesday, April 4, 2018
Frances Malino will deliver the Distinguished Faculty Lecture today, April 4, at 12:30 p.m. Titled “Jewish Voices: Muslim Lands,” her talk will focus on the lives of Jewish women teaching in a network of schools from Morocco (pictured) to Iran in the early 20th century.
Carillon Bells to Toll at Wellesley and Across the World in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.Tuesday, April 3, 2018
At 7:05 pm on April 4, the Wellesley College Guild of Carillonneurs will join bell ringers around the world in paying tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his death.
Wellesley Kicks off “Earth Month” with Campus-wide Forum on Sustainability, and Insights on Environmental Practices from Faculty AuthorMonday, April 2, 2018
Sustainability continues to be a top priority at Wellesley—from discussing sustainability issues at a community forum on April 3, to diving into Professor Elizabeth DeSombre’s recently published book, “Why Good People Do Bad Environmental Things.”
Jada Wiltz ’22 Receives Warm Welcome to WellesleyFriday, March 30, 2018
Viral video of Jada Wiltz ’22 finding out she was accepted to Wellesley is met by an outpouring of support from the College community and garners national media attention.
Wellesley Centers for Women Discusses March Madness and Collegiate SportsThursday, March 29, 2018
A Wellesley Centers for Women panel, featuring Wellesley basketball player Laura McGeary ’19 (center) and other speakers, discusses college basketball’s “March Madness” and the sociological and gender issues raised by college sports.
Women Scholars at Wellesley Weigh In on World IssuesWednesday, March 28, 2018
Wellesley thought leaders lend their expertise on a range of global issues, including Freedom Project visiting fellow Delaram Farzaneh who works to defend women’s and human rights in Iran.
Wellesley Alumnae and Students Add Their Voices to the March for Our Lives MovementTuesday, March 27, 2018
Wellesley community members participated in March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., Boston, and across the country.
Two Wellesley Professors Named 2018 Frederick Burkhardt Residential FellowsMonday, March 26, 2018
Wellesley professors Katherine Grandjean and Helena de Bres will spend a year at the University of Connecticut and Stanford University, respectively, as they pursue research projects on the violent legacy of the American Revolution and self-life narration's connection to a meaningful life.
Maura Sticco-Ivins ’18 Dives into NCAA Division III Championships for Fourth TimeFriday, March 23, 2018
Maura Sticco-Ivins ’18 is the first swimmer or diver in Wellesley history to compete in the NCAA Division III Championships all four years of her career.
Wellesley Welcomes the Class of 2022Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Video: Wellesley welcomes new first-years from the largest applicant pool in the College’s history.
Two Wellesley Alumnae Direct a Queer Asian American Short FilmWednesday, March 21, 2018
Nicole Tay ’14 and Tina Xu ’17 co-direct Tomato & Eggs, a short film about a Chinese American woman whose decision to marry her girlfriend leads to a clash of cultures.
On the First Official Day of Spring, Winter’s Grip Hangs onTuesday, March 20, 2018
With more snow in the forecast for Wellesley, Lisa Scanlon Mogolov ’99 remembers the April Fool’s Day storm of 1997.
March 17 Marked the 104th Anniversary of the College Hall FireMonday, March 19, 2018
Wellesley faculty member leads archaeology class that excavates the grounds of the historic 1914 College Hall fire to find artifacts and learn about daily life.
How Peace and Justice Studies Came to WellesleyFriday, March 16, 2018
Kitty Gladstone ’50 recalls the inspiration for the Peace and Justice Studies Program at Wellesley.
Wellesley Career Education’s New Website Helps Students Take the Next StepThursday, March 15, 2018
VIDEO: Ashley Amoabeng ’21 wanted to find internship opportunities. Career Education’s website gave her a place to start looking.
Wellesley Community Gathers to Honor Victims of Parkland, Fla., High School TragedyWednesday, March 14, 2018
Wellesley joins the unprecedented national protest against gun violence in tribute to the victims of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
Wellesley Reopens After Record March SnowfallWednesday, March 14, 2018
Three Nor’easters later, Wellesley is a winter wonderland.
Wellesley College Closed Tuesday, March 13 Due to SnowstormTuesday, March 13, 2018
Wellesley College will be closed today, Tuesday, March 13 due to the snowstorm. All classes are cancelled. Stay safe!
Campus Springs Forward under Inches of SnowMonday, March 12, 2018
As Wellesley digs out from another snow storm, witch hazel is in full bloom on campus.
Wellesley Welcomes Inspiring Guests to Campus for the African Women’s Leadership ConferenceFriday, March 9, 2018
Yesterday, and continuing today, women from around the world gathered at Wellesley for the African Women’s Leadership Conference. Tune in to wellesley.edu/live to hear today’s speakers.
African Women’s Leadership Conference at Wellesley Kicks Off on International Women’s DayThursday, March 8, 2018
On International Women’s Day, Wellesley presents a first-of-its-kind gathering in the United States of some of the most influential voices in African women’s leadership.
Natalie Ornell ’12 Launches Effort to Honor Rosa Parks on Public Buses in MassachusettsWednesday, March 7, 2018
A Massachusetts State House committee is reviewing a legislative initiative started by a Wellesley alumna to place Rosa Parks decals on MBTA buses.
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak presents “A Few Thoughts on Teaching Reading”Tuesday, March 6, 2018
As part of the Suzy Newhouse Center’s Distinguished Thinkers Program, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak presents “A Few Thoughts on Teaching Reading.”
Immigrant Journeys: How Six Alumnae Came to the United States to Build New LivesMonday, March 5, 2018
Six alumnae featured in the winter issue of Wellesley magazine share their stories of coming to the United States as immigrants.
Michele Sison ’81 Named U.S. Ambassador to HaitiFriday, March 2, 2018
Wellesley alumna recently appointed U.S. Ambassador to Haiti presented her credentials to the country’s president in February.
Wellesley Launches Innovative New Website for Career ExplorationThursday, March 1, 2018
VIDEO: Natalie Catalan ’18 explains how Career Education’s new site gave her the resources she needs to succeed as a Wellesley senior planning for life after college.
Wellesley Helps Provide Fresh Meals for People in NeedWednesday, February 28, 2018
Wellesley contributes to a program that supplies nutritious food to individuals and households in the area.
Paulson Initiative’s Winterfest 2018 Connects Students with Wellesley’s LandscapeTuesday, February 27, 2018
Students connect with their natural environment during a winter bird-watching walk sponsored by the Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative.
Student Activism and the Legacy of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Class of 1912Saturday, February 24, 2018
“The students find themselves activists fighting for a cause they believe in, very much like the woman whose name adorns their school.”—USA Today on the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, whose namesake graduated from Wellesley in 1912.
From the Classroom to the Campus, Wellesley Increases Sustainability EffortsFriday, February 23, 2018
Midway through Sustainability Year, 80 percent of the College’s walkway lamps now use sustainable LED bulbs, and classes reflect the importance of sustainability.
Wellesley Professor Discusses the Glass Cliff Phenomenon on “Freakonomics” PodcastThursday, February 22, 2018
Olga Shurchkov ’01, associate professor of economics at Wellesley, offered listeners a potential solution to a problem facing female heads of companies.
Wellesley Sociologist Advocates for Transnational Social ProtectionsWednesday, February 21, 2018
UA Magazine has published an opinion piece by Wellesley professor Peggy Levitt in which she advocates for labor rights and social protections that cross borders.
Wellesley Japan Club Hosted Annual Yuki MatsuriTuesday, February 20, 2018
Every year Wellesley Japan Club presents Yuki Matsuri, a festival that brings together the Wellesley community in celebration of Japanese culture.
In Search of Missing Girlhoods: A Wellesley Mother and Daughter Discuss Their Journey on WBURFriday, February 16, 2018
Melissa Ludtke ’73 and her daughter, Maya Ludtke ’19, are teaching others about identity and contemporary China through their personal stories. They spoke with WBUR’s “All Things Considered” about a curriculum for students from middle school through college.
“WellNESSt” Festival Prompts Students to Learn about Healthy Lifestyle HabitsThursday, February 15, 2018
On Valentine’s Day, students learned about healthy eating and sleeping habits at an event sponsored by Wellesley’s Balance Health Educators.
Wellentine’s Day, a Celebration of Wellesley Students and Their CommunitiesWednesday, February 14, 2018
Snapchat Reporters give Parks and Recreation’s Galentine’s Day a Wellesley spin.
The Davis Museum’s Spring 2018 Season Starts February 13Tuesday, February 13, 2018
As part of its spring 2018 season, Wellesley’s Davis Museum presents the first retrospective exhibition of photographer Clarence H. White’s work in several decades, Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895–1925.
Wellesley Snow Inspires Winter GamesMonday, February 12, 2018
Whether on campus or across the world, winter games make a cold and snowy February go by a little faster.
Wellesley Congratulates First Alumna U.S. OlympianFriday, February 9, 2018
VIDEO: Biathlete Clare Egan ’10 is the first Wellesley alumna to represent the United States in the Olympics.
Survey Measures Wellesley Community’s Attitudes about SustainabilityThursday, February 8, 2018
Wellesley’s Sustainability Committee and Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative have surveyed community members and hope to use their answers to help shape long-term sustainability policies at the College.
Wellesley Faculty Cited in Articles on Immigration PolicyWednesday, February 7, 2018
As Congress continues to grapple with immigration policy in an attempt to avoid another federal shutdown, two Wellesley faculty members who have researched the topic are mentioned in the news.
In an Episode about Women’s Heart Health, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Character Reveals Wellesley BackgroundTuesday, February 6, 2018
Dr. Miranda Bailey on ABC’s hit show Grey’s Anatomy recounts receiving her acceptance letter from Wellesley in an episode highlighting women’s heart disease.
Wellesley Celebrates Black History Month with a Variety of EventsMonday, February 5, 2018
Harambee House, a cultural and educational center for students of African descent, will offer events, lectures, film screenings, and discussions for the entire campus community during Black History Month.
Five Seniors Receive Daniels Fellowships to Pursue Dream ProjectsFriday, February 2, 2018
The Daniels Fellowship, established in honor of former class dean Pamela Daniels ’59, encourages seniors to think boldly and take intellectual and artistic risks.
Wellesley Professors Reflect on the Message of Rosie the RiveterThursday, February 1, 2018
After the recent death of the woman whose photograph inspired Rosie the Riveter, Wellesley faculty ponder the famous “We Can Do It!” poster.
Wellesley Program that Teaches Students to Write for the Real World Expands to Five Top SchoolsWednesday, January 31, 2018
Amherst, Bard, Georgetown, Middlebury, and Wesleyan are adopting Wellesley’s Calderwood Seminars in Public Writing.
DACA/TPS Presentation and Law Clinic This Week at WellesleyTuesday, January 30, 2018
On January 30 and February 1, the Wellesley community will host a series of presentations to help students, faculty, and staff understand how changing immigration policies may impact our community, friends, and loved ones.
Alternative Break Brings Student Volunteers to Asheville, N.C., and BaltimoreMonday, January 29, 2018
Wellesley student volunteers participating in the Alternative Break program spent a week learning about educational equity in Baltimore and promoting environmental sustainability in Asheville, N.C.
Madeleine Albright ’59 and Wendy Sherman Speak to PRI’s “The World” in Conjunction with Their Visit to the Albright Institute’s Wintersession 2018Friday, January 26, 2018
PRI’s The World and WBUR’s Radio Boston interviewed Madeleine Albright and Wendy Sherman about globalization, North Korea, #MeToo, and educating the next generation of women leaders at Wellesley, where they participated in a panel discussion on campus moderated by President Paula Johnson.
Students Document Wintersession in Berlin Using Instagram StoriesThursday, January 25, 2018
See highlights from this year’s Wintersession in Berlin and explore the daily life, language, history, and culture of Germany through the eyes of student Instagram reporters.
Mudbound, Based on Novel by Wellesley Alumna, Earns Four Oscar NominationsWednesday, January 24, 2018
Hillary Jordan ’84 is the author of Mudbound; Netflix released a movie adaptation of the novel in November that has received four Oscar nominations.
Freedom Project Begins Its Sixth Annual WintersessionTuesday, January 23, 2018
This year’s 23 Adam Smith fellows, Wellesley students participating in the Freedom Project Wintersession, will engage in discussion and debate about freedom of speech.
North Korea Experts Join Albright Fellows for Panel DiscussionMonday, January 22, 2018
A January 16 panel discussion titled “Beyond the Headlines: Understanding Korea” and moderated by Wellesley professor Katharine H.S. Moon featured Jieun Baek and Melissa Hanham, who spoke about their experiences living in and working with the people of North Korea.
Wellesley Offers “Know Your Rights” Immigration Clinic and Q&A for College CommunityFriday, January 19, 2018
All Wellesley community members are invited to attend “Know Your Rights,” a presentation, Q&A, and free law clinic that seek to provide a space for understanding the changing landscape of immigration policy relating to DACA and TPS.
A Wellesley Winter ‘Thank You’ PoemThursday, January 18, 2018
A few inches (or feet!) of snow are no match for our dedicated grounds crew. Thank you, snow removal team, for all you do for this community.
Boston Globe Highlights Sally Yates’ Keynote Speech at Wellesley’s Wintersession 2018Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Sally Yates, former acting U.S. attorney general, encouraged Wellesley students to be their authentic selves.
The College and World of Wellesley Honor Martin Luther King Jr. at Annual BreakfastTuesday, January 16, 2018
In her keynote talk for Wellesley’s 18th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, Professor Layli Maparyan examined the civil rights movement through the lens of #MeToo gender politics.
Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Monday, January 15, 2018
Today we remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his 1967 remarks, “Where do we go from here?”
Wellesley Celebrates 2018 with Nine New StoryCorps PodcastsFriday, January 12, 2018
Celebrate 2018 with nine new StoryCorps podcasts featuring alumnae conversations focusing on three themes: the ways Wellesley prepares its students to lead in any field, the lifelong friendships women make here, and what it means to be part of the Wellesley community.