Election 2012

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Wellesley College Watches Returns

November 6, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. Knapp Atrium

In an election-year tradition, the Wellesley community gathers in the PNE Atrium to watch returns from the 2012 Presidential and Congressional elections.

NOV 7: Obama Advisor Eboo Patel at Wellesley College

November 6, 2012

Eboo Patel, member of President Obama’s inaugural Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, visits Wellesley on Wednesday, November 7 to lead a discussion on interfaith cooperation in the face of religious extremism.

Wellesley students sound-off on the election

Wellesley College Election Sound-off

November 5, 2012

A collection of videos where Wellesley students share their opinons on voting, issues that matter to them, the candidates, and the politics of campaigning.


Money, Media, and Mobilization in the 2012 Election

October 31, 2012

Professors Chris Baylor, Tom Cushman, Hahrie Han, and Marion Just on money, media, and mobilization.

New Paper: Social Media Manipulation Affects Voter Perceptions of Political Candidates, Could Impact Decisions

October 25, 2012

A new article by Wellesley researchers, available October 26 in the journal Science, discusses how manipulation of social media channels affects voter decision making.

Wellesley Experts on Issues That Could Change the Course of the Elections

October 25, 2012

Wellesley's world-class faculty are available to comment on the topics that matter most as we approach Election Day 2012 including issues relating to the presidential election, the Massachusetts senatorial race, and the contest for the Massachusetts 4th Congressional district.

Gabrielle Linnell '13: People Who Can't Even Vote

October 22, 2012

A short exchange between an audience member and usher at the Oct. 15 congressional debate had a big impact on one student in the audience. In a blog published by the Huffington Post, Gabrielle Linnell '13 makes a case for "The People Who Can't Even Vote."


Foreign Policy Issues in the U.S. Election

October 18, 2012

Wellesley College election panel featuring Assistant Professor of Political Science Nadya Hajj, Professor of Political Science Bill Joseph, and Assistant Professor of Political Science Paul MacDonald talking about foreign policy issues. Part two of a series of panel discussions on the 2012 Election.

Joseph Kennedy, Sean Bielat Debate at Wellesley College, Oct. 15

October 15, 2012

Joseph Kennedy III (D) and Sean Bielat (R), candidates for the Massachusetts 4th Congressional seat, debate at Wellesley College on Monday, October 15 at 7:30 PM. The debate is co-sponsored by Wellesley College and the League of Women Voters.

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Marion Just's Proposed Presidential Debate Change in New York Times

October 4, 2012

Wellesley's William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science Marion Just wrote "A Better Approach to Presidential Debates" for a New York Times current affairs series, Room for Debate.

Charlene Galarneau portrait

Women's Health Among Topics Explored in WGBH 2012 Election Series

October 3, 2012

Boston's WGBH Radio spoke with Wellesley's Charlene Galarneau for perspective on women's health and abortion for "30 Issues in 30 Days," its series exploring what's at stake in the 2012 election.

Domestic Policy Issues in the U.S. Election

October 2, 2012

Professor of Political Science Tom Burke, Associate Professor of Economics Courtney Coile, and Visiting Professor from the Federal Reserve Board in Wash., D.C., Dan Sichel. Part one of a series of panel discussions on the 2012 Election.

Douglas W. Elmendorf

Director of Congressional Budget Office Delivers 2012 Goldman Lecture

September 13, 2012

Wellesley welcomes Douglas W. Elmendorf, the director of the Congressional Budget Office. His topic: The $4 Trillion Question: Choices for Federal Spending and Taxes.


Author and Commentator E.J. Dionne Delivers 2012 Wilson Lecture

September 19, 2012

Long-time op-ed columnist for The Washington Post and senior fellow at The Brookings Institution E.J. Dionne will discuss presidential politics in the Wilson Lecture on September 19.