Wellesley Expert on Contemporary China Discusses Hong Kong DemonstrationsFriday, August 23, 2019
Wellesley political science professor William Joseph offers insight into the political demonstrations in Hong Kong, the responses of China and the international community, and thoughts about the future.
What We Did This Summer: Stacie Goddard and Paul MacDonald, Political ScienceThursday, August 22, 2019
Wellesley political science professors Stacie Goddard and Paul MacDonald bring us across the Atlantic, where they spent the summer continuing their research on government power shifts, exploring medieval cities, and hiking in the Alps with their two daughters.
What Do Wellesley Students Do On Campus Over the Summer?Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Wellesley students who stay on campus over the summer keep busy exploring topics of interest, like analyzing the different career paths of Wellesley alums or learning how to use plotter printers. We sat down with three students to find out how they spent their summers.
Dear Wellesley: Maggie Haley ’20 and Emily Spaulding ’21 Write from New York CityTuesday, August 13, 2019
This week’s “Dear Wellesley” postcard comes from Maggie Haley ’20 and Emily Spaulding ’21 who are working in New York City at Social Accountability International, a non-profit and NGO that advocates for human rights in the workplace.
In New Book, Professors Chart a History of Life Writing as a Means to Address Gender and Racial InjusticeThursday, August 8, 2019
“Witnessing Girlhood” traces a tradition of autobiographical writing about childhood trauma as a means to expose harm and seek justice.
Wellesley Historian Examines Role of African American Marketers in Changing American MediaMonday, July 29, 2019
A new book by Brenna Greer, associate professor of history at Wellesley, looks at how ads in “Jet” and “Ebony” magazines with images of African Americans helped change perceptions of black people.
Wellesley Student and Professor Research Wikipedia’s Role in Perceived Political BiasThursday, July 25, 2019
LISTEN: How “edit wars” and “vandalism” can turn a common good for the free flow of information into a tool for molding political bias. Computer science professor Eni Mustafaraj and Khonzodakon Umarova ’20 discuss their research about the Wikipedia pages of news sources.
FaceApp Has Users Wondering About More than Their Future LooksWednesday, July 24, 2019
Wellesley computer science instructor Peter Mawhorter weighs in on the recent success of the photo-editing app FaceApp and the #AgeChallenge.
As Supreme Court Term Ends, Two Wellesley Professors Discuss Recent and Future CasesMonday, July 22, 2019
Wellesley political science professors Jennifer Chudy and Tom Burke offer insight into whether the Supreme Court’s recent decisions were swayed by public opinion and what to expect from the court when it reconvenes in the fall.
“Engineering Rules” that Shape the World’s Economy? We’re Listening.Thursday, July 11, 2019
LISTEN: Wellesley political science professor Craig N. Murphy and MIT professor JoAnne Yates discuss their new book, “Engineering Rules,” which looks at the history of voluntary standard setting and its global impact.
Wellesley Researcher Testifies Before Congress on the Economic Benefits of ImmigrationWednesday, July 10, 2019
Wellesley Centers for Women economist Sari Pekkala Kerr discussed immigrant entrepreneurs’ contributions to the economy at a June 26 hearing held by the U.S. House Committee on the Budget.
All Good Digs Must Come to an End (for the Summer)Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Elizabeth Minor ’03 and a team of students measure, draw, and document before saying farewell to the Tower Court archeological site for the summer.
Wellesley Economist Says U.S. Foreign Direct Investment Is a Casualty of the Trade WarMonday, July 1, 2019
Economics professor Joseph Joyce discusses the far-reaching impact of changes in U.S. corporate tax laws.
On the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, Wellesley Professor Discusses Its Legacy and ImpactThursday, June 27, 2019
Fifty years ago, six days of protest at the Stonewall Inn sparked LGBTQ liberation movements. Wellesley assistant professor of English Octavio González reflects on Stonewall’s legacy and cultural impact.
Why Do Kids Pretend to Be Animals? Wellesley Professor ExplainsWednesday, June 26, 2019
When children pretend to be animals, fantasy characters, or adult professionals, they are building an understanding of other people and the world around them, says Wellesley psychology professor Tracy Gleason.