Happy 50th, “Sesame Street”! Wellesley Researcher Finds Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch Prepare Children for School and JobsThursday, November 7, 2019
Recent research from Wellesley economics professor Phillip Levine and a colleague at the University of Maryland shows that kids who watch “Sesame Street” do better in school and in the job market.
Freedom Project Fellow Discusses Past and Current Struggles of the KurdsTuesday, November 5, 2019
Nazan Bedirhanoglu, a Freedom Project postdoctoral fellow in the political science department at Wellesley, offers insight into Kurdish politics and culture, and the Kurdish diaspora in the United States and Europe.
T Is for Tanner: What Happens When Liberal Arts and Experiential Learning CollideWednesday, October 30, 2019
At Wellesley’s annual Tanner Conference, a touchstone of the College’s commitment to the liberal arts, students put it all on display.
On World Food Day, Meet Caroline George ’19, Champion of Food JusticeWednesday, October 16, 2019
Caroline George ’19 works to create a healthier, more equitable and sustainable food system as an Emerson National Hunger Fellow.
Students Discuss Their Summer of Psychology ResearchThursday, October 3, 2019
Listen to Shruti Samala ’21 (left) and Melisa Campos ’22 (right) talk about the challenges and joys of their summer research work at Wellesley.
Five Takeaways from the UN General Assembly SessionMonday, September 30, 2019
The annual general debate of the United Nations General Assembly session opened September 24 in New York, kicking off several days of speeches and controversy.
How a Phone Call Led to an Impeachment InquiryThursday, September 26, 2019
Wellesley political science professors Maneesh Arora and Igor Logvinenko weigh in on how a controversial phone call between U.S. and Ukrainian leaders has sparked a formal impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives.
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.