In the News

  • Wellesley’s Elbert Collection Offers a Treasure Trove of Historic African American Historical Literature

    Thursday, February 21, 2019

    A rare collection of literature was donated to Wellesley by the second African American woman to graduate from the College.

  • The Newhouse Center for the Humanities Brings National Book Award Finalist Min Jin Lee to Wellesley

    Tuesday, October 2, 2018

    For its first event of the fall semester, The Newhouse Center for the Humanities, with the support of the English Department and East Asian Languages and Cultures Department, invited author Min Jin Lee to campus to discuss her book "Pachinko."

  • Wellesley English Professor Frank Bidart Wins 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

    Wednesday, 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.

  • Mudbound, Based on Novel by Wellesley Alumna, Earns Four Oscar Nominations

    Wednesday, 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.

  • NPR Reporter Zoë Sobel ’14 Returns to Wellesley to Discuss Past WBUR Internship and Current Work in Alaska

    Monday, November 20, 2017

    Zoë Sobel ’14 co-hosted a talk with Bill Littlefield, nationally known writer and host of the popular weekly program Only A Game, in Founders Hall.

  • Wellesley Professor Frank Bidart Named a National Book Award Finalist in Poetry

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    The “Boston Globe” Features Bidart, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and professor of English at Wellesley.

  • Politico Magazine Runs Wellesley Professor’s Op-Ed on Controversial Production of “Julius Caesar”

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Wellesley English Professor Yu Jin Ko discussed the controversial Public Theater version of Julius Caesar in Politico

  • Wellesley Faculty Engages Community in Discussions on Immigration and Politics

    Thursday, March 9, 2017

    Faculty from a variety of departments address current events and the political climate in discussions with the Wellesley community.

  • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Art Critic Shares Insights About Writing

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    This semester, art critic Sebastian Smee shared his expertise with students in the Robert Garis Seminar, and he spoke to the larger campus community recently in Collins Cinema.

  • Wellesley Hosts Symposium on Graphic Design in the Digital Future

    Friday, September 16, 2016

    On Saturday, the College hosted a day-long symposium where Wellesley faculty and other experts discussed how design principles used in Renaissance books can be applied in the digital age.

  • Aspiring Children’s Book Editor Gets Dream Internship (and Dream Job)

    Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    Maya Marlette ’16, an aspiring children’s book editor, interned at Scholastic in New York City this summer thanks to a grant from We Need Diverse Books.

  • Wellesley Professor Encourages Summer Campers’ Love of Reading

    Tuesday, August 16, 2016

    Professor Susan Lynn Meyer spoke at Maine’s Camp Runoia in late July on behalf of Bunk Reads, a new program that encourages kids to read all summer long. 

  • Amy Yee '96 Wins Third United Nations Correspondents Association Award

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

    Amy Yee '96 received the 2015 silver medal for The Prince Albert II of Monaco and United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) Global Prize for coverage of Climate Change. This is her third UNCA award.

  • Professor’s Book Recognized for Teaching Children Important Multicultural Lessons

    Friday, January 15, 2016

    A children’s book by Susan Lynn Meyer, professor of English, has received several awards and award nominations, and has had an impact in libraries and classrooms across the country.

  • Alumnae Discuss Creative Writing Careers With Students

    Thursday, December 10, 2015

    Kate Erickson '05 and Langan Kingsley '08, both professionals in the creative entertainment field, joined Broti Gupta '16 for a panel discussion aimed at students hoping to pursue a career in creative writing after graduation.