Welcome friends and family—and congratulations graduates! Today Wellesley celebrates our 135th graduating class, the green Class of 2013. Commencement exercises begin at 10:30 a.m.
Several remarkable exhibitions in the Davis Museum, including Louise Nevelson's "Black," are on view through Commencement and Reunion; senior art majors' exhibition is in Jewett Art Gallery through May 31.
Graduating senior Alice Choe will use her Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to travel to four countries and study the complexities of domestic violence. She joins 56 Wellesley women to have won Watsons since 1980.
A New York Times special report on education examined a relatively new practice in Asian universities: offering short courses specifically for women leaders in business and politics. The article mentioned Wellesley's new initiative, Women World Partners, kicking off next week in Beijing, China.
As part of this week's pre-Commencement celebrations, Scholar-Athlete stoles were bestowed upon Wellesley Blue graduating seniors at the annual Scholar-Athlete Breakfast; athletics awards and honors highlight individuals' accomplishments.
Wellesley President Kim Bottomly congratulated the first "batch" of staff to complete the College’s Leadership Development Program, launched in 2012 to prepare individuals for future leadership, and build the College’s capacity for collaboration and creative problem solving.
H. Kim Bottomly, President of Wellesley College, today announced the appointment of Ben C. Hammond as the new Vice President for Finance and Administration at Wellesley, succeeding Andrew B. Evans who will retire on June 30.
SiteSeeing, an entry by Wellesley architecture students Marguerite Sulmont ’13 and Anna Lake-Smith ’13, was one of three winners of a contest sponsored by the City of Boston Transportation Department and the National Parks Service.
The first WellesleyX courses span STEM, history, sociology, and Shakespeare, representing Wellesley’s interdisciplinary power. Anthropology 207x: Introduction to Human Evolution is the College's first edX offering, with three more courses announced for 2014.
Long-time Wellesley College cross country head coach and head track & field coach John Babington recently announced his retirement at the end of this academic year.
An Evolution in Liberal Arts Learning: Wellesley College Announces Introduction to Human Evolution as First edX Class
Wellesley College Announces Introduction to Human Evolution, to be taught by Assistant Professor of Anthropology Adam Van Arsdale, as First edX Class. Wellesley’s first four MOOCs span STEM, history, sociology, and Shakespeare, representing Wellesley’s interdisciplinary strengths.
Michael Jeffries, Knafel Assistant Professor of Social Sciences and Assistant Professor of American Studies, joined host Callie Crossley '73 for two recent conversations on WGBH's Basic Black.
This young alum's creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment was rewarded and will be supported by the Soros Foundation's grant for her medical and public policy education.
Wellesley's Carolyn Bonner Campbell ‘13, Claire Ames Fogarty ‘12 (pictured), Rebecca Danielle McClain ‘13, Rebecca Ruhl ‘13, Christina Moriah Smith ‘13, and Madeline Rose Weeks ‘11 received Fulbrights.
Claire Fontijn, associate professor of music, has a new book about Hildegard von Bingen, a 12th Century mystic, visionary, philosopher, and composer whose “Visions of the Angelic Hierarchy” is shown here.
For her honor's thesis, Daniels Fellow Andrea Kine '13 studied Swaziland’s progress toward meeting the Millenium Development Goals set by the United Nations, and her work led to a meeting with Swaziland's King Mswati III.
Finals week advice: Take a second to smell the roses (or grape hyacinths)—or at least to mentally register the beauty around you. You can find it in nature, in people, and in the many unique spots on campus perfect for paper-writing and exam-preparing. Good luck, students!
An article in The Atlantic by Wellesley's Phillip B. Levine and co-author Melissa Kearney explains why economic opportunity trumps access to contraception in deterring teen pregnancy; "giving girls a reason not to get pregnant in the first place could go a long way towards solving it."
Wellesley College, the premier liberal arts institution known for cultivating some of the world’s most influential women leaders has announced a major global initiative with a critical mission: to educate the next generation of women leaders around the world.
Russian major Laura Rigge ’14 (shown here with host Alex Trebek) competes in the Jeopardy! episode airing May 10 on the long-running national quiz show’s “College Championship.”
Basketball player Malia Maier '13 holds the all-time Wellesley record for both steals and assists and ranks ninth all-time in scoring. The team leader has earned a spot in the NCAA record books, as well.
Theodora L. and Stanley H. Feldberg Professor of Art Patricia Berman's new exhibit pairs lithographs by Edvard Munch with large-scale screen prints by Andy Warhol. Munch | Warhol and the Multiple Image is at Scandinavia House in New York through July 27.
A recent issue of Poets & Writers Magazine features an interview with Frank Bidart, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English.
Several Wellesley Equestrian Team riders achieved individual successes at competitions this season, and Emma Slade-Baxter '15 earned Wellesley's first bid to Nationals since 2004.
The Wellesley College team of Emily Erdman ‘13, Michelle Ferreirae ‘13, and Erin Davis ‘14, placed first in the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Northeastern Region programming competition—the first all-women team to win the competition.
Wellesley harp instructor Ina Zdorovetchi performed the European premiere of On Willows and Birches, a harp concerto by legendary film composer John Williams.
Valerie B. Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama and chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, will address the members of the Class of 2013 and an international audience of their family and friends at Commencement Exercises Friday, May 31, at 10:30 a.m.