August 2013

crowd of student leaders flash W hand signal

Student Leaders Prep for Arrival of Class of 2017

August 23, 2013

More than 200 Wellesley students finish a week of intensive leadership training in time for Orientation 2013, and join the hundreds of Wellesley students over the years who have done the training program, creating a cohort of women prepared to lead on and beyond campus.

Laili Maparyan looks out on Cape Verdean beach

Wellesley Faculty and Staff Find Partnership Opportunities in Cape Verde

August 15, 2013

Six Wellesley faculty and staff traveled to Cape Verde for a partnership-building trip where they met with high-ranking government officials, NGOs, and Wellesley student interns, and witnessed the signing of a historic document.

Katherine Di Lucido in ski gear

Wellesley Junior Wins Killam Fellowship from Fulbright Canada

August 13, 2013

Katherine Di Lucido ’15 has won a Killam Fellowship and will travel to Montreal, Canada, to study at McGill University as part of an exchange program run by Fulbright Canada.

Wellesley alumna Shirley Young

Shirley Young '55 on Increasing Leadership Roles for Young Women

August 19, 2013

In a recent interview with China Daily, business and cultural leader Shirley Young '55 discussed her work and her goal to encourage leadership qualities among the young, especially women.

Kimball rowing in double scull

Wellesley Rower Attends Selective National Team Development Camp

August 9, 2013

Becca Kimball '14 talked to—and us—about the experience of being invited to and attending USRowing's month-long "pre-elite" camp that culminated August 11 at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in Ontario.

Wellesley written in Neon; a finalist in a student photo contest

Orgs Fair 2013: Newly Constituted Student Organization

August 29, 2013

The Orgs Fair is scheduled for September 11. This year, five organizations will be celebrating their new status as constituted student orgs: Chamber Music Society, Neuroscience Club, Phocus, The Globalist and WCTV.

labeled photo of group of class of 2013 students

Class of 2013 Brings Its Talents to the World

August 22, 2013

As we prepare to welcome all members of Wellesley’s Class of 2017 to campus next week, we check in with some recent graduates of the last “green class” and find out what they are up to now.

Wellesley Magazine Summer 2013 Issue

August 30, 2013

Published four times a year for over 34,000 alumnae, the Wellesley Magazine portrays the lives, interests, and concerns of diverse alumnae around the world. Here's a brief behind-the-scenes on the Summer 2013 cover story -- “Cheese Whizzes” -- with editor Alice Hummer.

Michael Jeffries for WBUR Cognoscenti

August 29, 2013

Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech echoes through the generations but, in an opinion piece for WBUR, Assistant Professor Michael Jeffries argues that another speech from the March on Washington in 1963 provides a better blueprint for understanding social forces in the world today.

Noted Chinese Academic Visits Wellesley

August 27, 2013

Described as a leading classical liberal economist in China, David Yeliang Xia met with professors Thomas Cushman, Susan Reverby, and others, holding a wide-ranging conversation on topics from his personal bio to his dissident actions to his broadest hopes for China.

Wellesley Sophomore Performs Major Concert in the Philippines

August 27, 2013

Caitlin Coyiuto '16 recently performed a major benefit concert in the Philippines to widespread acclaim. The Wellesley sophomore played with her mother, the distinguished pianist Cristine Coyiuto, and  the internationally renowned flutist Yuko Enomoto.

Meet Wellesley’s Class of 2017

August 26, 2013

The 597 members of Wellesley's newest class—from 43 states plus D.C. and from 23 different countries—will begin to get to know one another this week as they move into residence halls, participate in Orientation activities, and prepare for their first day of classes on September 3.

baby over mother's shoulder

Wellesley Scholars Join Conversation on "Opt-Out" Generation

August 21, 2013

With a spate of recent media stories about women’s choices around childrearing and work, Wellesley experts provide commentary backed by in-depth research.

silhouette of lone swimmer near sunset

Wellesley Senior Attempts English Channel Swim

August 16, 2013

On the weekend of August 17-18, 2013, weather and tides determining the exact time, Wellesley Blue swimmer Gabriela "Ika" Kovacikova '14 will take on the 21-mile swim from England to France.

4 students watch sunset from dock on Lake Baikal

Wellesley Students and Faculty Pursue Research in Siberia

August 20, 2013

Students from Lake Baikal: The Soul of Siberia, a joint Environmental Studies/Russian Area Studies course, traveled to Bol'shie Koty with Professor of Russian Thomas Hodge to join Professor of Biological Sciences Marianne Moore at her Biostation to collect and analyze data.

restaurant check

Study by Wellesley's Rosanna Hertz Reveals New Thinking on Social Conventions

August 14, 2013

The date is over and the check arrives; who pays? A new study co-authored by Rosanna Hertz examines men's and women's approaches to convention, theory, and practice in dating finances.

group posed in Honolulu

Wellesley Researchers Present at American Psychological Association Convention

August 8, 2013

Wellesley students, faculty, and WCW scholars presented at the APA's 121st Annual Convention July 31-August 4, 2013 in Honolulu, and visited with local alumnae and students with their families at a Wellesley Club of Hawaii event.

Victor Kazanjian and Michelle Lepore

News from Student Life

August 7, 2013

Wellesley bids a bittersweet farewell to Victor Kanzanjian, dean of religious and spiritual life and intercultural education, and Michelle Lepore, associate dean of students, who will be leaving Wellesley the first week of October to pursue outstanding opportunities on the West Coast.

Ravi portrait

Wellesley CIO Talks MOOCs on NECN

August 7, 2013

In English now: Chief Information Officer and Associate Dean of WellesleyX Ravi Ravishanker appeared on New England Cable News' CEO Corner, along with the CEO of EdX, to speak of the goals and potential of massively open online courses.

screenshot from Wellesley 100 viewbook

Wellesley Launches Interactive Online Viewbook

August 6, 2013

The Wellesley College Admission Office is excited to debut the digital version of The Wellesley 100—an online "viewbook" showcasing 100 marvelous things about Wellesley in a responsive multiplatform setting.

Professor Stacie Goddard

Wellesley Political Scientist Pens Op-Ed on Middle-East Peace for IHT

August 5, 2013

Stacie Goddard, the Jane A. Bishop ’51 Associate Professor of Political Science at Wellesley, and an expert on international security and the dynamics of war, writes in the International Herald Tribune: Put Middle East peace to a vote.

Wellesley student researcher and her poster

Wellesley Celebrates Summer Research in the Sciences

August 2, 2013

An afternoon poster session on August 1 highlighted the efforts and findings of more than 100 students who participated in Wellesley's Science Center Summer Research program this year.

Admissions HQ, Weaver House

N.Y. Times: Wellesley Among Top Elite Colleges Enrolling Talented Low-Income Students

August 1, 2013

As a New York Times story shows, Wellesley's enrollment of a high percentage of Pell Grant recipients makes it a leader in college access and affordability.