What impact might an aging population and workforce have on the country and economy? Class of 1966 Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the Knapp Social Science Center Courtney Coile explored the question on Public Radio International’s The Takeaway.
Until March 17, 1914, Wellesley’s splendid College Hall was the heart and soul of the College, housing students, faculty, staff, classrooms, laboratories, art, and more. We look back on its legacy 100 years later.
Anna Page ’17 spoke to a New York Times reporter about the future of the Republican party while attending CPAC, along with Lizamaria Arias ’17 and Alexis Zhang ’17. There they did survey research that they plan to present at the Ruhlman Conference on April 30.
Guy MacLean Rogers, Mildred Lane Kemper Professor of History and Classical Studies, and professor of the newest WellesleyX course offering, blogged for Inside Higher Ed about his class and spoke with the advice site NerdWallet about the future of MOOCs.
In March, Wellesley hosts events focused on Asians and Asian Americans in the media, including spoken word performance, lecture and community dinner, film screening (Linsanity, pictured), and live comedy show.
In this recurring feature that highlights one of the many innovative, thought-provoking Wellesley courses each month, we visit the engineering courses of Visiting Lecturer of Engineering Amy Banzaert.
Each summer, a group of students travel with Visiting Lecturer in the Writing Program Justin Armstrong to Iceland to immerse themselves in a two-week intensive course, studying cultural geography and anthropology.
In March, Ioana Petrescu ’03 was sworn in as Romania’s newest finance minister. At 34, she is the youngest member of the Romanian presidential cabinet and the first woman finance minister since the fall of communism.
The Wellesley College Russian Area Studies Program hosts a panel exploring what's next for the region of Ukraine, Crimea, and Russia, to offer a wider historical and cultural perspective on the events unfolding.
A new exhibition brings renowned Dutch artist Guido van der Werve's work to the Davis. His film Nummer veertien, home chronicles the artist’s self-propelled journey over land and water from Warsaw to Paris.
Even winter lovers in northern latitudes can appreciate a breath of spring about now. The Ferguson Greenhouses at Wellesley currently abound with the lively blooms of spring, as well as the tropic and desert houses that offer visitors a momentary change of climate.
Wellesley women have a long tradition of filling the shoes of the leaders who came before them. The coming week is Elections Week, where candidates explain their priorities and students vote for the campus leaders to represent them.
WCW Executive Director Layli Maparyan led a panel of social science researchers and international advocates for women and girls during a parallel event of the 58th session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women.
Pioneering microbiologist Rita Colwell, longtime head of the National Science Foundation, addresses a Wellesley symposium where participants grapple with the challenges of communicating science to the public, especially in fields that are easily politicized.
By analyzing the composition of Lake Baikal seal teeth, Professor of Biological Sciences Marianne Moore, post-doctoral fellow Ted Ozersky, and Wellesley student Xiu Ying Deng ’15 aim to show environmental and contaminant patterns in the lake over the last 80 years.
Assistant Professor of Political Science Paul K. MacDonald coauthored an article in Foreign Affairs arguing that the military retrenchment signaled by recently announced cuts in American military spending follows a historical trend, and doesn't represent drastic change.
The prestigious Watson Fellowship provides funding to travel the world in pursuit of a dream project to around 40 graduating college students annually. This year, the Fellows include Wellesley seniors Beatrice Denham, Mayrah Udvardi, and Audrey Wozniak.
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities and Professor of English Frank Bidart has won the NBCC Award for Poetry—one of the most distinguished American prizes offered to a poet for a single publication—for his latest collection, Metaphysical Dog.
The 54,000 square-foot Dorothy Towne Field House was built the 1980s, and is ready for renovation, which begins later this month. Wellesley will communicate about this and other upcoming projects through the website and a new blog called The Dirt.
Last weekend, eight teams of Wellesley students representing a variety of majors took on the challenge of collaborating and competing to create mobile apps in WHack, the college’s first 24-hour coding marathon.
Last Friday and Saturday, the Wellesley Shakespeare Society hosted 24 Hour Shakes, an annual tradition that brings the campus community together to celebrate the words of William Shakespeare.