An award-winning new class integrates writing and the complex world of philanthropy. In SOC/WRIT 307 Nonprofit Organizations and American Cities in the 21st Century, students partner with nonprofit organizations and learn grant writing skills with a tangible outcome.
If you're on campus, the bright blue sky, the crisp fall air, and the smell of fried dough mean one thing: Lake Day! On September 17, the Schneider Board of Governors once again hosted the surprise celebration of fall, friends, and fun.
Avast! The nautical heritage of Wellesley's Beebe Hall has evolved into a "friendly pirate" culture for the residence hall, especially strong on a day like International Talk Like a Pirate Day.
On several dates through the fall, beginning Saturday, September 27, Wellesley’s Board of Admission offers unique visiting experiences to anyone interested in the College, and on October 19-20 offers an overnight visit for high school seniors.
WCVB’s Chronicle featured the Wellesley College campus as a Boston-area “hidden gem.” Wellesley professor Kristina Jones reminded viewers that Wellesley’s beautiful campus also serves an important academic purpose, as a living laboratory.
September 7 was Flower Sunday at Wellesley College, a tradition that dates back to the College's founding.
Erin Giglia '98 recalls Wellesley's influence in her approach to a career that is helping redefine how law can be practiced.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Oscar Fernandez says a key driver of the national math crisis is the way the subject is being taught. He proposes a new method that “flips the script” on the old instruction method.
One of the nation's largest wilderness areas is named for Everglades activist Marjory Stoneman Douglas Class of 1912; today wilderness bills languish in Congress. Jay Turner writes in an op-ed that along with wilderness our capacity for self-governance is threatened. Hahrie Han blogs about community organizing, and Russian area studies faculty explore turmoil in that region.
The semester ceremonially opens September 2 at Convocation, with remarks from the president, provost, and student government representatives, followed by Stepsinging. (For those returning to campus from time away, here's what happened "while you were out.")
The newest WellesleyX course, Shakespeare: On the Page and in Performance, begins in October. Taught by Yu Jin Ko and Diego Arciniegas, the MOOC explores the work of the Bard from both literary and theatrical perspectives.
Seven Wellesley professors representing six departments or programs received NSF grants this year to pursue research projects ranging from vascular development in plants to the changing structures of American families.
Elizabeth Engel '18 talks to us about her passion for her craft after winning a gold medal in the 2014 Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards. Wellesley first-year gold medalists also include Grace Ming, Madeleine Barowsky, and Stephanie Yeh.
In light of the recent massive demonstration to demand quicker political action to reduce carbon emissions, WBUR’s Radio Boston called upon Associate Professor of Political Science Hahrie Han to discuss what makes protest movements capable of real political change.
The Actors From The London Stage (AFTLS), one of the oldest and most respected touring Shakespeare companies in the world, returns to Wellesley for a ninth season. THe actors will present student workshops and three public performances of Much Ado About Nothing, October 9, 10 and 11.
On September 16, Wellesley community members were treated to an array of intellectual and artistic output that, while presented in a simple format, was stunning in its depth, breadth, and variety.
The Davis Museum at Wellesley College presents six new exhibitions. From Sept 17 to Dec 21: New View: 2014 Faculty Exhibition; Feast Your Eyes; Sigalit Landau: DeadSee; and Michael Craig-Martin: Art&Design. From Oct. 1 through Spring 2015, Edged in Black: Selections from SMS and Hanging with Old Masters: Davis Museum Reinstallation.
A “vehicle” of art and film? Shattered glass that glints and climbs its way to the ceiling? Both offer glimpses into New View: 2014 Faculty Exhibition, opening tomorrow night during the Davis Museum’s Fall Celebration.
From Coastsweep to Cradles to Crayons, Habitat for Humanity to Wellesley Botanic Gardens, members of the Wellesley community jumped into service projects all around the region over the past weekend for Wellesley's Day to Make a Difference.
Are kids today overprotected? Associate Professor of Sociology Markella Rutherford spoke with a California-based NPR station about parental decision-making around risk and safety for today's children, and how it differs from generations past.
Get ready to mark your calendars! The Fall 2014 Arts and Culture at Wellesley Calendar of Events is now available. Artists, performers, thought leaders, writers (like Zadie Smith, pictured), and more will enrich this autumn at Wellesley.
Wendy Chen '14 was awarded the Academy of American Poets' first Aliki Perrotti and Seth Frank Most Promising Young Poet Award for her poem, They Sail Across the Mirrored Sea.
A specimen in Wellesley's Science Center collection helps us look back, and look forward.