Betsy Wood Knapp black and white headshot
Knapp center full of students and red white and blue balloons

Inaugural Betsy Knapp ’64 Lecture in the Social Sciences

November 5, 2014

Established through the generosity of Betsy Wood Knapp ’64, the Knapp Social Science Center sponsors many activities and programs, such as the November 5 lecture by scholar and author Paul Sabin, the inaugural Betsy Knapp ’64 Lecture in the Social Sciences.

Marion Just reading from a computer in class
Marion Just heads table of students engrossed in discussion

Spotlight on Teaching: Campaigns and Elections

November 4, 2014

Professor of Political Science Marion Just teaches the new Calderwood Seminar on Public Writing, POL1 319 Campaigns and Elections, using the 2014 election as a laboratory to investigate why campaigns are important and what elections mean for democratic governance in the United States.

Ashley Funk rides bike on a fall day
Ashley Funk rides her bike

Wellesley Junior Wins Prestigious EPA Fellowship

November 13, 2014

Ashley Funk '16 joins a line of Wellesley women who in recent years have won Greater Research Opportunity fellowships, worth approximately $50,000 toward undergraduate studies and a summer Environmental Protection Agency internship.

Lulu Chow Wang with green screen computer around 1980
ca. 1980 photo of Lulu Chow Wang at work

Wellesley Alum in PBS's Makers: Women in Business

November 20, 2014

Lulu Chow Wang ’66 was highlighted in the PBS series Makers: Women Who Make America episode "Women in Business." Wang, a member of Wellesley's Business Leadership Council, is CEO of Tupelo Capital Management and trustee emerita of the College.

9 Daniels Fellows pose together in Provost's office
9 Daniels Fellows sit together in Provost's office

Meet the 2014 Daniels Fellows

November 10, 2014

This fall, the Pamela Daniels Fellowship of $3,500 per recipient was awarded to four senior projects, each project exemplifying passionate engagement with a compelling intellectual subject.

cartoon showing woman at laptop surrounded by supportive women
three repeats of cartoon: woman at laptop surrounded by helpful women

A Thanksgiving Treat: Wellesley Magazine Fall 2014 Issue

November 26, 2014

Time for a little unassigned reading? We have a recommendation for you! The Fall 2014 Wellesley magazine from the Alumnae Association is now available to read online. Happy reading and happy Thanksgiving!

"Still Life with Fruit", Roesen, Severin (attributed to) (German), 1850-60, Oil on canvas mounted on panel, canvas: 30 1/2 in. x 40 1/2 in. (77.5 cm x 102.9 cm), Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eliot Stetson Knowles.
"Still Life with Fruit", Roesen, Severin (attributed to) (German), 1850-60, Oil on canvas mounted on panel, canvas: 30 1/2 in. x 40 1/2 in. (77.5 cm x 102.9 cm), Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eliot Stetson Knowles.

Feast Your Eyes at the Davis Featured by WBUR

November 25, 2014

WBUR visited the Instagram-inspired art exhibit at the Davis, which displays more than 30 still life works featuring food, for a blog post and radio feature airing November 26.

field hockey: goalie in net, four defenders running out
field hockey: goalie in net, four defenders running out

Fall 2014 Sports Roundup

November 24, 2014

Wellesley sees historic seasons for crew, cross-country, and field hockey, matched by strong performances and big growth for varsity golf, soccer, tennis, and volleyball.

4 kids in daycare play with musical instruments
man seated in kid's chair and 4 kids play with musical instruments

Wellesley Professor Offers Expert Insight on 'Extreme Day Care'

November 21, 2014

Rosanna Hertz, Class of 1919 – 50th Reunion Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies, writes about shift workers in her work examining how families manage employment and home life; Pacific Standard magazine sought her expertise for its article on "extreme daycare."

Sally Taylor at computer with Janie Howland and two students
2 guests take in different parts of Consenses installation

Consenses Comes to Wellesley

November 18, 2014

Art lovers are invited to bring all five senses to enjoy the Consenses interactive art installation now on display in Tishman Commons, and the newly-unveiled creative center designed by Wellesley students through Theatre Studies.

student heads into archway labeled platform 9-3/4 at dusk
student approaches Platform 9-3/4 at dusk

Hogwarts at Wellesley

November 19, 2014

From Wellesley's own Platform 9¾ to a Botanic Garden exhibit to Quidditch practice, Harry Potter culture is alive and well at the College, with J.K. Rowling's short new story in the saga being a little refresher.

three closeups: Kobkarn, Soemarno, Spratlen
three closeups: Kobkarn, Soemarno, Spratlen

Wellesley Alums in New Government Posts

November 17, 2014

An international trio of Wellesley alumnae have been in the news lately for their appointments to positions of leadership in their respective governments, all with a mission to make their nation or world a better place.

Two museum workers mount Matisse painting among others on wall
detail of exhibition catalog featuring Sonia Delaunay

Davis Art Tours the World

November 14, 2014

Visitors to MoMA can see Matisse’s, Composition, Black and Red (installation shown), or at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris may view Sonia Delaunay-Terk’s Electric Prisms (1913)—both currently on loan from the Davis Museum at Wellesley.

Wellesley economist Dan Sichel
A portable computer from 1982 next to a 2007 Apple iPhone. (Credit: Flickr, Casey Fleser)

Wellesley's Dan Sichel on Reasons to Be Optimistic About the Economy

November 12, 2014

It can be easy to be cynical about the current state of the economy, but former Fed economist Professor of Economics Dan Sichel says there are reasons to be optimistic.

Lisa Lynch at podium during Heller School 55th anniversary
Lisa Lynch outdoor photo

Alumna Named Brandeis University Provost

November 11, 2014

Lisa M. Lynch ’78 has taken office as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Brandeis University.

Schneider exterior on a sunny day
Schneider Center exterior

Schneider Center Open House

November 6, 2014

An open house in Schneider Center from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 6, offers a wonderful opportunity to appreciate the magnificent renovation the space has received as part of Wellesley's Plan for Campus Renewal.

BLC speed-networking session

Business Leadership Council Celebrates 25 Years

November 7, 2014

Celebrating a silver anniversary with its 25th Plenary, Wellesley's BLC gathers for a reunion and outreach to students with a speed networking event. The BLC was formed by senior leaders in the business and nonprofit sectors in recognition of Wellesley's effect on their leadership development and with the intent to give back to the College.

Students pack Knapp Atrium on Election Night 2012

Wellesley Students Gear Up for Election Season

November 3, 2014

Katelyn Campbell '17 reports on how some Wellesley students are getting involved in the 2014 midterm elections, both on campus and in their home districts.

Arlevea Freeman, laughing
Arlevea Freeman at a cluttered table with study group

Wellesley Senior Authors Article for The Root

November 3, 2014

Arlevea Freeman ’15 penned a guest post for The Root about some of the reasons why she chose to attend Wellesley, and tells us more.