Kat Goldsmith wearing "Collier Strong" t-shirt running in race. Photo by Jessica Rinaldi for Boston Globe.

Wellesley Student among Those Honored with First Collier Medal

April 15, 2014

The MIT Emergency Medical Services team, including Wellesley volunteer Kat Goldsmith '16, received the first annual Collier Medal from MIT in recognition of their excellent service to the community.

Victoria Budson '93 at a podium

CNN Names Wellesley Alum One of 10 Visionary Women in 2014

April 2, 2014

Victoria Budson '93 strives to erode gender gaps in her roles with Harvard’s Kennedy School, the State Department's Women in Public Service Project, the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, and the Obama administration.

Asphalt Orchestra marching up steps

Wellesley Makes Space for Music Through Innovative Series

April 9, 2014

Making Space, a collaborative project sponsored by the Music Department and others, brings unusual performances and workshops to campus in order to change the way we consider space and sound.

Softball player Jen Migliore '14 steps up to the plate.
Softball player Jen Migliore '14 steps up to the plate.

Wellesley Blue Softball Hits Home Runs On and Off the Field

April 28, 2014

After a successful tournament weekend the Wellesley Blue softball team heads to the 2014 NEWMAC Softball Championship this Saturday, while players Ashtyn Coleman '17 and Jen Migliore '14 were honored off the field.

swirling skirts at Wellesley Latina dance performance

Wellesley Celebrates Latin@ Month 2014

April 1, 2014

With a host of events including dinners, workshops, and special speakers, there’s something for everyone on campus to learn and enjoy during Wellesley's celebration of Latina culture and heritage.

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Named Lectures and Other Talks at Wellesley

April 3, 2014

Whether the subject is the complexity of current events or lingering questions of the past, Wellesley’s lectures provide significant opportunities for the campus, and the wider community, to come together and ponder important questions.

screenshot of Julia Collins '05 on set of Jeopardy
screenshot of Julia Collins '05 on TV game show Jeopardy!

Wellesley Alum Becomes Most Successful Woman on Jeopardy

May 1, 2014

On the April 30 Jeopardy! broadcast, Julia Collins '05 won her eighth game, winning more than $170,000 and becoming the show’s most successful female contestant in its 30-year syndication.

green laser light hitting moon, photo by Dan Long
green laser light hitting moon, photo by Dan Long

Wellesley Professor Collaborates on Tests of Theory of General Relativity

April 29, 2014

Assistant Professor of Physics James Battat, a member of the Apache Point Observatory Lunar Laser-ranging Operation since 2004, and other researchers probe accuracy of theories of gravity.

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See (and Share) Wellesley on Instagram

April 17, 2014

This newest official social media channel tells the visual story of Wellesley to those new to it, and will be a forum for sharing unique or iconic views of the College to those who already know and love it.

wellesley women and frog mascot wave signs for marathon

Wellesley Prepares for Loudest Scream Tunnel Ever

April 18, 2014

Cheering Boston Marathon competitors as they pass Wellesley's campus is one of the oldest and most beloved of College traditions. In response to 2013 Marathon events, the 2014 Scream Tunnel promises to be the most powerful yet.

Amalya Kearse '59 winning hooprolling race in 1959

Student Starts Collection of Oral Histories of Wellesley Alumnae of African Descent

April 16, 2014

Alumnae, students, and others convened recently in Tower Court to discuss two related experiences: being a student of African descent at Wellesley in the 1950s, and taking part in a project collecting oral histories about that time and place.

Susan Wagner portrait

Susan Wagner to Deliver 2014 Commencement Address at Wellesley

April 11, 2014

Susan L. Wagner '82, co-founder and director of BlackRock, will address the Class of 2014 and an international audience of their family and friends at Wellesley’s 136th Commencement Exercises on May 30.

Graphic: The Ruhlman Conference
Graphic: Ruhlman Conference, join us today

Ruhlman Conference 2014 at Wellesley on April 30

April 30, 2014

Presentations on topics from the politics of language to protein-lipid interactions, and performances from original poetry to Schumann’s Phantasie in C unite the College community in celebrating student achievement today, thanks to the Barbara Peterson Ruhlman Fund for Interdisciplinary Study.

crowds of students lean over railing to high five and kiss runners

Marathon Media Roundup

April 23, 2014

Wellesley joined the spirit of making the 2014 Boston Marathon not just a race but a joyous show of fearlessness and strength, by making the already famous Scream Tunnel the biggest, loudest, longest one to date.

Political Science Professor Tom Burke Analyzes Supreme Court Decision

April 23, 2014

What’s in a quid pro quo? In a piece for WBUR’s Cognoscenti, Professor of Political Science Tom Burke examines the principles behind the recent Supreme Court ruling on McCutcheon v. FEC, lifting the ban on aggregate limits for campaign contributions. 


Wellesley Blue crew team forms a W with their oars in commemoration of beloved alumna Kathryn Wasserman Davis '28.

Special Tribute to Kathryn Wasserman Davis '28

April 24, 2014

The Wellesley Blue crew team formed a W with their oars on Lake Waban as the campus commemorated the life of beloved alumna Kathryn W. Davis '28.

Whitney Smith '12 with First Lady Michelle Obama
Whitney Smith '12 with First Lady Michelle Obama

Wellesley Alum Plants Garden with First Lady Michelle Obama

April 25, 2014
Whitney Smith '12 shares a moment with First Lady Michelle Obama, a fellow advocate for teaching kids about healthy nutrition. Smith is a volunteer with FoodCorps in Detroit.
close up of old grade ledgers from Wellesley archives
Wellesley Initiates New Grading Policy for First Year Students

Wellesley Initiates New Grading Policy for First-Year Students

April 23, 2014

Beginning fall semester 2014, Wellesley first-year students will leave traditional grades behind, and measure their progress through their first semester with the shadow grading policy.

six wellesley students on set of Peter and John

Wellesley Students Get Head Start on Film Careers

April 22, 2014

Six Wellesley students have been hard at work on the production of Peter and John, a feature film by Jay Craven starring Jacqueline Bisset and Christian Coulson. Their meaningful crew positions are giving them real-world film experience.

Wellesley's Biscayne Bay trash pickup crew

Students Use Time off to Serve through Alternative Break Trips

April 14, 2014

In the footsteps of pioneer Everglades activist Marjory Stoneman Douglas (1912), Wellesley students volunteered in Everglades and Biscayne National Parks as part of the Alternative Break program; another group worked at Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue.

Student mentors and participants at the sand table in Science Center

Wellesley’s Science Club for Girls Hosts Fair for Emerging Scientists

April 8, 2014

Wellesley’s Science Club for Girls chapter recently held a successful hands-on science fair with activities and exhibits in 15 different science disciplines for girls in grades K-8.

closeup of FAFSA form

Wellesley Admission and Financial Aid Leaders Share Insights

April 10, 2014

As college admission decisions and financial aid packets have been sent out from schools across the country, journalists have asked Wellesley’s experts to share their wisdom about important facets of the process.

Screenshot of Kristin Butcher speaking on Newshour

Wellesley Professor Explains Economic Indicators on PBS Newshour

April 7, 2014

Marshall I. Goldman Professor of Economics Kristin Butcher '86 lends her expertise to the news analysis of the most recent jobs report from the government.

screenshot of ravens on the nest

Ravencam Live from Wellesley's Science Center

April 4, 2014

In an unusual move, two common ravens have built a nest on a Wellesley building. Science faculty and technology staff launched Ravencam to record the birds' behavior at the nest for scientific purposes and to stream live online for observation by anyone on the Internet.