A man pulls a shopping cart in the snow. Changes to government safety-net programs meant more hardships for low-income families during the Great Recession.

Professor Kristin Butcher's Work Highlighted in FiveThirtyEight Blog

January 13, 2015

Writers for the popular blog FiveThirtyEight highlighted a paper co-authored by Wellesley’s Kristin Butcher among the most interesting research presented at this year’s annual meeting of the American Economic Association.

Elisabeth Yancey and Catherine Leclair in Woolf's Orlando
Wellesley Summer Theatre Company cast of Woolf's Orlando


January 15, 2015

Wellesley Summer Theatre Company takes on Sarah Ruhl’s modern adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s gender-flipping 1928 novel, Orlando. Nora Hussey directs this comedic story of time-travel, identity, and love, running in the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre 1/8 through 2/2.

Circles with overlapping images, a poster image promoting the January 22 Albright Talk
Circles with overlapping images, a poster image promoting the January 22 Albright Talk

Madeleine Albright '59, Former UN Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens in public dialogue

January 22, 2015

U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Korbel Albright ’59, joins former UN Representative Elizabeth Cousens, and Dr. Homi Kharas of the Brookings Institute for “Harnessing Consensus: Shaping the World's New Development Goals.”

Parviz Tanavoli's The Poet
Parviz Tanavoli's Poet Turning into Heech

Arts and Culture at Wellesley, Spring 2015

January 21, 2015

The Spring 2015 Arts and Culture at Wellesley Calendar provides an overview of the rich arts and cross-disciplinary cultural events on campus this semester.

Albright Fellows work together on their first assignment
Albright Fellows work together on their first assignment.

Meet the 2015 Albright Fellows

January 12, 2015

Students from eight nations and 25 majors work closely with thought leaders from many fields in an intensive program tackling world issues, joined by former Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens and former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright '59. A closing event featuring these diplomats is open to the public.

A Wellesley student demonstrates a science-based activity as young girls look on.
A Wellesley geosciences student demonstrates the importance of proper urban planning to Science Club for Girls students.

Wellesley Science Club for Girls Science Fair

January 29, 2015

Wellesley students share their love of science with elementary and middle school students from the Boston area, and introduced them to careers in STEM fields, through the Wellesley Science Club for Girls.

Madeleine Albright at Wellesley on January 22, 2015

January 1, 2015

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens, and Brookings Senior Fellow Homi Kharas Present a Public Dialogue at Wellesley College on Jan. 22, 2015

Martial arts instructor Calvin Chin takes a winning delegation to an international competition.

Wellesley Coach Calvin Chin in International Martial Arts Competition

January 16, 2015

Wellesley PE instructor Calvin Chin’s Hung Kuen team gained international success in the first ever World Hung Kuen competition in November 2014.

child studies by candlelight
young student studies by candlelight in dark

Tanner Conference Photo Contest

January 23, 2015

The 2014 Tanner Conference hosted a photo contest, and the results are in. Judges voted on more than 100 entries submitted by Tanner presenters. Among the top three, Light up the Future by Mojia Shen '18, taken in Sadhana Village, Pune, India.

Wellesley College Student Jessica Saifee talks with a group of women in rural India
Wellesley College Student Jessica Saifee talks with a group of women in rural India

Jessica Saifee ‘16 on Her Experience as a Public Health Intern in India

January 26, 2015

Jessica Saifee ‘16 spent the summer and fall of 2014 in India, conducting research on marginalized groups, with a special focus on the accessibility of healthcare for women and the Siddis population, and studying the Indian public health system.

students at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area
students at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Wellesley Serves on Alternative Breaks

January 30, 2015

24 students took part in two Center for Work and Service week-long Alternative Breaks over Wintersession. Participants assisted organizations in Kissimmee, Fla., and Boulder City, Nev., by meeting both basic and complex needs.

grounds crew plowing snow
grounds crew plowing snow

Wellesley College Closed Wednesday

January 28, 2015

A second snow day! Thank you to the grounds crew for their tireless work around the clock to clear Wellesley's roads, stairwells, and pathways.

Traying/sledding down Severance Hill
Traying/sledding down Severance Hill

Wellesley College Closed Tuesday

January 27, 2015

Snow day! Due to the snowstorm, Wellesley College is closed Tuesday, January 27.

Robbin Chapman speaks at The World of Wellesley MLK Breakfast on January 19.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the March on Washington.

Wellesley College Hosts World of Wellesley MLK Breakfast

January 20, 2015

Members of the Wellesley community came together in Alumnae Hall on Monday, January 19, for the fifteenth annual World of Wellesley Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast, an event celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kathy Long on sandboard in desert
Kathy Long on a "sandboard" about to slide down a desert dune

Office of International Study Photo Contest

January 14, 2015

Wellesley students travel the world each semester. Along with amazing experiences and new perspectives, they come back with great photos. The 2014 OIS photo contest have honors in four categories, including "Selfie with a Landmark" (shown).

A photo of influential Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli

Iranian Master Parviz Tanavoli Comes to Wellesley in Groundbreaking Exhibition

January 1, 2015

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College presents Parviz Tanavoli, the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of the influential Iranian artist’s work to be mounted by a U.S. museum.