Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally
screen grab from When Harry Met Sally

Spotlight on Teaching: That's What She Said

February 26, 2015

Students take funny women seriously in a new Theatre studies course examining the role played by comedic pioneers in shaping American culture over the last century.

Steven Pinker
Steven Pinker

"Three Reasons to Affirm Free Speech," a Lecture by Steven Pinker

February 18, 2015

Harvard Professor Steven Pinker, one of the world’s most influential writers on the nature of language and the human mind, visits Wellesley as part of the Freedom Project Speaker Series for a lecture titled "Three Reasons to Affirm Free Speech."

Conductor Stephen Stubbs and singer Aaron Sheehan, winners of the Best Opera Recording GRAMMY
Aaron Sheehan performing La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers

Wellesley Faculty Member Wins GRAMMY Award for Best Opera Recording

February 11, 2015

Wellesley faculty member Aaron Sheehan accepted a GRAMMY Award for Best Opera Recording in honor of the Boston Early Music Festival's recording of a 17th-century opera in which he played the starring role.

detail of "the dress"
that dress

The Eye of the Beholder: Wellesley's Bevil Conway Speaks to Press about Viral Color Controversy

February 27, 2015

Black and blue, or gold and white? Wellesley's Bevil Conway offers insight to WIRED and The Guardian about the color controversy a single dress has sparked on social media.

Activist Charlene Carruthers will be the keynote speaker for Wellesley's Black History Month 2015
Activist Charlene Carruthers

Wellesley Celebrates Black History Month

February 2, 2015

In February, Wellesley joins communities around the nation in celebrating Black History Month through myriad events, lectures, and community discussions.

page from New Shoes
page from New Shoes

Holiday House Publishes Children's Book By Wellesley Professor

February 17, 2015

Written by Wellesley's Susan Lynn Meyer, New Shoes tells the story of an African-American girl who fights back against discrimination.

Volunteers at an Obama for America rally
Volunteers at an Obama for America rally

Professor Hahrie Han Speaks with The New York Times Blog The UpShot

February 5, 2015

Professor Hahrie Han spoke with The UpShot, a New York Times blog, for story exploring why Democrats continue to have more success than Republicans when it comes to online fundraising.

Dr. Kwan Kew Lai ‘74
Dr. Kwan Kew Lai ‘74

Dr. Kwan Kew Lai ‘74: Non Ministrari sed Ministrare

February 23, 2015

Dr. Kwan Kew Lai ‘74 embodies Wellesley’s motto, Non Ministrari sed Ministrare (Not to be ministered unto but to minister). She is currently in West Africa for the second time helping patients with Ebola.  


Madeleine Albright '59 holds a Wellesley t-shirt
twitter conversation between Madeleine Albright and Hillary Clinton

Wellesley Women Make Great Secretaries... of State!

February 16, 2015

A Twitter exchange between Madeleine Albright ‘59 and Hillary Clinton ‘69 highlighted a well-known fact about graduates of Wellesley College.

Professors Simon Grote, Hélène Bilis, and Adriana Brook
Professors Simon Grote, Hélène Bilis, and Adriana Brook

Engaging with the Power of the Theater

February 3, 2015

A new humanities initiative brings three courses into conversation with each other. From classical studies to French literature and European history, professors Brook, Bilis, and Grote will bring their classes together for performances, readings, and discussions about the transformative power of the theater.

professors in Collins
professors in Collins

Wellesley Professors Cast Their Oscar Votes

February 20, 2015

Professors from many disciplines study and teach film in the course of their work at Wellesley. Here faculty from cinema and media studies, women’s and gender studies, English, and music weigh in on films they thought worthy of notice in the last year.

Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein
Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein

Wellesley Professor Awarded Inaugural Arcus/Places Prize

February 24, 2015

Professor Alice T. Friedman’s article Queer Old Things shows how Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein constructed a public image that challenged accepted gender roles. 

Wellesley's Robert Goree was a guest judge on the Japanese game show Sushi Time.
Robert Goree in his office with the Sushi Time crew

Wellesley Professor Guest Judges Japanese Game Show

February 25, 2015

Robert Goree, assistant professor of East Asian languages and cultures, served as a guest judge on the Japanese gameshow Sushi Time when it came to film in Boston this fall.

Alumnae Achievement Award winners
Alumnae Achievement Award winners

Three to Be Honored at 2015 Alumnae Achievement Awards Ceremony

February 12, 2015

A ceremony and reception honoring Suzanne Ciani ’68, Jean Kilbourne ’64, and Nancy Kornblith Kopp ’65, recipients of the 2015 Alumnae Achievement Awards, takes place Thursday, February 12, 2015, starting at 5:30 PM.

Pendleton model
Pendleton model

Bringing Pendleton West Renovation Project to Life

February 4, 2015

Mock-up panels of a proposed exterior finish for the Pendleton West renovation project offer a sneak peek of what the building may look like when it is completed. A reimagined Pendleton West will provide greater opportunities for students, faculty, and staff engaging with the arts.

inside the greenhouses
inside the greenhouses

Enjoy a Break from Winter Weather at the Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses

February 6, 2015

There may only be a few plants peeking through the snow outside right now, but there are plenty to be seen indoors in the Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses.

Faith Fells '15
Faith Fells '15

Fellowship Winner Knows Education Is a Civil Right

February 19, 2015

Faith Fells ’15 is one of eight Fellows selected for the Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color. Fellows are nominated and chosen through a competitive selection process.  

students exercising in the new fitness center
students exercising in the new fitness center

Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse Reopens with Community Celebration

February 13, 2015

Wellesley celebrates the re-opening of the Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse this weekend after months of extensive renovations. The renovated facilities include a brand-new 4,600-square-foot Fitness Center.

Man and Monument II by Parviz Tanavoli
Wall and Script (detail) by Parviz Tanavoli

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Spring 2015

February 10, 2015

A newly heightened focus on Middle Eastern artists has been intensifying among institutions, collectors, curators, scholars and patrons alike. Parviz Tanavoli’s art exists at the center of the attention, and that extraordinary art is now featured at the Davis Museum as part of an exciting new season of exhibitions.

Wellesley snow plow
Wellesley snow plow

Wellesley College Closed Monday

February 9, 2015

Wellesley College will be closed on Monday, February 9 due to the snowstorm.