Members of the Migration, Heritage, Identity class
members of the Migration, Heritage, Identity class

Spotlight on Teaching: Migration, Heritage, Identity: Eastern Europe and Latin America

April 23, 2015

In her class Migration, Heritage, Identity: Eastern Europe and Latin America, Evelina Gužauskytė invites students to consider how Latin America and Eastern Europe have influenced one another’s literary and cultural expression.

aerial view of Wellesley's campus
aerial view of Wellesley's campus

Blue Goes Green for Earth Day

April 22, 2015

As Wellesley marks Earth Day this April 22, the College is implementing a variety of initiatives that will lessen our environmental impact.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Announced as 2015 Wellesley College Commencement Speaker

April 10, 2015

Award-winning novelist Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will address the Class of 2015 at Wellesley’s 137th Commencement exercises on May 29.

Americanah Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Deliver 2015 Wellesley College Commencement Speech

April 9, 2015

Award winning novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will address the members of the Wellesley College Class of 2015, and their family and friends, at Wellesley’s 137th Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 29, at 10:30 a.m.

A Copy of Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own

Manisha Thakor ’92: “How Economics and Literature Made Me a Better Investor”

April 30, 2015

Writing for the Wall Street Journal, finance professional Manisha Thakor ’92 said lessons learned at Wellesley, along with works by authors like Virginia Woolf and Edith Wharton, had a big influence on her career path.

Hillary Rodham speaking at rally at Wellesley College
Hillary Rodham speaking at rally at Wellesley College

Hillary Clinton ’69 Announces Run for Presidency

April 13, 2015

In a YouTube video posted Sunday afternoon, Hillary Clinton '69 announced that she will run for president in the 2016 Election.

Rebecca Spyke Keiser ’91
Rebecca Spyke Keiser ’91

Rebecca Spyke Keiser ’91 Opens New Doors at the National Science Foundation

April 21, 2015

In her new role as head of the National Science Foundation’s Office of International Science and Engineering, Rebecca Spyke Keiser ’91 will develop international scientific partnerships and promote STEM activities for women and girls around the globe.

Margaret McClure ’15 and Wenyan Deng ’15
Margaret McClure ’15 and Wenyan Deng ’15

A Chance to Help Promote World Peace

April 24, 2015

Wellesley congratulates Wenyan Deng ’15 and Margaret McClure ’15, who have both been named Carnegie Junior Fellows for 2015–16.

Sophia Garcia '15 wins 120th hooprolling competition
Wellesley seniors compete in the 120th Hooprolling competition.

Sophia Garcia '15 Wins Hooprolling Competition

April 27, 2015

Environmental studies major Sophia Garcia '15 won the 120th Wellesley Hooprolling competition this weekend, earning a place in the history books.

Join us for the Ruhlman Conference
Ruhlman Conference

Ruhlman Conference Highlights Student and Faculty Research

April 29, 2015

During today's Ruhlman conference, the Wellesley community gathers to celebrate student achievement.

students in dorm room
students in dorm room

New Study Links Valuing Diversity to More Diverse Friendship Networks

April 15, 2015

A new study by Wellesley researchers shows that people who value diversity are more likely to have more diverse friend groups.

Marathon Monday Munger signs
Marathon Monday Munger signs

Wellesley Students Gear up for 118th Boston Marathon

April 17, 2015

Wellesley students make encouragingand often humoroussigns to display along the Scream Tunnel during the Boston Marathon

H. Kim Bottomly
H. Kim Bottomly

President Bottomly to Step Down in July of 2016

April 17, 2015

Wellesley President Kim Bottomly announces her decision to step down in July of 2016: "I will forever cherish my time at Wellesley and will always remain a proud member of this community that has come to mean so much to me."

Wellesley Professor Heather Mattila near honey bee hives

Nutritional Deficits Early in Life Have Long-Term Impacts on Honey Bees

April 9, 2015

A new study led by Wellesley Professor Heather Mattila showed that poor nutrition for honey bee larvae leads to compromised pollination capabilities as adult bees and illustrates a possible link to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).

Watson fellow Nevatha Mathialagan '15
Nevatha Mathialagan '15 wins Watson Fellowship

Nevatha Mathialagan '15 Wins Watson Fellowship

April 14, 2015

Nevatha Mathialagan '15 has won a prestigious Thomas J. Watson fellowship to travel the world after commencement, learning how different cultures approach oral health.

Liz Ogbu '98: Architect, Designer, Social Justice Advocate

April 3, 2015

An alumna puts her architecture training to work to foster social change by empowering locals to use their own knowledge to better their environment.

NAI award

President H. Kim Bottomly Elected to the National Academy of Inventors

April 7, 2015

President H. Kim Bottomly has been named a Fellow by The National Academy of Inventors. She was officially inducted as a member of the 2014 Fellows class in March.

Wellesley celebrates National Public Health Week
National Public Health Week

Wellesley Celebrates National Public Health Week

April 8, 2015

In honor of National Public Health Week, we take a look at some of the different ways Wellesley students pursue their passion for public health.

The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Honey Bee: New Research Provides Clues About Decline

April 9, 2015

A new study by Heather Mattila, a leading honey bee ecologist and Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Wellesley College, published on April 8 in PLOS ONE, reveals that inadequate access to pollen during larval development has lifelong consequences for honey bees.


Wellesley’s Ravens Return!

April 6, 2015

Common ravens are uncommon here, but Wellesley is home to a breeding pair for second year running. Watch them live online.

Wellesley celebrates Latin@ Month

Wellesley Celebrates Latin@ Culture Month

April 2, 2015

In April, Wellesley celebrates Latin@ Month and hosts festivities honoring Latin@ culture, history, and heritage.