2016: A Year in ReflectionFriday, December 23, 2016
The College takes a look back at the past year and celebrates all we shared. What a year for Wellesley!
Wellesley Faculty’s Research on “Fake News” Offers Crucial Tools for Use in the Classroom and by the MediaThursday, December 22, 2016
The media has cited the research of Wellesley computer science professors, who are teaching in and outside the classroom about the dangers of fake news.
The Pamela Daniels ’59 Fellows Take Four Very Different JourneysWednesday, December 21, 2016
This year’s Pamela Daniels ’59 Fellows will pursue passion projects in health care, immigration, bumblebees, and Hemingway.
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Art Critic Shares Insights About WritingTuesday, December 20, 2016
This semester, art critic Sebastian Smee shared his expertise with students in the Robert Garis Seminar, and he spoke to the larger campus community recently in Collins Cinema.
Spotlight on Teaching: Writing 177: Physical Activity and CognitionMonday, December 19, 2016
In a new course for first-years, professors Connie Bauman and Jeannine Johnson help students improve their writing and learn about the relationship between exercise, academic performance, and overall well-being.
An Achievement Award and a Creative Solution End Blue Crew’s Record-Setting YearFriday, December 16, 2016
On December 3, Blue crew coach Tessa Spillane received the Ernestine Bayer Award from USRowing. Just a few weeks earlier, the team’s ingenuity helped it win a championship.
From CNN to the BBC and beyond, Professor Katharine H.S. Moon’s Expertise on North and South Korea Has an International ReachThursday, December 15, 2016
In a time of increasing uncertainty in Northeast Asian international relations, Katharine H.S. Moon speaks to major broadcast and print media across the globe.
WATCH: Learn how to make Wellesley Peppermint Stick PieWednesday, December 14, 2016
Peppermint Stick Pie is a beloved tradition for generations of Wellesley students. Watch this video to learn how to make it yourself!
College Town Hall Meeting Offers Clarity on U.S. Immigration LawTuesday, December 13, 2016
On December 9, Wellesley College hosted a town hall meeting to offer clarity, provide legal information, and discuss what the future might hold for U.S. immigration law. This was the second in a series of town hall meetings on this issue.
The Wellness Outreach Collaborative Encourages Students to Refresh and Refocus During Reading PeriodMonday, December 12, 2016
From rock climbing and Latin dance to cider with the president and contemplative coloring, the Take a Break schedule offers a range of reading period stress-busters.
Faculty Provide Lessons from History by Looking Back to the Attack on Pearl Harbor, 75 Years AgoFriday, December 9, 2016
Faculty in political science, history, and religion look back to Pearl Harbor on the 75th anniversary of the attack to shed light on where we are today.
Wellesley’s Snapchat Reporters Capture Campus NewsThursday, December 8, 2016
Wellesley is now on Snapchat, with photos, videos, and news captured by a new team of student reporters.
Greenhouse Guests Enjoy the Dusk-to-Dawn Bloom of Queen of the NightWednesday, December 7, 2016
The Queen of the Night is a fragrant cactus flower that blooms for only dusk to dawn for one night of the year—and friends of the Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses visited recently to bear witness to its beauty.
Career Education at Wellesley—and its Executive Director—Touted as “Reinventing the Career Center”Tuesday, December 6, 2016
The Chronicle of Higher Education spotlighted Career Education at Wellesley as a model approach to “reinventing the career center.”
Wellesley Students Demonstrate Maker Capabilities at the World Maker FaireMonday, December 5, 2016
Four Wellesley students designed and hosted an exhibition booth for the World Maker Faire in New York, which won an Editors’ Choice Award from Make: magazine.
New Chapel Windows Celebrate Wellesley and the Power of LightFriday, December 2, 2016
The College recently dedicated three new windows in Houghton Chapel that depict the light at dawn, midday, and dusk and celebrate the transformational effect of a Wellesley education.
Teach-In Examines Race and Resistance in the Age of TrumpThursday, December 1, 2016
Led by faculty, a second teach-in engaged the Wellesley community in a conversation about race, resistance, and the country's past, present, and future.
WHACK Hackathon Combines Innovation and Social GoodWednesday, November 30, 2016
At the WHACK Hackathon in October, 80 participants came to Wellesley from colleges and universities along the East Coast to develop projects focused on education, accessibility, and health and wellness.
Wellesley Alumnae Give in Many WaysTuesday, November 29, 2016
On Giving Tuesday, Wellesley honors the many ways alumnae support the College’s mission and extend the Wellesley community around the globe.
Spotlight on Teaching: Innovative Use of Video in the ClassroomMonday, November 28, 2016
Wellesley professors “talk shop” about how they use video to expand their classrooms and engage students.
Wildlife at WellesleyThursday, November 24, 2016
As the weather turns colder and the natural world prepares for winter, Wellesley features some of the campus wildlife that are spending the Thanksgiving holiday at “home” on campus.
Because of Bias, and Beyond: Election 2016Wednesday, November 23, 2016
A teach-in happens outside of normal class hours to bring students, faculty, and staff together to discuss topics related to current events. Wellesley's November 18 teach-in addressed issues of bias raised by the 2016 presidential election.
Faculty Engage the Wellesley Community with Post-Election QuestionsTuesday, November 22, 2016
With an interdisciplinary teach-in and expert panels, Wellesley faculty offer post-election insight and analysis.
Wellesley Professor Pens Post-Election Op-Ed about Being an Immigrant and Finding Hope in His StudentsMonday, November 21, 2016
WBUR’s Cognoscenti publishes Ismar Volić’s op-ed about his reaction to Wellesley’s election watch event and how his students have provided post-election assurance to him as an emigrant from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Town Hall Meeting Addresses Wellesley’s Admission and Aid Policies for Undocumented StudentsFriday, November 18, 2016
Joy St. John, dean of admission and financial aid, held a town hall meeting to provide information and solicit feedback from the community about Wellesley’s admission and aid policies for undocumented students.
Wellesley and Babson Students Join Forces to Stand Against HateThursday, November 17, 2016
Wellesley students, in collaboration with students from Babson College, organized a solidarity walk to “take a stand against hate rhetoric and hate crimes.”
The New York Times Publishes President Johnson's “What Wellesley Stands For”Wednesday, November 16, 2016
The New York Times published a letter to the editor by President Paula A. Johnson, penned in response to a Times article on hostile acts on college campuses.
Wellesley Faculty and Staff Make a Statement Against AggressionTuesday, November 15, 2016
We intend to reject this hate by committing ourselves to the support of all Wellesley students, and to sustaining an ongoing dialogue about how to keep our campus a place of justice, inclusion, and striving for clarity.
The Wellesley Community Walks for PeaceMonday, November 14, 2016
Wellesley students, faculty, and staff came together in a peace walk across campus, ending in community time at Lake Waban.
On Veterans Day, One Alumna Shares Her StoryFriday, November 11, 2016
Nancy Brothers DS ’16, who is serving in the Air Force in Afghanistan, explains how life lessons she learned from Wellesley friends have made her a stronger person and a better leader.
Wellesley Joins National Conversation about Public Education with Annual Diane Silvers Ravitch Class of ’60 LectureThursday, November 10, 2016
Wellesley hosted Pasi Sahlberg, noted Finnish academic, author, and education reformer, to speak on the intricacies of American education reform as part of this year’s Diane Silvers Ravitch Class of ’60 Lecture.
Wellesley Gathers to Share a Moment in U.S. HistoryWednesday, November 9, 2016Wellesley comes together to celebrate a first in women's leadership and to share results of the nation's 45th presidential election.
Momentum Builds at Wellesley for the Presidential ElectionTuesday, November 8, 2016
Wellesley’s campus is enlivened by events and activities inspired by the 2016 presidential election.
Wellesley Announces a Partnership with UniversiaMonday, November 7, 2016
Wellesley and Universia, a network of 1,401 Ibero-American universities in 23 countries, have agreed to share resources, beginning with 10 hour-long Albright talks that will be translated into Spanish and Portuguese.
Wellesley Offers New Interdisciplinary Minor in Comparative Race and EthnicityFriday, November 4, 2016
Wellesley’s new interdisciplinary minor in Comparative Race and Ethnicity will help students understand and analyze racial/ethnic dynamics around the world and throughout history.
Amazon’s “Good Girls Revolt” Highlights Nora Ephron ’62 and Her Role as a Leader for Women in JournalismThursday, November 3, 2016
A new Amazon dramatic series about women breaking barriers in journalism in the 1960s features Nora Ephron ’62.
Professor Roxanne Euben Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship for Her Field-Leading Research on Islamist RhetoricWednesday, November 2, 2016
Professor Roxanne Euben “has helped pioneer a vibrant new area of inquiry,” said the Guggenheim Foundation announcing she had been awarded a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship.
Prospective Students Experience Life at the College During Discover Wellesley WeekendTuesday, November 1, 2016
Discover Wellesley Weekend gives prospective students a taste of College life. This year’s October event provided 140 travel grants for students from underrepresented groups.
Ceallach Gibbons ’17 Swims the English Channel to Help Raise Awareness of Sexual ViolenceMonday, October 31, 2016
Ceallach Gibbons ’17 was determined to complete the arduous 21-mile English Channel swim, despite jellyfish stings and an injured shoulder.
WCVB’s Chronicle HD Profiles President Paula A. Johnson—and Wellesley College—on “Game Changers”Friday, October 28, 2016
President Paula Johnson and her inauguration were the focus of WCVB’s news magazine Chronicle HD Wednesday evening.
Tanner Conference Spotlights the Experiential Learning that Deepens a Liberal Arts EducationThursday, October 27, 2016
Students and alumnae broaden the definition of what constitutes a classroom by sharing their local, national and international study experiences at the Tanner Conference.
Spotlight on Teaching: BISC 307: Ecosystem EcologyWednesday, October 26, 2016
In the new ecology course taught by Jaclyn Hatala Matthes, students are trying to determine what role humans play in managing ecosystems and how Wellesley’s campus ecosystem can be sustainably managed.
TED Film Highlights MyinTuition and Wellesley’s Commitment to Affordability and AccessTuesday, October 25, 2016
A new short film highlights the benefits of MyinTuition for prospective students, especially those from lower- and middle-income backgrounds who might view college as financially out of reach.
Wellesley Professor’s Proposal in Chronicle of Higher Education Could Be Game Changer for Grant Application ProcessMonday, October 24, 2016
Susan Reverby, professor of women’s and gender studies, wrote about her experience with the grant application process—and offered a solution to what she sees as its inherent problems.
The Jewett Arts Center: The Modern Campus at Mid-Century & TodayFriday, October 21, 2016
International experts in architectural history, historic preservation, and design convene at Wellesley to discuss “The Modern Campus at Mid-Century & Today,” with a focus on Jewett Arts Center.
Wellesley Inducts Four New Members into the Athletics Hall of FameThursday, October 20, 2016
Wellesley Blue sports fans gathered in Alumnae Hall on October 15 to honor the achievements of Nadine Netter Levy ’66, Barbara Morry Fraumeni ’72, Jessica Gosnell ’90, and former coach and program contributor Ann S. Batchelder.
Top 10 Debate Tips from Wellesley CollegeWednesday, October 19, 2016
Watch a video featuring the Wellesley College Debate Society to learn the best ways to prepare for—and successfully perform—during a debate.
New Home for Wellesley Career EducationTuesday, October 18, 2016
Wellesley's new career education model will get a new home designed by women-led team from HGA.
Honoring Wellesley’s 2016 Alumnae Achievement Awards RecipientsMonday, October 17, 2016
On Friday, the Wellesley College community gathered to honor the three recipients of the 2016 Alumnae Achievement Awards: Marian Burros ’54, Maria Morris Hambourg ’71, and Debra Knopman ’75.
The College Celebrates a Very Wellesley WeekendFriday, October 14, 2016
This weekend, Wellesley will host four important fall events on campus at once: Friends and Family Weekend and Homecoming, the Alumnae Awards, the Alumnae Leadership Council, and the Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Chelsea Clinton to Speak at Campaign Rally TodayThursday, October 13, 2016
Chelsea Clinton will be on campus speaking at a political rally at 3pm today. This is not a College-sponsored event, it is a campaign stop, but members of the community are invited to attend.
Wellesley College Professor Spotlights Problem Faced by People of Color in Predominantly White TownsWednesday, October 12, 2016
Professor Nikki Greene’s op-ed on microaggressions led to a featured guest interview on WBUR’s Radio Boston.
Heidi Wang ’12 Explains the Powerful Idea of Turning Nothing Into SomethingTuesday, October 11, 2016
Heidi Wang ’12 explains how she founded Girls Teaching Girls to Code in an article that recently appeared on LinkedIn.
Who are Madeleine K. Albright '59 and Hillary Clinton '69?Saturday, October 8, 2016
Wellesley women know the answer to Thursday night's final Jeopardy! question.
The Start of Fall FoliageFriday, October 7, 2016
The first flush of fall foliage. #AwesomeAutumnalAlliteration
M. Darby Dyar ’80 Wins Prestigious G.K. Gilbert Award from the Geological Society of AmericaThursday, October 6, 2016
On September 27, M. Darby Dyar ’80 became the fourth woman—and the second Wellesley alumna—to receive the prestigious G.K. Gilbert Award from the Geological Society of America.
Wellesley Celebrates a Year’s Worth of Faculty ScholarshipWednesday, October 5, 2016
On September 20, the College community had the opportunity to appreciate the academic and creative contributions one hundred and sixteen faculty members made to their fields during the previous year.
the Davis. ReDiscoveredTuesday, October 4, 2016
Provost Andrew Shennan, Davis Museum Director Lisa Fischman, and President Paula Johnson unveil “the Davis. ReDiscovered,” a reinstallation of the Davis permanent collections, over three years in the making.
Lucia Perez ’14 Shares Her Fulbright Experience: “This is How You Make a Strong World”Monday, October 3, 2016
Lucia Perez ’14 recently completed a Fulbright Student Research Fellowship with a leading astrophysicist in South Africa and began work on a Ph.D. in the astrophysics program at Arizona State University (ASU).
Wellesley Celebrates the Inauguration of Paula A. JohnsonFriday, September 30, 2016
As a new chapter in Wellesley’s history begins, we present highlights from the inaugural festivities.
Wellesley College Inaugurates Paula Johnson as Its 14th President in a Ceremony that Celebrates the Vibrancy of a Liberal Arts CommunityThursday, September 29, 2016
Wellesley College will mark the inauguration of its 14th president, Paula Johnson, in a ceremony both steeped in tradition and imbued with a vision for Wellesley’s future.
1 More Day Till Inauguration: Students Count DownWednesday, September 28, 2016
Students share their hopes and wishes for Wellesley and President Johnson as we count down the days to her inauguration as Wellesley’s 14th president.
2 More Days Till Inauguration: Students Count DownTuesday, September 27, 2016
Students share their hopes and wishes for Wellesley and President Johnson as we count down the days to her inauguration as Wellesley’s 14th president.
3 More Days Till Inauguration: Students Count DownMonday, September 26, 2016
Students share their hopes and wishes for Wellesley and President Johnson as we count down the days to her inauguration as Wellesley’s 14th president.
4 More Days Till Inauguration: Students Count DownSunday, September 25, 2016
5 More Days Till Inauguration: Students Count DownSaturday, September 24, 2016
6 More Days Till Inauguration: Students Count DownFriday, September 23, 2016
7 More Days Till Inauguration: Students Count DownThursday, September 22, 2016
8 More Days Till Inauguration: Students Count DownWednesday, September 21, 2016
9 More Days Till Inauguration: Students Count DownTuesday, September 20, 2016
10 More Days Till Inauguration: Students Count DownMonday, September 19, 2016
Wellesley Hosts Symposium on Graphic Design in the Digital FutureFriday, September 16, 2016
On Saturday, the College hosted a day-long symposium where Wellesley faculty and other experts discussed how design principles used in Renaissance books can be applied in the digital age.
Professor Lidwien Kapteijns Travels to Uganda and SomaliaThursday, September 15, 2016
Lidwien Kapteijns gave a keynote address at a graduate student conference in Uganda and spoke at the Garowe International Book Fair in Puntland, Somalia, this summer.
Lessons Learned in Calderwood Seminars Help in Internships and BeyondWednesday, September 14, 2016
Leah Nugent ’16 and Amal Cheema ’17 interned with major organizations this summer, where they used many of the lessons they had learned about presenting complex issues to a broad public audience.
Hālau o Keikiali`i Shares the Rich Culture of Hawaii with WellesleyTuesday, September 13, 2016
Hawaii’s rich culture comes to life at Wellesley with a weeklong residency with world-renowned cultural group and performing troupe Hālau o Keikiali`i.
Ngina Kariuki ’19 Helps Develop MasterCard Scholar Social NetworkMonday, September 12, 2016
MasterCard Foundation Scholar Ngina Kariuki ’19 has helped develop a social learning network to connect scholars across Africa and the world.
Spotlight on Teaching: Team TeachingFriday, September 9, 2016
In team-taught courses, such as MUS 333/ARTH 335 with Professors Martin Brody, Patricia Berman, and Alice Friedman, faculty and students explore different disciplines from varying points of view.
Architect Selected For Science CenterThursday, September 8, 2016
Wellesley College has always been a leader in Science education. The College has named the architect who will design Wellesley’s cutting edge Science Center.
Wellesley Celebrates the Launch of New Career Education ModelWednesday, September 7, 2016
President Paula Johnson invites the entire Wellesley community to an ice cream social on Monday, September 12 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm in Tishman Commons to learn about the College’s new career education model.
As the School Year Gets Underway, Meet the Class of 2020Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Get to know the red Class of 2020, which includes athletes, activists, and award-winning artists.
BU Chemistry Professor Malika Jeffries-EL ’96 Encourages Wellesley Students to Persevere in the Lab and in LifeFriday, September 2, 2016
Malika Jeffries-EL ’96, associate professor of chemistry at Boston University, shares important professional and life lessons she learned at Wellesley.
Wall Street Journal Reports that New Book by Professor Emerita Mary Lefkowitz Could Be the New “Go-to Edition” of Classic Greek PlaysThursday, September 1, 2016
Mary Lefkowitz, professor emerita, poses with her co-author James Romm in the Greek and Roman galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The two have published a new book.
Wellesley Celebrates ConvocationWednesday, August 31, 2016
In honor of the College’s 142nd convocation, we present a photo essay featuring some of the memorable moments leading up to today’s celebration.
Arts and Culture at Wellesley, Fall 2016Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Sophia Ginsburg ’20 and Katherine Kuang ’20 peruse the Arts and Culture at Wellesley Calendar during student orientation. The fall 2016 calendar is now available on campus and online.
New Book by Faculty Members Praised by National Media for Its Message about the Value of a Liberal Arts EducationMonday, August 29, 2016
A new book by Wellesley sociology faculty—about liberal arts colleges and how students can make the most of that journey—is getting national attention.
The Wellesley Community Welcomes Incoming Students With Advice and EncouragementFriday, August 26, 2016
Welcome, Class of 2020! In honor of your arrival, alumnae share encouragement and words of wisdom.
Meet the Student Orientation CoordinatorsThursday, August 25, 2016
The Class of 2020 has started their arrival on campus! Meet the students who have spent the summer “collaborating with staff and faculty on campus to create the best Orientation ever!”
Aspiring Children’s Book Editor Gets Dream Internship (and Dream Job)Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Maya Marlette ’16, an aspiring children’s book editor, interned at Scholastic in New York City this summer thanks to a grant from We Need Diverse Books.
First-Years Receive a Warm Welcome From Alumnae Clubs at Send-Off EventsTuesday, August 23, 2016
Over the past four weeks, 20 alumnae clubs—including Hong Kong, Honolulu, Northern California, and Florida—have hosted send-off parties where new students met alumnae and talked about why Wellesley is a great choice for the next four years and beyond.
Four Alumnae Share Their Olympic StoriesMonday, August 22, 2016
The College congratulates four alumnae who brought their athletic and journalistic talents to the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Dear Wellesley: Holly Zhu ’18 Writes from BostonFriday, August 19, 2016
The final postcard in our 2016 Summer Series comes from Holly Zhu ’18 who writes from just a few miles down the road in Boston.
Washington Post Calls on Wellesley’s Director of Admission for Advice on Application EssaysThursday, August 18, 2016
Students always have questions about their application essays. Wellesley’s director of admission gives advice to the Washington Post.
Albright Fellow’s Documentary Gives a Voice to Burmese Female Construction WorkersWednesday, August 17, 2016
Jalena Keane-Lee ’17, a 2016 Albright Fellow, has spent her summer in Yangon, Myanmar filming a documentary about gender equity through the lens of female construction workers.
Wellesley Professor Encourages Summer Campers’ Love of ReadingTuesday, August 16, 2016
Professor Susan Lynn Meyer spoke at Maine’s Camp Runoia in late July on behalf of Bunk Reads, a new program that encourages kids to read all summer long.
A New View and New PerspectivesMonday, August 15, 2016
This unusual photo of Wellesley’s campus challenges viewers to rethink their point of view.
Dear Wellesley: Emma Goodman '17 Writes from New York CityFriday, August 12, 2016
Our 2016 Summer Postcard Series continues. Emma Goodman '17 writes from New York City, where she’s participating in a Global Engagement Internship through Wellesley's Center for Work and Service. Her internship is funded by the Raquet Family Foundation.
Wellesley Professor Comments on Happiness for an Atlantic FeatureThursday, August 11, 2016
Julie K. Norem, Professor of Psychology, an expert on 'Defensive Pessimism,' recently spoke to the Atlantic and others.
Wellesley Professors Share Their Summer ReadsWednesday, August 10, 2016
A look at what Wellesley faculty members are reading this summer.
Callie Crossley '73 Wins Top National Award for Katrina CommentaryTuesday, August 9, 2016
Journalist Callie Crossley '73 received national honors for her story marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, "Tomorrow is Not Promised: Life After Hurricane Katrina," in which she chronicled lessons learned from her late father after the storm.
Two Wellesley Students Win Prestigious Goldwater ScholarshipsMonday, August 8, 2016
Anne Shen '17 and Medeea Popescu '17 have been awarded 2016 Barry Goldwater Scholarships, which support outstanding undergraduate students in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering.
Dear Wellesley: Grace Ming '18 Writes from MumbaiFriday, August 5, 2016
Our 2016 Summer Postcard Series continues with a note from Grace Ming '18 who writes from Mumbai where she’s participating in a Global Engagement Internship through Wellesley's Center for Work and Service.
Wellesley Professor Weighs in Equal Pay Law in New York Times Opinion PagesThursday, August 4, 2016
Wellesley Professor Tells New York Times Stereotypes Must Change if Equal Pay is to be Achieved.
Record Number of Physics 2016 Grads Head to Top Ph.D. ProgramsWednesday, August 3, 2016
Seven 2016 graduates of the physics department will enter Ph.D. programs this fall, the largest group ever to do so.
Poster Session Celebrates Student Summer ResearchTuesday, August 2, 2016
The Summer Research Poster Session was held in the Science Center on July 28. Dr. JudyAnn Bigby '73, former Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services, gave a keynote address before the presentation.
The Muse Names Three WellesleyX Courses Among Top Liberal Arts Options OnlineMonday, August 1, 2016
The Muse, an online career site named 3 WellesleyX courses among the "11 Top Liberal Arts College Classes That You Can Take for Free Online”
Hillary Rodham Clinton '69 is the Democratic Party's Nominee for PresidentFriday, July 29, 2016
Hillary Clinton '69 accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for the presidency at the Democratic National Convention last night. Clinton is the first woman to receive a major party’s nomination for the presidency.
Wellesley Students Attend Democratic National ConventionThursday, July 28, 2016
Wellesley students are among the thousands of people in attendance at this week's Democratic National Convention.
Dear Wellesley: Julide Iye '18 Writes from Tangier, MoroccoWednesday, July 27, 2016
Julide Iye '18 writes from Tangier, Morocco where she's participating in the Global Citizenship Program. Her internship is supported by the Susan Rappaport Knafel '52 Internship Fund.
Three Wellesley Students Chosen for the New "Girls Who Invest" ProgramTuesday, July 26, 2016
Three Wellesley students were selected to participate in Girls Who Invest, a rigorous new program that teaches core financial and investment concepts to women who are rising college sophomores and juniors.
Gwendolyn Sands ’18 Competes in North American Irish Dance ChampionshipsMonday, July 25, 2016
Early this month, Gwendolyn Sands '18 competed in the 2016 North American Irish Dance Championships, which drew dancers from the United States, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, Canada, and Mexico.
Dear Wellesley: Mehak Sarang '18 Writes from GhanaFriday, July 22, 2016
In the third of our 2016 Summer Postcard Series, Mehak Sarang '18 writes from Ghana where she's participating in a Global Engagement Internship.
Spotlight on Teaching: ASTR 202: Hands-on Planetary ExplorationThursday, July 21, 2016
In ASTR 202: Hands-on Planetary Exploration, students learn about the science and technology of exploring planetary environments and design and execute their own mission.
Martha Ertman '85 on the Ways Contracts and Deals Shape FamiliesWednesday, July 20, 2016
Rosanna Hertz, Classes of 1919–50th Reunion Professor of Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies, hosted a "Future of the Family" event during the spring semester that featured Martha Ertman '85, who researches the ways verbal and written contracts shape family relationships.
NEMA Names "Bunny Harvey: Four Decades" Year's Best Exhibition CatalogueTuesday, July 19, 2016
The Davis Museum at Wellesley College won first place in the New England Museum Association Publication Awards' exhibition catalogue category.
President Paula Johnson on WGBH’s College Leadership SeriesMonday, July 18, 2016
WGBH radio interviewed President Paula Johnson about her new role leading Wellesley.
Dear Wellesley: Kiana Nedele '16 Writes from MoscowFriday, July 15, 2016
In the second of our 2016 Summer Postcard Series, Kiana Nedele '16 writes from Moscow where she's participating in a Global Engagement Internship.
Alumna's Art Installation Helps Combat HIV StigmaThursday, July 14, 2016
Attendees of this year's International AIDS Conference, in South Africa, can add a red paper ribbon "leaf" to the AIDS SolidariTree, a unique sculpture developed by Michelle Vogelzang '13.
Big Thanks from Some of the Campus' Smallest StudentsWednesday, July 13, 2016
More than 200 people, including many preschoolers, gathered at the Wellesley College Children's Center in late May to celebrate the work and impact of Executive Director Mary Kloppenberg, who retired after 27 years of service.
Savitri Restrepo Alvarez '16 Awarded Davis Project for Peace GrantTuesday, July 12, 2016
Savitri Restrepo Alvarez '16 returned to her native Colombia to work with indigenous women who have been displaced from their ancestral lands by the country's ongoing civil war.
Vigil in the Wake of ViolenceMonday, July 11, 2016
Our community will come together for a vigil in the wake of violence at 6 PM tonight at the Multifaith Center.
Postcards Series: Catherine Puga '17Friday, July 8, 2016
Catherine Puga '17 writes from Rabat, Morocco, where she’s participating in a Global Engagement Internship through Wellesley's Center for Work and Service.
Dean of Admissions Weighs in on Fisher v. University of TexasThursday, July 7, 2016
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Joy St. John responded to the Supreme Court ruling on college admissions with a letter to the editor in the New York Times.
Alumna Competes in Dance Contest on "Live with Kelly" 4th of July EpisodeWednesday, July 6, 2016
Melissa Jo Zambrana '16 danced in many events on campus while at Wellesley. She recently displayed some of her moves on ABC's "Live with Kelly" 4th of July episode.
Kristin Butcher, Professor of Economics, on SNAP BenefitsTuesday, July 5, 2016
New research from Kristin Butcher '86, Marshall I. Goldman Professor of Economics and Department Chair, could help shed light on how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) works.
Welcome Paula Johnson, Wellesley's 14th PresidentFriday, July 1, 2016
A warm Wellesley welcome to Paula Johnson! Today is President Johnson's first official day at Wellesley.
Final Hours of the 2016 Participation ChallengeThursday, June 30, 2016
Just a few hours remain before Dr. Paula A. Johnson begins her tenure as Wellesley's 14th president. Today is the last day to contribute to the historic welcome effort.
America the Beautiful: America’s Unofficial National AnthemWednesday, June 29, 2016
Katharine Lee Bates, Class of 1880, penned the poem that would become the lyrics to the popular ballad "America the Beautiful" during a 2,000 mile cross-country train trip.
Davis Museum Launches Summer Film SeriesTuesday, June 28, 2016
During the summer, enjoy the Davis Museum in new way—with an outdoor film series of some of the most fun museum-centric movies.
Julia Marciari-Alexander ’89: From Wellesley to the WaltersMonday, June 27, 2016
A student-organized spring event highlighted alumna Julia Marciari-Alexander's path from Wellesley to her post as the first Female Executive Director of Baltimore's Walters Art Museum.
A Photo Farewell to President H. Kim BottomlyFriday, June 24, 2016
H. Kim Bottomly will conclude her tenure as Wellesley's 13th president on June 30, 2016. Today, a photo reflection of her time at the College.
Alumna Plays an Important Role in Preserving Little-Known Papal HistoryThursday, June 23, 2016
Marsha Malinowski '82 shared insight with PBS about the 32-year friendship between Pope John Paul II and Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka for the documentary "The Secrets of Saint John Paul."
Humor Piece by Recent Grad Published by the New YorkerWednesday, June 22, 2016
"Ordering Lunch for the Office: A Greek Tragedy," by Broti Gupta '16, was published in the New Yorker's daily humor column Shouts and Murmurs in May.
Wellesley Computer Scientists Develop DNA/RNA Sequencing ToolsTuesday, June 21, 2016
Software programs developed at Wellesley are helping genome scientists, biologists, and medical researchers gain better insights from genome sequencing data.
Student's Team Wins Bronze at World Syncro Skating ChampionshipsMonday, June 20, 2016
Eliana Marostica '18 is a member of the U.S. Synchronized Skating Team. The team won the Bronze at this year's World Skating Championships
Professor Tracy Gleason on PRI's Science FridayFriday, June 17, 2016
Tracy Gleason, professor of psychology and psychological director of the Child Study Center at Wellesley, was featured on PRI’s Science Friday segment and in a series of web videos.
Alumna Founds Network to Help Women Succeed in FinanceThursday, June 16, 2016
Victoria Hart '96 spoke to Newsweek about the limited opportunities women face in finance and about the network she founded to help women develop professionally.
Four Recent Grads Win Fellowships to Spend a Year in China or TaiwanWednesday, June 15, 2016
Four recent graduates will spend a year in China or Taiwan, thanks to fellowships from the Yenching Academy of Peking University and the Wellesley-Yenching Program.
The “Chemistry of the Heavens”Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Chemistry Professor Chris Arumainayagam participated in a press briefing at the American Astronomical Society (AAS) national conference. His student also presented at the conference.
Spotlight on Teaching: MES/ART116: Arabic CalligraphyMonday, June 13, 2016
This past semester, students worked with Khaled Al- Saa’i, an internationally renowned Arabic calligrapher who challenges how people see and use familiar script.
Newly Released Clinton Commencement Speech Generates Extensive Media CoverageFriday, June 10, 2016
Media featured newly released-audio excerpts of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s student speech from the College's 1969 commencement exercises.
Award-Winning Recent Graduates Will Study, Research, and Teach Around the WorldThursday, June 9, 2016
A Wellesley education opens a world of possibilities. Several recent graduates are looking ahead to a year of study, research, or teaching abroad with the help of grants and fellowships.
Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 Makes HistoryWednesday, June 8, 2016
Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 achieved a historic milestone as the first woman to be the presumptive presidential nominee of a major political party.
Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)Tuesday, June 7, 2016
The Wellesley Repertory Theatre production runs through June 26, with 7:00 PM shows on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, and 2:00 PM matinees on Saturdays and Sundays.
Reunion Recap 2016Monday, June 6, 2016
Reunion welcomed a near-record crowd with 2,147 alums and over 1,000 family members and guests. Attendees hailed from 47 states, 22 countries, and 2 territories.
Wellesley Celebrates Reunion 2016Friday, June 3, 2016
Graduating classes ending in 1 and 6 will gather, it is also a special year for Continuing Education alumnae and Davis Scholars (CE/DS).
Newly Approved Sustainability Plan Will Help Ensure a Greener FutureThursday, June 2, 2016
Wellesley recently approved a 10-year Sustainability Plan that will help the College further reduce its environmental footprint and ensure a greener future for generations of students.
Wellesley Crew Wins NCAA National ChampionshipWednesday, June 1, 2016
Wellesley crew earned the program's first national championship and the first NCAA team national championship in school history. Wellesley is the first Women’s College to win a national title in rowing.
Media Cover Commencement and Special Guest OprahTuesday, May 31, 2016
Coverage included a video of the speaker, Lulu Chow Wang ’66, on Time magazine’s Motto website.
Commencement Day 2016Friday, May 27, 2016
A photo essay for Commencement 2016. We'll be adding images throughout the day.
Class of 2016 Gathers for Senior Class LuncheonThursday, May 26, 2016
The Class of 2016 gathered yesterday for the Senior Class Luncheon, their first official event as Wellesley alumnae.
Diplomas to Include Names in Alternative AlphabetsWednesday, May 25, 2016
For the first time, this year's graduating class can have their names written in English and an alternative alphabet on their diplomas.
The "First Day" and "Last Day (Almost)" Student ExperienceTuesday, May 24, 2016
It is Commencement week and, as the seniors’ last day approaches, we look at the journey of four members of the class through a video of their first day on campus and some of their last.
StoryCorps: Nan Keohane '61 and Geneva Overholser '70Monday, May 23, 2016
Former Wellesley President Nan Keohane '61 talks with her sister, Geneva Overholser '70, about coming to Wellesley, opportunities they never expected, and a cherished sense of sisterhood.
Wellesley Featured in Current Issue of Vanity FairFriday, May 20, 2016
Wellesley College is featured in the current issue of Vanity Fair in an article on "Resurgence" of women's colleges.
MIT Award Named to Honor Wellesley Associate Provost Robbin ChapmanThursday, May 19, 2016
MIT's newly named and eponymous Dr. Robbin Chapman Excellence Through Adversity Award honors Wellesley's associate provost and academic director of diversity and inclusioon.
Davis Degree Program Celebrates 45 YearsWednesday, May 18, 2016
The CE/DS Community will gather to celebrate the Davis Degree Program's 45 year at reunion in June.
Hannah Lipstein '17 Receives Future Leaders AwardTuesday, May 17, 2016
Hannah Lipstein '17 received the Future Leaders Award from the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance in honor of her leadership and dedication to ending partner abuse and sexualized violence.
StoryCorps: Daniela Rivera and Margo Sulmont '13Monday, May 16, 2016
Margo Sulmont '13 talks with her Wellesley art professor, Daniela Rivera, about how her drawing class helped prepare her for a career in urban planning.
Wellesley SMiLES Delivers FunFriday, May 13, 2016
Hannah Ruebeck '16 and Anne Dickinson Meltz '16 founded Wellesley SMiLES in 2013 to encourage spontaneity and fun on campus. Now they and SMiLES are looking toward the future.
WGBH Profiles Class that Encourages Students to Consider Different ViewpointsThursday, May 12, 2016
Professors Tom Cushman and Jonathan Imber lead a class, Freedom: Great Debates on Liberty and Morality, that was featured on WGBH. The class helps students learn how to respond to viewpoints different than their own.
Wellesley WelcomeWednesday, May 11, 2016
For the past several weeks, hundreds of alumnae and students have been sharing their favorite things about the College.
Two Alumnae On Forbes 2016 "30 Under 30" ListsTuesday, May 10, 2016
Lauren Hurwitz '08 and Jenny Lee '09 were each recognized by Forbes magazine on a "30 Under 30" list for outstanding leadership in business and finance.
StoryCorps: Nora Hussey and Marta Rainer '98Monday, May 9, 2016
Marta Rainer '98 talks with her former teacher, now friend and colleague, Nora Hussey, about their love of theater and their work at Wellesley.
SpringFest 2016Friday, May 6, 2016
The College community will gather today to celebrate SpringFest, which offers an opportunity for the campus to connect and to thank President H. Kim Bottomly for her leadership before she steps down at the end of June.
Spring 2016 Reading Period “Take a Break Calendar”Thursday, May 5, 2016
As reading period begins, the Wellesley College Health Service reminds students that health and learning go hand-in-hand.
Wellesley Celebrates High School Students Interested in Computer ScienceWednesday, May 4, 2016
The College hosted the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing celebration, where high school girls were honored for outstanding aptitude and interest in computer science.
Wellesley News Writer Attends First White House College Reporter DayTuesday, May 3, 2016
Mary Meisenzahl '19 was selected to take part in the White House’s first-ever College Reporter Day, held Thursday, April 28.
StoryCorps: Kristina Niovi Jones and Nisreen Abo-Sido '18Monday, May 2, 2016
Professor Kristina Jones and Nisreen Abo-Sido '18 discuss how Wellesley offers a unique environment for women in STEM.
Students Write to Promote Environmental ChangeFriday, April 29, 2016
Ashley Funk '16 and Idalmis Vaquero '16 honed their public writing skills in a Calderwood seminar on environmental writing. Both recently published work that was completed during or evolved from the course.
Professor Celebrated at Italy’s ‘Oscars’ for Work on Film JournalThursday, April 28, 2016
Professor Flavia Laviosa was honored on April 18th, 2016 by the President of Italy for the journal she founded and edits on Italian cinema.
Ruhlman Conference Celebrates 20th AnniversaryWednesday, April 27, 2016
The Ruhlman Conference, a celebration of student achievement, celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year.
Spotlight on Teaching: ES 300: Environmental DecisionmakingTuesday, April 26, 2016
Seniors in this capstone environmental studies course spent the spring semester compiling a greenhouse gas inventory.
StoryCorps: Three GenerationsMonday, April 25, 2016
Three generations of Wellesley Women, Katherine Barrett Murphy '53, Georgia Murphy Johnson '75, and Katie Johnson '03 on their experiences at the college, spanning 50 years.
Alumna's Gift Establishes New Ecological InitiativeFriday, April 22, 2016
A gift by Wendy Judge Paulson '69 will establish a five-year intensive effort that will transform and reshape Wellesley's relationship with its landscape.
Katelyn Campbell ’17 Awarded Prestigious Truman ScholarshipThursday, April 21, 2016
Katelyn Campbell ’17 has won a prestigious Truman Scholarship, the first Wellesley student to do so since 2011.
Professor’s Op-Ed Explores the Dangers of Shipping LoopholesWednesday, April 20, 2016
Environmental Studies Professor Beth DeSombre published an op-ed for the Boston Globe on shipping loopholes and the dangers they present to the environment.
Hooprolling 2016Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Congratulations to Ari Rodriguez '16, winner of the 121st annual Hooprolling contest!
Marathon Monday 2016Monday, April 18, 2016
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Bobbi Gibb's history-making Boston Marathon finish, Laura Brindley '16 reflects on the meaning Bobbi Gibb, the Scream Tunnel, and competition have for her as a senior.
Scream Tunnel Preparations Underway for 2016 Boston MarathonFriday, April 15, 2016
Wellesley students have gathered to support and cheer on runners since the very first Marathon. Support continued to grow every year, eventually becoming the tradition known as the Scream Tunnel.
Wellesley Celebrates Harambee House 45th AnniversaryThursday, April 14, 2016
Students, faculty, staff, and alumnae gathered this weekend to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of Harambee House.
Wellesley College Named One of Boston's Healthiest Employers for 2016Wednesday, April 13, 2016
For the second year, Wellesley College has been named among the area's Healthiest Employers by the Boston Business Journal.
Encouragement Served Daily in the Leaky Beaker CaféTuesday, April 12, 2016
Ashraf Youssef, who manages the Leaky Beaker café, is known for serving up kind words. Recently, students surprised him with some kind words of their own.
StoryCorps: Linda Gottlieb '60 and Nicki Tanner '57Monday, April 11, 2016
Linda Salzman Gottlieb '60 and Nicki Newman Tanner '57 discuss how Wellesley prepared them to make their voices heard.
Lulu Chow Wang '66 Named 2016 Commencement SpeakerFriday, April 8, 2016
Lulu Chow Wang '66, one of the world’s most influential women in investments and philanthropy, will address the members of the Wellesley College Class of 2016 at Wellesley's 138th Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 27.
Three Seniors Receive 2016 Stanford Calderwood Prize in Public WritingThursday, April 7, 2016
Adele Clifford '16, Eloisa Cleveland '16 and Tamar Davis '16 are the recipients of this year's Stanford Calderwood Prize in Public Writing.
New Webpages Celebrate Humanities StudentsWednesday, April 6, 2016
New pages on the Wellesley Humanities Website invite visitors to learn about and follow student projects, research, and achievements
The Chicago Wellesley Club Celebrates Its 125th AnniversaryTuesday, April 5, 2016
On April 2, more than 200 alumnae and guests celebrated the 125th anniversary of the Chicago Wellesley Club, one of the College's oldest and most active alumnae clubs.
StoryCorps: Xi Xi ’17 and Professor Stanley ChangMonday, April 4, 2016
Math major Xi Xi ’17 talks with Professor Stanley Chang about the teaching methods he uses to get students excited about math.
Wu Man and the Shanghai QuartetFriday, April 1, 2016
Pipa virtuoso Wu Man and one of the world's foremost chamber ensembles, the Shanghai Quartet, join forces to bring Wellesley "Music from Ancient and New China"
CNN Interview: How College Students View the 2016 ElectionThursday, March 31, 2016
Wellesley students were interviewed for CNN for a story spotlighting how college students view the 2016 Election.
Ravens and Ravencam Return for 2016Thursday, March 31, 2016
The pair of ravens that first took up residence outside of the science center in 2013, and have since returned annually, are back to nest. With their return, Ravencam is again rolling.
2016 Wilson Lecture: Lisa P. JacksonWednesday, March 30, 2016
Vice President of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives for Apple Inc., Lisa P. Jackson, will join President H. Kim Bottomly for the Wilson Lecture this evening.
President Obama Mentions Wellesley Faculty Playwright in Historic Cuba SpeechTuesday, March 29, 2016
Melinda Lopez, lecturer in theater studies, spoke to Radio Boston and the Boston Globe about her Cuban roots.
StoryCorps: Shirley Young '55 and Marylin Chou '55Monday, March 28, 2016
StoryCorps: Longtime friends Shirley Young '55 and Marylin Chou '55, talk about how Wellesley taught them to "connect the dots," a skill that helped them to succeed after college.
Beyond Pink GamesFriday, March 25, 2016
"There is an urgent need to support and foster a thriving community of women in gaming," wrote Professor Orit Shaer for the Huffington Post.
Congratulations, Admitted Students!Thursday, March 24, 2016
Welcome to the Class of 2020! Newly-admitted students received notifications yesterday evening.
‘Invented Languages’ Course Noted by The New York TimesWednesday, March 23, 2016
Students in Professor Angela Carpenter's 'Invented Languages' Course Create New Worlds Through Language.
Winter Sports Round UpTuesday, March 22, 2016
The winter sports season saw a pair of Seven Sisters Championships and multiple record-breaking performances for Wellesley Blue athletes, including by Sharon Ng '16.
StoryCorps: Professor Bryan Burns and Kaylie Cox '18Monday, March 21, 2016
Kaylie Cox '18 talks with Professor Bryan Burns about an opportunity she says she would not have had if she hadn’t come to Wellesley.
Student Led Networking Dinner Connects Student-Athletes and AlumnaeFriday, March 18, 2016
The Wellesley College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) welcomed alumnae student-athletes to campus for a networking dinner.
On Founder’s Day, Celebrating a Standing Piece of Wellesley’s Early HistoryThursday, March 17, 2016
Thanks to the efforts of dedicated alumnae, five pillars that survived the great fire of 1914 were saved from a pile of rubble and restored to a place of honor on campus many decades later.
2016 Greenhouse Light ShowWednesday, March 16, 2016
The Light Show, an annual event in the Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses, is held in the evening. Spotlights and theatrical lighting are used to highlight plants' features.
Wellesley Students Inspire Elementary School Kids With Hands-On MathTuesday, March 15, 2016
Mathematics Professor Ann Trenk and her students hosted a "math discovery room" at an elementary school science night, using hands-on interactive activities to teach math concepts.
StoryCorps: Martha Teichner ’69 and Milly Cooper Glimcher ’61Monday, March 14, 2016
An excerpt of a conversation between Martha Teichner ’69 and Milly Cooper Glimcher ’61 kicks off a weekly series featuring interviews between alumnae, faculty, and students recorded by StoryCorps.
Professors Weigh in on Federal Economics PoliciesFriday, March 11, 2016
Amid concerns over a fluctuating stock market, major media outlets sought commentary from Wellesley economics professors.
Spotlight on Teaching: Ambassadors' Visits Bring Theory to LifeThursday, March 10, 2016
Visits to campus and classrooms from the United States ambassador to Portugal and from the ambassador of France to the United States gave students a better sense of the global context of their courses.
App Helps Consumers Shop for EqualityWednesday, March 9, 2016
The BUY UP Index, an app and rating system developed by Amy-Willard Cross '82, helps consumers support businesses that support women.
Professor Peggy Levitt is Featured Guest on BBC RadioTuesday, March 8, 2016
Sociology Professor Peggy Levitt discussed her research on museums and nationalism for BBC’s Thinking Allowed radio talk show.
A 24 Hour Shakespeare CelebrationMonday, March 7, 2016
A beloved tradition, 24 Hour Shakes brings lovers of the Bard’s work together to read every one of Shakespeare's 14,000 lines, 154 sonnets and 39 plays, out loud, in 24 hours.
New Wellesley Classes Offered via edXFriday, March 4, 2016
A course instructed by Wellesley's Neelima Shukla-Bhatt is part of a new series designed to teach about the history and social impact of world religions through their scriptures.
Michael Jeffries Pens Op-ed on Melissa Harris-Perry’s Departure from MSNBCThursday, March 3, 2016
Melissa Harris-Perry delivered the keynote at Wellesley's Commencement in 2012. Professor Michael Jeffries penned an op-ed on her recent public departure from MSNBC.
Pforzheimer Fund Internships Provide Students with Valuable Humanities Work ExperiencesWednesday, March 2, 2016
When Betty Pforzheimer '59 retired from Wellesley's board of trustees, her husband marked the occasion with a gift that would allow her to do what she loves most—help Wellesley students succeed.
Racial Stereotypes and "Racist Love"Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Professor Elena Tajima Creef moderated a February discussion at the MFA after the museum's programming led to outcry over racial stereotypes.
Alumna Appointed to the Prestigious Knight CommissionMonday, February 29, 2016
Anna Spangler Nelson '84 was recently appointed to the Knight Commission, which ensures that intercollegiate athletics programs operate within the educational missions of their colleges and universities.
Cinéphile Sundays: Exquisite CombinationsFriday, February 26, 2016
Mary Shelley and her Frankenstein are the Inspiration for this Season’s Cinéphile Sundays Series, "Exquisite Combinations."
Wellesley Alumnae Aid Flint ResidentsThursday, February 25, 2016
Marseille "Mars" Allen '01, is leading efforts online and on the ground to aid fellow Flint residents during the water crisis currently plaguing the city.
Wellesley Students' Aid Society Clothes Closet ReopensWednesday, February 24, 2016
The Wellesley Students' Aid Society Clothes Closet has found a new home in the Billings Link next to the Schneider Center on the first floor.
Alumna Creates Virtual Reality Museum ExperiencesTuesday, February 23, 2016
Wellesley helped Elizabeth Levine Reede '84 see the value of art in her life. She's now developing virtual reality experiences to help others see art in new ways.
Spotlight on Teaching: HIST 252 The Modern Black Freedom StruggleMonday, February 22, 2016
Students in Professor Brenna Greer's HIST 252 The Modern Black Freedom Struggle created children's books exploring nontraditional narratives from the Civil Rights era.
Albright Institute Story Told Through Custom Made Artisan PinFriday, February 19, 2016
A pin, specially designed to represent the Albright Institute was presented to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright ’59 at a dinner in late January celebrating the first reunion of Albright fellows.
Wellesley is Incubator for Students’ Break-Out Social Media AppThursday, February 18, 2016
Olivia Joslin '18 and Hannah Wei '18 recently launched CliqBit, a social media app designed to change how we post about our silly moments in life, concentrating on fun rather than getting the most 'likes'.
Tower Court Celebrates 100th AnniversaryWednesday, February 17, 2016
Tower Court opened in late 1915 on the site the former location of College Hall, which was destroyed by the great fire of 1914. A century later, Tower Court stands as a testament to Wellesley's strength.
Wellesley Alumnae Are Members of LIGO Research TeamTuesday, February 16, 2016
Nergis Mavalvala '90 and Sheila Dwyer '05 are members of the team of scientists that detected waves from the collision of two black holes.
Get to Know Dr. Paula A. Johnson, Wellesley's 14th PresidentFriday, February 12, 2016
Dr. Paula A. Johnson, announced yesterday as Wellesley's 14th president, spoke with students Shivani Kuckreja '16 and Charlotte Harris '16 at her home last week.
Wellesley Names Harvard’s Paula A. Johnson Its 14th PresidentThursday, February 11, 2016
Paula A. Johnson, MD, MPH, a professor and faculty member at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has been selected to be the 14th president of Wellesley College.
The Davis: Spring 2016Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer, which explores video games as art, premieres at the Davis Museum 2016 Spring Opening Celebration.
City On A Hill Charter And The Wellesley Effect In ActionTuesday, February 9, 2016
As chief strategy officer of City on a Hill charter high schools, Nadine Abraham '08 is continuing the work of founder Ann Tolkoff '70 and helping charter school students achieve college dreams.
3D Printing Enhances Classroom And Community LearningMonday, February 8, 2016
Wellesley’s Knapp Media and Technology Center is home to several 3D printers. 3D printing technology enables instructors to bring classroom concepts into physical form.
Wellesley Fudge Cake: Layers of HistoryFriday, February 5, 2016
Legend has it Wellesley Fudge Cake evolved after founder Henry Durant declared that sweets should have no place at the College.
Praise For The Power of The Liberal Arts In ScienceThursday, February 4, 2016
Speaking with The Pre-Med Years podcast, Adele Wolfson discussed why students should find a balance between social sciences and humanities and science.
Schneider Center Wins Design Award From Boston Society of ArchitectsWednesday, February 3, 2016
The Schneider Center’s interiors spaces incorporate contemporary details while retaining classic elements. The project was just awarded a Boston Society of Architects (BSA) 2015 Architecture/Interior Design Award.
Amy Yee '96 Wins Third United Nations Correspondents Association AwardTuesday, February 2, 2016
Amy Yee '96 received the 2015 silver medal for The Prince Albert II of Monaco and United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) Global Prize for coverage of Climate Change. This is her third UNCA award.
Join Wellesley Community ReadMonday, February 1, 2016
The College community is invited to join Wellesley Community Read, a Town-wide reading project designed to encourage conversation about race and racial justice.
2016 Albright Institute Public Dialogue: “Addressing Global Inequality”Friday, January 29, 2016
Leaders in global economic policy take part in a public dialogue, entitled “Addressing Global Inequality,” as part of the 2016 Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs Wintersession.
Exercise Enhances Students’ Lives, on Campus and BeyondThursday, January 28, 2016
At Wellesley, physical education is more than a degree requirement; it’s an essential part of a liberal arts education and a healthy lifestyle.
Wellesley College and Ashoka University Sign Partnership AgreementWednesday, January 27, 2016
On Thursday, January 21, Wellesley held a ceremony celebrating a new partnership with Ashoka University, India's First Private Ivy League-Caliber Institution.
A Living Link To Wellesley's FoundersTuesday, January 26, 2016
For a few weeks every winter, onlookers in the Ferguson Greenhouses are delighted by the striped and spotted blossoms of the Durant Camellia, the only surviving plant donated by College founder Henry Durant.
National Media Seek Professor’s Expertise After Bomb Test in North KoreaMonday, January 25, 2016
Professor Katharine H.S. Moon has been interviewed by NPR and has authored commentary for The Brookings Institute, following the recent news that North Korea had tested a nuclear weapon.
Spring 2016 Arts and Culture Calendar Now AvailableFriday, January 22, 2016
The Spring 2016 Arts and Culture at Wellesley Calendar previews a rich selection of semester events.
Albright 2016 Wintersession ConcludesThursday, January 21, 2016
Foamboard and pencils were some of the first tools given to the 2016 Albright Fellows to expose them to the kind of problem solving techniques they’ll need to tackle the major issues facing the world today.
WellesleyX Offers First Ever Italian Language MOOCsWednesday, January 20, 2016
Three levels of an Italian Language and Culture course, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced, will be available on the edX platform starting Monday, January 25th, 2016Three levels of an Italian Language and Culture course, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced, will be available on the edX platform starting Monday, January 25th, 2016 - See more at: https://www.wellesley.edu/news/2016/january/node/81401#sthash.CfKVU30R.dpuf
Wellesley Lecturer Weighs In On Landmark Supreme Court CaseTuesday, January 19, 2016
Eunice Han, visiting lecturer in economics, wrote an amicus brief explaining how the Supreme Court case Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association could affect unions and public-sector employees nationwide.
Professor’s Book Recognized for Teaching Children Important Multicultural LessonsFriday, January 15, 2016
A children’s book by Susan Lynn Meyer, professor of English, has received several awards and award nominations, and has had an impact in libraries and classrooms across the country.
Wellesley Repertory Theatre Debuts A New Name And A New ShowThursday, January 14, 2016
Victoria George ’05 and Paul Michael Valley star in the dark comedy “The House of Blue Leaves,” the first production by the newly named Wellesley Repertory Theatre.
Rosalind Krauss ’62 To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing on ArtWednesday, January 13, 2016
Rosalind Epstein Krauss '62 will receive the 2016 College Art Association's Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing on Art.
Savitri Restrepo Alvarez ’16 Named Schwarzman ScholarTuesday, January 12, 2016
Savitri Restrepo Alvarez '16 has been chosen for the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars, a highly-selective program modeled after the Rhode's Scholarship designed to identify future world leaders.
Alumna's Exhibit Explores Life In WWII Japanese Internment CampsMonday, January 11, 2016
Alumna’s exhibit at Yale University, which offers a new perspective on the internment of thousands of Japanese-Americans during World War II, is covered by the New York Times.
Students Honored for Work on Hunger-Related IssuesFriday, January 8, 2016
Alexandra Saueressig '19 and Sophie Olson '18 attended the prestigious Borlaug Dialogue, where they were recognized for outstanding research they conducted during summer internships in Bangladesh and China, respectively.
Panel Discussions Explore The Wellesley EffectThursday, January 7, 2016
Panel discussions brought students and alumnae together for conversations about the Wellesley Effect. Nine panel discussions are included among the videos now available on the College's YouTube channel.
Meet The 2016 Albright FellowsWednesday, January 6, 2016
The Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs 2016 Wintersession is underway! Meet the 2016 Albright Fellows.
Professor Contributes To Exhibit Showcasing Efforts By Artists And Scholars To Resist ISIS DestructionTuesday, January 5, 2016
Professor Erich Hatala Matthes contributed a video discussion to The Missing: Rebuilding The Past, the first exhibit to showcase efforts by artists and scholars resisting the destruction of art and antiquities by ISIS.
National Publications Cite Wellesley in Op-Eds on the Power of Women’s CollegesMonday, January 4, 2016
Graduates of women's colleges represent just two percent of college degree holders, but they are highly represented in positions of leadership.