Press Release

Faculty Authors' New Book Offers Practical Advice, Surprising Research, and a Revolutionary Case for the Value of Liberal Education

August 16, 2016

Sociology faculty Lee Cuba, professor, and Joseph Swingle, senior lecturer, have co-authored a book that draws on a five-year study—following more than 200 students at seven New England liberal arts colleges—to argue for substantial changes to how students make the most of college.


Dear Wellesley: Holly Zhu ’18 Writes from Boston

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.

Dear Wellesley: Emma Goodman '17 Writes from New York City

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.

Dear Wellesley: Grace Ming '18 Writes from Mumbai

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 Pages

August 4, 2016

Wellesley Professor Tells New York Times Stereotypes Must Change if Equal Pay is to be Achieved.

Wellesley Celebrates Convocation

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.

Two Wellesley Students Win Prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

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.

A New View and New Perspectives

August 15, 2016

This unusual photo of Wellesley’s campus challenges viewers to rethink their point of view.

Aspiring Children’s Book Editor Gets Dream Internship (and Dream Job)

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.

Arts and Culture at Wellesley, Fall 2016

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 Education

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 Encouragement

August 26, 2016

Welcome, Class of 2020! In honor of your arrival, alumnae share encouragement and words of wisdom.

Meet the Student Orientation Coordinators

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!”

First-Years Receive a Warm Welcome From Alumnae Clubs at Send-Off Events

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 Stories

August 22, 2016

The College congratulates four alumnae who brought their athletic and journalistic talents to the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Washington Post Calls on Wellesley’s Director of Admission for Advice on Application Essays

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 Workers

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.

New Book by Wellesley College Political Scientist Holds Answers to How the Presidential Primary’s Populist Explosion Will Transform the General Election

July 15, 2016

Laura Grattan, assistant professor of political science, articulates and contextualizes how appeals to "rule by the people"—from the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street, to Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders—have transformed our political landscape.

Wellesley Professor Encourages Summer Campers’ Love of Reading

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. 

Wellesley Professor Comments on Happiness for an Atlantic Feature

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 Reads

August 10, 2016

A look at what Wellesley faculty members are reading this summer.

Callie Crossley '73 Wins Top National Award for Katrina Commentary

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.

Record Number of Physics 2016 Grads Head to Top Ph.D. Programs

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 Research

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 Online

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”