December

2016, a year in review
2016, a year in review

2016: A Year in Reflection

December 23, 2016

The College takes a look back at the past year and celebrates all we shared. What a year for Wellesley!


Social media: a platform for fake news
Social media: a platform for fake news

Wellesley Faculty’s Research on “Fake News” Offers Crucial Tools for Use in the Classroom and by the Media

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
The Pamela Daniels ’59 Fellows

The Pamela Daniels ’59 Fellows Take Four Very Different Journeys

December 21, 2016

This year’s Pamela Daniels ’59 Fellows will pursue passion projects in health care, immigration, bumblebees, and Hemingway.


Sebastian Smee shares insight about writing
Sebastian Smee shares insight about writing

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Art Critic Shares Insights About Writing

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.


Writing 177 students in the classroom with President Paula Johnson
Writing 177 students in the classroom with President Paula Johnson

Spotlight on Teaching: Writing 177: Physical Activity and Cognition

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. 


Tessa Spillane with the Blue crew
Tessa Spillane with the Blue crew

An Achievement Award and a Creative Solution End Blue Crew’s Record-Setting Year

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. 


Katharine Moon on CNN
Katharine Moon on CNN

From CNN to the BBC and beyond, Professor Katharine H.S. Moon’s Expertise on North and South Korea Has an International Reach

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.


Stained Glass windows
Stained Glass windows

New Chapel Windows Celebrate Wellesley and the Power of Light

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.


Wellesley Peppermint Stick Pie
Wellesley Peppermint Stick Pie

WATCH: Learn how to make Wellesley Peppermint Stick Pie

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!


Town Hall Meeting on U.S. immigration law
Town Hall Meeting on U.S. immigration law

College Town Hall Meeting Offers Clarity on U.S. Immigration Law

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.


Students try contemplative coloring
Students try contemplative coloring

The Wellness Outreach Collaborative Encourages Students to Refresh and Refocus During Reading Period

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.


Wellesley College News, December 11, 1941
Wellesley College News, December 11, 1941

Faculty Provide Lessons from History by Looking Back to the Attack on Pearl Harbor, 75 Years Ago

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
Wellesley's Snapchat reporters

Wellesley’s Snapchat Reporters Capture Campus News

December 8, 2016

Wellesley is now on Snapchat, with photos, videos, and news captured by a new team of student reporters.


Wellesley Announces New Vice President and Dean of Students Sheilah Shaw Horton

December 7, 2016
Sheilah Horton

Wellesley College announces the appointment of Sheilah Shaw Horton, Ph.D., as Wellesley’s next vice president and dean of students.


Queen of the Night
Queen of the Night

Greenhouse Guests Enjoy the Dusk-to-Dawn Bloom of Queen of the Night

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”
Career Education at Wellesley—and its Executive Director—Touted as “Reinventing the Career Center”

Career Education at Wellesley—and its Executive Director—Touted as “Reinventing the Career Center”

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 Faire
Wellesley Students Demonstrate Maker Capabilities at the World Maker Faire

Wellesley Students Demonstrate Maker Capabilities at the World Maker Faire

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.


Teach-in Examines Race and Resistance in the Age of Trump
Teach-in Examines Race and Resistance in the Age of Trump

Teach-In Examines Race and Resistance in the Age of Trump

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.