February

A display of children's books written by Wellesley students for "HIST 252 The Modern Black Freedom Struggle"
A display of children's books written by Wellesley students for "HIST 252 The Modern Black Freedom Struggle"

Spotlight on Teaching: HIST 252 The Modern Black Freedom Struggle

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.


Frankenstein

Wellesley College Celebrates 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’

February 10, 2016

Wellesley College is taking a creative approach to celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein by screening five unique films inspired by Shelley and her work.


Albright Institute Story Told Through Artisan Designed Pin
Albright Institute Story Told Through Artisan Designed Pin

Albright Institute Story Told Through Custom Made Artisan Pin

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.


A scene from the German silent film Metropolis
A scene from the German silent film Metropolis

Cinéphile Sundays: Exquisite Combinations

February 26, 2016

Mary Shelley and her Frankenstein are the Inspiration for this Season’s Cinéphile Sundays Series, "Exquisite Combinations."


Fencing athletes from Wellesley College
Fencing athletes from Wellesley College

Alumna Appointed to the Prestigious Knight Commission

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.


Marseille "Mars" Allen '01, Jamilah Freeman '02, Dana Weekes '03, and Hollee Mangrum-Willis '04 in Flint, Michigan.
Marseille "Mars" Allen '01, Jamilah Freeman '02, Dana Weekes '03, and Hollee Mangrum-Willis '04 in Flint, Michigan.

Wellesley Alumnae Aid Flint Residents

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.


Students in the newly renovated Wellesley Student Aid Society Clothes Closet
Students in the newly renovated Wellesley Student Aid Society Clothes Closet

Wellesley Students' Aid Society Clothes Closet Reopens

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.


Scientists Detect Gravitational Waves As Black Holes Collide
Scientists Detect Gravitational Waves As Black Holes Collide

Wellesley Alumnae Are Members of LIGO Research Team

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.


Prof. Angela Bahns is the lead author of the study.

New Study Finds Our Desire for ‘Like-Minded Others’ is Hard-Wired

February 23, 2016

A path-breaking new study on how we seek similarity in relationships, co-authored by researchers at Wellesley College and the University of Kansas, upends the idea that “opposites attract."


Young woman uses virtual reality googles
Young woman uses virtual reality googles

Alumna Creates Virtual Reality Museum Experiences

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.


Olivia Joslin '18 and Hannah Wei '18, creators of CliqBit, look at a mobile device
Olivia Joslin '18 and Hannah Wei '18, creators of CliqBit, look at a mobile device

Wellesley is Incubator for Students’ Break-Out Social Media App

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'.


Split screen image of Tower Court building, 100 years ago and today
Split screen image of Tower Court building, 100 years ago and today

Tower Court Celebrates 100th Anniversary

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.


Students Shivani Kuckreja '16 and Charlotte Harris '16 interview Dr. Paula A. Johnson, Wellesley's 14th President
Students Shivani Kuckreja ’16 and Charlotte Harris ’16 interview Dr. Paula A. Johnson, Wellesley's 14th President

Get to Know Dr. Paula A. Johnson, Wellesley's 14th President

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.


Dr. Paula A. Johnson
Dr. Paula A. Johnson

Wellesley Names Harvard’s Paula A. Johnson Its 14th President

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 Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer, "Passage"
The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer, "Passage"

The Davis: Spring 2016

February 10, 2016

The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer, which explores video games as art, premieres at the Davis Museum 2016 Spring Opening Celebration.


Students from City On A Hill Charter Participate in Mock Legislative Session (REUTERS)
Students from City On A Hill Charter Participate in Mock Legislative Session (REUTERS)

City On A Hill Charter And The Wellesley Effect In Action

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.


A 3D printout of a Homo naledi fossil sits next to a cast of a Homo habilis jaw.
A 3D printout of a Homo naledi fossil sits next to a cast of a Homo habilis jaw.

3D Printing Enhances Classroom And Community Learning

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.


A recipe for Wellesley Fudge Cake from Baker's Chocolate Box
Wellesley Fudge Cake: Layers of History

Wellesley Fudge Cake: Layers of History

February 5, 2016

Legend has it Wellesley Fudge Cake evolved after founder Henry Durant declared that sweets should have no place at the College.


A stethoscope rests on an open book.
A stethoscope rests on an open book.

Praise For The Power of The Liberal Arts In Science

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.