January

Wellesley Students at the 2010 Albright Institute

National Publications Cite Wellesley in Op-Eds on the Power of Women’s Colleges

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.


Dimitra Ermeidou, Demos - for a Hall of Portraits (1), 2013. From The Missing: Rebuilding the past

Professor Contributes To Exhibit Showcasing Efforts By Artists And Scholars To Resist ISIS Destruction

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. 


2016 Albright Fellows Discuss a Project

Meet The 2016 Albright Fellows

January 6, 2016

The Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs 2016 Wintersession is underway! Meet the 2016 Albright Fellows.


The cover image from Professor Susan Lynn Meyer's book "New Shoes"

Professor’s Book Recognized for Teaching Children Important Multicultural Lessons

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.


Faculty and staff gather to listen to remarks at the signing a partnership agreement between Wellesley College and Ashoka University

Wellesley College and Ashoka University Sign Partnership Agreement

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.


Amy Yee '96 with Ban Ki Moon at UNCA Awards

Amy Yee '96 Wins Third United Nations Correspondents Association Award

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.


An image of Wellesley Town Center

Join Wellesley Community Read

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.


Interior image of Wellesley's Schneider Center

Schneider Center Wins Design Award From Boston Society of Architects

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.


Four panel photo includes Madeleine Albright '59, Sri Mulyani Indrawati,  Christine Lagarde and Mark Malloch-Brown

2016 Albright Institute Public Dialogue: “Addressing Global Inequality”

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.


Rock climbing demonstrated by Katherine Morris ’17.

Exercise Enhances Students’ Lives, on Campus and Beyond

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.


A photo of the pink and white blossoms of the Durant Camellia, the only surviving plant donated by College founder Henry Durant.

A Living Link To Wellesley's Founders

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.


Panmunjom, an abandoned village north of the de facto border between North and South Korea, where the 1953 Korean Armistice Agreement that paused the Korean War was signed.

National Media Seek Professor’s Expertise After Bomb Test in North Korea

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.


A hand pulls the Spring 2015 Arts Calendar from a magazine rack

Spring 2016 Arts and Culture Calendar Now Available

January 22, 2016

The Spring 2016 Arts and Culture at Wellesley Calendar previews a rich selection of semester events.


2016 Albright Institute Fellows constructed cantilevers using styrofoam and pencils

Albright 2016 Wintersession Concludes

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.


A keyboard with one key that looks like an Italian flag and another that says education

WellesleyX Offers First Ever Italian Language MOOCs

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, 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, 2016 - See more at: https://www.wellesley.edu/news/2016/january/node/81401#sthash.CfKVU30R.dpuf

Protesters rally outside the Supreme Court as the court heard arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association

Wellesley Lecturer Weighs In On Landmark Supreme Court Case

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.


A scene from the Wellesley Repertory Theatre's production of House of Blue Leaves

Wellesley Repertory Theatre Debuts A New Name And A New Show

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 Epstein Krauss '62, shown here writing her Ph.D. thesis in 1969, will receive the 2016 College Art Association's Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing on Art.

Rosalind Krauss ’62 To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing on Art

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 Has Been Named A Schwarzman Scholar

Savitri Restrepo Alvarez ’16 Named Schwarzman Scholar

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.


A watercolor by an unknown artist depicts the Topaz internment camp in Utah.

Alumna's Exhibit Explores Life In WWII Japanese Internment Camps

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.


Alexandra Saueressig ’19 (far right) was honored at the 2015 Borlaug Dialogue for research she did during an internship in Bangladesh.

Students Honored for Work on Hunger-Related Issues

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.


Panelists on the Campaign to Launch the Wellesley Effect Women in STEM Panel

Panel Discussions Explore The Wellesley Effect

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.


Madeleine Albright, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Christine Lagarde, and Mark Malloch-Brown

World Leaders on Economic Development to Address Global Inequality at Wellesley College's Albright Institute

January 6, 2016

Several of the world’s most influential leaders in global economic policy will take part in a public dialogue, entitled “Addressing Global Inequality,” on January 31, 2016, at Wellesley College’s Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs