November

WHACK Hackathon Combines Innovation and Social Good
WHACK Hackathon Combines Innovation and Social Good

WHACK Hackathon Combines Innovation and Social Good

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 honors the way its many alumnae contribute
Wellesley honors the way its many alumnae contribute

Wellesley Alumnae Give in Many Ways

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.


Student watches class on her laptop
Student watches class on her laptop

Spotlight on Teaching: Innovative Use of Video in the Classroom

November 28, 2016

Wellesley professors “talk shop” about how they use video to expand their classrooms and engage students.


Because of Bias, and Beyond: Election 2016
Because of Bias, and Beyond: Election 2016

Because of Bias, and Beyond: Election 2016

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.


A mother goose leads her goslings into Lake Waban
A mother goose leads her goslings into Lake Waban

Wildlife at Wellesley

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.


Campus Programs Examine Current Events and Post-Election Questions
Campus Programs Examine Current Events and Post-Election Questions

Faculty Engage the Wellesley Community with Post-Election Questions

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 Students
Wellesley Professor Pens Post-Election Op-Ed about Being an Immigrant and Finding Hope in His Students

Wellesley Professor Pens Post-Election Op-Ed about Being an Immigrant and Finding Hope in His Students

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 Students
Town Hall Meeting Addresses Wellesley’s Admission and Aid Policies for Undocumented Students

Town Hall Meeting Addresses Wellesley’s Admission and Aid Policies for Undocumented Students

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.


Students march with a We Stand Together banner
Students march with a We Stand Together banner

Wellesley and Babson Students Join Forces to Stand Against Hate

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.”


New York Times letter to the editor
New York Times letter to the editor

The New York Times Publishes President Johnson's “What Wellesley Stands For”

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 sign letter of condemnation
Wellesley faculty and staff sign letter of condemnation

Wellesley Faculty and Staff Make a Statement Against Aggression

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.


Air Force Technical Sergeant Nancy Brothers
Air Force Technical Sergeant Nancy Brothers

On Veterans Day, One Alumna Shares Her Story

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. 


The Wellesley Community Walks for Peace
The Wellesley Community Walks for Peace

The Wellesley Community Walks for Peace

November 14, 2016

Wellesley students, faculty, and staff came together in a peace walk across campus, ending in community time at Lake Waban.


Wellesley joins the national conversation on public education
Wellesley joins the national conversation on public education

Wellesley Joins National Conversation about Public Education with Annual Diane Silvers Ravitch Class of ’60 Lecture

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. History
Wellesley Gathers to Share a Moment in U.S. History

Wellesley Gathers to Share a Moment in U.S. History

November 9, 2016
Wellesley comes together to celebrate a first in women's leadership and to share results of the nation's 45th presidential election.

Election 2016
Election 2016

Momentum Builds at Wellesley for the Presidential Election

November 8, 2016

Wellesley’s campus is enlivened by events and activities inspired by the 2016 presidential election.


Wellesley Announces a Partnership with Universia
Wellesley Announces a Partnership with Universia

Wellesley Announces a Partnership with Universia

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. 


Amazon’s “Good Girls Revolt” Highlights Nora Ephron ‘62’s Role as a leader for Women in Journalism
Amazon’s “Good Girls Revolt” Highlights Nora Ephron ‘62’s Role as a leader for Women in Journalism

Amazon’s “Good Girls Revolt” Highlights Nora Ephron ’62 and Her Role as a Leader for Women in Journalism

November 3, 2016

A new Amazon dramatic series about women breaking barriers in journalism in the 1960s features Nora Ephron ’62.


Comparative Race and Ethnicity
Comparative Race and Ethnicity

Wellesley Offers New Interdisciplinary Minor in Comparative Race and Ethnicity

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.


Professor Roxanne Euben
Professor Roxanne Euben

Professor Roxanne Euben Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship for Her Field-Leading Research on Islamist Rhetoric

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.


The College welcomed 315 prospective students for Discover Wellesley Weekend this year.
The College welcomed 315 prospective students for Discover Wellesley Weekend this year.

Prospective Students Experience Life at the College During Discover Wellesley Weekend

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.