Students in Understanding Education through Immigrant Narratives, taught last spring by associate professor Soo Hong, created a public art project to challenge simplistic views of immigration.
The College provides information and support in understanding the January 27 executive order on refugees and immigration.
Students, faculty, and staff gathered for a rally organized by the Wellesley Latinx advocacy group Raíz to show support for the rights of undocumented and Muslim immigrants and refugees.
Many species of wildlife live on Wellesley’s campus, including this American turkey and her brood, which were recently spotted near the Academic Quad.
Wellesley’s Queen of the Night cactus, one of the last remaining flowering plants inside the near empty Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses, bloomed Thursday night.
Wishing you a holiday season filled with Wellesley warmth and joy!
With its new statistics minor, Wellesley prepares students to navigate a world of “Big Data.”
As audiences flock to this summer’s blockbuster Wonder Woman movie, two Wellesley professors share their thoughts about its cultural impact.
The Boston Globe and WBUR turned to a Wellesley professor and education historian for her commentary on how to fund child care.
When a new discovery in human evolution is made, the media turn to Wellesley anthropology professor Adam Van Arsdale to provide insight.
When sizing up potential friends and mates, the eyes of men and women move differently, according to new research coauthored by Wellesley's Angela Bahns.
WGBH Radio’s Callie Crossley Discusses Bilingual Education, Immigration with Wellesley Professor on “Under the Radar”
Irene Mata, associate professor of women’s and gender studies at Wellesley, weighs in on bilingual education and an ICE case on WGBH’s Under the Radar.
Facial recognition is a cognitive talent and demonstrates the uniqueness of our brains, says Wellesley professor Jeremy Wilmer.
Wellesley Professor Leigh Gilmore Speaks with PBS, Other Media Outlets, on Sexual Harassment and the #MeToo Campaign
PBS NewsHour, NPR, Fortune, Bustle, WBUR, and other media outlets have interviewed Leigh Gilmore, a visiting professor in women’s and gender studies at Wellesley, about the #MeToo campaign that has inspired millions of women to share their sexual harassment and assault experiences on social media.
Wellesley Researcher Discusses Responses from the Public and Industry to Workplace Sexual Harassment on News Magazine show, “Chronicle”
Linda M. Williams, Ph.D., told WCVB-TV’s Chronicle that all women are vulnerable to harassment regardless of race and economic status. She is a senior research scientist and director of the Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative at the Wellesley Centers for Women.
Wellesley Faculty Find that a Jump in Gun Sales and Accidental Gun Deaths Followed the 2012 Sandy Hook Shootings
Wellesley study published in “Science” shows Sandy Hook tragedy prompted people to procure guns, resulting in more firearms in the United States—and more accidental deaths.
Wellesley Economics Professor Who Studies Gender and the Workplace Offers Insights to Students and Media
Professor Olga Shurchkov's research is part of national discussion on gender and the economy.
Wealthy Americans are living longer and gaining more benefits from tax-supported entitlements, according to a Wellesley economist's study.
A moving speech by Frederick Douglass is revisited every Independence Day by Laura Grattan, Wellesley associate professor of political science.
Wellesley will inaugurate the Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative and simultaneously kick off the Year of Sustainability with a community reception today at 4:30 pm in the Alumnae Hall Ballroom.
Professor Petra Rivera-Rideau spoke with The Atlantic and the Canadian Broadcasting Company about the increase in popularity of the distinctive, danceable music genre reggaeton.
Marriage and Motherhood Cited as Major Causes of Gender Pay Gap in Two New Studies Co-Authored by Wellesley College Economist
Sari Kerr, a Wellesley College economist, co-authored two new studies showing that college-educated, married women likely to have children end up making significantly less money than their male counterparts.
The popularity of Wellesley College’s tuition cost estimator tool is on the rise. WGBH's Kirk Carapezza interviewed and photographed the tool's inventor, Wellesley's Phillip B. Levine, for a recent story.
“Puppy Mama” Theresa Piasta ’06 explains how her canine companion Waffles inspired a passion project that became a tech start-up.
In her latest post for The Spoke, Wellesley’s Brenna W. Greer writes, “By taking a knee, black NFL players insist that people of color have equal stake in this nation—its heritage, culture, strength, and successes."
Wellesley Community Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Trustee Emerita Elizabeth “Betsy” Wood Knapp ’64 Today in Jewett Auditorium
Trustee Emerita Elizabeth “Betsy” Wood Knapp ’64—whose vision, leadership, and generosity transformed Wellesley College—will be honored on campus today.
Serenity Hughes ’18 is the first Wellesley student in a decade to receive a Beinecke Scholarship, which supports exceptional students who want to pursue graduate education in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
Winners of Wellesley’s highest honor are an entrepreneur and social equity activist; an infectious disease specialist; and an artist and cultural critic.
Wellesley reflects on how the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr. are integrated into the curriculum in a multitude of ways.
The Wellesley Hive, an online platform that launches May 30, will let students and alumnae easily connect online to access mentors, support, and professional opportunities.
Our 2017 Summer Postcard Series begins with a note from Malak AlSayyad ’19, who is in Morocco participating in a Global Citizenship Internship through Wellesley’s Career Education.
A Wellesley Student’s Discovery of Her Disability Opens a Dialogue on Diversity and Inclusion in Computer Science
Jessica Abramson ’19, winner of a Google Lime Scholarship, is working to promote diversity and inclusion in computer science.
Leadership training and a special welcome from Wellesley's president and dean of students launch a week of activities for 200 student leaders.
Lake Day strikes again!
Foliage enthusiasts still have time to take a leaf-peeping stroll around Lake Waban.
Leaders from Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mt. Holyoke, Smith, Vassar, and Wellesley gather on Wellesley’s campus for two-day conference.
On December 18, Wellesley honored retiring administrative staff and their many contributions to the College, with a cocktail reception in Tishman Commons.
This summer, six college students from China, two from India, and three from the United States came to Wellesley to learn about women’s leadership.
Wellesley Blue celebrated National Girls & Women in Sports Day by honoring its athletes’ and teams’ accomplishments over the past year—including many “firsts.”
The Daniels Fellowship, established in honor of former class dean Pamela Daniels ’59, encourages seniors to think boldly and take intellectual and artistic risks.
Meet nine young alumnae who, as Fulbright grant recipients, are using their Wellesley educations in various countries, teaching English or conducting research.
WCAI Radio interviews Wellesley Math Professor Oscar Fernandez about his new book, in which he explains how to use simple calculations to become wealthier, healthier, and happier in a relationship.
As the College prepares to welcome the incoming class of 2021, we share eight traditions that bond and unite Wellesley women.
Wellesley student Michelle Yu ’19 is a co-founder of a new venture to help people in emotional pain connect with each other.
NPR Reporter Zoë Sobel ’14 Returns to Wellesley to Discuss Past WBUR Internship and Current Work in Alaska
Zoë Sobel ’14 co-hosted a talk with Bill Littlefield, nationally known writer and host of the popular weekly program Only A Game, in Founders Hall.
After CNBC Summer Internships, Rachel Pak ’18 and Anjali Sundaram ’18 Start “WCTV News” on Wellesley College Television
After interning at CNBC last summer, Rachel Pak ’18 and Anjali Sundaram ’18 returned to campus eager to use what they’d learned to benefit their fellow students.
Wellesley Faculty Experts Provide Historical Context for Christmas Carols for WGBH, U.S. Postal Service
This holiday season, WGBH and the U.S. Postal Service both turned to Wellesley faculty for their expertise on some of America’s favorite Christmas carols.
Frances Malino, Wellesley’s Director of Jewish Studies, to Deliver 2018 Distinguished Faculty Lecture
Professor Frances Malino’s 2018 Distinguished Faculty Lecture will cap a series of lectures commemorating the endowment of Wellesley’s first chair in Jewish Studies. The milestone, celebrated on campus nearly 30 years ago, included a panel with Frances Malino, Sophia Moses Robison Professor of Jewish Studies and History; Dale Rogers Marshall (who was dean of the College at the time); and Maud Chaplin, Professor Emerita of Philosophy.
President Johnson’s festive brunch included wonderful food, a tribute to staff for team collaboration and innovation, and holiday carols.
Harriette Chandler ’59, the first woman from Worcester, MA to be elected to the Massachusetts State Senate, will serve as its acting President.
Internships, which allow students to connect the classroom to the field, are now eligible for transcript credit at Wellesley.
From honoring December graduates to hosting cookie-decorating parties, the Wellesley community finishes the semester on a festive note.
A Wellesley physics professor and his students examine the connection between physics and music using the College’s carillon bells.
Laila Alawa ’12 created media company The Tempest, which promotes the voices of women around the world.
In real life, Rosa Parks was different from the person projected in the most iconic photograph of her, says Wellesley history professor Brenna Greer.
Former Vice President Al Gore will visit campus on April 25, 2018, to deliver Wellesley’s premier academic lecture.
Thanks to the Wellesley College Archives, an environmental studies class can research plants collected by two Wellesley sisters more than 125 years ago.
Kaori Hayashi ’20 describes her Wellesley experience in a Japanese newspaper column featuring reports by Japanese students currently studying abroad.
Architectural firm KieranTimberlake, which renovated Wellesley’s Houghton Chapel in 2006, recently overhauled Pendleton West. The results are featured in Architectural Record.
Wellesley’s fifth hackathon, aka WHACK, draws 300 college students from more than 50 schools to annual gathering this year.
New Issue of “Wellesley” Magazine Focuses on the College Community’s Efforts to Protect the Environment
The fall issue of Wellesley, which drops this week, highlights the work alumnae and faculty are doing to preserve and protect the environment.
The Wellesley College Alumnae Association connects current students with alumnae, faculty, and staff who invite them to enjoy home-cooked Thanksgiving meals with all the trimmings.
Alice Friedman, Wellesley’s Grace Slack McNeil Professor of the History of American Art, collaborated on Boston’s Hidden Sacred Spaces, a photo exhibition now on display in the Jewett Arts Center.
Frank Bidart joined three other National Book Award winners at a ceremony in New York to accept his poetry award for Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965–2016.
As a Freedom Project Fellow at Wellesley, Iranian legal scholar Delaram Farzaneh advocates for gender equity in Iran, where women are legally barred from becoming judges.
An updated version of the musical Working, now playing at Wellesley, includes two new songs by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
McNair Fellowships will contribute to Wellesley’s ability to help low-income students, first-generation college students, and students from underrepresented minorities pursue graduate study.
On Veterans Day, Wellesley Hosts Ceremony, Remembers College President and Pathbreaking Leader, Naval Captain Mildred McAfee
Wellesley’s ROTC students lead campus ceremony for Veterans Day. Campus recalls 7th president, Mildred McAfee, the first woman to be a commissioned officer in the United States Navy.
Carolyn Dykema ’89, Harriette Chandler ’59, and Diana DiZoglio ’11, all members of the Massachusetts State Legislature, share what they’ve learned about making a difference in public service.
Wellesley’s Department of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics (PERA) Launches a Program to Prepare Varsity Athletes for Roles Beyond Athletics
LeadBLUE, Wellesley’s own athletic leadership academy, focuses on character growth, teamwork, and academics.
At the close of its first year, Wellesley's reimagined career education model presents outstanding results.
At the Tanner Conference, the Wellesley community comes together to learn about the experiences of Wellesley students working in an increasingly diverse and interdependent world.
In one of the courses now using drones for certain exercises, Wellesley students work together to guide one through a mission.
Jim Wice, director of Wellesley’s Office of Disability Services, discusses his office’s year-round work to ensure equal access for everyone.
On October 24, faculty members gathered at the President’s House to celebrate the rich contributions they make in their various fields of study and learn about a new webpage highlighting their work.
On the centennial of the Russian Revolution, Wellesley’s Nina Tumarkin reflects on the day the Bolsheviks seized power.
Acclaimed vertical dance company BANDALOOP is among the groups featured at the opening celebration of Pendleton West.
The Wellesley community gathered on the evening of October 18 to celebrate Diwali, the Indian-originating Festival of Lights, a major holiday in the Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, and Jain traditions.
70 international speakers participate in symposium at Wellesley College to improve gender equality across the globe.
After his arrest in Malaysia for a lecture supporting religious liberty, Freedom Project Fellow Mustafa Akyol discussed a proposal whereby people’s rights to choose their own beliefs is respected.
Wellesley students will get a chance to ask campus police questions and become familiar with the men and women who keep Wellesley safe.
Wellesley honored Maura Sticco-Ivins '18, a three-time NCAA National Champion Diver, during the annual Blue Nation Pasta Dinner.
Tibetan monks constructed a 6-by-6-foot healing mandala in the Davis Museum amid the mandala paintings of artist Eddie Martinez.
The “Boston Globe” Features Bidart, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and professor of English at Wellesley.
The Wellesley community is gathering to share a meal inside the sukkah on Chapel Lawn during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.
Wellesley’s dean of admission and financial aid speaks with WGBH’s On Campus Radio about the College’s holistic admission process.
President Paula Johnson hosted the Class of 2018 at her home yesterday for the annual senior class reception.
The nine elected members of Wellesley’s College Government Cabinet serve as a resource for the entire student body and as a liaison to the administration.
Hillary Rodham Clinton ‘69, on May 26th, delivered the commencement address to 570 graduates at Wellesley’s 139thth graduation ceremony.
Gabriela Kovacikova ’14 and Rebecca Nevitt ’88 were part of the first all-female relay team to swim from California’s Palos Verdes Peninsula to Catalina Island and back.
The Watson Fellowship will allow Amal Cheema ’17 to spend a year traveling to various countries to study how cultural and religious beliefs impact people’s opinions regarding organ donation.
The Albright Institute Faculty Scholar Initiative has created a blog to provide a new pathway to public engagement in local, national, and global discourse.
On International Women’s Day, Wellesley College Honors All the Ways Our Alumnae Have Made the World a Better Place
Wellesley faculty use funding from the Mellon Foundation to bring innovative teaching to their students.
A groundbreaking leader in women’s health, Vivian Pinn ’62 has had a lasting impact on science and health. Pinn Hall at the University of Virginia School of Medicine has just been named in her honor.
Sigma XI Scientific Research Honor Society Selects Wellesley’s Robbin Chapman as Distinguished Lecturer
Robbin Chapman, Wellesley’s associate provost, has been chosen to serve a two-year term as Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer beginning July 1, 2018.
On National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, Wellesley Celebrates Healthy Choices and a Spectacular Sports Play
In honor of National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, we look at some of the ways Wellesley supports women’s health, from our holistic approach to health care to our intramural and varsity teams.
Wellesley Faculty Describe the Legacy of Shirley Chisholm on the 46th Anniversary of Her Historic Decision to Run for President
On the 46th anniversary of Shirley Chisholm’s historic run for the presidency, Wellesley faculty reflect on the significance of her legacy.
Signs of autumn appear on campus as the season begins.
The Wellesley community reflects on Billie Jean King’s resounding defeat of Bobby Riggs, which has repercussions that are still being felt today, 44 years later.
The Davis opens its fall season with painter Eddie Martinez’s first solo museum exhibition.
The Cassini program ends today, marking a milestone for Wellesley Professor Richard French, a leader on the research team that included 260 scientists from 17 countries.
Lisa Luka ’18 and Carly Sprague ’19 study damaging microbiological growth on an ancient stone statue as part of a conservation effort at the Museum of Fine Arts.
A team of Wellesley women is developing a new tool for virtual learning.
The spirit of sisterhood flourishes during Flower Sunday, a special welcome to incoming first-year students—and the College’s oldest tradition.
Glass Heart (Bells for Sylvia Plath), by Jenny Olivia Johnson, associate professor of music, allows visitors at the National Portrait Gallery to experience Plath’s work in an aural and tactile way.
As the first week of fall classes comes to a close, three Wellesley faculty members remind students that missteps and mistakes can ultimately lead to success.
Manvi Chaudhury ’21, who is receiving full financial support from Wellesley, is the first person from her village in India to attend college abroad.
Faculty, staff, and students came together for convocation on September 5 in the Hay Outdoor Theater. The event marked the official opening of Wellesley’s 143rd academic year.
Wellesley gives a warm welcome to the Green Class of 2021!
Chaplain Amira Quraishi shares her thoughts about Muslim Youth Camp, founded in 1961 by her parents to help Muslims find a sense of community.
Emily Pearson ’20 and Nhia Solari ’19, student orientation leaders, have planned a wide variety of orientation activities for all incoming students. New international students arrive on campus today.
Women’s Equality Day, celebrated on August 26, marks the anniversary of the date the 19th Amendment took effect in 1920, giving women the right to vote.
On National Aviation Day, Wellesley Celebrates Ruth Rowland Nichols ’24, a contemporary of Amelia Earhart who flew into the frontier of aviation.
Viewers on campus will get to experience a partial solar eclipse.
Over the past few weeks, more than 30 alumnae clubs hosted send-off parties, where incoming students met alumnae and learned about the resources available to them at the College.
How do we make sense of Charlottesville? Wellesley weighs in.
Our 2017 Summer Postcard Series continues with a note from Alexandra Beem ’18 and Zoe Matticks ’18, who are in Hanoi, Vietnam, participating in a Global Citizenship Internship.
Our 2017 Summer Postcard Series concludes with a note from Lumi Kinjo ’19, who writes about her biomedical research and health internship in Boston.
Eni Mustafaraj, assistant professor of computer science at Wellesley, continues to research ways people can avoid falling for fake news.
Wellesley’s new free, interactive Italian course is designed to help high school students prepare for the Advanced Placement Italian exam. It began August 7, with 3,101 enrollees from all around the world.
Upward Bound students showcase their summer academic progress during an exposition in Tishman Commons at the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center.
What does it take to move seven plants to a new residence on campus? A team of people, a crane, a Bobcat compact excavator, and some creative thinking.
Our Summer Postcard Series continues with a note from Anna Thompson ’18, who is in Detroit participating in an American Cities Internship.
Students celebrate the power and promise of their research at Wellesley’s Summer Research Poster Session.
Mala Radhakrishnan, associate professor of chemistry, uses elements of creative writing to help students understand complex concepts in physical chemistry. An essay she wrote about her approach was recently published in Chemical & Engineering News.
Last semester, Kimberly Cassibry’s students created a website related to the Davis exhibition Reframing the Past: Piranesi’s Vedute di Roma. Now students of her colleague Liza Oliver are expanding the site.
Spotlight on Teaching: Wellesley Teach-in Examines the Relationship Between Policy and Evidenced-based Research
On April 22, Wellesley faculty, staff, and students joined the March for Science in Boston. The day before, the College presented its final teach-in for the year: “How Is Science Political?”
“The Atlantic” Interviews Wellesley Geosciences Professor about New Findings from the Site of the 2004 Southeast Asia Earthquake and Tsunami
Katrin Monecke, assistant professor of geosciences at Wellesley, calls the discovery of a cave that could lead to predictions of future earthquakes “spectacular.”
In “The Opposite of Difficult,” in the magazine’s summer issue, Kate Erickson ’05 describes how she reached out to alumnae, who were happy to support her efforts to help her Syrian neighbors.
In the third installment of our 2017 Summer Postcard Series, Monica Naranjo writes to us from Costa Rica, where she is participating in a Global Citizenship Internship.
Time Magazine Partners With Wellesley’s Oscar Fernandez on New Interactive Tool to Resolve Financial Disputes
The Wellesley math professor who created formulas for health, wealth, and love has developed a calculator to help couples negotiate on money issues.
What does a cultured cat do on its day off? View an art exhibition at Wellesley—one about cats, of course.
This dragon fruit cactus had grown into the structure of Wellesley's tropical greenhouse, so horticulturists had to cut the top of the plant to move it. The next night, the plant bloomed.
High school girls from around the U.S. and abroad have come to study on campus this summer through Wellesley’s four- and one-week pre-college residential programs.
After 12 men have played Doctor Who, a woman will take the role—a choice a Wellesley professor says has significant implications.
Freedom of Expression Was the Focus When President Paula A. Johnson Led the Independence Day Service at Union Chapel
President Paula Johnson’s remarks at the annual Union Chapel Independence Day service on Martha’s Vineyard focused on the need for a wider perspective on free expression, the Vineyard Gazette reported.
Wellesley Professor on WGBH TV’s Greater Boston After North Korea Launches Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
Katharine Moon, professor of political science at Wellesley, offers possible options to allay North Korean threat.
Stroll the campus and enjoy outdoor art by prominent sculptors.
Ciara Wardlow ’19 wrote about the new Spider-Man film’s depiction of what she affectionately calls a “nerd school.”
The story behind Wellesley's lampposts, which have lit the way on campus for nearly 100 years.
Hidden beauty abounds on Wellesley’s campus, including two Korean Stewartia trees, which bloomed in late June and are still in their full glory.
More than 100 years after Katharine Lee Bates, Wellesley English professor and a member of the class of 1880, wrote “America the Beautiful,” her words continue to inspire and uplift.
At the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival, President Paula Johnson spoke about expanding colleges’ focus on health and wellness.
Recently profiled in the New York Times, playwright Mfoniso Udofia ’06 writes about the immigrant experience.
Today marks #NationalHandshakeDay. Though the custom is ages old, the handshake is still one of the most memorable ways that people connect.
Fallon Oeser '18 celebrates with her teammate during a Special Olympics field hockey clinic in Athens, as part of the Wellesley field hockey team's international tour to The Netherlands and Greece.
Wellesley English Professor Yu Jin Ko discussed the controversial Public Theater version of Julius Caesar in Politico.
Roses blooming by the President's House in June signal summer's arrival at Wellesley.
The Davis Museum begins its summer programming on June 22 with a kick-off event that includes a treasure hunt, interactive art activities, story time, and more. Outdoor movies and yoga begin later in the month.
The two-year renovation of Pendleton West nears completion, with landscaping now taking shape.
New Labyrinth in the Botanic Gardens Invites the Wellesley Community to Reflect and Connect with the Natural World
During reunion weekend, Wellesley dedicated its first outdoor labyrinth, which encourages walkers to pause from daily activities, quiet their minds, and bring their best selves into the world.
The King of Spain has bestowed one of his country’s highest civil honors on Wellesley professor Joy Renjilian-Burgy.
President Paula Johnson Talks to Wellesley Underground about the Many Ways Wellesley Graduates Make a Difference
A Wellesley Underground interview with President Paula Johnson explores the story behind the new #ThisIsLeadership campaign.
Professor Susan Reverby’s work brought wide attention to ethical concerns with public health research.
Last semester, Amanda Manning ’18 created a series of paper silhouettes that challenge the way people view running and other sports.
Written by Melinda Lopez, lecturer in theatre studies at Wellesley, Sonia Flew tells the story of a family across the generations, from Cuba to the United States.
Wellesley welcomed more than 1,800 alumnae and 800 guests to campus this past weekend for Reunion 2017. The three-day event brought together graduating classes ending in 7 and 2, from 1937 to 2012.
Three 2017 Wellesley grads, Anna Page, Hailey Webster, and Caroline Bechtel, have been promoted from ROTC cadets to second lieutenants in the U.S. Army.
This year’s Anna and Samuel Pinanski Teaching Prize recipients are faculty in philosophy, history, and mathematics
Congratulations, Class of 2017! We'll be adding images to this photo essay for Commencement 2017 throughout the day.
The green Class of 2017 has officially joined the ranks of Wellesley College alumnae.
As commencement approaches, we share excerpts from 12 memorable graduation speeches given at Wellesley.
From this year’s Outstanding Senior Athlete to the winner of the 2017 Hauptfuhrer Award, scholar athletes were recognized for their extraordinary achievements at Wellesley's annual celebration.
Wellesley’s Daniela Rivera Explores Displacement and Environmental Destruction in Her Solo Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston
Professor Daniela Rivera wants visitors to her exhibition at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, The Andes Inverted, to feel as if they are standing at the bottom of the world's largest open pit copper mine.
The Wellesley community is enriched by the talents, dedication, and service of faculty and of administrative and union staff, many of whom have been honored in recent weeks.
Ancient art works are sometimes obtained by fraud, raising ethical questions, according to Wellesley experts featured in WBUR's Cognoscenti.
A family of geese sighted on Lake Waban this week.
Julie Levison ’98, a physician-researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital, created a telenovela-style video to encourage HIV care adherence among Latino immigrants.
Members of the alumnae group Wellesley in Entertainment introduce a Wellesley student to Hollywood as first prize in the group’s new screenwriting contest.
The connection students and alumnae feel to the College and each other is often reflected in what they share, from everyday items, like hoops and banners, to life-changing events.
Winners of the Stanford Calderwood Prizes in Public Writing are recognized for exceptional work in translating complex arguments into engaging pieces intended for a general audience.
Students don their class colors for Stepsinging and a toast to the Green Class of 2017, and plan ways to “Take a Break” during reading period and finals.
As Wellesley approaches reading period and finals, we wish our students the wisdom of the Jedi, the knowledge of C-3PO, the resourcefulness of Rey, and the confidence of Leia.
To empower her women colleagues at the National Wildlife Federation, Elizabeth Lillard ’11 spearheaded the organization’s inaugural Women in Conservation Leadership Summit.
Wellesley will host the Massachusetts premiere of the groundbreaking documentary Changing the Face of Medicine: Black Women in Medicine.
Former presidential candidate and global champion for women, Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 will address the members of the Wellesley College Class of 2017 and an international audience of their family and friends at Wellesley’s 139th commencement exercises.
The Suzy Newhouse Center for the Humanities Welcomes Margaret Atwood, Booker Prize winner and author of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” to Wellesley.
Wellesley’s hip-hop troupe, FreeStyle, featured So You Think You Can Dance 6 winner Russell Ferguson and a dozen New England dance groups in Jam On It, a benefit for inner-city performing arts education.
In April, performances, lectures, and workshops highlight the culture, heritage, and history of the Latinx community, both on campus and beyond.
Each spring, the Ruhlman Conference features student presentations on a variety of topics. This year, a website created by Andrea Jackson ’18 will allow users to explore topics and trends in Ruhlman research.
With support from the Shakespeare Society and steering a hoop bearing a quote from the Bard, Laurel Wills ’17 claims first place in Wellesley’s 122nd senior hooprolling contest.
A Boxing Fan Campaigns to Elect Wellesley Alumna as First Woman in the International Boxing Hall of Fame
From Wellesley to the boxing ring, Margery Miller ’45 was a trailblazing writer who covered the intersection of sports and race.
Wellesley advances the future of women in science.
In the Distinguished Faculty Lecture, Marianne Moore will illustrate how a multidisciplinary approach is crucial to understanding and conserving the world’s oldest, deepest, and most species-rich freshwater lake.
MyinTuition may change how families select colleges, says the New York Times.
Our Focus on Changes to U.S. Immigration Policy Continues: “Building Connections Between Campus and Community”
“Wellesley in MetroWest” campus discussion is latest in the College’s series on recent changes in U.S. immigration policies.
Volunteering, making signs, cheering on runners, or running themselves, Wellesley students and alumnae celebrate Marathon ’17.
President Johnson Speaks on the Pressing Issue of Gender Equality in Women’s Health on National Public Radio
“Women’s health is an equal rights issue as important as equal pay,” President Johnson said in a NPR interview.
A contractor’s discovery reveals that Wellesley College was making news before Wellesley was even Wellesley.
The Campaign to Advance the Wellesley Effect microsite is among the top five websites competing for both a Webby Award and the Webby People’s Choice Award in the school and university category.
From April 3 to 9, Wellesley Athletics highlights the impact of athletics and student-athletes on our campus and surrounding communities.
Wellesley Professor Tells the Washington Post: Users, not Internet Search Engines, Create Bias in Elections
Professor P. Takis Metaxas says spammers and political operatives manipulate search engines to give their candidates the edge.
David Teng Olsen, assistant professor of art at Wellesley, has completed a 170-foot-long, geometric outdoor mural on Allston’s Western Avenue, titled “Evo.”
William Julius Wilson, one of the most influential scholars in the field of urban inequality, will discuss problems associated with the increased income segregation in communities of color since 1970.
Seven Wellesley alumnae and a current student have been awarded highly competitive National Science Foundation grants—including one to study the stellar populations of galaxies.
During Women’s History Month, Four Wellesley Professors Provide Expert Commentary on Feminism
Ravencam is suspended while Pauline adjusts to her new role as single parent.
Wellesley Blue honors three-time national diving champion Maura Sticco-Ivins ’18 and Athletic Director of the Year Bridget Belgiovine.
Lessons she learned at Wellesley are helping Laura Sparks ’97 in her new role at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, just as they have helped her at every point in her career.
Wellesley professor Alice Friedman co-directs Boston’s Hidden Sacred Spaces, a project that highlights 50 sacred spaces, which was recently featured on WBUR radio and in a Boston magazine blog post.
A Times op-ed by Liza Oliver, assistant professor of art, argues for more women leaders in the art world.
Wellesley experiences a 17 percent increase in applications for spots in the incoming Green Class of 2021.
The Wellesley Centers for Women offers five internships/fellowships to Wellesley students who seek to make a difference in the world through research and action.
A short film by Tina Xu ’17 on the Chinese sport of wushu was selected as a finalist in New England Sports Network’s Next Producer filmmaking competition.
This March, a variety of performances and events—from comedy to poetry to dance—highlighted the contributions and diversity of Asians and Asian Americans.
Grace Hu ’17 shares how Career Education at Wellesley helped her succeed
Mathematician, author, and musician Eugenia Cheng demonstrates mathematics with music, juggling, and flavorful experiments.
Faculty from a variety of departments address current events and the political climate in discussions with the Wellesley community.
Wellesley’s second annual Fresh Check Day will feature interactive booths, a petting zoo, and other fun activities.
Elizabeth Gorayeb ’97, executive director of the recently launched Wildenstein Plattner Institute, a foundation dedicated to art historical research and digital archiving, says her job involves a lot of detective work.
Makeda Ricketts ’06 couldn’t find many STEM-based games or toys for girls, so she created a startup called PinkThink and developed a programmable bracelet.
Abigail Harrison ’19 traveled to the United Arab Emirates at the invitation of the UAE Space Agency to tour the Emirates Mars Mission and Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, and to speak at the MBRSC Project Space conference.
Poetry and Women Mentors: A Conversation Between President Paula A. Johnson and Prof. Marjorie Agosín
President Paula A. Johnson will read a poem from Prof. Marjorie Agosín at Mass Poetry’s “An Evening of Inspired Leaders.” Read their Q & A about the power of women’s writing.
On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an executive order that led to the internment of Americans of Japanese ancestry. Five Wellesley professors offer their thoughts on what we can learn from this moment in history.
Harshbeena Sahney Zaveri ’82 Named One of India’s Most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune India magazine
Harshbeena Sahney Zaveri ’82, named one of India's Most Powerful Women in Business, explains how the liberal arts education she received at Wellesley helped her succeed in business and why she remains so involved with the College.
Nikki Greene, assistant professor of art at Wellesley, has published an op-ed on WBUR’s Edify website and was a guest on WGBH’s Basic Black.
Two Wellesley Professors, Scholars of History and Literature, Provide the Media with Insight on Russia
Adam Weiner, associate professor of Russian, wrote an essay for Politico magazine on a little-known Russian writer, and Nina Tumarkin, professor of history, spoke to Southern California Public Radio about Russia and the Kremlin’s relationship with the United States.
Censorship Awareness Week will highlight the ways various forms of censorship restrict people’s freedom and inhibit their intellectual growth.
Wellesley’s Campus Community Gathers to Hear Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 in Conversation with President Paula Johnson
Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 and President Paula Johnson share lively conversation and a Q&A session with the Wellesley community.
Charlotte Kiang ’13, Zsofia Schweger ’12, and Sara Minkara ’11 have been named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 lists for enterprise technology, the arts, and social entrepreneurs, respectively.
Wellesley wishes a very happy 103rd birthday to Elizabeth “Betty” Neill Banton ’34, the College's oldest living alumna!
Public Health Expert Camara Phyllis Jones ’76 to Address Racism and Health Inequity in Kenner Lecture
Camara Phyllis Jones ’76, a family physician and epidemiologist, will deliver the 2017 Kenner Lecture, titled “Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Campaign Against Racism.”
Albright Institute Public Dialogue Examines the Sociopolitical and Geopolitical Ramifications of the Global Refugee Crisis
The Albright Institute’s day-long public dialogue, “From Exodus to Action: Claiming Our Common Humanity in the Refugee Crisis,” will begin with a keynote address by Sec. Madeleine K. Albright ’59.
This winter, students are retreating from the outdoors to new and newly renovated spaces on campus. Take a peek inside Acorns, Freeman Hall, and Pendleton West.
The Davis Museum removed one-fifth of its permanent collections on view for “Art-Less,” an initiative intended to demonstrate what immigrants contribute to art and what the Museum would lose in their absence.
Dania Figueroa ’17 and Katherine Olivia Yanes ’17 were among the academically talented science students selected for the Intramural NIAID Research Opportunity program at the National Institutes of Health.
The Wellesley Townsman writes about the College’s earliest African-American students, and a wide range of events on campus are scheduled in recognition of Black History Month.
Despite founder Henry Durant’s assertion that “pies, lies, and doughnuts should never have a place at Wellesley College,” the students’ love of chocolate prevailed, and Wellesley Fudge Cake became a College tradition.
For a group of alumnae friends in London, jewelry designed by Catherine Prevost ’89 symbolizes sisterhood and their enduring connection to Wellesley.
The Wellesley community and the public are invited to attend weekend residency events with the Yuval Ron Ensemble. The group, which includes Muslim, Jewish, and Christian artists, was founded to build musical bridges between people of various faiths and ethnicities worldwide.
On Friday, February 10, the Davis Museum at Wellesley will celebrate the opening of five new exhibitions, including The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence, the first survey of the artist’s life and work to be shown in the United States.
Wellesley students recognized the diversity and strength of the College community in a unity gathering on February 7.
The Freedom Project welcomes Turkish journalist and author Mustafa Akyol as its senior visiting fellow, who will lead a public discussion entitled “Trump, Populism, and Muslims.”
Wellesley’s MasterCard Foundation Scholars spend a day of service at Haley House Bakery Café in Roxbury, Mass., an organization that uses food and the power of community to break down barriers, transfer skills, and revitalize communities.
Wellesley Community (and Beyond) Respond to Announcement of Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 as Commencement Speaker
The Wellesley community and media responded to news that Hillary Rodham Clinton ‘69 will be the speaker for the 139th commencement exercises on May 26, 2017.
Physicist, professor, researcher, and Wellesley College Alumnae Achievement Award recipient Persis Drell ’77 P’16 has been appointed provost of Stanford University.
Through January 29, the Wellesley Repertory Theater presents “Émilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight,” the story of an 18th-century mathematician and physicist whose contributions are often overlooked.
Madeleine K. Albright ’59 and Albright Fellows prompted the Huffington Post to declare the “Future is Female.”
Students, faculty and staff talk about what feminism means in the new political reality of 2017.
On January 21, Wellesley students, faculty, staff, and alumnae joined Women’s Marches in Boston and across the nation.
Elizabeth “Liz” Miranda ’02 will be the keynote speaker for a mini-conference on social justice and activism on January 23: Together Toward the Dream.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Korbel Albright ’59 and Atifete Jahjaga, former president of the Republic of Kosovo, discuss “The Paradox of Nationalism and Globalization: Finding a New Way Forward.”
Michael Jeffries, associate professor of American studies at Wellesley College, discusses Barack Obama’s historic presidency.
A photo of students hitching a ride during the 1926 Winter Carnival is one of several winter snapshots of Wellesley over the years.
On December 13, dozens of students, alumnae, and faculty celebrated the 50th anniversary of the biochemistry program, the College’s oldest interdisciplinary program.
Twenty-three Wellesley students have received Jerome A. Schiff Fellowships to pursue independent research through the senior honors thesis program.
Vanessa Britto, medical director of Wellesley College Health Service, and President Paula A. Johnson have been recognized for their leadership in improving women’s health.