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.
A moving speech by Frederick Douglass is revisited every Independence Day by Laura Grattan, Wellesley associate professor of political science.
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.
Facial recognition is a cognitive talent and demonstrates the uniqueness of our brains, says Wellesley professor Jeremy Wilmer.
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 College provides information and support in understanding the January 27 executive order on refugees and immigration.
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.”
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.
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.
Wishing you a holiday season filled with Wellesley warmth and joy!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’s Queen of the Night cactus, one of the last remaining flowering plants inside the near empty Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses, bloomed Thursday night.
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.
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.
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?”
As audiences flock to this summer’s blockbuster Wonder Woman movie, two Wellesley professors share their thoughts about its cultural impact.
“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.
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.
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.
With its new statistics minor, Wellesley prepares students to navigate a world of “Big Data.”
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.
When a new discovery in human evolution is made, the media turn to Wellesley anthropology professor Adam Van Arsdale to provide insight.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.