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Head shots for 18 Wellesley Commencement speakers on a blue background
Head shots for 18 Wellesley Commencement speakers on a blue background

Quotes from 18 Memorable Wellesley Commencement Speeches, in Celebration of the Class of 2018

May 25, 2018

With just one week until Commencement 2018, Wellesley looks back at 18 inspiring speeches delivered to its graduates.


A student sits at a picnic table in the academic quad looking at the screen of a laptop that reads, "Welcome to Transmission"
A student sits at a picnic table in the academic quad looking at the screen of a laptop that reads, "Welcome to Transmission"

Transmission, an Online Diversity Training Platform Created by a Wellesley Student, Expands Its Mission and Outreach

May 23, 2018

The success of Transmission, a patent-pending website designed by a student to facilitate discussions about gender identity among Wellesley community members, leads to launch of The Source University.

 


A architectural rendering of Global Flora, consisting of a greenhouse and green space
A architectural rendering of Global Flora, consisting of a greenhouse and green space

Wellesley’s New Global Flora Greenhouse Wins International Sustainable Design Award

May 24, 2018

Global Flora, Wellesley’s new greenhouse project, is selected from more than 5,000 other projects from around the world for a LafargeHolcim Design Award, in recognition of its architecture, function, and sustainable design.


Students sit in the audience at the Camellia Awards ceremony.
Students sit in the audience at the Camellia Awards ceremony.

Inaugural Camellia Student Leadership Awards Honor Outstanding Leaders at Wellesley

April 25, 2018

The Camellia Student Leadership Awards recognize student leaders for their positive impact on the Wellesley community.

 


Six leaders of Ethos at Wellesley wearing black stand against a black backdrop looking directly at the camera.
Six leaders of Ethos at Wellesley wearing black stand against a black backdrop looking directly at the camera.

Generations of Ethos Leaders Share Insights about the Group’s History and Significance

May 22, 2018

As Ethos turns 50, its former leaders reflect on how the organization continues to serve as a source of inspiration, support, and comfort for black students on campus.

 


Faculty and staff sit at tables discussing diversity and inclusion at Wellesley
Faculty and staff sit at tables discussing diversity and inclusion at Wellesley

Wellesley Faculty Gather for Day-Long Retreat to Advance Work on Inclusive Excellence

May 21, 2018

Student concerns helped inform workshops and dialogues at a faculty retreat aimed at creating greater inclusion and equity at Wellesley.

 


Al Gore and Sue Wagner sit on stage in front of a packed audience.
Al Gore and Sue Wagner sit on stage in front of a packed audience.

Former Vice President Al Gore Addressed Packed House at 2018 Wilson Lecture

April 26, 2018

Former Vice President Al Gore, a leader in the fight against climate change, in conversation with Wellesley College Trustee Sue Wagner ’82, spoke on campus on April 25 at the 2018 Wilson Lecture. 


Four benches made of wood and by students overlooking Severance Green
Four benches made of wood and by students overlooking Severance Green

Wellesley Students Build Benches Made from Recycled Campus Trees

May 18, 2018

Students put principles of sustainability to work by building four benches from fallen trees on campus for a class project.

 


Students practice taekwon-do with their instructor.
Students practice taekwon-do with their instructor.

Taekwon-Do Boosts Students’ Confidence and Resiliency in a New Class at Wellesley

May 17, 2018

Wellesley students discover the mental and physical benefits of taekwon-do in class offered for the first time this spring.


Faculty and staff recognition awards shaped as a globe sit on a table.
Faculty and staff recognition awards shaped as a globe sit on a table.

Wellesley Salutes Staff and Union Members During Recognition Celebration

May 16, 2018

College employees were recognized for many years of service, innovation, and collaboration in a ceremony at Alumnae Ballroom.