How Honey Bees Use Animal Poop as a Chemical Weapon to Protect Their Hives from Giant “Murder” Hornets
Research with Mentor at Wellesley Centers for Women Gives Student New Perspective on Black Scholarship
At Mayo Clinic, Wellesley Alumna Continues Senior Thesis Research on Mysteries of Vaginal Microbiomes
On the Eve of Latin Grammys, A Look Back at When Music Industry Pros Zoomed into Class to Talk with Students
Nikole Hannah-Jones Discusses the Legacy of 1619 and Racial Justice Today With the Wellesley College Community
Camilla Chandler Frost ’47 Center for the Environment Encourages Student Environmental Leadership in the Wellesley Community and Beyond
To Mark the Tanner Conference Turning 20, the Wellesley Community Is Invited to Talk About 2020 with StoryCorps
Mochi, a New Chatbot Life Coach, Aims to Help Users Maintain Well-being and Productivity During the Pandemic
On Black Lives and Black Votes: “We Belong, We Are Here to Contribute,” Says Massachusetts State Rep. Liz Miranda ’02
Wellesley’s Kellie Carter Jackson on HBO’s “Watchmen” and Black Actors Making Their Mark in 2020 Emmy Award Nominations
In Advance of Nikole Hannah-Jones’ Virtual Lecture at Wellesley, Why Her Work Matters Now More Than Ever
Professor Nancy Scherer on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Notorious Legacy and the Future of the Supreme Court
Wellesley Faculty Discuss the Significance of Kamala Harris as the First Woman of Color on Major Party Presidential Ticket
Wellesley Professor Explains Why It’s Time to Address the Limitations of Current Anti-Trafficking Efforts
How a Summer of Protests Is Changing the Ways We Commemorate U.S. History, Including the Fourth of July
Celebrating Digital Scholarship at Wellesley: Three Student Projects Explore Climate Change, Girls’ Education, and Improvisation in Music
How a Wellesley Student Is Helping to Build a Coalition to Combat Global Xenophobia, Promote Inclusion
“The Broadcast Pioneers”: Four Wellesley Alumnae Who Led the Way in the Fight against Discrimination in Journalism
“Wellesley” magazine takes a look at the careers of news legends Lynn Sherr ’63, Cokie Roberts ’64, Linda Wertheimer ’65, and Diane Sawyer ’67. Though they eventually blazed a path for generations of women, when they started out they encountered fierce discrimination.
Op-eds by Wellesley President and Faculty Address Health Disparities in COVID-19, George Floyd Death, and Riots
Alumnae Mentors Step Up to Help Wellesley Career Education Connect Students to New, Remote Opportunities
Class of 2020 Jazz Musician Will Pursue Neuroscience PhD, Explore Connections Between Music and the Brain
Aluminum Foil, Bubble Wrap, and Cereal Boxes: Students Find Creative Ways to Practice Bookmaking During Remote Instruction
On the Anniversary of the Sinking of the Titanic, Bringing the Story of the Only Black Passenger to the Surface
Backed by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Hélène Bilis, associate professor of French, will work with a team of scholars to produce the first bilingual digital edition of “The Princess of Clèves,” the classic 1678 novel by French author Marie-Madeleine de Lafayette.
Two Former Albright Institute Fellows Talk About The Lasting Effects of Their Wintersession Experience
Wellesley Alumnae and Parents Partner with Career Education to Create Job Shadowing Program for Students
One hundred forty-five Wellesley students. Eighteen states. Four countries. Wellesley’s alumnae and parent volunteer network, together with Wellesley Career Education, hosted students in an inaugural career exploration and job shadowing program.
Using Wellesley’s powerful atomic force microscope, Ellie Gibbs ’22 and John Goss, assistant professor of biological sciences, are examining how certain yeast cells restructure their walls to adjust to environmental stimuli.
Simone Archer-Krauss ’19 hits the snow-packed streets of Manchester, N.H., to mobilize young people to use their voice and vote in the New Hampshire primary and on Election Day 2020.
Faculty members from across disciplines at Wellesley, including women’s and gender studies, biological sciences, economics, and education, talk about changes they foresee in the decade to come. In Part 1, professors Olga Shurchkov, Kristin Butcher, and Soo Hong weigh in.
Under the guidance of Eni Mustafaraj, assistant professor of computer science, Shreya Parjan ’21 and Bella Virgilio ’20 started the Wellesley Data Collective, a student-led independent research group that analyzes Wellesley data and engages the campus in data-driven conversations about the community.
Wellesley faculty, staff and students really adore their plants. Check out how these three plant-lovers bring the spirit of the outdoors into their offices and dorms.
This International Women’s Day, Meet Four Wellesley Students and Alumnae Advocating for A Gender Equal World
In celebration of International Women’s Day, Wellesley students and alumnae talk about working toward a gender-equal 21st century and who inspires them to continue the fight for parity.
In honor of International Women’s Day, March 8, meet three international Wellesley students at the forefront of #GenerationEquality who are making their difference by working toward a gender-equal 21st century.
What Happens When Women Have a Say in Rural Economies: A Conversation with Land Rights Expert Bina Agarwal
The College recently welcomed international land rights expert Bina Agarwal, who explained how poverty, rural development, and conservation are affected when women in South Asia have command over property and agricultural lands.
Harvard Business School professor emerita Shoshana Zuboff discussed her book “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power” at Wellesley on February 25 and shared insight on surveillance capitalism (or the lack thereof) and the impact of digitalization.
The Wellesley College Archives offer glimpses into the lives, personalities, ambitions, and college experiences of some of Wellesley’s first African American students, who went on to became lawyers, judges, writers, educators, and social activists.
After sustaining storm damage in March 2018, Wellesley’s 32-bell carillon has been repaired and is now officially open to the public.
“Washington Post” Economics Correspondent Heather Long ’04 Says Her Liberal Arts Degree Prepared Her to Take Leaps
Heather Long ’04, an economics correspondent at the Washington Post, talks about how a Calderwood seminar led her to journalism, the challenges currently facing her industry, and the importance of a liberal arts education in the 21st century.
The Davis Museum presents “Q20,” which highlights pieces by 10 Wellesley faculty members working in a wide variety of media.
Students Work with Nonprofits Focusing on Food Insecurity, Domestic Violence during Wintersession Alternative Breaks
Working alongside community nonprofits in Maine, New York, and Massachusetts during Wintersession, students made a difference through direct service.
As the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony approaches on February 9, we check in with Professor Michael Jeffries to hear his thoughts on this year’s nominations, the current status of representation in the film industry, and whether the Oscars are still relevant in 2020.
Wellesley student-athletes welcomed 100 local girls to the College’s second annual sports clinic in celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day.
Wellesley students and faculty will present recommendations to a Board of Trustees subcommittee on February 5 regarding fossil fuel investments and addressing climate change on campus.
49ers’ Katie Sowers Is First Woman to Coach in a Super Bowl; Trailblazing Sportswriter Melissa Ludtke ’73 Reacts
Melissa Ludtke ’73, the first woman sportswriter allowed inside a professional baseball locker room, talks about the 49ers’ Katie Sowers, who on February 2 became the first woman in NFL history to coach in a Super Bowl.
Wellesley and the University of Oxford Team Up to Research Political Polarization in the Digital Age
On the day the United Kingdom officially leaves the European Union, take a look at Wellesley’s ongoing research with Oxford University to better understand political polarization in the social media era.
Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center is a hub of activity once again as the spring 2020 semester begins.
Two important milestones, the 25th anniversary of the UN Fourth World Conference on Women and the 10th anniversary of the Albright Institute, provided the major themes for this year’s Wintersession.
Faculty members from across disciplines at Wellesley, including women’s and gender studies, biological sciences, economics, and education, talk about changes they foresee in the decade to come. In Part 2, professors Rosanna Hertz, Andrea Sequeira, and Becca Selden weigh in.
“Make it a day on, not a day off.” Now in its 25th year, the MLK Day of Service calls for increased service in our communities to honor and remember the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Residents of a Dorchester, Mass., neighborhood in Boston together with Wellesley professors Daniela Rivera and Jenny Olivia Johnson and their students created a one-time art installation and celebration of the community inspired by the Latin American cultural practice of sobremesa.
Ambassador Susan Rice Reflects on Political and Personal Lessons Learned at Albright Institute Wintersession
As part of the Albright Institute Wintersession, Ambassador Susan Rice joined Professor Michael Jeffries on stage in Jewett Auditorium to discuss the lessons she’s learned from her personal and professional journeys.
New year, new decade! Before we go forward, let’s take a look back at 10 of Wellesley’s top news stories of 2019.
Wellesley engineering students visited the Science Center construction site to watch workers perform a key test in the soil in preparation for a new foundation, and came away with a deeper understanding of the complexities of building.
Dan Chiasson, Lorraine C. Wang Professor of English, and Kellie Carter Jackson, Knafel Assistant Professor of Humanities and assistant professor of Africana studies, discuss some of the best books, shows, podcasts, and movies they came across in 2019.