Stories

A heat map of the world with temperature markers.
A heat map of the world with temperature markers.

Trends to Watch in the Next Decade, Part 2: Families and Climate Change

January 17, 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 2, professors Rosanna Hertz, Andrea Sequeira, and Becca Selden weigh in.


Teachers strike for higher wages.
Teachers strike for higher wages.

Trends to Watch in the Next Decade, Part 1: Money, Equality, and Education

January 16, 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.

 

A group of students and staff work on an art project
A group of students and staff work on an art project

Boston Art Installation Inspired by Latin American “Sobremesa” Amplifies Community Voices

January 13, 2020

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.


Susan Rice talks to a Wellesley professor in front of a blue backdrop
Susan Rice talks to a Wellesley professor in front of a blue backdrop

Ambassador Susan Rice Reflects on Political and Personal Lessons Learned at Albright Institute Wintersession

January 10, 2020

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.

 


A collage of stories from 2019.
A collage of stories from 2019.

2019 in Review: Wellesley’s Top News Stories

January 3, 2020

New year, new decade! Before we go forward, let’s take a look back at 10 of Wellesley’s top news stories of 2019.


Students stand outside the science building wearing construction hats
Students stand outside the science building wearing construction hats

When a Construction Site Becomes the Classroom

January 8, 2020

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.


A collage of various book titles.
A collage of various book titles.

Professors Kellie Carter Jackson and Dan Chiasson Share Favorite Books, Films, Podcasts of 2019

January 6, 2020

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.