Press Release Archive

  • Thursday, January 24, 2013

    On January 24, Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright ‘59 and Former Secretary of the Treasury Hank Paulson discuss “The United States and China in the 21st Century” in a public event moderated by Cokie Roberts ‘64, senior correspondent for ABC News and NPR.

  • Katherine Marshall lecturing, seen from behind rows of students
    Monday, January 7, 2013

    The fourth annual Albright Institute Wintersession program kicks off on January 7. Meet the 40 young women selected as this year's Albright Institute Fellows.

  • Thursday, November 1, 2012

    Eboo Patel, founder of the Interfaith Youth Core and member of President Obama’s inaugural Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, visits Wellesley on Wednesday, November 7 to lead a discussion on interfaith cooperation in the face of religious extremism.

  • Thursday, October 25, 2012

    Wellesley's world-class faculty are available to comment on the topics that matter most as we approach Election Day 2012 including issues relating to the presidential election, the Massachusetts senatorial race, and the contest for the Massachusetts 4th Congressional district.

  • Thursday, October 25, 2012

    A new article by Wellesley researchers, available October 26 in the journal Science, discusses how manipulation of social media channels affects voter decision making.

  • Tuesday, October 2, 2012

    Wellesley College and the League of Women Voters are co-sponsoring the third debate in the closely-watched contest for the seat vacated by U.S. Representative Barney Frank in Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District. Candidates Sean Bielat and Joseph Kennedy III will debate at Wellesley College on October 15 at 7 PM.

  • Courtesy: The MasterCard Foundation website
    Wednesday, September 26, 2012

    Wellesley College is one of 10 institutions partnering in this education initiative to provide talented, economically-disadvantaged students from developing countries with comprehensive support for secondary and university education.

  • Monday, September 17, 2012

    A new study by Wellesley economists shows the recession’s toll on the health of older workers, and that Social Security and Medicare benefits go far beyond protecting current retirees. The findings were the subject of a story by U.S. News & World Report.

  • Tuesday, August 28, 2012

    In September, Wellesley welcomes Washington Post columnist, E.J. Dionne; Douglas Elmendorf, Head of U.S. Congressional Budget Office; and Sheryl WuDunn the first Asian-American author to win a Pulitzer Prize.

  • A crystal vase awarded to winners of the ACE/Sloan award
    Tuesday, June 19, 2012

    Wellesley College is among 15 schools nationwide to receive a $100,000 grant from the American Council on Education and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for innovative work in faculty retirement.

  • Hillary Clinton at a podium with the Women in Public Service Logo behind her
    Friday, June 8, 2012

    Women leaders from 21 nations convene at Wellesley June 11-22 for the Women in Public Service Institute, part of an initiative launched by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton '69 to raise female political and civic leadership worldwide.

  • Monday, June 4, 2012

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named all 3 of the colleges located in Wellesley Green Power Partners, making Wellesley one of the first communities in the nation with all of its institutions of higher education to have this distinction.

  • Phil Levine
    Thursday, May 10, 2012

    Wellesley's Phillip B. Levine and co-author Melissa Kearney derive a formal economic model that incorporates the perception of economic success as a key factor driving one’s decision to have an early, non-marital birth.

  • Thursday, May 3, 2012

    Patricia Berman, Theodora L. and Stanley H. Feldberg Professor of Art, examines what may be the most significant value of The Scream—its lasting cultural impact.

  • WCW Announces New Executive Director Layli Maparyan
    Monday, April 23, 2012

    Layli Maparyan, leading scholar in women's issues, psychology, development, and policy, will join Wellesley Centers for Women in July as the Katherine Stone Kaufmann '67 Executive Director.

  • Monday, April 9, 2012

    Research coauthored by Wellesley’s Phillip B. Levine shows abstinence-only policies, sex-ed, and the recession have little impact on the decline in teen birth rates; income inequality a key factor.

  • Wednesday, April 4, 2012

    Wellesley Professor Philip Levine, Katharine Coman and A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics, finds income inequality is an important culprit.

  • Friday, March 30, 2012

    Melissa Harris-Perry will address the 600 members of the Class of 2012 and families and friends at Wellesley College’s 134th Commencement Exercises Friday, May 25, 2012.

  • Heather Matilla in front of wall of bees
    Monday, March 12, 2012

    A novel study by Dr. Heather Mattila provides the first major insight into how honey bee colony health could be improved by genetic diversity -- which results from the highly promiscuous mating behavior of queens.

  • Tuesday, February 14, 2012

    Some of the most famous love letters ever written have been digitized by Wellesley and Baylor University. The 573 letters exchanged by poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, which are owned and housed by Wellesley, are now available online in their original, handwritten form.

  • Thursday, February 9, 2012

    In honor of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, the Wellesley College Department of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics hosts Title IX: 40 Years & Counting , a panel discussion featuring Kristine Lilly, Carol Stiff, Melissa Ludtke ’73, and more, on February 13. Free and open to the public.

  • Friday, February 3, 2012

    Susan McGee Bailey ’63 (left), Wendy Gillespie ’72, and Mary Jeanne Kreek ’58 will receive Alumnae Achievement Awards on Feb. 16. Since 1970, the annual Awards have recognized alumnae for achievement and distinction in their fields. Award celebration is free and open to the public.

  • Wednesday, February 1, 2012

    Wellesley College neuroscience faculty members were awarded grants totalling more than $2.6 million in 2011, enabling unparalleled research opportunities for Wellesley students. In the last decade, neuroscience has become one of the most popular majors at Wellesley.