Wellesley trustees applaud Wagner at 2014 commencement
Sue Wagner at Wellesley podium

Sue Wagner '82 Named to Apple Board of Directors

July 18, 2014

Wellesley College alumna, trustee, and 2014 commencement speaker Sue Wagner '82 has been tapped to join the leadership team of "the world's most valuable company."

Chris Evert embraces Brown Grimes at ceremony
class of 2014 tennis hall of fame inductees with their plaques

Wellesley Alum Inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame

July 14, 2014

Chris Evert welcomed longtime tennis executive and leader at all levels of the sport, Jane Brown Grimes '62, into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in on July 12, in recognition for her contributions.

sunrise behind rigging of 1841 whaling ship
sunrise behing rigging of whaling ship Charles W. Morgan

Wellesley's Dick French Joins Historic Sailing of Restored Whaler

July 21, 2014

Astronomer Dick French was selected as a “Voyager,” one of a handful selected for each leg of the 38th voyage of the 1841 vessel Charles W. Morgan. On board with fellow Voyager artists, videographers, and historians, his project was to revive the lost art of celestial navigation.

students playing cards in dorm room
Wellesley students in dorm room

Wellesley Renewal Projects Generate Donations to Area Nonprofits

August 5, 2014

Local organizations benefited from donations of furniture, kitchen equipment, and other goods that were removed through various campus renewal projects.

flowers against a black background
flowers against black background

Wellesley Magazine Summer 2014 Issue

July 24, 2014

Published four times a year, Wellesley Magazine portrays the lives, interests, and concerns of diverse alumnae around the world. This issue includes highlights from Commencement and Reunion 2014, and a focus on special places.

hand holding magnifier with logo for rare book school over old book
hand holding magnifier with logo for rare book school over old book

Faculty Win Mellon Fellowships for Scholars in Critical Bibliography

July 8, 2014

Assistant professors Simon Grote (history) and Sarah Wall-Randell (English) will expand their expertise through courses and programs at the University of Virginia's Rare Book School.

poseter session in full swing
Science Center Library full

Summer Research Poster Session 2014

July 31, 2014

On Thursday, July 31, the student participants of Wellesley’s Summer Research Program presented their research to faculty, friends, and the community with presentation posters in the Science Center Library. This week marks the final week of the program.

potted plants
potted plants

Crop of New Plants for Crop of New Students

July 30, 2014

Preparation for next month's arrival of new students on campus is in full swing. New students are invited to visit the Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses during orientation and select a houseplant of their own.

Courtney Coile headshot
three vintage social security posters

USA Today Q&A with Wellesley's Courtney Coile

July 29, 2014

Professor of Economics Courtney Coile weighed in on how to strengthen Social Security in a recent USA Today feature.

Alexandra Day '15 at CERN
The European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN

Student Summer Project: Alexandra Day '15

July 28, 2014

For Albright Institute fellow Alexandra Day '15, a summer internship at CERN blends her passions for physics and global affairs.

Burns and 5 students in green shirts hold excavation tools
aerial photo of archaeological dig in Greece

Wellesley Prof and Scholars Excavate in Greece

July 25, 2014

Associate Professor of Classical Studies Bryan Burns is a co-director of an organization leading fieldwork in an area of Greece believed to be one of the earliest inhabited regions in ancient times. Three Wellesley students and two alums joined Burns at the dig this summer.

Jocelyn Benson '99 headshot
entrance to Wayne State U. Law School

Jocelyn Benson '99 Named Dean of Wayne Law

July 23, 2014

With her appointment to head up Wayne State University Law School, Wellesley alum Jocelyn Benson '99 becomes the youngest woman to lead an American law school.

Helena McMonagle with headlamp
Helena McGonagle sits among roots of a giant tree

Student Summer Project: Helena McMonagle ’16

July 22, 2014

A Wellesley Center for Work and Service Global Engagement Internship with Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust in Puerto Rico energizes and inspires this biological sciences major.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee visits lab at UC-Berkeley

Daily Californian Interviews Mary Beth Kery '16 During Congressional Visit

July 7, 2014

Mary Beth Kery '16 is spending her summer at the UC-Berkeley Center for Informational Technology Research for the Interest of Society Innovation Lab through a National Science Foundation program. Congresswoman Barbara Lee visited the lab to highlight the importance of diversity in STEM fields. 

Emily Anderson headshot
"Makin Jamaican" food truck on Dorchester Ave in Boston

Senior Project: Emily Anderson, Linguistics

July 7, 2014

Fascination with language and accents, plus guidance from mentor Angela Carpenter, led Emily Anderson '14 to a thesis examining the acquisition of Standard American English accents by immigrant speakers of Jamaican Patwa.

view of lake house
sparrow perched on a wellesley lamp

Why Is Wellesley the Best Choice for Women?

July 16, 2014

In addressing the question, "Why would someone choose Wellesley over Harvard?" on the knowledge-sharing site Quora, senior Ahilya Chawla's stands out among answers for thoroughness and passion.

workers remove panels of basketball floor
workers remove and stack panels from basketball floor

New Life for Wellesley Field House Floor

July 17, 2014

Careful stewardship of the portable wooden basketball/volley court in the Towne Field House over the last 29 years has allowed the College to sell the panels to a youth basketball program.

Map of areas in Guinea and Sierra Leone with Ebola sites highlighted
map of guinea and sierra leone showing Ebola sites

Wellesley Expert Weighs In on Ebola Outbreak

July 15, 2014

Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Donna Patterson researches the history of medicine, gender, pharmaceuticals, drug policy, and entrepreneurship. She shares insights on the global significance of recent surge in Ebola cases in west Africa.

crowded galleries in Davis museum
crowded galleries at davis museum

Davis Extended Spring Season Draws to a Close

July 11, 2014

Guests have one last week to view the exhibitions that attracted the largest crowd ever at a season Grand Opening at the Davis, and the busiest season in the museum's history.

family reads poster at Indonesia polling place
family reads poster at Indonesia polling place

Wellesley Professor Witnesses “World’s Largest Election”

July 10, 2014

Associate Professor of Political Science Christopher Candland, whose research is based on comparative and quantitative studies within Southern Asia, points out the significance and magnitude of Indonesia's 2014 presidential election.

Wall Street Journal photo of Twena in factory
Wall Street Journal photo of Twena in factory with hat maker Angeles Morales

Hats Off to Entrepreneur Satya Twena ’05

July 9, 2014

News and media outlets from The Wall Street Journal to College Fashionista have reported on the compelling story of a Wellesley alum who in pursuit of her passion also helped preserve a historic slice of New York City.

Heather Petrow giving presentation
playful animals in a virtual interface using haptic feedback

Senior Project: Heather Petrow, Computer Science

July 1, 2014

Media arts and sciences major Heather Petrow DS’14 explored the fascinating field of human-computer interfaces in her senior thesis entitled “Haptic Interaction: Using 3D Stereoscopic Display Technology.”

Joanne Berger-Sweeney '79 speaks at Trinity
Joanne Berger-Sweeney '79 speaks at Trinity

Joanne Berger-Sweeney '79 Starts New Role as President of Trinity College

July 2, 2014

On July 1, Joanne Berger-Sweeney '79 officially began her tenure as president of Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. The alumna brings with to her new position 19 years of experience as a beloved Wellesley faculty member and dean.

Fireworks at Wellesley college
Fireworks over Wellesley College

Happy Fourth of July Weekend!

July 3, 2014

Happy Fourth of July! Assistant Professor of History Katherine Grandjean explains some of the complex political history behind the national holiday.