2015 Stories

  • Full-Length Campaign Film: This Is The Place

    Wednesday, December 23, 2015

    A film that captures the powerful and moving stories of students and alumnae reflecting on the ways in which Wellesley shaped the women they have become makes its digital premiere.

  • Collaborative Printmaking Project

    Tuesday, December 22, 2015

    Students in ARTS 322 Advanced Print Concepts held an alternative printmaking event on the Davis-Jewett plaza in late October. The event allowed them to explore larger format printing.

  • NSF Grant Enables Social Science Research

    Monday, December 21, 2015

    Professor Rosanna Hertz and student researchers are studying how donor-assisted conception is shaping the meaning of family and kinship for millions of people.

  • Season’s Greetings From Wellesley 2015

    Thursday, December 17, 2015

    Take a spin through campus and enjoy a sample of our multitalented faculty at work—through the lens of a liberal arts winter.

  • Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Nominees Announced

    Wednesday, December 16, 2015

    Four seniors have been selected as the nominees for the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, a grant that funds a year of independent study and travel outside of the United States.

  • Gecko Spotted in the Tropical Greenhouse

    Tuesday, December 15, 2015

    Horticulturists David Sommers and Tony Antonucci recently got a big surprise from a little visitor in Wellesley’s tropical greenhouse.

  • Student Chosen As Finalist In National Essay Contest

    Monday, December 14, 2015

    Leilani Stacy '18 was one of five students from a national pool selected as a finalist in a national essay contest.

  • Mellon Blended Learning Initiative

    Friday, December 11, 2015

    A recent celebration brought faculty together to share successful blended learning projects and discuss the expansion of the physical limits of the classroom thanks to digital technologies.

  • Alumnae Discuss Creative Writing Careers With Students

    Thursday, December 10, 2015

    Kate Erickson '05 and Langan Kingsley '08, both professionals in the creative entertainment field, joined Broti Gupta '16 for a panel discussion aimed at students hoping to pursue a career in creative writing after graduation.

  • Fall 2015 "Take A Break" Calendar

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015

    Health and learning go hand in hand. To promote wellbeing, the Wellness Outreach Committee offers a variety of fun activities during reading period designed to help students breathe out stress and breathe in relaxation.

  • Wellesley HCI Lab Receives State-of-the-Art MultiTaction Displays

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a research infrastructure grant of nearly $480,000 to the Computer Science Department to create an interactive visualization facility for interdisciplinary research.

  • Wellesley Magazine: Fall 2015

    Monday, December 7, 2015

    Through personal stories, the fall 2015 magazine offers an in-depth look at the breadth and depth of The Wellesley Effect.

  • Bunny Harvey: Four Decades

    Friday, December 4, 2015

    On the occasion of her retirement, the community gathers to celebrate Bunny Harvey, Elizabeth Christy Kopf Professor of Art, and her accomplishments as an educator and artist, in 40 years at Wellesley.

  • Plans Announced to Enhance, Add to Multicultural Spaces on Campus

    Thursday, December 3, 2015

    A former dean's residence, the Acorns, will be converted to multicultural space and Harambee House will be renovated as part of the College's plan to add to and enhance multicultural spaces on campus.

  • Professor’s Research Has ‘Profound Implications’ for Understanding Prejudice

    Wednesday, December 2, 2015

    Syndicated columnist uses Wellesley professor Angela Bahns' research in nationally published column that shows how pre-existing prejudice makes us fear others.

  • Faculty Members Find Inspiration In Family

    Tuesday, December 1, 2015

    Some Wellesley faculty members draw inspiration for their creative work from their children or their own childhoods.

  • Academic Versatility on Display

    Monday, November 30, 2015

    Leila Elabbady '16 and Zena Chantila '16, both neuroscience majors, spent a recent morning presenting to middle school students on Egyptian and Lebanese culture, and that afternoon dissecting sheep brains with fifth graders.

  • The Wellesley Effect: Vivian Pinn ‘62

    Wednesday, November 25, 2015

    As we observe the Thanksgiving holiday, we share excerpts from the first in a series of inspiring remarks from Wellesley alumnae from speeches and talks given during the launch of Wellesley's Campaign to celebrate, strengthen, and advance the Wellesley Effect.

  • Citizen-Scientist Partnership Studies Lead Levels in ‘Urban Fruit’

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    Dan Brabander, professor of geosciences, and students worked with a community group to study lead levels in fruit harvested in urban settings around Boston. Their results have surprising practical health applications.

  • Spotlight on Teaching: AMST 238 Explores “America’s Forgotten War” Through Oral Histories

    Monday, November 23, 2015

    A collection of interviews conducted by students will be featured in an exhibit called Stories from the Forgotten War: Korean War Oral History.

  • Six Students Named Daniels Fellows For 2015

    Friday, November 20, 2015

    Six seniors have received Daniels Fellowships for 2015. This year's Daniels Fellows will pursue dream projects ranging from Family History to Climate Change.

  • Racism, Social Justice, In The Forefront of Campus and National Conversations

    Thursday, November 19, 2015

    A day of marches, panels, and gatherings on campus brought the campus community together to confront and address issues from racism to global terrorism

  • Marion Underwood '86 Speaks with CNN for Special Report on Teen's Use of Social Media

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

    Marion Underwood '86 is one of the nation’s foremost experts on how adolescents use social media. She joined CNN’s Anderson Cooper for a special report, "#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens."

  • Research Shows Math Education Is Important for Financial Literacy

    Tuesday, November 17, 2015

    Amidst a growing need for financial literacy for teens, research by Kartini Shastry, assistant professor of economics, and colleagues suggests more math could be the solution.

  • New York Wellesley Club Celebrates 125th Anniversary

    Monday, November 16, 2015

    On Saturday, November 14, the New York Wellesley Club marked its 125th year with a celebration that brought together more than 400 alumnae.

  • Coming Together as a Community

    Sunday, November 15, 2015

    We are all deeply saddened, shocked, and impacted by the recent violence throughout the world.

  • Fall 2015 Kenner Lecture

    Friday, November 13, 2015

    Wendy R. Sherman, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and the lead U.S. negotiator in the landmark nuclear agreement with Iran, will deliver the Fall 2015 Hyunja Laskin ’88 and Jeffrey Kenner Lecture on Monday, November 16.

  • Newhouse Distinguished Thinkers Program Welcomes Sir Salman Rushdie

    Thursday, November 12, 2015

    Sir Salman Rushdie visits campus as part of The Newhouse Center for the Humanities’ newly launched Distinguished Thinkers Program.

  • Student Celebrations Mark Diwali 2015

    Wednesday, November 11, 2015

    Today is Diwali, the festival of lights and one of the most well known South Asian religious festivals. It gets its name from the row of clay lamps (or deepa) that people light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects people from spiritual darkness.

  • Student Leads Effort To Reduce Science Center Disposable Water Bottle Use

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015

    Annie Roth Blumfield '17 wrote a grant proposal for three new hydration stations in the Science Center, which will reduce the center's use of disposable water bottles.

  • Professor’s Research on Museums and Diversity Receives Praise in New York Times

    Monday, November 9, 2015

    Museums must embrace diversity if they are to survive and thrive, according to Peggy Levitt, chair and professor of sociology. Her work was recently praised by a respected New York Times art critic.

  • Wellesley Celebrates GIS Day and Women in Mapmaking

    Friday, November 6, 2015

    A map compiled by Agnes Holbrook, Class of 1892, is on display as part of a new Boston Public Library exhibit showcasing 500 years of women in cartography.

  • Wellesley Alumnae In The Education Field

    Thursday, November 5, 2015

    Wellesley encourages students to use what they learn on campus to improve their communities and make a difference; many follow this charge back to classrooms and other educational programs as teachers or administrators.

  • Professor Michael Jeffries on Politics, Race, and Culture

    Wednesday, November 4, 2015

    Major news outlets recently called on Wellesley Professor, Michael Jeffries, to shed light on the complicated intersections of politics, race, and culture.

  • Faculty In Their Creative Lives

    Tuesday, November 3, 2015

    For many members of the Wellesley faculty, creative pursuits outside of the classroom provide personal and professional enrichment.

  • Wellesley Among Top Schools for Grads With Lowest Student Loan Debt

    Monday, November 2, 2015

    A new report by The Institute for College Access and Success again counted Wellesley among the top colleges in the country for schools that graduate students with the least amount of debt.

  • Trick or Treat at the President’s House

    Friday, October 30, 2015

    On October 29, hundreds of Wellesley students took a break from their studies to enjoy candy and spooky festivities with President Kim Bottomly.

  • Spotlight on Teaching: Online Collaborative Learning in the Liberal Arts

    Thursday, October 29, 2015

    An interdisciplinary environmental studies course combines online learning and cross-campus collaboration between students at Wellesley and Davidson colleges. 

  • Fall 2015 Distinguished Faculty Lecture

    Wednesday, October 28, 2015

    Filmmaker, artist, and professor Salem Mekuria delivers the Fall 2015 Distinguished Faculty Lecture, "The Passion to Create and the Urge to Share."

  • Tanner Conference 2015

    Tuesday, October 27, 2015

    The college gathers for the 15th annual Tanner Conference to learn about the many experiences Wellesley students have gained through extraordinary summer, Wintersession, and study abroad opportunities this year.

  • Wellesley Celebrates Campaign Launch With Weekend of Events

    Monday, October 26, 2015

    Nearly 600 alumnae, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the College gathered this weekend to celebrate the launch of a $500 million campaign that will help shape Wellesley’s next century.

  • The Campaign for Wellesley Launches Today

    Friday, October 23, 2015

    Wellesley announces the launch of a $500 million campaign designed to celebrate, strengthen and advance the Wellesley Effect.

  • Diane Ravitch ’60 Inaugurates Wellesley Lecture Series on Education

    Thursday, October 22, 2015

    Diane Ravitch '60 inaugurates a lecture series in her name that will bring speakers to campus to address the most pressing issues in education.

  • The StoryCorps MobileBooth Visits Wellesley

    Wednesday, October 21, 2015

    StoryCorps, known as "America’s oral history project," represents the largest single collection of human voices ever gathered. The StoryCorps MobileBooth will be recording Wellesley stories on campus October 22 through 24.

  • 2015 Sed Ministrare Volunteer Awards

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015

    Four outstanding alumnae volunteers were presented with the Sed Ministrare Volunteer Award at the Wellesley College Alumnae Association’s 92nd annual Alumnae Leadership Council on Saturday, October 17.

  • Madeleine Albright '59 on Wellesley Impact

    Monday, October 19, 2015

    In a new PBS documentary featuring Madeleine Albright '59, the former Secretary of State recalled the opportunities for leadership at Wellesley and said it prepared her for success.

  • Cinema and Media Studies Collaborations

    Friday, October 16, 2015

    Cinema reaches beyond the screen when the acclaimed Orlando Consort provides a live vocal soundtrack to the classic film La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc.

  • Wellesley Launches New Humanities Site

    Thursday, October 15, 2015

    A new website offers a single digital space where visitors can explore and learn about the humanities at Wellesley.

  • Wellesley Advisory Committee Announces Draft Sustainability Plan

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015

    The Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability has launched a draft of its Sustainability Plan, which aims to impact nearly every aspect of campus life.

  • Wellesley Students Conduct Marine Research in the Atlantic Ocean

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015

    About 45 percent of Wellesley juniors choose to study abroad for a semester or a year. Most pursue opportunities on dry land, but some head for the sea.

  • Wellesley Math Program Named "Bright Spot" in Hispanic Education

    Friday, October 9, 2015

    The Wellesley Emerging Scholars Initiative was recently named a “Bright Spot in Hispanic Education” by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

  • Actors From The London Stage 2015

    Thursday, October 8, 2015

    The annual visit from the Actors From The London Stage (AFTLS) is one of Wellesley’s most anticipated arts events. 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the company’s formation and its 10th anniversary appearance on campus.

  • Portuguese Intensive Language Classes Take Students Places

    Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    Wellesley’s started offering Portuguese classes for the first time in 2013. The courses help students build cultural understanding and learn skills quickly.

  • Wellesley Panel Commemorates “The End of WWII: 70 Years Later”

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    The History Department hosted a panel discussion on September 30 to consider how the legacy of World War II still impacts various nations.

  • Jean Kilbourne ’64 Inducted Into National Women’s Hall of Fame

    Monday, October 5, 2015

    Jean Kilbourne '64, who is internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on the image of women in advertising and for her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco, was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame this past weekend in Seneca Falls, NY.

  • Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

    Friday, October 2, 2015

    A new study co-authored by Wellesley's Jeremy Wilmer shows that opinions about beauty may be shaped by past social interactions just as much or more than by our genes.

  • A Great Week for Astronomy

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    Students discuss this week’s lunar eclipse and "supermoon," and NASA’s announcement that there’s evidence of water on the surface of Mars.

  • Wellesley Celebrates Faculty Research

    Wednesday, September 30, 2015

    The College community admired a year’s worth of scholarship and creative work by 131 faculty members on September 21 in the Clapp Library Reading Room.

  • Tracy Gleason Speaks With New York Times Magazine About Mattel's A.I. Barbie Doll

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015

    Mattel’s new talking Barbie doll uses artificial intelligence (A.I.) and speech recognition technology to interact with children. Professor Tracy Gleason, who studies the imaginative play of children, spoke with the New York Times Magazine about the toy.

  • Family & Friends Weekend and Homecoming 2015

    Friday, September 25, 2015

    Wellesley welcomes hundreds of family members, friends, and alumnae who will join us from September 25 to 27 for activities that celebrate all things Wellesley.

  • Butler Boathouse Dedication

    Thursday, September 24, 2015

    Over the past year, the boathouse on Lake Waban has undergone a comprehensive renovation thanks to the generosity of Alice Lehmann Butler ’53 and her husband, John. A dedication ceremony will be held during Family and Friends and Homecoming weekend.

  • Humanities Double Majors Are A Path To Success for Three Alumnae

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    Nearly a quarter of Wellesley students choose a dual major. Three alums explained why pursuing their passions, in the humanities is a satisfying and smart choice.

  • Spotlight on Teaching: GEOS 101 Earth Processes and the Environment

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    Students in GEOS 101 are exploring sedimentation rates in Paramecium Pond and the Silver Thread as part of a semester-long project using these sites as living laboratories.

  • Williams, U.Va Adopt My Intuition

    Monday, September 21, 2015

    Williams College and the University of Virginia have implemented My inTuition, the groundbreaking college cost estimator developed by Wellesley economist Phil Levine.

  • Connie Rojas '14 Named Ford Fellow

    Friday, September 18, 2015

    Ford Fellow Connie Rojas '14, now a doctoral student in integrative biology, spent four weeks observing spotted hyenas in Kenya this summer.

  • Science Matters: Adele Wolfson Essay Published By Inside Higher Ed

    Thursday, September 17, 2015

    Adele Wolfson penned an essay for Inside Higher Education warning against shifting too far away from science training for future doctors.

  • Wellesley Researchers Publish New Findings in Online Journal eNeuro

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015

    Researchers working in the lab of neuroscience professor Marc J. Tetel have published a paper that presents novel findings on how progesterone affects the brain.

  • Davis Museum Celebrates Fall 2015 Opening

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015

    This fall, the Davis presents a feature exhibition that showcases the prolific works of acclaimed Wellesley art professor Bunny Harvey. The Davis reopens tonight for the fall 2015 season.

  • Wellesley Celebrates Flower Sunday 2015

    Monday, September 14, 2015

    The community gathered yesterday to celebrate Flower Sunday, Wellesley’s oldest tradition.

  • Alumna Part of Team That Discovered New Human Ancestor, Homo Naledi

    Friday, September 11, 2015

    A discovery in a South African cave adds a new branch to the human family tree. Alia Gurtov ’07 is one of six women known as the Rising Star Expedition’s "Underground Astronauts."

  • Pendleton West Project Webcam Installed

    Thursday, September 10, 2015

    A new webcam offers a bird’s eye view of the Pendleton West construction site. The live feed from the camera will allow the community to watch the project develop from the ground up.

  • Lake Day 2015!

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    The Schneider Board of Governors hosts Lake Day as a celebration of fall, friends, and fun each year, but keeps the date top secret until the night before. Announced last night, it’s official—it's Lake Day!

  • Second Successful Summer for Online Italian Course

    Tuesday, September 8, 2015

    Now in its second year, Online Italian course appeals to a variety of different learning styles and a wide audience.

  • Joy St. John Speaks With the Boston Globe About The Revised SAT

    Friday, September 4, 2015

    The Boston Globe recently called on Joy St. John, dean of admission, for perspective on the revised SAT, which will be administered beginning in March 2016.

  • Explore. 5 Humanities Courses to Consider this Fall.

    Thursday, September 3, 2015

    Wellesley offers more than a thousand courses and 52 majors. Here's a snapshot of five Humanities courses offered this fall that students are invited to Explore.

  • Professor Roxanne Euben Pens Opinion Piece for Quartz

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

    August 19 marked one year since the posting by ISIL of the video of the execution of the American journalist James Foley. Quartz published an opinion piece by Professor Roxanne Euben exploring the performance of violence at the core of ISIL videos.

  • Edible Ecosystem Garden Insect Survey

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

    A recent bio survey helped identify which plants attract the most, and most diverse, beneficial insects to Wellesley’s Edible Ecosystem Teaching Garden.

  • The 2015-2016 Academic Year Begins

    Monday, August 31, 2015

    Meet the Yellow Class of 2019. Members of the class hail from 48 states and 41 countries and represent a range of interests, accomplishments and accolades.

  • Green Hall Door Refurbishment Project

    Friday, August 28, 2015

    More than 20 layers of paint and primer were stripped from two Green Hall entry doors to prepare them for repair and refinishing. The doors will be reinstalled this fall.

  • The Arts and Culture at Wellesley, Fall 2015

    Thursday, August 27, 2015

    Each semester the College invites highly esteemed professional artists, performers, writers, and speakers to campus. Read highlights from the Fall 2015 edition of the Arts and Culture at Wellesley Calendar.

  • NPR Calls on Susan Reverby For Presidential Candidate Fact Check Story

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    Wellesley's Susan Reverby participated in a Fact Check story for the NPR blog "It's All Politics" which investigated a claim made by a presidential candidate about Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger (pictured).

  • Discuss The Humanities

    Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    Wellesley is embarking on a focused effort to spread the word about the crucial role the Humanities play in a liberal arts education.

  • Move-In Day 2015

    Monday, August 24, 2015

    It's Move-In Day and the first day of Orientation. Wellesley welcomes incoming first-years and all new students.

  • Summer Send-Offs Inform and Inspire Incoming Wellesley Students

    Friday, August 21, 2015

    Alumnae clubs across the United States, and one in Hong Kong, recently hosted Summer Send-Offs for incoming students. The events let first-years learn about the resources offered on campus and through Wellesley’s worldwide network.

  • Wellesley’s Conservation Facility Protects the College's Valuable Collections

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

    The behind the scenes work of Wellesley’s Conservation Facility extends the life of Wellesley’s valuable collections and research materials.

  • Students Join Expedition to Russia’s Lake Baikal

    Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    Bella Nikom '17 and Kristin Huizenga '16 joined Professor Marianne Moore on an Expedition to Russia’s Lake Baikal this summer.

  • Wellesley Welcomes Student Leaders Back to Campus

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015

    Nearly 200 student leaders have returned to campus this week for a week of leadership training and to prepare to welcome the incoming class next week during Orientation.

  • Wellesley Professor and Students Publish Research on Microbes and Human Health

    Monday, August 17, 2015

    In a new article, Wellesley’s Vanja Klepac-Ceraj and students, Serry Park '16 and Rebecca J. Rubinstein '15, argue that an understanding of microbiology could change the way doctors diagnose and treat diseases.

  • Wellesley Faculty Member Cofounded Revolution 250

    Friday, August 14, 2015

    On August 14, copper lanterns will illuminate the plaza where the Liberty Tree once stood as part of a commemorative anniversary event designed, in part, by Wellesley’s Martha McNamara.

  • Dear Wellesley: Lamisa S. Hossain ’17 Writes from San Francisco

    Thursday, August 13, 2015

    The sixth in a summer postcard series featuring letters from students, Lamisa S. Hossain '17  writes from San Francisco where she is working with elected official Wilma Chan '71.

  • Donors’ Dollars at Work for Wellesley College

    Wednesday, August 12, 2015

    More than 16,550 alumnae, parents, faculty, staff, students, and friends contributed to drive Wellesley’s success this year. Together they provided in excess of $52 million in support.

  • Kate Bussert ’16, a Rising Senior, Is Also a Rising Director

    Tuesday, August 11, 2015

    Kate Bussert ’16 planned to focus on English literature and her senior thesis when she studied abroad last year, she ended up directing an award-winning play and founding a production company as well.

  • Alumna Inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame

    Monday, August 10, 2015

    Liza Janssen Petra '94, a nationally recognized force during her four-year basketball career at Wellesley, was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame on August 8.

  • The Hamilton Project At Brookings Appoints Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach '95 As New Director

    Friday, August 7, 2015

    Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach ‘95 has been appointed director of The Hamilton Project, an economic policy initiative at the Brookings Institution.

  • Dear Wellesley: Julia Springer ’16 Writes from Venice

    Thursday, August 6, 2015

    The fifth in a summer postcard series featuring letters from students, Julia Springer ’16 writes from Venice where she is interning at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

  • Wellesley’s Gas Depot Keeps the College Moving

    Wednesday, August 5, 2015

    Most people have never seen nor heard of Wellesley’s gas depot, but it fuels many essential functions on campus.

  • Wellesley Team Competed in Spring 2015 New England Sports Network Reality TV Show

    Tuesday, August 4, 2015

    A team of Wellesley students participated in a sports-themed reality TV show this spring on NESN.

  • Poster Presentation Concludes Summer Research Program

    Monday, August 3, 2015

    The Science Center recently hosted a poster presentation, which displayed student work conducted during the College's Summer Research Program.

  • HCI Researchers Enter 2015 iGEM Competition

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    Summer researchers in Wellesley’s HCI lab have completed a prototype program for a collaborative exhibit in the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, which will be entered into iGEM, an international synthetic biology contest.

  • Dear Wellesley: Rebecca Selch ’17 Writes from Ponce, Puerto Rico

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    The fourth in a summer postcard series featuring letters from students, Rebecca Selch ’17 writes from her internship working at the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

  • New Study Shows How Easily People Can Be Convinced to Feel Prejudice

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    A new study by Wellesley’s Angela Bahns reveals latest evidence that prejudice causes the perception of threat, and suggests that threat can be used to justify actions that result from prejudice.

  • Julieta Valls Noyes ’84 Confirmed as Ambassador to Croatia

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    Julieta Valls Noyes ’84, who was recently confirmed as Ambassador to Croatia, found a passion for foreign policy during her time at Wellesley.

  • Eight Alumnae Share Life Lessons in Wellesley Magazine

    Monday, July 27, 2015

    The summer issue of Wellesley magazine features life lessons shared by eight alumnae, in letters written to their younger selves.

  • 2015 Composers Conference and Chamber Music Workshops

    Friday, July 24, 2015

    Emerging composers study with distinguished guest composers in an annual summer conference held at Wellesley. Concerts, which are free and open to the public, are scheduled for 8:00 PM in Houghton Chapel on various dates throughout.

  • Wellesley’s Pre-College Residential Program Wraps Up Second Successful Season

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    Wellesley’s Pre-College Residential Program, now in its second year, helps participants gain the experience and confidence to succeed in higher education.

  • Wellesley Equestrian Team Sends Riders to Nationals

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    The Wellesley Equestrian Team sent two riders, Callan Roberts ’15 and Paulina Sterpe ’15, to the IHSA National Competition in May and placed 5th overall for their season.

  • Alumna Leads Robotics Workshops for Girls in Cape Town, South Africa

    Monday, July 20, 2015

    Veronica Lin ‘15 is spending 10 weeks this summer in Cape Town, South Africa, with an NGO that offers educational enrichment to children and teachers in impoverished schools and communities through robotics and reading programs.

  • Dear Wellesley: Evan Williams ’17 Writes from the Georgia (U.S.) Coast

    Friday, July 17, 2015

    The third in a summer postcard series featuring letters from students, Evan Williams ’17 writes from her Environmental Policy and Conservation Internship on the Georgia coast (U.S.) barrier islands.

  • Students Lead at Girl Up Foundation Leadership Summit in D.C.

    Thursday, July 16, 2015

    Gloria Samen '18 and Rocio Ortega '16 each had a big roles at the Girl Up Leadership Summit in D.C. this week, and both were chosen to meet First Lady Michelle Obama who was speaking at the event.

  • Alumna Part of NASA New Horizons Team

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    Amanda Zangari ‘08 is a member of NASA’s New Horizons flyby team. The New Horizons spacecraft reached Pluto this week after a nearly decade-long journey through the solar system.

  • A Rising Senior's Photojournalism Project in Bangladesh

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015

    Catherine Baltazar ‘16 has a passion for increasing awareness about environmental problems. She is spending her summer in Bangladesh and hopes the photos she takes while there will "inspire someone to take action and be an agent of change.”

  • Alumna Gives Facebook’s Icons A Gender Makeover

    Monday, July 13, 2015

    Caitlin Winner ‘05, a design manager at Facebook, gave the site’s icons a gender makeover, making the woman's silhouette larger moving it in front of the man's.

  • Summer Photo Captures Kenneth Snelson’s Mozart III

    Friday, July 10, 2015

    Jennifer Lyon-Mackie ‘18, a student assistant in the public affairs office, captured a photo of Kenneth Snelson's Mozart III with sunlight streaming through. The sculpture was first installed on campus in July 2008.

  • Dear Wellesley: Charlotte Treadwell ’16 Writes from Prague

    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Today, in the second in a summer postcard series featuring letters from students, Charlotte Treadwell ’16 writes from her summer internship in Prague.

  • Wellesley Researchers Say There Are 4 Shades of Introversion

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    The gap between the "scientific" and "common-sense" definitions of introversion led Professor Jonathan Cheek and colleagues, including Jennifer Grimes ‘05 and Courtney Brown ‘15, to look beyond a one-size-fits-all definition.

  • Jewett Arts Center Receives Getty Foundation Grant

    Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    The Jewett Arts Center at Wellesley College was announced as a recipient of a grant through the Getty Foundation’s 2015 Keeping It Modern conservation initiative, which funds "the study of exceptional architecture."

  • Kendall Bianchi '15 Named Boren Scholar

    Monday, July 6, 2015

    Kendall Bianchi '15 received a Boren Scholarship, which provides recipients with up to $20,000 for study in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Bianchi will spend the 2015–16 academic year in Jordan.

  • Wellesley Faculty Share Their Suggestions for New Face of $10

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    The US Treasury Department recently announced that the new $10 bill, to be released in 2020, will feature a woman. Wellesley faculty members share their suggestions.

  • The MasterCard Foundation Honors Lois Juliber ’71 with $1 Million Grant to Wellesley

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    Juliber has served as chair of The MasterCard Foundation Board of Directors since the organization’s launch in 2006; as she steps down, the Foundation expresses gratitude for her service with a gift to Wellesley.

  • Kerry Walk ’83 Named President of Marymount Manhattan College

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Kerry Walk ’83 has been named President of Marymount Manhattan College, a private liberal arts college located in Manhattan, New York City. She starts her appointment today, July 1.

  • Wellesley Student Wins Goldwater Scholarship

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015

    Carina Belvin ’16 won a Goldwater Scholarship, which supports outstanding undergraduate students in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering.

  • Trees That Fall or Are Removed at Wellesley Are Recycled for Other Uses

    Monday, June 29, 2015

    There are roughly 8,000 trees on campus. When trees are lost to storms, pests or diseases, structural problems, or other reasons, they are recycled for use elsewhere on campus.

  • A Short Time Remains For The 2015 Participation Challenge

    Friday, June 26, 2015

    Alumnae, don’t miss your chance to join in the 2015 participation challenge. Just a few days remain to max out the challenge—54 percent participation and $500,000.

  • Alumna Awarded Prestigious Short Story Award

    Thursday, June 25, 2015

    Brenda Peynado '06 has been awarded the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Short Story Award, one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a creative writer.

  • Kathryn Lynch Pens Washington Post Op-Ed on The Value of The Humanities

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Wellesley's Kathryn Lynch penned an op-ed in the Washington Post exploring the unintended consequences of cuts to humanities programs.

  • Alumna Receives Lifetime Civil Rights Award from the Massachusetts Teachers Association

    Tuesday, June 23, 2015

    Alicia Lopez ’91 received the Louise Gaskins Lifetime Civil Rights Award from the Massachusetts Teachers Association on June 19. Her mother, Sonia Nieto, received the same award 26 years earlier.

  • Alumnae Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

    Monday, June 22, 2015

    Sarah George ’14, one of five alumnae to win a 2015 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, is studying how the formation of the Andes Mountains in northern Peru and Ecuador may have caused the Amazon River to reverse its course.

  • Dear Wellesley: Caitlin Bailey ’16 Writes from Beijing

    Friday, June 19, 2015

    Today we kick off a Summer Postcard series featuring letters from students. Caitlin Bailey ’16 is an Albright Fellow who is spending the summer in Beijing.

  • Michael Jeffries in the Boston Globe: Rachel Dolezal a Lesson in How Racism Works

    Thursday, June 18, 2015

    Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, the activists who started the Black Lives Matter campaign, should be household names, not Rachel Dolezal, according to an op-ed in the Boston Globe by Wellesley's Michael P. Jeffries.

  • Laura Stevens ’11 Tackles Scientific Mystery in “Nature”

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    Laura Stevens ’11 co-authored an article in the prestigious scientific journal Nature this month. Her team's research addresses a phenomenon that has been puzzling scientists for years.

  • TwitterTrails Tracks What’s True, False on Twitter

    Monday, June 15, 2015

    A tool developed in Wellesley’s Social Informatics Lab enables journalists to quickly examine a claim made on Twitter, track how far the claim has spread, and determine whether it appears to be true or false by analyzing crowd behavior.

  • Wellesley MAPS (Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students) Wins Regional Award

    Monday, June 15, 2015

    Danielle Gore ’15 founded Wellesley’s chapter of the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS) in 2014. The branch recently was named MAP’S Chapter of the Year for the New England region.

  • Wellesley Concludes Second Annual Walking Challenge

    Friday, June 12, 2015

    As the 2015 Walking Challenge concludes, a look at how investments in employee health are paying off—for the College and for employees—in measurable ways.

  • Wellesley Students Give Peace-Building Presentation at The Hague

    Thursday, June 11, 2015

    Students in Catia Confortini’s senior seminar in Peace and Justice Studies recently gave a presentation at the 2015 Women’s Power to Stop War conference, hosted by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in The Hague, Netherlands.

  • Naa-Sakle Akuete ’08 Profiled By Fast Company Magazine

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    Naa-Sakle Akuete ’08, pictured here age 3, with her mother. Akuete recently started a business that would allow her to work closely with her mother and give back to their native Ghana.

  • Wellesley Community Children’s Center Art Show

    Tuesday, June 9, 2015

    The Wellesley Community Children’s Center promotes hands-on learning through art. The center displayed the children’s work in a show for family, friends and guests during Week of the Young Child in May.

  • Sesame Street Improves School Readiness, Educational Outcomes

    Monday, June 8, 2015

    New research, coauthored by Wellesley College economist Phillip B. Levine and University of Maryland economist Melissa Kearney, found that children who had greater access to Sesame Street in the show’s early days had improved educational outcomes.

  • Wellesley Celebrates Reunion 2015

    Friday, June 5, 2015

    The Wellesley College Alumnae Association welcomes the classes of the 0’s and 5’s to campus for Reunion 2015 this weekend, June 5–7.

  • Alumnae Association Launches New Online Community

    Thursday, June 4, 2015

    The Wellesley College Alumnae Association recently launched a new Online Community that provides personalized content for users based on class year, geography and shared interests.

  • Wellesley Student Wins Prestigious Journalism Fellowship

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    Xueying Chen ’16 recently visited media organizations and cultural landmarks in Japan as a Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Fellow.

  • The Science Behind Color Perception

    Tuesday, June 2, 2015

    A new paper by Wellesley researchers, based on a study of how people viewed the image known simply as "The Dress," explores how people can see wholly different colors in the same image.

  • Wellesley Honors Three Professors with Pinanski Teaching Prize

    Monday, June 1, 2015

    Wellesley professors Barbara Beltz, Philip Kohl, and Winifred Wood were honored with the Pinanski Teaching Prize during Commencement exercises on Friday. The Pinanski Prize celebrates extraordinary teaching in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

  • Commencement Day 2015

    Friday, May 29, 2015

    Wellesley celebrates our 137th graduating class, the yellow class of 2015!

  • Wellesley Seniors Celebrate Their Time on Campus in Baccalaureate Service

    Thursday, May 28, 2015

    Seniors and their guests gather at Houghton Chapel on Thursday to reflect on and celebrate their time at Wellesley during Baccalaureate, a beloved College tradition.

  • Student, Professor Locate Anne Whitney Bronze 30 Years After It Was Last Seen

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    After months of searching, Jacki Musacchio, department chair and professor of art, and Kathryn Cooperman ’15 logged an important discovery: a bronze relief of Mary Hemenway by Anne Whitney, which had been missing for over 30 years, in the Wellesley College Archives.

  • Calderwood Seminars in Public Writing Conclude Successful Second Year

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    Wellesley's Calderwood Seminars in Public Writing encourage students to develop their writing abilities.

  • Spring and Summer Activities at Wellesley

    Friday, May 22, 2015

    When most students are heading off campus for summer internships, international study, or simply a healthy dose of warm-weather downtime and reconnection with friends and family, there is still much to see and do at Wellesley.

  • Idalmis Vaquero ’16 Wins Udall Scholarship

    Thursday, May 21, 2015

    Idalmis Vaquero ’16 was named a 2015 Udall Scholar in recognition of her commitment to environmental issues.

  • Wellesley Blue Season Celebrates a Winning Spring Season

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    Nathalie Gruet '15 wins Barbara Hauptfuhrer Award as Wellesley celebrates a winning spring season.

  • Wellesley Launches 2015 Participation Challenge

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015

    In the run-up to the close of the fiscal year, Wellesley invites alums to make a financial donation of any size, and accompany it with a tweet or a tome about the impact of a Wellesley education on their lives.

  • Math vs. Physics in the Battle of the Bats

    Monday, May 18, 2015

    With bragging rights on the line, the Math and Physics Departments faced off for their annual year-end softball game.

  • Ten Wellesley Women Named Fulbright Scholars

    Friday, May 15, 2015

    Wellesley women won ten Fulbright awards this year from the United States Department of State's flagship exchange program, with three alumnae and students named as alternates.

  • Top Business Schools Hope to Attract Women's College Graduates

    Thursday, May 14, 2015

    Harvard Business School, and other top programs, are looking to women’s colleges for the next generation of business leaders. HBS recently announced a new recruitment program, dubbed PEEK, designed to familiarize students with the M.B.A. program and options for future careers.

  • Leading Liberal Arts Institutions Form New Consortium for Online Teaching and Learning

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    On Monday, representatives from Wellesley and three other leading liberal arts schools came together to sign a formal agreement establishing a consortium that will promote joint educational and technological collaboration with a focus on online teaching and learning in the liberal arts.

  • Open Community Meeting Highlights Pendleton West Renovation and Addition Plans

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015

    Pendleton West will soon begin to undergo a series of renovations and updates, including a complete overhaul of existing space and an approximately 10,000-square-foot addition.

  • 2015 Spring 'Take a Break' Calendar Offers Students Reading Period Relaxation

    Monday, May 11, 2015

    To promote wellness and relaxation during reading period, the Wellness Outreach Committee offers a schedule of fun and relaxing events for students.

  • Wellesley Celebrates End of Semester with Stepsinging

    Friday, May 8, 2015

    Wellesley celebrates the end of the spring semester with stepsinging outside Houghton Chapel and senior prank decorations led by the graduating class of 2015.

  • Robert Paarlberg on “The Dark Side of American Exceptionalism”

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    Professor Robert Paarlberg’s work calls attention to the serious problems that adaptation to excess will generate, both in the U.S. and abroad. His new book offers the first study to consider obesity and climate change side-by-side, as parallel policy failures in America.

  • Wellesley Celebrates Staff and Faculty Anniversaries

    Wednesday, May 6, 2015

    President H. Kim Bottomly recently hosted a reception to honor long-term employees who are celebrating milestone work anniversaries this year. Read the stories of some of those who have served the longest.

  • Interdisciplinary Spring Seminar Married Theatre and Public Health

    Tuesday, May 5, 2015

    Professors Irene Mata and Charlene Galarneau developed a Spring 2015 Seminar class centered around a play that synthesized history, gender studies, literature, theatre, and discussion of public policy into a comprehensive view of the reproductive eugenics movement in the United States.

  • WellesleyX: Intro to Human Evolution Course Starts Second Run May 6

    Monday, May 4, 2015

    WellesleyX offering Anthropology 207X: Introduction to Human Evolution begins a second run on May 6. A cohort for Wellesley affiliates and a new visual library of rotatable 3D scans are new features in the course.

  • Breaking Moore's Law: Professor's Research Cited in Bloomberg Story

    Monday, May 4, 2015

    Bloomberg News spoke with Wellesley's Dan Sichel for an article exploring how a minor change in Intel’s pricing strategies maybe distorting our picture of what’s happening in the economy.

  • Michael Ondaatje and Pico Iyer Present the 2015 Wilson Lecture

    Friday, May 1, 2015

    As the 2015 Wilson Lecturer, award-winning author Michael Ondaatje reads from his own work, then engages with renowned travel writer Pico Iyer in a conversation about their shared fascination with characters whose mobile history has made them tentative about where they belong.

  • Manisha Thakor ’92: “How Economics and Literature Made Me a Better Investor”

    Thursday, April 30, 2015

    Writing for the Wall Street Journal, finance professional Manisha Thakor ’92 said lessons learned at Wellesley, along with works by authors like Virginia Woolf and Edith Wharton, had a big influence on her career path.

  • Ruhlman Conference Highlights Student and Faculty Research

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    During today's Ruhlman conference, the Wellesley community gathers to celebrate student achievement.

  • Sophia Garcia '15 Wins Hooprolling Competition

    Monday, April 27, 2015

    Environmental studies major Sophia Garcia '15 won the 120th Wellesley Hooprolling competition this weekend, earning a place in the history books.

  • A Chance to Help Promote World Peace

    Friday, April 24, 2015

    Wellesley congratulates Wenyan Deng ’15 and Margaret McClure ’15, who have both been named Carnegie Junior Fellows for 2015–16.

  • Spotlight on Teaching: Migration, Heritage, Identity: Eastern Europe and Latin America

    Thursday, April 23, 2015

    In her class Migration, Heritage, Identity: Eastern Europe and Latin America, Evelina Gužauskytė invites students to consider how Latin America and Eastern Europe have influenced one another’s literary and cultural expression.

  • Blue Goes Green for Earth Day

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    As Wellesley marks Earth Day this April 22, the College is implementing a variety of initiatives that will lessen our environmental impact.

  • Rebecca Spyke Keiser ’91 Opens New Doors at the National Science Foundation

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    In her new role as head of the National Science Foundation’s Office of International Science and Engineering, Rebecca Spyke Keiser ’91 will develop international scientific partnerships and promote STEM activities for women and girls around the globe.

  • Wellesley Students Gear up for 118th Boston Marathon

    Friday, April 17, 2015

    Wellesley students make encouragingand often humoroussigns to display along the Scream Tunnel during the Boston Marathon

  • President Bottomly to Step Down in July of 2016

    Friday, April 17, 2015

    Wellesley President Kim Bottomly announces her decision to step down in July of 2016: "I will forever cherish my time at Wellesley and will always remain a proud member of this community that has come to mean so much to me."

  • Sharon Ng ’16 Wins Collegiate National Badminton Championship

    Thursday, April 16, 2015

    A strategic approach to sports and college life helped Sharon Ng ’16 win the women’s singles title at the 2015 Collegiate National Badminton Championships. 

  • New Study Links Valuing Diversity to More Diverse Friendship Networks

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    A new study by Wellesley researchers shows that people who value diversity are more likely to have more diverse friend groups.

  • Nevatha Mathialagan '15 Wins Watson Fellowship

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015

    Nevatha Mathialagan '15 has won a prestigious Thomas J. Watson fellowship to travel the world after commencement, learning how different cultures approach oral health.

  • Hillary Clinton ’69 Announces Run for Presidency

    Monday, April 13, 2015

    In a YouTube video posted Sunday afternoon, Hillary Clinton '69 announced that she will run for president in the 2016 Election.

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Announced as 2015 Wellesley College Commencement Speaker

    Friday, April 10, 2015

    Award-winning novelist Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will address the Class of 2015 at Wellesley’s 137th Commencement exercises on May 29.

  • Nutritional Deficits Early in Life Have Long-Term Impacts on Honey Bees

    Thursday, April 9, 2015

    A new study led by Wellesley Professor Heather Mattila showed that poor nutrition for honey bee larvae leads to compromised pollination capabilities as adult bees and illustrates a possible link to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).

  • Wellesley Celebrates National Public Health Week

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    In honor of National Public Health Week, we take a look at some of the different ways Wellesley students pursue their passion for public health.

  • President H. Kim Bottomly Elected to the National Academy of Inventors

    Tuesday, April 7, 2015

    President H. Kim Bottomly has been named a Fellow by The National Academy of Inventors. She was officially inducted as a member of the 2014 Fellows class in March.

  • Wellesley’s Ravens Return!

    Monday, April 6, 2015

    Common ravens are uncommon here, but Wellesley is home to a breeding pair for second year running. Watch them live online.

  • Liz Ogbu '98: Architect, Designer, Social Justice Advocate

    Friday, April 3, 2015

    An alumna puts her architecture training to work to foster social change by empowering locals to use their own knowledge to better their environment.

  • Wellesley Celebrates Latin@ Culture Month

    Thursday, April 2, 2015

    In April, Wellesley celebrates Latin@ Month and hosts festivities honoring Latin@ culture, history, and heritage.

  • How Wellesley Prepared a Rising Physics Star

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    When Gretchen Campbell ’01 won the Maria Goeppert Mayer Award, she praised Wellesley for preparing her for a career in physics, a field she hadn’t planned to enter. 

  • Wellesley Choir Sings Through Seoul

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    The Wellesley College Choir recently returned from an inaugural Spring Tour to Seoul.

  • Wellesley Welcomes Rabbi Berkman

    Monday, March 30, 2015

    President H. Kim Bottomly announced the appointment of Rabbi Audrey Marcus Berkman as the new Rabbi and Director of Wellesley College Hillel, beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • The Power of Computing, Then and Now

    Friday, March 27, 2015

    For 32 years, Wellesley’s Computer Science Department has provided the support and training students need to excel in computing careers and to help shape the future of computer science. 

  • Spotlight on Teaching: Einstein and the Dark Universe

    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    In Physics 100 Einstein and the Dark Universe, first-year students explore the astrophysical evidence that reveals the presence of dark matter and dark energy.

  • Wellesley Professor Receives the Pura Belpré Author Award

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    Professor Marjorie Agosín’s first novel for young readers received the 2015 Pura Belpré Author Award for outstanding children’s literature by a Latino/Latina author. 

  • Wellesley Joins White House-Announced “Let Everyone Dream” STEM Coalition

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015

    President Obama, shown here with White House Science Fair participants “the elementary-school Supergirls,” announced $240M in new commitments to STEM education, which include commitments by Wellesley College.

  • Wellesley Student Diver Wins NCAA National Championship

    Monday, March 23, 2015

    When Maura Sticco-Ivins ’18 won the Women’s 3-meter Diving Finals at the 2015 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, she became just the third Wellesley athlete to win an individual title at an NCAA National Championship. 

  • SPARK Project Puts Wellesley Alumna on the Map

    Friday, March 20, 2015

    Katy Ma '18, a student activist with the organization SPARK, explains how she chose to highlight Xie Bingxin (M.A. '26), a prominent twentieth-century Chinese writer, for a Google initiative showcasing the work and contributions of influential women in history.

  • Wellesley Professor Featured in Boston Globe’s Ideas Section

    Thursday, March 19, 2015

    Wellesley history professor Katherine Grandjean was interviewed by the Boston Globe about her new book, American Passage: The Communications Frontier in Early New England.

  • Upstage Theatre Group Concludes Successful Season

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    Student-run theatre group Upstage concludes a successful season performing classic as well as contemporary plays.

  • Wellesley Professor in Scientific Journal: Life at Liberal Arts College

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015

    Class of 1966 Associate Professor of Neuroscience Marc Tetel has published an article in the flagship journal of the Endocrine Society, Endocrinology, about working at a liberal arts college as a career option for research scientists. 

  • Jazz Legend Benny Golson Joins the Celebration of 30 Years of Jazz Music at Wellesley

    Monday, March 16, 2015

    Wellesley welcomed legendary composer, arranger, lyricist, producer and tenor saxophonist Benny Golson to campus for a master class and packed performance. Golson’s appearance is part of a celebration of 30 years of jazz in Wellesley’s music program.

  • Wellesley Celebrates Pi Day on 3/14/15

    Friday, March 13, 2015

    On 3/14/15, the Wellesley math department celebrates the Ultimate Pi Day by hosting activities and offering pie in honor of a very special number.

  • Wellesley College Hosts Summit for First-Generation College Students

    Thursday, March 12, 2015

    On March 7, Wellesley hosted Class Action’s third annual summit, which convened 175 attendees from 32 colleges and four organizations from throughout the Northeast with the aim of providing a forum for first-generation college students to share experiences and discuss challenges facing their communities.


  • Wellesley Students Present Artful Ideas

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015

    Angela Sun ’17 and Ali Lanier ’15 were the only undergraduates to present a paper at the first philosophy conference on the subject of street art.

  • Wellesley Alumna named to US Biathlon’s World Championship Team

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    Wellesley alumna Clare Egan '10 is a member of the United States Biathlon World Championship team roster. She is currently competing with Team USA in the 2015 IBU World Championships in Finland.

  • Wellesley Travels to East Africa

    Monday, March 9, 2015

    Over Wintersession 2015, 18 members of Wellesley's community participated in an inaugural program in East Africa, organized by the Africana Studies department.

  • Reaffirmation of Mission and Announcing Gender Policy

    Thursday, March 5, 2015

    As the world confronts unprecedented change, Wellesley College, and our role in educating women, has never been more important. Late yesterday afternoon, the Wellesley College Board of Trustees voted to reaffirm Wellesley’s mission and clarify our admission policy.

  • STEM Education By and For Students

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    The Wellesley chapter of Robogals empowers local elementary-school girls to explore technology and robotics.

  • Financial Education for Today’s Young Adults

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    Nondini Naqui ’02 and the Society of Grownups offer an innovative, enjoyable way for young adults to learn about personal finance.

  • Wellesley Celebrates Asian Awareness Month

    Monday, March 2, 2015

    Wellesley celebrates Asian Awareness Month 2015 with guest speakers, performances, and lectures around important issues of Asian and Asian-American experience. Speakers include Mayor Lisa Wong of Fitchburg, performer Meera Mohan-Graham '05, and distinguished scholar-activist Ling-Chi Wang.

  • The Eye of the Beholder: Wellesley's Bevil Conway Speaks to Press about Viral Color Controversy

    Friday, February 27, 2015

    Black and blue, or gold and white? Wellesley's Bevil Conway offers insight to WIRED and The Guardian about the color controversy a single dress has sparked on social media.

  • Spotlight on Teaching: That's What She Said

    Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Students take funny women seriously in a new Theatre studies course examining the role played by comedic pioneers in shaping American culture over the last century.

  • Wellesley Professor Guest Judges Japanese Game Show

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    Robert Goree, assistant professor of East Asian languages and cultures, served as a guest judge on the Japanese gameshow Sushi Time when it came to film in Boston this fall.

  • Wellesley Professor Awarded Inaugural Arcus/Places Prize

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015

    Professor Alice T. Friedman’s article Queer Old Things shows how Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein constructed a public image that challenged accepted gender roles. 

  • Dr. Kwan Kew Lai ‘74: Non Ministrari sed Ministrare

    Monday, February 23, 2015

    Dr. Kwan Kew Lai ‘74 embodies Wellesley’s motto, Non Ministrari sed Ministrare (Not to be ministered unto but to minister). She is currently in West Africa for the second time helping patients with Ebola.  

  • Wellesley Professors Cast Their Oscar Votes

    Friday, February 20, 2015

    Professors from many disciplines study and teach film in the course of their work at Wellesley. Here faculty from cinema and media studies, women’s and gender studies, English, and music weigh in on films they thought worthy of notice in the last year.

  • Fellowship Winner Knows Education Is a Civil Right

    Thursday, February 19, 2015

    Faith Fells ’15 is one of eight Fellows selected for the Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color. Fellows are nominated and chosen through a competitive selection process.  

  • "Three Reasons to Affirm Free Speech," a Lecture by Steven Pinker

    Wednesday, February 18, 2015

    Harvard Professor Steven Pinker, one of the world’s most influential writers on the nature of language and the human mind, visits Wellesley as part of the Freedom Project Speaker Series for a lecture titled "Three Reasons to Affirm Free Speech."

  • Holiday House Publishes Children's Book By Wellesley Professor

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015

    Written by Wellesley's Susan Lynn Meyer, New Shoes tells the story of an African-American girl who fights back against discrimination.

  • Wellesley Women Make Great Secretaries... of State!

    Monday, February 16, 2015

    A Twitter exchange between Madeleine Albright ‘59 and Hillary Clinton ‘69 highlighted a well-known fact about graduates of Wellesley College.

  • Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse Reopens with Community Celebration

    Friday, February 13, 2015

    Wellesley celebrates the re-opening of the Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse this weekend after months of extensive renovations. The renovated facilities include a brand-new 4,600-square-foot Fitness Center.

  • Three to Be Honored at 2015 Alumnae Achievement Awards Ceremony

    Thursday, February 12, 2015

    A ceremony and reception honoring Suzanne Ciani ’68, Jean Kilbourne ’64, and Nancy Kornblith Kopp ’65, recipients of the 2015 Alumnae Achievement Awards, takes place Thursday, February 12, 2015, starting at 5:30 PM.

  • Wellesley Faculty Member Wins GRAMMY Award for Best Opera Recording

    Wednesday, February 11, 2015

    Wellesley faculty member Aaron Sheehan accepted a GRAMMY Award for Best Opera Recording in honor of the Boston Early Music Festival's recording of a 17th-century opera in which he played the starring role.

  • The Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Spring 2015

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015

    A newly heightened focus on Middle Eastern artists has been intensifying among institutions, collectors, curators, scholars and patrons alike. Parviz Tanavoli’s art exists at the center of the attention, and that extraordinary art is now featured at the Davis Museum as part of an exciting new season of exhibitions.

  • Wellesley College Closed Monday

    Monday, February 9, 2015

    Wellesley College will be closed on Monday, February 9 due to the snowstorm.

  • Enjoy a Break from Winter Weather at the Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses

    Friday, February 6, 2015

    There may only be a few plants peeking through the snow outside right now, but there are plenty to be seen indoors in the Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses.

  • Professor Hahrie Han Speaks with The New York Times Blog The UpShot

    Thursday, February 5, 2015

    Professor Hahrie Han spoke with The UpShot, a New York Times blog, for story exploring why Democrats continue to have more success than Republicans when it comes to online fundraising.

  • Bringing Pendleton West Renovation Project to Life

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015

    Mock-up panels of a proposed exterior finish for the Pendleton West renovation project offer a sneak peek of what the building may look like when it is completed. A reimagined Pendleton West will provide greater opportunities for students, faculty, and staff engaging with the arts.

  • Engaging with the Power of the Theater

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015

    A new humanities initiative brings three courses into conversation with each other. From classical studies to French literature and European history, professors Brook, Bilis, and Grote will bring their classes together for performances, readings, and discussions about the transformative power of the theater.

  • Wellesley Celebrates Black History Month

    Monday, February 2, 2015

    In February, Wellesley joins communities around the nation in celebrating Black History Month through myriad events, lectures, and community discussions.

  • Wellesley Serves on Alternative Breaks

    Friday, January 30, 2015

    24 students took part in two Center for Work and Service week-long Alternative Breaks over Wintersession. Participants assisted organizations in Kissimmee, Fla., and Boulder City, Nev., by meeting both basic and complex needs.

  • Wellesley Science Club for Girls Science Fair

    Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Wellesley students share their love of science with elementary and middle school students from the Boston area, and introduced them to careers in STEM fields, through the Wellesley Science Club for Girls.

  • Wellesley College Closed Wednesday

    Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    A second snow day! Thank you to the grounds crew for their tireless work around the clock to clear Wellesley's roads, stairwells, and pathways.

  • Jessica Saifee ‘16 on Her Experience as a Public Health Intern in India

    Monday, January 26, 2015

    Jessica Saifee ‘16 spent the summer and fall of 2014 in India, conducting research on marginalized groups, with a special focus on the accessibility of healthcare for women and the Siddis population, and studying the Indian public health system.

  • Tanner Conference Photo Contest

    Friday, January 23, 2015

    The 2014 Tanner Conference hosted a photo contest, and the results are in. Judges voted on more than 100 entries submitted by Tanner presenters. Among the top three, Light up the Future by Mojia Shen '18, taken in Sadhana Village, Pune, India.

  • Madeleine Albright '59, Former UN Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens in public dialogue

    Thursday, January 22, 2015

    U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Korbel Albright ’59, joins former UN Representative Elizabeth Cousens, and Dr. Homi Kharas of the Brookings Institute for “Harnessing Consensus: Shaping the World's New Development Goals.”

  • Arts and Culture at Wellesley, Spring 2015

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    The Spring 2015 Arts and Culture at Wellesley Calendar provides an overview of the rich arts and cross-disciplinary cultural events on campus this semester.

  • Wellesley College Hosts World of Wellesley MLK Breakfast

    Tuesday, January 20, 2015

    Members of the Wellesley community came together in Alumnae Hall on Monday, January 19, for the fifteenth annual World of Wellesley Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast, an event celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Wellesley Coach Calvin Chin in International Martial Arts Competition

    Friday, January 16, 2015

    Wellesley PE instructor Calvin Chin’s Hung Kuen team gained international success in the first ever World Hung Kuen competition in November 2014.

  • Woolf’s ORLANDO

    Thursday, January 15, 2015

    Wellesley Summer Theatre Company takes on Sarah Ruhl’s modern adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s gender-flipping 1928 novel, Orlando. Nora Hussey directs this comedic story of time-travel, identity, and love, running in the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre 1/8 through 2/2.

  • Office of International Study Photo Contest

    Wednesday, January 14, 2015

    Wellesley students travel the world each semester. Along with amazing experiences and new perspectives, they come back with great photos. The 2014 OIS photo contest have honors in four categories, including "Selfie with a Landmark" (shown).

  • Professor Kristin Butcher's Work Highlighted in FiveThirtyEight Blog

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015

    Writers for the popular blog FiveThirtyEight highlighted a paper co-authored by Wellesley’s Kristin Butcher among the most interesting research presented at this year’s annual meeting of the American Economic Association.

  • Meet the 2015 Albright Fellows

    Monday, January 12, 2015

    Students from eight nations and 25 majors work closely with thought leaders from many fields in an intensive program tackling world issues, joined by former Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens and former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright '59. A closing event featuring these diplomats is open to the public.

Photos in ciricular frames of figures studied in Wellesley humanities courses
Photos in ciricular frames of figures studied in Wellesley humanities courses

Wellesley Launches New Humanities Site

October 15, 2015

A new website offers a single digital space where visitors can explore and learn about the humanities at Wellesley.

Sharon Ng
Sharon Ng

Sharon Ng ’16 Wins Collegiate National Badminton Championship

April 16, 2015

A strategic approach to sports and college life helped Sharon Ng ’16 win the women’s singles title at the 2015 Collegiate National Badminton Championships. 

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