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Cassandra Pattanayak teaches a statistics class
Cassandra Pattanayak teaches a statistics class

New Statistics Minor Coming to Wellesley This Fall

June 26, 2017

With its new statistics minor, Wellesley prepares students to navigate a world of “Big Data.”


The Amazons of Wonder Woman
The Amazons of Wonder Woman

Professors in Women’s and Gender Studies Reflect on Wonder Woman, Feminism, and Hollywood

August 2, 2017

As audiences flock to this summer’s blockbuster Wonder Woman movie, two Wellesley professors share their thoughts about its cultural impact.


Wellesley Professor Gives News Media Expert Opinion on Child Care Funding
Wellesley Professor Gives News Media Expert Opinion on Child Care Funding

Wellesley Professor Gives News Media Expert Opinion on Child Care Funding

March 2, 2017

The Boston Globe and WBUR turned to a Wellesley professor and education historian for her commentary on how to fund child care.


Wellesley students created a public art project to challenge simplistic views of immigration.
Wellesley students created a public art project to challenge simplistic views of immigration.

Students’ Collage in Pendleton East Shows that Immigration Is Beautiful

June 9, 2017

Students in Understanding Education through Immigrant Narratives, taught last spring by associate professor Soo Hong, created a public art project to challenge simplistic views of immigration. 


Adam van Arsdale studying skulls
Adam van Arsdale studying skulls

Wellesley Professor Talks to USA Today about Discovery that Changed How We Look at Evolution

June 15, 2017

When a new discovery in human evolution is made, the media turn to Wellesley anthropology professor Adam Van Arsdale to provide insight.


eyeball looking around
eyeball looking around

People Observe the Body Differently When Assessing Friends vs. Mates, According to Wellesley Study

July 18, 2017

When sizing up potential friends and mates, the eyes of men and women move differently, according to new research coauthored by Wellesley's Angela Bahns.


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apple / manzana

WGBH Radio’s Callie Crossley Discusses Bilingual Education, Immigration with Wellesley Professor on “Under the Radar”

August 15, 2017

Irene Mata, associate professor of women’s and gender studies at Wellesley, weighs in on bilingual education and an ICE case on WGBH’s Under the Radar.


People standing in the shape of a human brain
People standing in the shape of a human brain

A Wellesley Researcher Studies Individual Differences in Ability to Recognize Faces

September 5, 2017

Facial recognition is a cognitive talent and demonstrates the uniqueness of our brains, says Wellesley professor Jeremy Wilmer.


The BPS Newshour interviews Leigh Gilmore, Distinguished Visiting Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies at Wellesley College
The BPS Newshour interviews Leigh Gilmore, Distinguished Visiting Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies at Wellesley College

Wellesley Professor Leigh Gilmore Speaks with PBS, Other Media Outlets, on Sexual Harassment and the #MeToo Campaign

October 26, 2017

PBS NewsHour, NPR, Fortune, Bustle, WBUR, and other media outlets have interviewed Leigh Gilmore, a visiting professor in women’s and gender studies at Wellesley, about the #MeToo campaign that has inspired millions of women to share their sexual harassment and assault experiences on social media.


Linda M. Williams, Ph.D., senior research scientist at Wellesley Centers for Women, on “Chronicle”
Linda M. Williams, Ph.D., senior research scientist at Wellesley Centers for Women, on “Chronicle”

Wellesley Researcher Discusses Responses from the Public and Industry to Workplace Sexual Harassment on News Magazine show, “Chronicle”

December 11, 2017

Linda M. Williams, Ph.D., told WCVB-TV’s Chronicle that all women are vulnerable to harassment regardless of race and economic status. She is a senior research scientist and director of the Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative at the Wellesley Centers for Women. 


Vigil Held In Newtown, Connecticut For Las Vegas Shooting Victims
Vigil Held In Newtown, Connecticut For Las Vegas Shooting Victims

Wellesley Faculty Find that a Jump in Gun Sales and Accidental Gun Deaths Followed the 2012 Sandy Hook Shootings

December 8, 2017

Wellesley study published in “Science” shows Sandy Hook tragedy prompted people to procure guns, resulting in more firearms in the United States—and more accidental deaths. 


Olga Shurchkov
Olga Shurchkov

Wellesley Economics Professor Who Studies Gender and the Workplace Offers Insights to Students and Media

March 10, 2017

Professor Olga Shurchkov's research is part of national discussion on gender and the economy.


Courtney Coile
Courtney Coile

Bloomberg News Features Courtney Coile’s Research on Life Expectancy and Government Benefits

May 16, 2017

Wealthy Americans are living longer and gaining more benefits from tax-supported entitlements, according to a Wellesley economist's study.


Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass

This Fourth of July, a Wellesley Political Scientist Recalls the Words of Frederick Douglass

July 3, 2017

A moving speech by Frederick Douglass is revisited every Independence Day by Laura Grattan, Wellesley associate professor of political science.


a path by lake waban
a path by lake waban

College Community Gathers to Celebrate Launch of Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative

September 11, 2017

Wellesley will inaugurate the Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative and simultaneously kick off the Year of Sustainability with a community reception today at 4:30 pm in the Alumnae Hall Ballroom.


reggaeton performers Ivy Queen and Don Omar
reggaeton performers Ivy Queen and Don Omar

Wellesley Professor Explains the Rise of Reggaeton in North American Pop

June 8, 2017

Professor Petra Rivera-Rideau spoke with The Atlantic and the Canadian Broadcasting Company about the increase in popularity of the distinctive, danceable music genre reggaeton.


Marriage and Motherhood Cited as Major Causes of Gender Pay Gap in Two New Studies Co-Authored by Wellesley College Economist
Marriage and Motherhood Cited as Major Causes of Gender Pay Gap in Two New Studies Co-Authored by Wellesley College Economist

Marriage and Motherhood Cited as Major Causes of Gender Pay Gap in Two New Studies Co-Authored by Wellesley College Economist

May 22, 2017

Sari Kerr, a Wellesley College economist, co-authored two new studies showing that college-educated, married women likely to have children end up making significantly less money than their male counterparts. 


MyinTuition Use Surges Across the Country
MyinTuition Use Surges Across the Country

MyinTuition Use Surges Across the Country

May 8, 2017

The popularity of Wellesley College’s tuition cost estimator tool is on the rise. WGBH's Kirk Carapezza interviewed and photographed the tool's inventor, Wellesley's Phillip B. Levine, for a recent story.


Theresa Piasta ’06: From Iraq to Wall Street to Puppy Mama
Theresa Piasta ’06: From Iraq to Wall Street to Puppy Mama

Theresa Piasta ’06: From Iraq to Wall Street to Puppy Mama

February 23, 2017

“Puppy Mama” Theresa Piasta ’06 explains how her canine companion Waffles inspired a passion project that became a tech start-up.


Tommie Smith Statue at National Museum of African American History and Culture
Tommie Smith Statue at National Museum of African American History and Culture

Brenna Wynn Greer Writes about Opposition to the NFL Protest for The Spoke

November 1, 2017

In her latest post for The Spoke, Wellesley’s Brenna W. Greer writes, “By taking a knee, black NFL players insist that people of color have equal stake in this nation—its heritage, culture, strength, and successes." 


Betsy Wood Knapp
Betsy Wood Knapp

Wellesley Community Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Trustee Emerita Elizabeth “Betsy” Wood Knapp ’64 Today in Jewett Auditorium

November 3, 2017

Trustee Emerita Elizabeth “Betsy” Wood Knapp ’64—whose vision, leadership, and generosity transformed Wellesley College—will be honored on campus today.


Serenity Hughes with Tracey Cameron
Serenity Hughes with Tracey Cameron

Serenity Hughes ’18 Awarded Beinecke Scholarship for Graduate Study

September 25, 2017

Serenity Hughes ’18 is the first Wellesley student in a decade to receive a Beinecke Scholarship, which supports exceptional students who want to pursue graduate education in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.


Wellesley announces three recipients of 2017 Alumnae Achievement Awards
Wellesley announces three recipients of 2017 Alumnae Achievement Awards

Wellesley Announces Recipients of the 2017 Alumnae Achievement Awards

October 13, 2017

Winners of Wellesley’s highest honor are an entrepreneur and social equity activist; an infectious disease specialist; and an artist and cultural critic.


Wellesley Honors the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in the Classroom
Wellesley Honors the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in the Classroom

Wellesley Honors the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in the Classroom

January 13, 2017

Wellesley reflects on how the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr. are integrated into the curriculum in a multitude of ways.


Wellesley Responds to Presidential Executive Order
Wellesley Responds to Presidential Executive Order

Wellesley Responds to Presidential Executive Order

January 30, 2017

The College provides information and support in understanding the January 27 executive order on refugees and immigration.


The Wellesley Hive
The Wellesley Hive

The Wellesley Network Grows Stronger with the Launch of The Wellesley Hive

May 30, 2017

The Wellesley Hive, an online platform that launches May 30, will let students and alumnae easily connect online to access mentors, support, and professional opportunities.


A postcard of Malak AlSayyad ’19, who is in Morocco participating in a Global Citizenship Internship
A postcard of Malak AlSayyad ’19, who is in Morocco participating in a Global Citizenship Internship

Dear Wellesley: Malak AlSayyad ’19 Drops Us a Line about Her Summer Internship in Morocco

July 17, 2017

Our 2017 Summer Postcard Series begins with a note from Malak AlSayyad ’19, who is in Morocco participating in a Global Citizenship Internship through Wellesley’s Career Education.


Jessica Abramson ’19 participates in a discussion with other Lime Scholars at Google
Jessica Abramson ’19 participates in a discussion with other Lime Scholars at Google

A Wellesley Student’s Discovery of Her Disability Opens a Dialogue on Diversity and Inclusion in Computer Science

July 19, 2017

Jessica Abramson ’19, winner of a Google Lime Scholarship, is working to promote diversity and inclusion in computer science.


Wellesley student leaders gather at Tishman Commons
Wellesley student leaders gather at Tishman Commons

Wellesley’s Student Leaders Return for a New Year

August 23, 2017

Leadership training and a special welcome from Wellesley's president and dean of students launch a week of activities for 200 student leaders.


lake day 2017
lake day 2017

SBOG presents Lake Day 2017

September 14, 2017

Lake Day strikes again!


a view of Wellesley and Lake Waban
a view of Wellesley and Lake Waban

Lake Waban Exudes the Essence of the Season

November 13, 2017

Foliage enthusiasts still have time to take a leaf-peeping stroll around Lake Waban.


Beverly Daniel Tatum, author and president emerita of Spelman College leads a workshop with senior leaders, including President
Beverly Daniel Tatum, author and president emerita of Spelman College leads a workshop with senior leaders, including President

Wellesley Hosts Seven College Conference

November 28, 2017

Leaders from Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mt. Holyoke, Smith, Vassar, and Wellesley gather on Wellesley’s campus for two-day conference.


Retiring administrative staff and their guests gathered for a reception in their honor
Retiring administrative staff and their guests gathered for a reception in their honor

Wellesley Honors Retiring Administrative Staff

December 19, 2017

On December 18, Wellesley honored retiring administrative staff and their many contributions to the College, with a cocktail reception in Tishman Commons.


Students from around the world participate in Wellesley's Contemporary Women's Leadership program
Students from around the world participate in Wellesley's Contemporary Women's Leadership program

Wellesley’s New Summer Leadership Program Starts Young Women on the Journey to Becoming a Leader

August 16, 2017

This summer, six college students from China, two from India, and three from the United States came to Wellesley to learn about women’s leadership. 


Wellesley Celebrates National Girls & Women in Sports Day and 365 Days of Blue
Wellesley Celebrates National Girls & Women in Sports Day and 365 Days of Blue

Wellesley Celebrates National Girls & Women in Sports Day and 365 Days of Blue

February 6, 2017

Wellesley Blue celebrated National Girls & Women in Sports Day by honoring its athletes’ and teams’ accomplishments over the past year—including many “firsts.”


the five Daniels Fellows sitting on a couch
the five Daniels Fellows sitting on a couch

Five Seniors Receive Daniels Fellowships to Pursue Dream Projects

February 2, 2018

The Daniels Fellowship, established in honor of former class dean Pamela Daniels ’59, encourages seniors to think boldly and take intellectual and artistic risks. 


2017 Fulbright winners
2017 Fulbright winners

Nine Wellesley Alumnae Begin a Year Abroad as Recipients of Fulbright Grants

October 24, 2017

Meet nine young alumnae who, as Fulbright grant recipients, are using their Wellesley educations in various countries, teaching English or conducting research. 


math symbols
math symbols

Wellesley Math Professor Conceives Formulas for Health, Wealth, and Love

July 7, 2017

WCAI Radio interviews Wellesley Math Professor Oscar Fernandez about his new book, in which he explains how to use simple calculations to become wealthier, healthier, and happier in a relationship.


Wellesley alumnae sing on the steps of Houghton Memorial Chapel (no date).
Wellesley alumnae sing on the steps of Houghton Memorial Chapel (no date).

Eight Great Wellesley Traditions

August 11, 2017

As the College prepares to welcome the incoming class of 2021, we share eight traditions that bond and unite Wellesley women.


examples of Gentle Cards
examples of Gentle Cards

Wellesley Student Co-Launches a Greeting Card Business that Blends Compassion and Coloring

October 6, 2017

Wellesley student Michelle Yu ’19 is a co-founder of a new venture to help people in emotional pain connect with each other.


Bill Littlefield and Zoë Sobel ’14
Bill Littlefield and Zoë Sobel ’14

NPR Reporter Zoë Sobel ’14 Returns to Wellesley to Discuss Past WBUR Internship and Current Work in Alaska

November 20, 2017

Zoë Sobel ’14 co-hosted a talk with Bill Littlefield, nationally known writer and host of the popular weekly program Only A Game, in Founders Hall.


Rachel Pak ’18 (above, left) and Anjali Sundaram ’18 (right) returned to campus after interning at CNBC last summer
Rachel Pak ’18 (above, left) and Anjali Sundaram ’18 (right) returned to campus after interning at CNBC last summer

After CNBC Summer Internships, Rachel Pak ’18 and Anjali Sundaram ’18 Start “WCTV News” on Wellesley College Television

December 7, 2017

After interning at CNBC last summer, Rachel Pak ’18 and Anjali Sundaram ’18 returned to campus eager to use what they’d learned to benefit their fellow students.


Still from 2017 Wellesley Holiday Video
Still from 2017 Wellesley Holiday Video

Oh, How Lovely Is Wellesley

December 20, 2017

Wishing you a holiday season filled with Wellesley warmth and joy!


Little Drummer Boy sheet music
Little Drummer Boy sheet music

Wellesley Faculty Experts Provide Historical Context for Christmas Carols for WGBH, U.S. Postal Service

December 18, 2017

This holiday season, WGBH and the U.S. Postal Service both turned to Wellesley faculty for their expertise on some of America’s favorite Christmas carols.


Frances Malino and others seated at a table
Frances Malino and others seated at a table

Frances Malino, Wellesley’s Director of Jewish Studies, to Deliver 2018 Distinguished Faculty Lecture

December 15, 2017

Professor Frances Malino’s 2018 Distinguished Faculty Lecture will cap a series of lectures commemorating the endowment of Wellesley’s first chair in Jewish Studies. The milestone, celebrated on campus nearly 30 years ago, included a panel with Frances Malino, Sophia Moses Robison Professor of Jewish Studies and History; Dale Rogers Marshall (who was dean of the College at the time); and Maud Chaplin, Professor Emerita of Philosophy. 


President Johnson with holiday carolers
President Johnson with holiday carolers

Wellesley Celebrates the Season, and Recognizes Excellence, at President Johnson’s Holiday Brunch

December 14, 2017

President Johnson’s festive brunch included wonderful food, a tribute to staff for team collaboration and innovation, and holiday carols.


State Senator Harriette Chandler speaks to reporters at the statehouse on December 4, 2017
State Senator Harriette Chandler speaks to reporters at the statehouse on December 4, 2017

Harriette Chandler ’59 to Serve as Massachusetts Senate President

December 13, 2017

Harriette Chandler ’59, the first woman from Worcester, MA to be elected to the Massachusetts State Senate, will serve as its acting President. 


Wellesley Introduces Transcript Credit for Summer 2017 Internships
Wellesley Introduces Transcript Credit for Summer 2017 Internships

Wellesley Introduces Transcript Credit for Summer 2017 Internships

April 7, 2017

Internships, which allow students to connect the classroom to the field, are now eligible for transcript credit at Wellesley.


Students decorate cookies at El Table. (December 2017)
Students decorate cookies at El Table. (December 2017)

Wellesley Celebrates End of Fall Semester

December 12, 2017

From honoring December graduates to hosting cookie-decorating parties, the Wellesley community finishes the semester on a festive note.


Wellesley students in Galen Stone Tower with carillon bells
Wellesley students in Galen Stone Tower with carillon bells

Wellesley’s Carillon Bells Used as a Tool for Teaching and Learning in Physics

December 5, 2017

A Wellesley physics professor and his students examine the connection between physics and music using the College’s carillon bells. 


Laila Alawa speaking to an audience
Laila Alawa speaking to an audience

Wellesley Alumna Included in Forbes “30 Under 30: Media” List

December 6, 2017

Laila Alawa ’12 created media company The Tempest, which promotes the voices of women around the world.


Rosa Parks sitting on a bus
Rosa Parks sitting on a bus

Wellesley Historian Offers Insight about Rosa Parks

December 4, 2017

In real life, Rosa Parks was different from the person projected in the most iconic photograph of her, says Wellesley history professor Brenna Greer.


Al Gore
Al Gore

Former Vice President Al Gore to Deliver 2018 Wilson Lecture

December 1, 2017

Former Vice President Al Gore will visit campus on April 25, 2018, to deliver Wellesley’s premier academic lecture.


students study plants from Wellesley's herbarium in the archives
students study plants from Wellesley's herbarium in the archives

Wellesley College Archives Is a Key Teaching and Learning Resource

November 30, 2017

Thanks to the Wellesley College Archives, an environmental studies class can research plants collected by two Wellesley sisters more than 125 years ago.


Kaori Hayashi speaks with a friend
Kaori Hayashi speaks with a friend

Japanese Wellesley Student Writes About Her College Experience for “The Japan News”

September 18, 2017

Kaori Hayashi ’20 describes her Wellesley experience in a Japanese newspaper column featuring reports by Japanese students currently studying abroad.


Pendleton West
Pendleton West

“Architectural Record” Highlights KieranTimberlake’s Redesign of Pendleton West at Wellesley

November 29, 2017

Architectural firm KieranTimberlake, which renovated Wellesley’s Houghton Chapel in 2006, recently overhauled Pendleton West. The results are featured in Architectural Record.


WHackathon participants
WHackathon participants

Wellesley Students Mix Computer Science, Ideas, and Purpose

November 27, 2017

Wellesley’s fifth hackathon, aka WHACK, draws 300 college students from more than 50 schools to annual gathering this year. 


Federica Bordoni's illustration of Elizabeth Burakowski ’03
Federica Bordoni's illustration of Elizabeth Burakowski ’03

New Issue of “Wellesley” Magazine Focuses on the College Community’s Efforts to Protect the Environment

November 22, 2017

The fall issue of Wellesley, which drops this week, highlights the work alumnae and faculty are doing to preserve and protect the environment.


students from around the country enjoy a Thanksgiving meal
students from around the country enjoy a Thanksgiving meal

Wellesley Community Members Invite Students to Share Thanksgiving

November 23, 2017

The Wellesley College Alumnae Association connects current students with alumnae, faculty, and staff who invite them to enjoy home-cooked Thanksgiving meals with all the trimmings.


Photos of hidden spaces
Photos of hidden spaces

“Boston’s Hidden Sacred Spaces” Photo Exhibition at Jewett Offers Rare Glimpse into Area Buildings

November 21, 2017

Alice Friedman, Wellesley’s Grace Slack McNeil Professor of the History of American Art, collaborated on Boston’s Hidden Sacred Spaces, a photo exhibition now on display in the Jewett Arts Center.


Half-Light Collected Poems 1965-2016 by Frank Bidart
Half-Light Collected Poems 1965-2016 by Frank Bidart

Wellesley Professor Frank Bidart Wins National Book Award for Poetry

November 17, 2017

Frank Bidart joined three other National Book Award winners at a ceremony in New York to accept his poetry award for Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965–2016.


Delaram Farzaneh speaks with a student
Delaram Farzaneh speaks with a student

Spotlight on Freedom Project Fellow Delaram Farzaneh

November 16, 2017

As a Freedom Project Fellow at Wellesley, Iranian legal scholar Delaram Farzaneh advocates for gender equity in Iran, where women are legally barred from becoming judges.


Briar Banerji '18 performs in Working
Briar Banerji '18 performs in Working

Musical “Working” Now Playing at the Wellesley College Theatre

November 15, 2017

An updated version of the musical Working, now playing at Wellesley, includes two new songs by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.


student presents a science poster session
student presents a science poster session

Wellesley Awarded $1 Million Grant from the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program

November 14, 2017

McNair Fellowships will contribute to Wellesley’s ability to help low-income students, first-generation college students, and students from underrepresented minorities pursue graduate study.


TWA Flight Center designed by Eero Saarinen
TWA Flight Center designed by Eero Saarinen

CityLab Speaks with Wellesley Art Professor Alice Friedman about Architectural Greatness

November 9, 2017
Alice Friedman, professor of art at Wellesley, talked with CityLab about the documentary films made by children of renowned architects.
Mildred Mcafee
Mildred Mcafee

On Veterans Day, Wellesley Hosts Ceremony, Remembers College President and Pathbreaking Leader, Naval Captain Mildred McAfee

November 10, 2017

Wellesley’s ROTC students lead campus ceremony for Veterans Day. Campus recalls 7th president, Mildred McAfee, the first woman to be a commissioned officer in the United States Navy.


Members of the MA State Legislature: Carolyn Dykema ’89, Harriette Chandler ’59, and Diana DiZoglio ’11
Members of the MA State Legislature: Carolyn Dykema ’89, Harriette Chandler ’59, and Diana DiZoglio ’11

From Wellesley to the Massachusetts State House: What Three Alumnae Have Learned about Leadership

November 7, 2017

Carolyn Dykema ’89, Harriette Chandler ’59, and Diana DiZoglio ’11, all members of the Massachusetts State Legislature, share what they’ve learned about making a difference in public service.


student athlete leaders
student athlete leaders

Wellesley’s Department of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics (PERA) Launches a Program to Prepare Varsity Athletes for Roles Beyond Athletics

November 8, 2017

LeadBLUE, Wellesley’s own athletic leadership academy, focuses on character growth, teamwork, and academics.


Denisse Becerra '19 and Destiny M. Barletta, Career Community Advisor, Arts, Communications, and Media
Denisse Becerra '19 and Destiny M. Barletta, Career Community Advisor, Arts, Communications, and Media

Wellesley's Reimagined Career Education Model Posts Wide Gains

November 6, 2017

At the close of its first year, Wellesley's reimagined career education model presents outstanding results.


Tanner Conference logo
Tanner Conference logo

The 17th Annual Tanner Conference Highlights Liberal Arts Education Outside the Classroom

October 31, 2017

At the Tanner Conference, the Wellesley community comes together to learn about the experiences of Wellesley students working in an increasingly diverse and interdependent world.


students directing a drone overhead
students directing a drone overhead

Wellesley Faculty Members Use Drones to Enhance Learning

November 2, 2017

In one of the courses now using drones for certain exercises, Wellesley students work together to guide one through a mission.


Jim Wice leads a discussion during Disability Awareness Month at Wellesley
Jim Wice leads a discussion during Disability Awareness Month at Wellesley

Wellesley Observes Disability Awareness Month

October 30, 2017

Jim Wice, director of Wellesley’s Office of Disability Services, discusses his office’s year-round work to ensure equal access for everyone. 


Wellesley faculty celebrate scholarship
Wellesley faculty celebrate scholarship

Faculty Gather in Celebration of a Year's Worth of Scholarship

October 27, 2017

On October 24, faculty members gathered at the President’s House to celebrate the rich contributions they make in their various fields of study and learn about a new webpage highlighting their work. 


Russian revolution poster
Russian revolution poster

October 25 Marks the 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution

October 25, 2017

On the centennial of the Russian Revolution, Wellesley’s Nina Tumarkin reflects on the day the Bolsheviks seized power. 


Bandaloop dances on Pendleton West
Bandaloop dances on Pendleton West

Pendleton West Reopens as New Collaborative Arts Center

October 19, 2017

Acclaimed vertical dance company BANDALOOP is among the groups featured at the opening celebration of Pendleton West.


Students celebrate Diwali by Alumnae Hall
Students celebrate Diwali by Alumnae Hall

Wellesley Celebrates Diwali

October 23, 2017

The Wellesley community gathered on the evening of October 18 to celebrate Diwali, the Indian-originating Festival of Lights, a major holiday in the Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, and Jain traditions. 


Examples of education and gender equality
Examples of education and gender equality

Wellesley Hosts International Symposium on Education and Gender Equality

October 20, 2017

70 international speakers participate in symposium at Wellesley College to improve gender equality across the globe.


NY Time publishes op-ed by Mustafa Akyol
NY Time publishes op-ed by Mustafa Akyol

New York Times Publishes Op-Ed by Senior Visiting Fellow at the Freedom Project at Wellesley

October 18, 2017

After his arrest in Malaysia for a lecture supporting religious liberty, Freedom Project Fellow Mustafa Akyol discussed a proposal whereby people’s rights to choose their own beliefs is respected.


Ofc. Frank Urbani, Faisa Warsame ’21, Shania Baldwin ’21, and Ofc. Katie Kolodziejczyk
Ofc. Frank Urbani, Faisa Warsame ’21, Shania Baldwin ’21, and Ofc. Katie Kolodziejczyk

On Campus Safety Day, Wellesley College Police Connect with the Community

October 17, 2017

Wellesley students will get a chance to ask campus police questions and become familiar with the men and women who keep Wellesley safe.


Maura Sticco-Ivins '18 speaking at podium
Maura Sticco-Ivins '18 speaking at podium

Wellesley Blue Nation Unites for a Very Wellesley Weekend

October 16, 2017

Wellesley honored Maura Sticco-Ivins '18, a three-time NCAA National Champion Diver, during the annual Blue Nation Pasta Dinner.


Tibetan monks create a mandala
Tibetan monks create a mandala

Tibetan Monks Create Circles of Healing in a Sand Mandala at the Davis Museum

October 10, 2017

Tibetan monks constructed a 6-by-6-foot healing mandala in the Davis Museum amid the mandala paintings of artist Eddie Martinez.


Professor Frank Bidart in classroom
Professor Frank Bidart in classroom

Wellesley Professor Frank Bidart Named a National Book Award Finalist in Poetry

October 12, 2017

The “Boston Globe” Features Bidart, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and professor of English at Wellesley.


A sukkah on Chapel Lawn
A sukkah on Chapel Lawn

In Celebration of Sukkot, A Sukkah Stands on Wellesley’s Chapel Lawn

October 11, 2017

The Wellesley community is gathering to share a meal inside the sukkah on Chapel Lawn during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.


Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Joy St. John
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Joy St. John

WGBH’s “On Campus Radio” Interviews Joy St. John, Wellesley’s Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

October 5, 2017

Wellesley’s dean of admission and financial aid speaks with WGBH’s On Campus Radio about the College’s holistic admission process.


The "purple" Class of 2018 enjoy purple cupcakes at the annual senior class reception.
The "purple" Class of 2018 enjoy purple cupcakes at the annual senior class reception.

Class of 2018 Gathers for Annual Reception at the President’s House

October 4, 2017

President Paula Johnson hosted the Class of 2018 at her home yesterday for the annual senior class reception.


Members of 2017-18 College Government
Members of 2017-18 College Government

Meet This Year’s College Government Cabinet

October 3, 2017

The nine elected members of Wellesley’s College Government Cabinet serve as a resource for the entire student body and as a liaison to the administration.


Hillary Clinton commencement speech on GMA
Hillary Clinton commencement speech on GMA

ABC, CNN, AP, New York Times Among Media Outlets that Covered Wellesley’s 2017 Commencement

May 31, 2017

Hillary Rodham Clinton ‘69, on May 26th, delivered the commencement address to 570 graduates at Wellesley’s 139thth graduation ceremony.


Two Wellesley alumnae in swim caps
Two Wellesley alumnae in swim caps

Two Wellesley Alumnae Swim on First All-Female Relay Team to Double Cross Catalina Channel

June 20, 2017

Gabriela Kovacikova ’14 and Rebecca Nevitt ’88 were part of the first all-female relay team to swim from California’s Palos Verdes Peninsula to Catalina Island and back. 


Amal Cheema ’17 Receives Prestigious Watson Fellowship
Amal Cheema ’17 Receives Prestigious Watson Fellowship

Amal Cheema ’17 Receives Prestigious Watson Fellowship

April 13, 2017

The Watson Fellowship will allow Amal Cheema ’17 to spend a year traveling to various countries to study how cultural and religious beliefs impact people’s opinions regarding organ donation. 


 The Albright Institute Introduces The Spoke
 The Albright Institute Introduces The Spoke

The Albright Institute Introduces The Spoke

March 13, 2017

The Albright Institute Faculty Scholar Initiative has created a blog to provide a new pathway to public engagement in local, national, and global discourse.


#DayWithoutAWoman
#DayWithoutAWoman

#DayWithoutAWoman

March 8, 2017

On International Women’s Day, Wellesley College Honors All the Ways Our Alumnae Have Made the World a Better Place


Queen of the Night cactus in bloom
Queen of the Night cactus in bloom

Unique Plant Blooms Unpredictably and Only at Night

October 2, 2017

Wellesley’s Queen of the Night cactus, one of the last remaining flowering plants inside the near empty Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses, bloomed Thursday night. 


Knapp intern Kamile Lukosiute and Prof. Adam Van Arsdale watch as a user demos their human evolution virtual reality experience
Knapp intern Kamile Lukosiute and Prof. Adam Van Arsdale watch as a user demos their human evolution virtual reality experience

Mellon Innovation Grant Sparks New Ways to Teach and Learn at Wellesley

September 29, 2017

Wellesley faculty use funding from the Mellon Foundation to bring innovative teaching to their students.


Vivian Pinn greets a student from the UVA School of Medicine
Vivian Pinn greets a student from the UVA School of Medicine

University of Virginia School of Medicine Honors Vivian Pinn ’62 with Hall Dedicated in Her Name

September 21, 2017

A groundbreaking leader in women’s health, Vivian Pinn ’62 has had a lasting impact on science and health. Pinn Hall at the University of Virginia School of Medicine has just been named in her honor.


Robbin Chapman
Robbin Chapman

Sigma XI Scientific Research Honor Society Selects Wellesley’s Robbin Chapman as Distinguished Lecturer

September 28, 2017

Robbin Chapman, Wellesley’s associate provost, has been chosen to serve a two-year term as Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer beginning July 1, 2018.


Volleyball setter Michelle Li '19 with a "kick save"
Volleyball setter Michelle Li '19 with a "kick save"

On National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, Wellesley Celebrates Healthy Choices and a Spectacular Sports Play

September 27, 2017

In honor of National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, we look at some of the ways Wellesley supports women’s health, from our holistic approach to health care to our intramural and varsity teams. 


US Representative Shirley Chisholm of Brooklyn announces her entry for Democratic nomination for the presidency
US Representative Shirley Chisholm of Brooklyn announces her entry for Democratic nomination for the presidency

Wellesley Faculty Describe the Legacy of Shirley Chisholm on the 46th Anniversary of Her Historic Decision to Run for President

September 26, 2017

On the 46th anniversary of Shirley Chisholm’s historic run for the presidency, Wellesley faculty reflect on the significance of her legacy.


Fallen autumn leaves with a view of Lake Waban
Fallen autumn leaves with a view of Lake Waban

Wellesley Celebrates the Official Start of Fall on the Autumnal Equinox

September 22, 2017

Signs of autumn appear on campus as the season begins.


Billie Jean King bends down low to send the ball back over the net during the match with Bobby Riggs in the Astrodome
Billie Jean King bends down low to send the ball back over the net during the match with Bobby Riggs in the Astrodome

Wellesley Women Remember a Tennis Match that Symbolized the Ongoing Battle of the Sexes

September 20, 2017

The Wellesley community reflects on Billie Jean King’s resounding defeat of Bobby Riggs, which has repercussions that are still being felt today, 44 years later.


Eddie Martinez's mandala paintings
Eddie Martinez's mandala paintings

The Davis Museum’s Fall 2017 Season Starts September 19

September 19, 2017

The Davis opens its fall season with painter Eddie Martinez’s first solo museum exhibition. 


Saturn
Saturn

Wellesley Astrophysicist Who Worked on NASA’s Cassini Mission Reflects on Its Impact

September 15, 2017

The Cassini program ends today, marking a milestone for Wellesley Professor Richard French, a leader on the research team that included 260 scientists from 17 countries. 


students taking samples from a sculpture at the MFA
students taking samples from a sculpture at the MFA

Wellesley Students Help Conserve Ancient Buddhist Statue at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

August 24, 2017

Lisa Luka ’18 and Carly Sprague ’19 study damaging microbiological growth on an ancient stone statue as part of a conservation effort at the Museum of Fine Arts. 


Students working on Holomuse project
Students working on Holomuse project

HoloMuse, a Wellesley-Developed App, Brings the Museum into the Classroom

September 12, 2017

A team of Wellesley women is developing a new tool for virtual learning.


flower sunday
flower sunday

Wellesley Celebrates Its 142nd Flower Sunday

September 13, 2017

The spirit of sisterhood flourishes during Flower Sunday, a special welcome to incoming first-year students—and the College’s oldest tradition.  


Glass Heart (Bells for Sylvia Plath)
Glass Heart (Bells for Sylvia Plath)

Museum Installation by Wellesley Music Professor Evokes the Legacy of Writer Sylvia Plath

September 4, 2017

Glass Heart (Bells for Sylvia Plath), by Jenny Olivia Johnson, associate professor of music, allows visitors at the National Portrait Gallery to experience Plath’s work in an aural and tactile way.


crumpled paper next to notebooks and a Wellesley binder
crumpled paper next to notebooks and a Wellesley binder

Why the Secret to Success Might Be Mastering Failure

September 8, 2017

As the first week of fall classes comes to a close, three Wellesley faculty members remind students that missteps and mistakes can ultimately lead to success. 


Wellesley student Manvi Chaudhury walks through her village in Uttar Pradesh, India
Wellesley student Manvi Chaudhury walks through her village in Uttar Pradesh, India

HuffPost India Features Manvi Chaudhury ’21, of Uttar Pradesh, India

September 7, 2017

Manvi Chaudhury ’21, who is receiving full financial support from Wellesley, is the first person from her village in India to attend college abroad.


students and faculty celebrate Convocation
students and faculty celebrate Convocation

The Wellesley Community Celebrates an Inspiring Convocation

September 6, 2017

Faculty, staff, and students came together for convocation on September 5 in the Hay Outdoor Theater. The event marked the official opening of Wellesley’s 143rd academic year.


first-years and their parents at the president's welcome
first-years and their parents at the president's welcome

Wellesley Welcomes the Green Class of 2021

August 30, 2017

Wellesley gives a warm welcome to the Green Class of 2021!


Muslim youths
Muslim youths

Wellesley’s Muslim Chaplain Speaks with NPR About Summer Program for Young Muslim Campers

August 29, 2017

Chaplain Amira Quraishi shares her thoughts about Muslim Youth Camp, founded in 1961 by her parents to help Muslims find a sense of community.


President Johnson and the student orientation coordinators
President Johnson and the student orientation coordinators

As Orientation Week Begins, Meet Our Student Orientation Coordinators

August 28, 2017

Emily Pearson ’20 and Nhia Solari ’19, student orientation leaders, have planned a wide variety of orientation activities for all incoming students. New international students arrive on campus today.


Suffragists march with a sign that reads, "President Wilson says: 'This is the time to support women's suffrage.'
Suffragists march with a sign that reads, "President Wilson says: 'This is the time to support women's suffrage.'

Women’s Equality Day Is August 26, Commemorating Women’s Right to Vote

August 25, 2017

Women’s Equality Day, celebrated on August 26, marks the anniversary of the date the 19th Amendment took effect in 1920, giving women the right to vote.


Ruth Rowland Nichols
Ruth Rowland Nichols

Wellesley Celebrates Record-Setting Pilot Ruth Rowland Nichols ’24

August 18, 2017

On National Aviation Day, Wellesley Celebrates Ruth Rowland Nichols ’24, a contemporary of Amelia Earhart who flew into the frontier of aviation. 


solar eclipse glasses
solar eclipse glasses

Eyes on the Sky Over Wellesley—and Elsewhere—During Solar Eclipse

August 21, 2017

Viewers on campus will get to experience a partial solar eclipse.  


An airplane preparing to land over Boston's Logan airport
An airplane preparing to land over Boston's Logan airport

Summer Send-Offs Prepare New Students for the Journey to Wellesley

August 22, 2017

Over the past few weeks, more than 30 alumnae clubs hosted send-off parties, where incoming students met alumnae and learned about the resources available to them at the College. 


Among a crowd gathered for a vigil, a woman holds a sign that says, "Love Conquers Hate."
Among a crowd gathered for a vigil, a woman holds a sign that says, "Love Conquers Hate."

Wellesley’s Academic Community Confronts Concerns Raised by Charlottesville Rally

August 17, 2017

How do we make sense of Charlottesville? Wellesley weighs in.


Zoe and Alexandra in Hanoi, Vietnam
Zoe and Alexandra in Hanoi, Vietnam

Dear Wellesley: Alexandra Beem ’18 and Zoe Matticks ’18 Write to Us from Hanoi, Vietnam

July 24, 2017

Our 2017 Summer Postcard Series continues with a note from Alexandra Beem ’18 and Zoe Matticks ’18, who are in Hanoi, Vietnam, participating in a Global Citizenship Internship.


Greetings from Boston, MA
Greetings from Boston, MA

Dear Wellesley: Lumi Kinjo ’19 Reflects on Her Summer in Boston

August 14, 2017

Our 2017 Summer Postcard Series concludes with a note from Lumi Kinjo ’19, who writes about her biomedical research and health internship in Boston.


Eni Mustafaraj gives a talk
Eni Mustafaraj gives a talk

Why Are We Still Falling for “Fake News”?

August 10, 2017

Eni Mustafaraj, assistant professor of computer science at Wellesley, continues to research ways people can avoid falling for fake news.


Italian flag
Italian flag

Wellesley Launches New Online AP Italian Language and Culture Course

August 9, 2017

Wellesley’s new free, interactive Italian course is designed to help high school students prepare for the Advanced Placement Italian exam. It began August 7, with 3,101 enrollees from all around the world.


Upward Bound students present in Tishman Commons
Upward Bound students present in Tishman Commons

MIT/Wellesley and Upward Bound, a Partnership Since the 1960s

August 8, 2017

Upward Bound students showcase their summer academic progress during an exposition in Tishman Commons at the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center.


workers digging around tree roots
workers digging around tree roots

From the Greenhouses to the Science Center: Wellesley’s Traveling Trees

August 4, 2017

What does it take to move seven plants to a new residence on campus? A team of people, a crane, a Bobcat compact excavator, and some creative thinking.


Greetings from Detroit, Michigan
Greetings from Detroit, Michigan

Dear Wellesley: Anna Thompson ’18 Checks In from Detroit

August 7, 2017

Our Summer Postcard Series continues with a note from Anna Thompson ’18, who is in Detroit participating in an American Cities Internship. 


Family, Faculty, and Fiends View the Fruits of Summer Research in the Science Center
Family, Faculty, and Fiends View the Fruits of Summer Research in the Science Center

Scientific Research at Wellesley: At Poster Session, Students Tell Their Summer Research Stories

August 3, 2017

Students celebrate the power and promise of their research at Wellesley’s Summer Research Poster Session.


Professor Mala Radhakrishnan Teaching a Chemistry Class
Professor Mala Radhakrishnan Teaching a Chemistry Class

Spotlight on Teaching: Creative Chemistry

January 17, 2017

Mala Radhakrishnan, associate professor of chemistry, uses elements of creative writing to help students understand complex concepts in physical chemistry. An essay she wrote about her approach was recently published in Chemical & Engineering News.


Wellesley students Captivated by two different Art History Classes
Wellesley students Captivated by two different Art History Classes

Spotlight on Teaching: Two Art History Classes Collaborate on an Innovative Website

March 28, 2017

Last semester, Kimberly Cassibry’s students created a website related to the Davis exhibition Reframing the Past: Piranesi’s Vedute di Roma. Now students of her colleague Liza Oliver are expanding the site.


Wellesley Faculty, Staff and Students Participate in the the Science March
Wellesley Faculty, Staff and Students Participate in the the Science March

Spotlight on Teaching: Wellesley Teach-in Examines the Relationship Between Policy and Evidenced-based Research

April 27, 2017

On April 22, Wellesley faculty, staff, and students joined the March for Science in Boston. The day before, the College presented its final teach-in for the year: “How Is Science Political?”


A village near the coast of Sumatra lays in ruin after the Tsunami that struck South East Asia (Jan. 2, 2005)
A village near the coast of Sumatra lays in ruin after the Tsunami that struck South East Asia (Jan. 2, 2005)

“The Atlantic” Interviews Wellesley Geosciences Professor about New Findings from the Site of the 2004 Southeast Asia Earthquake and Tsunami

August 1, 2017

Katrin Monecke, assistant professor of geosciences at Wellesley, calls the discovery of a cave that could lead to predictions of future earthquakes “spectacular.”


Illustration of a woman and her dog meeting her neighbors, a family from Syria
Illustration of a woman and her dog meeting her neighbors, a family from Syria

Story in Wellesley Magazine Shows How Alumnae Worked Together to Help an Immigrant Family

July 28, 2017

In “The Opposite of Difficult,” in the magazine’s summer issue, Kate Erickson ’05 describes how she reached out to alumnae, who were happy to support her efforts to help her Syrian neighbors.


Greetings from San Jose, Costa Rica
Greetings from San Jose, Costa Rica

Dear Wellesley: Monica Naranjo Reflects on Her Experience in Costa Rica

July 31, 2017

In the third installment of our 2017 Summer Postcard Series, Monica Naranjo writes to us from Costa Rica, where she is participating in a Global Citizenship Internship.


money and calculator
money and calculator

Time Magazine Partners With Wellesley’s Oscar Fernandez on New Interactive Tool to Resolve Financial Disputes

July 27, 2017

The Wellesley math professor who created formulas for health, wealth, and love has developed a calculator to help couples negotiate on money issues.


A cat views an art exhibition about cats
A cat views an art exhibition about cats

Cat Art Occupies a Niche at Wellesley’s Jewett Art Gallery

July 26, 2017

What does a cultured cat do on its day off? View an art exhibition at Wellesley—one about cats, of course.


dragon fruit cactus in bloom
dragon fruit cactus in bloom

Dragon Fruit Cactus in Bloom

July 25, 2017

This dragon fruit cactus had grown into the structure of Wellesley's tropical greenhouse, so horticulturists had to cut the top of the plant to move it. The next night, the plant bloomed.


Participants in the One Wellesley Summer program enjoy a day trip to Plymouth, Mass.
Participants in the One Wellesley Summer program enjoy a day trip to Plymouth, Mass.

High School Students Experience a Life-Changing Wellesley Summer

July 21, 2017

High school girls from around the U.S. and abroad have come to study on campus this summer through Wellesley’s four- and one-week pre-college residential programs.


Jodie Whittaker in film still, trailer for Dr. Who, season 11
Jodie Whittaker in film still, trailer for Dr. Who, season 11

Wellesley Women’s and Gender Studies Professor Says New “Doctor Who” Breaks Important New Ground

July 20, 2017

After 12 men have played Doctor Who, a woman will take the role—a choice a Wellesley professor says has significant implications.


President Johnson speaks at Union Chapel
President Johnson speaks at Union Chapel

Freedom of Expression Was the Focus When President Paula A. Johnson Led the Independence Day Service at Union Chapel

July 14, 2017

President Paula Johnson’s remarks at the annual Union Chapel Independence Day service on Martha’s Vineyard focused on the need for a wider perspective on free expression, the Vineyard Gazette reported.


Professor Kathy Moon on Greater Boston
Professor Kathy Moon on Greater Boston

Wellesley Professor on WGBH TV’s Greater Boston After North Korea Launches Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

July 13, 2017

Katharine Moon, professor of political science at Wellesley, offers possible options to allay North Korean threat.


Untitled (Filigreed Steel Line for Wellesley College) by Robert Irwin
Untitled (Filigreed Steel Line for Wellesley College) by Robert Irwin

Outdoor Sculptures at Wellesley Invite You to Stop and Contemplate

July 12, 2017

Stroll the campus and enjoy outdoor art by prominent sculptors.


Laura Harrier, Tom Holland and director Jon Watts on the set of Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MAN™: HOMECOMING
Laura Harrier, Tom Holland and director Jon Watts on the set of Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MAN™: HOMECOMING

Wellesley Student Writes for “Hollywood Reporter,” Interns at the London Film Academy

July 11, 2017

Ciara Wardlow ’19 wrote about the new Spider-Man film’s depiction of what she affectionately calls a “nerd school.”


Wellesley lamppost in front of the chapel and Billings
Wellesley lamppost in front of the chapel and Billings

Wellesley’s Beloved Lamps Continue to Light the Way

July 6, 2017

The story behind Wellesley's lampposts, which have lit the way on campus for nearly 100 years.


Korean Stewartia trees
Korean Stewartia trees

Botanical Beauties: A Tale of Two Trees

July 5, 2017

Hidden beauty abounds on Wellesley’s campus, including two Korean Stewartia trees, which bloomed in late June and are still in their full glory. 


Animated fireworks over Galen Stone Tower
Animated fireworks over Galen Stone Tower

Wellesley Celebrates “America the Beautiful” and Sisterhood

July 4, 2017

More than 100 years after Katharine Lee Bates, Wellesley English professor and a member of the class of 1880, wrote “America the Beautiful,” her words continue to inspire and uplift. 


College presidents Kathleen McCartney, Paula Johnson, and Elizabeth Bradley at the Aspen Ideas Festival
College presidents Kathleen McCartney, Paula Johnson, and Elizabeth Bradley at the Aspen Ideas Festival

Wellesley’s President Speaks at the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival

June 27, 2017

At the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival, President Paula Johnson spoke about expanding colleges’ focus on health and wellness.


Performers in Mfoniso Udofia's “Sojourners”
Performers in Mfoniso Udofia's “Sojourners”

Playwright Mfoniso Udofia ’06 Reflects on Failing Forward

June 30, 2017

Recently profiled in the New York Times, playwright Mfoniso Udofia ’06 writes about the immigrant experience.


a handshake
a handshake

June 29 is National Handshake Day

June 29, 2017

Today marks #NationalHandshakeDay. Though the custom is ages old, the handshake is still one of the most memorable ways that people connect.


High fives and smiles for Wellesley Field Hockey players abroad
High fives and smiles for Wellesley Field Hockey players abroad

Wellesley Blue Field Hockey Kicks off Summer with a Team Trip to the Netherlands and Greece

June 28, 2017

Fallon Oeser '18 celebrates with her teammate during a Special Olympics field hockey clinic in Athens, as part of the Wellesley field hockey team's international tour to The Netherlands and Greece.


Yu Jin Ko
Yu Jin Ko

Politico Magazine Runs Wellesley Professor’s Op-Ed on Controversial Production of “Julius Caesar”

June 23, 2017

Wellesley English Professor Yu Jin Ko discussed the controversial Public Theater version of Julius Caesar in Politico


Beyond a garden of roses, a view of Galen Stone Tower
Beyond a garden of roses, a view of Galen Stone Tower

Summer Blooms at Wellesley

June 22, 2017

Roses blooming by the President's House in June signal summer's arrival at Wellesley.


creating art at the Davis
creating art at the Davis

The Davis Museum at Wellesley Kicks Off Its Summer Events on June 22

June 21, 2017

The Davis Museum begins its summer programming on June 22 with a kick-off event that includes a treasure hunt, interactive art activities, story time, and more. Outdoor movies and yoga begin later in the month.


Pendleton Walk
Pendleton Walk

Pendleton West Renovations Continue with New Landscaping

June 19, 2017

The two-year renovation of Pendleton West nears completion, with landscaping now taking shape. 


The outdoor labyrinth, which has five concentric rings around the center, is the first of its kind at Wellesley. Measuring roughly 32 feet in diameter, it is constructed from wood rounds and branches from trees that have fallen on campus.
The outdoor labyrinth, which has five concentric rings around the center, is the first of its kind at Wellesley. Measuring roughly 32 feet in diameter, it is constructed from wood rounds and branches from trees that have fallen on campus.

New Labyrinth in the Botanic Gardens Invites the Wellesley Community to Reflect and Connect with the Natural World

June 16, 2017

During reunion weekend, Wellesley dedicated its first outdoor labyrinth, which encourages walkers to pause from daily activities, quiet their minds, and bring their best selves into the world. 


Joy Renjilian-Burgy
Joy Renjilian-Burgy

Joy Renjilian-Burgy’s Work in Spanish Language and Culture Earns Her a Medal from the King of Spain

June 14, 2017

The King of Spain has bestowed one of his country’s highest civil honors on Wellesley professor Joy Renjilian-Burgy.


President Paula Johnson Talks to Wellesley Underground about the Many Ways Wellesley Graduates Make a Difference
President Paula Johnson Talks to Wellesley Underground about the Many Ways Wellesley Graduates Make a Difference

President Paula Johnson Talks to Wellesley Underground about the Many Ways Wellesley Graduates Make a Difference

June 13, 2017

A Wellesley Underground interview with President Paula Johnson explores the story behind the new #ThisIsLeadership campaign.


Susan Reverby
Susan Reverby

The Far-Reaching Impact of a Wellesley Historian’s Study of Medical Research Ethics

June 12, 2017

Professor Susan Reverby’s work brought wide attention to ethical concerns with public health research.


Amanda Manning ’18 created paper silhouettes that evoke the artistry and athleticism of a runner clearing a hurdle.
Amanda Manning ’18 created paper silhouettes that evoke the artistry and athleticism of a runner clearing a hurdle.

Paper Silhouettes by Amanda Manning ’18 Highlight the Artistry of Running

June 7, 2017

Last semester, Amanda Manning ’18 created a series of paper silhouettes that challenge the way people view running and other sports. 


Actors in “Sonia Flew”
Actors in “Sonia Flew”

Wellesley Repertory Theatre Presents “Sonia Flew”

June 2, 2017

Written by Melinda Lopez, lecturer in theatre studies at Wellesley, Sonia Flew tells the story of a family across the generations, from Cuba to the United States.


turkey and her chicks
turkey and her chicks

An American Turkey and Her Brood Join the Wellesley Community

June 6, 2017

Many species of wildlife live on Wellesley’s campus, including this American turkey and her brood, which were recently spotted near the Academic Quad.


Mary Hastings '37 waves to the yellow Class of 2007
Mary Hastings '37 waves to the yellow Class of 2007

Alumnae Enjoy New Activities and Revisit Beloved Traditions at Reunion 2017

June 5, 2017

Wellesley welcomed more than 1,800 alumnae and 800 guests to campus this past weekend for Reunion 2017. The three-day event brought together graduating classes ending in 7 and 2, from 1937 to 2012. 


Wellesley graduates Anna Page, Hailey Webster, and Caroline Bechtel were promoted from ROTC cadets to second lieutenants in the army
Wellesley graduates Anna Page, Hailey Webster, and Caroline Bechtel were promoted from ROTC cadets to second lieutenants in the army

Three Wellesley ROTC Cadets, 2017 Graduates, Will March to a Military Beat

June 1, 2017

Three 2017 Wellesley grads, Anna Page, Hailey Webster, and Caroline Bechtel, have been promoted from ROTC cadets to second lieutenants in the U.S. Army.