Michelle Maheu, director of planning, design, and construction at Wellesley, talks about upgrades to residence halls like Pomeroy (pictured) and other projects the Facilities Management team worked on this summer.
All Wellesley community members are invited to attend “Know Your Rights,” a presentation, Q&A, and free law clinic that seek to provide a space for understanding the changing landscape of immigration policy relating to DACA and TPS.
On January 30 and February 1, the Wellesley community will host a series of presentations to help students, faculty, and staff understand how changing immigration policies may impact our community, friends, and loved ones.
As Congress continues to grapple with immigration policy in an attempt to avoid another federal shutdown, two Wellesley faculty members who have researched the topic are mentioned in the news.
UA Magazine has published an opinion piece by Wellesley professor Peggy Levitt in which she advocates for labor rights and social protections that cross borders.
Members of Wellesley’s 2018–2019 College Government cabinet share what inspired them to get involved, what they hope to achieve this year, how their roles are preparing them for careers after Wellesley, and more.
Archaeology excavation turns up bone fragments from a skeleton believed to have been used in anatomical classes more than 100 years ago.
Nicole Tay ’14 and Tina Xu ’17 co-direct Tomato & Eggs, a short film about a Chinese American woman whose decision to marry her girlfriend leads to a clash of cultures.
Video: Wellesley welcomes new first-years from the largest applicant pool in the College’s history.
This weekend, the campus community joins Ethos in celebrating 50 years of culture, activism, and pride at its anniversary gathering, titled “Sankofa: Remembering Our Past, Planting Seeds for Our Future.”
Four hundred and seventy-nine prospective members of the class of 2022 took a guided tour of life at Wellesley during Open Campus early this week.
Tracy K. Smith, poet laureate of the United States, prize-winning author, and passionate advocate of broadening access to poetry, will be Wellesley’s 2018 commencement speaker.
Emily Moss ’19, winner of a 2018 Truman Scholarship, plans to work in urban policy and affordable housing.
At the close of the academic year, the Wellesley Blue celebrates the success of this year’s athletic teams, including the Blue Crew team that finished second at the 2018 NCAA Division III Rowing Championships.
Students, faculty, and staff celebrate the start of Wellesley’s 144th academic year at Convocation.
The Task Force on Speech and Inclusion will host the first of two town halls on September 26 as it works to develop recommendations that will help the community engage in open and productive debate, especially about challenging issues.
Video: Season’s Greetings! As we look towards the new year, we reflect on the power of the Wellesley community.
Amid the ongoing construction of the Science Center, Wellesley faculty, students, and staff use Paramecium Pond and Silver Thread Brook in a new academic collaboration—Wellesley’s Water Challenge—that spans five science disciplines.
Wellesley College environmental studies associate professor James Morton Turner documents environmental leadership in a historical context in the new book he co-authored, “The Republican Reversal: Conservatives and the Environment from Nixon to Trump.”
On International Women’s Day, Wellesley presents a first-of-its-kind gathering in the United States of some of the most influential voices in African women’s leadership.
Amherst, Bard, Georgetown, Middlebury, and Wesleyan are adopting Wellesley’s Calderwood Seminars in Public Writing.
Video: Frank Bidart, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and professor of English, has won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Many in the community had the privilege of hearing the poet read a selection of his work yesterday, including Guilty of Dust from Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016.
VIDEO: Biathlete Clare Egan ’10 is the first Wellesley alumna to represent the United States in the Olympics.
At an international conference in Vietnam in July, Lan Dau ’21 earned an award for her presentation on interstellar chemical reactions that may have led to precursors to life on Earth.
In the latest installment of Wellesley’s StoryCorps podcast series, generations of Ethos leaders discuss the impact of Ethos, Harambee House, and Wellesley on their lives, friendships, and careers.
VIDEO: Wellesley’s fly-in programs offer travel grants to high-achieving high school students who might not otherwise be able to visit campus before deciding to apply to or attend the College. Continue this legacy by supporting Wellesley’s fly-in program this #GivingTuesday.
Dr. Miranda Bailey on ABC’s hit show Grey’s Anatomy recounts receiving her acceptance letter from Wellesley in an episode highlighting women’s heart disease.
On Valentine’s Day, students learned about healthy eating and sleeping habits at an event sponsored by Wellesley’s Balance Health Educators.
Yesterday, and continuing today, women from around the world gathered at Wellesley for the African Women’s Leadership Conference. Tune in to wellesley.edu/live to hear today’s speakers.
President Paula A. Johnson Moderated Conversation with Partners In Health Founders to Recognize World Health Day 2018
In recognition of World Health Day, President Paula A. Johnson moderated a discussion between Paul Farmer and Ophelia Dahl ’94 on the state of global health. The event was hosted at Babson College as part of the BOW (Babson-Olin-Wellesley) collaboration.
Student concerns helped inform workshops and dialogues at a faculty retreat aimed at creating greater inclusion and equity at Wellesley.
As Ethos turns 50, its former leaders reflect on how the organization continues to serve as a source of inspiration, support, and comfort for black students on campus.
Transmission, an Online Diversity Training Platform Created by a Wellesley Student, Expands Its Mission and Outreach
The success of Transmission, a patent-pending website designed by a student to facilitate discussions about gender identity among Wellesley community members, leads to launch of The Source University.
The Historic Success of Wellesley’s Comprehensive Campaign Supports the Aspirations of Students Like Caitlin Aguirre ’20
For Caitlin Aguirre ’20, the Wellesley campaign has made possible the inspiration and preparation that she will need for a career devoted to serving others. Aguirre is one of the voices in our video series exploring the impact of the campaign to advance the Wellesley Effect.
Wellesley’s Comprehensive Campaign Gives Students like Anjali Benjamin-Webb ’18 the Resources to Support Their Unique Talents
For Anjali Benjamin-Webb ’18, Wellesley’s Campaign has made it possible for her to pull artistic inspiration from multiple mediums in collaborative spaces like Pendleton West, helping her define her voice as a storyteller. Listen to how the campaign to advance the Wellesley Effect has influenced her experience.
Ines Maturana Sendoya (left) joins Wellesley as associate dean for inclusion and engagement.
Wellesley students discover the mental and physical benefits of taekwon-do in class offered for the first time this spring.
Houghton Chapel and the Multifaith Center Provide a Place for Reflection, Study, Worship, and Education #WellesleyPlaces
Since 1899, Houghton Chapel has served as a center of community life at Wellesley College, providing an inspirational venue for ceremonies and traditions.
The indoor canvas labyrinth provides students an opportunity to get lost in meditation and self-reflection.
It’s National Stress Awareness Day, and Wellesley’s Connie Bauman and her students have some tips for how to relax and minimize anxiety the day after the midterm elections—and the rest of year, too.
On First-Generation Day, Wellesley honors its first-generation community with a series of events and two campus-wide campaigns, and Rebecca Garcia introduces Wellesley First, a campus initiative that celebrates and supports the College’s first-gen students.
Student athletes and coaches from Wellesley’s varsity sports teams and beyond gathered in the Keohane Sports Center to compete for the title of dodgeball champion.
Students build and install 14 bird boxes across campus made from recycled wood.
An interdisciplinary group of faculty and staff explores ways to incorporate an upcoming Davis Museum art exhibit by Nigerian-born visual artist Fatimah Tuggar into their teaching and research.
This summer, Wellesley students write postcards to the community about their internship experiences across the world. The final postcard in our series is from Zulia Martinez ’20, who discusses her summer research project at Fortín Conde de Mirasol in Vieques, Puerto Rico.
This summer, Wellesley students write postcards to the community about their internship experiences across the world. Sixth in our series is Julia Simon ’19, who shares her internship experiences at the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo in Santander, Spain.
This summer, Wellesley students write postcards to the community about their internship experiences across the world. Fourth in our series are two students, Clare Doyle ’20 and Lucí Navas-Sharry ’19, who share their internship experiences with Fundación Poder Ciudadano.
This summer, Wellesley students are writing postcards to the community about their internship experiences across the world. Third in our series, Riann Tang ’19 describes her internship with the ABC News Beijing bureau.
This summer, Wellesley students are writing postcards to the community about their internship experiences across the world. Second in our series, Elisabeth Clemmons ’20 describes her internship with the UB Post in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Dear Wellesley: Our Summer Postcard Series Begins with Jericko Torres-Leschnik ’20 Writing from Mexico City
Wellesley students write postcards to the Wellesley community about their internship experiences across the world. First up, Jericko Torres-Leschnik ’20, sends her thoughts on interning at the Museo Nacional de Antropología in Mexico City.
December 10 is Human Rights Day, an opportunity to reflect on the wisdom of restoring full humanity into our relationships to others. (Pictured: Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, who chaired the Human Rights Commission, speaking at a press conference after the completion of the Declaration of Human Rights, 1948.)
The Kremlin is leading a national contest to rename 47 of Russia’s airports. Nina Tumarkin, professor of history and Slavic studies at Wellesley, spoke with The Atlantic about the project’s potential effects.
Wellesley alumna recently appointed U.S. Ambassador to Haiti presented her credentials to the country’s president in February.
Highlights of a two-week, immersive writing course in Connemara, Ireland, include a local Irish radio interview with Wellesley Writing Program lecturers Heather Corbally Bryant and Lynne Viti about the students’ experience and the inspirational writers they learned more about.
Thanks to a partnership between the Wellesley Centers for Women and the Center for Research and Training in Gender and Family at the University of Cabo Verde, Natália Marques ’19 spent her summer working to empower and bring more women into the formal labor force in Praia, Cape Verde.
Mastercard Foundation Scholars (left to right) Estegenet Seleshi Tsega ’22, Adhel Geng ’22, Josephine Awino Odhiambo’22, and Noella Ghislain Ingabire ’22 take in Lake Waban on their first day on campus after spending time with their Wellesley host families.
The Davis Museum’s Fall 2018 Season Opens September 20 with “Christiane Baumgartner: Another Country”
The German artist Christiane Baumgartner (left) gives a talk at the Davis Museum on September 20 to kick off her first major exhibition in the United States.
David Lindauer, Stanford Calderwood Professor of Economics, weighs the merits of imposing tariffs to address international trade.
In having her works published and performed in Cuba, Melinda Lopez, lecturer in theatre studies at Wellesley, comes full circle.
Stacie E. Goddard, Wellesley professor of political science, sees opportunities for China to challenge the international order even as it remains a member of global institutions like the U.N. Security Council.
Wellesley welcomes acclaimed Chinese director Wang Bing to campus during his first major U.S. retrospective.
On December 13, the College celebrated the achievements of the newest members of the alumnae community, Wellesley's December graduates.
In WBUR Article, Wellesley Professor Discusses ADHD Diagnoses in Kids Born Close to Enrollment Cutoffs
Beth Hennessey, Wellesley professor of psychology, says children born closer to school enrollment cutoff dates who are diagnosed with ADHD may in some cases simply be less mature than their classmates.
December 12 marks the beginning of reading period, during which Wellesley students prepare for their upcoming exams.
Wellesley students participated in a Wikipedia edit-a-thon aimed at reducing information inequity and building digital literacy by updating and improving Wikipedia pages for newspapers from under-resourced communities.
Homemade chocolate, birch boxes, and jewelry were among the items for sale at Wellesley’s second community craft fair.
With her first semester at Wellesley coming to a close, Rabbi Dena Bodian looks forward to enhancing Jewish life on campus in partnership with students.
Lake Waban’s bluegill sunfish yield data for Wellesley biologist who studies fish movement.
A Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative summer intern’s project illuminates well-known landmarks on campus.
Wellesley’s Accreditation Steering Committee seeks community input to start the process of articulating our institutional values.
Wellesley professor Eni Mustafaraj analyzes AI biases in her recent Spoke blog post.
The Wellesley Fudge Cake recipe is a College staple year-round, but is especially fitting on November 26, National Cake Day.
Wellesley’s Thanksgiving Match Program continues a 10-year tradition, uniting alumnae and students around the holiday table.
In her solo exhibition at Boston University, Alexandria Smith, assistant professor of art at Wellesley, explores the idea that African-Americans live with two coexisting identities: one a persona that is plainly seen by the world and the other unconsciously hidden, below the surface.
Stephanie Hsieh ’89 shares how Wellesley prepared her to launch Meditope Biosciences, Inc., a startup that develops antibody-based cancer therapeutics.
Information from Michelle Obama’s new book “Becoming” was a launching point for discussion in a Wellesley class on contemporary reproduction.
The Alumnae Association’s newest Shared Identity Group, Wellesley Jewish Alumnae, will join four current groups designed to connect and engage members through common experience.
The Pamela Daniels ’59 Fellowship challenges Wellesley seniors to complete a project on something they love. This year’s projects include studying the role of certain molecules in HIV and composing original music.
In recognition of Veterans Day on November 11, the Daily Shot honors Wellesley’s unsung heroines of World War II, students recruited to help crack enemy codes.
The Last Seen podcast probes the still-unsolved mystery of the 1990 theft of 13 artworks from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
From staffing phone banks to canvassing for candidates to registering voters, Wellesley students have been busy engaging community members in the midterm elections.
Boston Globe Features Wellesley Professors’ Research on Gender Differences in Response to Negative Feedback
Recent research by Wellesley College economics professors finds that women tend to personalize negative feedback while men are more likely to shrug it off.
Senior administrators at Wellesley held a listening session October 31 to hear input from the community regarding the College’s demonstration policy, currently under development. All community members are invited to share their views via an online form linked in this article.
In her keynote talk for Wellesley’s 18th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, Professor Layli Maparyan examined the civil rights movement through the lens of #MeToo gender politics.
On WGBH’s Under the Radar, Wellesley professor Rosanna Hertz joined a discussion on gender pay equity in honor of Equal Pay Day.
Thomas Burke, Ralph Emerson and Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of Political Science at Wellesley, weighs in on the recent Supreme Court nomination by President Trump.
On August 16, more than 350 media outlets published editorials on the dangers of attacking the media. Jennifer Chudy, assistant professor of political science at Wellesley, weighs in on #FreePress.
Wellesley and Northwestern Researchers Publish Report on Effects of Work Requirements on SNAP and Medicaid Recipients
A proposal that would require food stamp recipients to increase their working hours would unravel the federal safety net that families depend on, according to Wellesley economics professor Kristin F. Butcher.
Olga Shurchkov ’01, associate professor of economics at Wellesley, offered listeners a potential solution to a problem facing female heads of companies.
Students believe news is valuable to society and democracy, but they find the volume overwhelming, confusing, and difficult to navigate, according to a new study co-authored by Wellesley professor P. Takis Metaxas.
Wellesley Announces New Multiconstituency Working Group to Create Energy Plan, Pursue Carbon Neutrality
Wellesley announces a $24 million energy initiative that will reduce the College’s greenhouse gas emissions, a significant step towards Wellesley’s ultimate goal of carbon neutrality.
On October 30, Wellesley students present work that has deepened their liberal arts education via off-campus experiential learning.
Global Flora, Wellesley's new greenhouse environment for teaching and learning wins the prestigious LafargeHolcim award, which recognizes outstanding innovation in sustainable design.
Students put principles of sustainability to work by building four benches from fallen trees on campus for a class project.
VIDEO: The lead design architect for Wellesley’s new Science Center—conceived as a flexible, sustainable hub of integrated instruction and research—recently discussed plans for the building complex.
Wellesley College Botanistas and student volunteers picked crabapples from Wellesley’s trees to be cooked into baked goods and served in the dining halls.
Christen Deveney, assistant professor of psychology at Wellesley, seeks clues to the factors that contribute to childhood irritability, a common but often misunderstood possible symptom of mental health issues.
Al-Muslimat celebrated its 30th anniversary on October 14 at the third annual Very Wellesley Weekend.
As part of the “Topping Out” ceremony held at Wellesley on September 5, builders installed the last structural beam in what will be Wellesley’s new greenhouse on Science Hill.
Get ready! Tanner is just a week away. Check out everything you need to know to get the most out of attending this year’s conference (which features some big changes!), as told through GIFs.
With its new recycling bag initiative, the Office of Sustainability is making it even easier to change the world, one plastic bottle at a time.
Celebrate “Earn the W Day” with the Blue volleyball team on October 23. Don’t forget to show up early to get your free tumblers, winter hats, and T-shirts!
On October 21, 1993, the Davis Museum opened its signature Rafael Moneo building for the Wellesley community and beyond. Twenty-five years later, we celebrate that legacy and the Davis today.
Actors From The London Stage will perform Hamlet during the ensemble’s 13th appearance at Wellesley.
Students, families, alumnae, and friends came to campus this weekend for the College’s third annual A Very Wellesley Weekend. Festivities included the class of 2021 tree planting ceremony, Wellesley Athletics Hall of Fame induction celebration, and the Alumnae Achievement Awards.
Wellesley honors Camara Jones ’76 and Nergis Mavalvala ’90, recipients of the 2018 Alumnae Achievement Awards.
Wellesley welcomed former Wellesley President Barbara Newell (left) and journalist Linda Cozby Wertheimer ’65 (center) to campus to talk about the founding of the Wellesley Centers for Women at a lunchtime seminar.
As Wellesley Prepares for Its New Science Center, We Revisit Keepsakes Found in One of the Quirkiest Buildings on Campus
How well do you know the Science Center? Our digital scavenger hunt pays tribute to a few of the gems that enrich Wellesley’s scientific collections.
Former Vice President Al Gore, a leader in the fight against climate change, in conversation with Wellesley College Trustee Sue Wagner ’82, spoke on campus on April 25 at the 2018 Wilson Lecture.
Wellesley Kicks off “Earth Month” with Campus-wide Forum on Sustainability, and Insights on Environmental Practices from Faculty Author
Sustainability continues to be a top priority at Wellesley—from discussing sustainability issues at a community forum on April 3, to diving into Professor Elizabeth DeSombre’s recently published book, “Why Good People Do Bad Environmental Things.”
Midway through Sustainability Year, 80 percent of the College’s walkway lamps now use sustainable LED bulbs, and classes reflect the importance of sustainability.
Wellesley student volunteers participating in the Alternative Break program spent a week learning about educational equity in Baltimore and promoting environmental sustainability in Asheville, N.C.
The Environmental Protection Agency recognizes Wellesley for donating 600 pounds of surplus food from its cafeterias to people in need.
Wellesley’s Sustainability Committee and Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative have surveyed community members and hope to use their answers to help shape long-term sustainability policies at the College.
For its first event of the fall semester, The Newhouse Center for the Humanities, with the support of the English Department and East Asian Languages and Cultures Department, invited author Min Jin Lee to campus to discuss her book "Pachinko."
This year’s Calderwood Prizes were awarded to Brianna Ruffin ’17, humanities; Grace Chow ’17, social sciences; and Alexandra Beem ’18, sciences. Beem’s work looks at the long-term effects of the HIV drug-treatment regimen, antiretroviral therapy (ART), and what those effects mean for the HIV epidemic moving forward.
On April 6, teams from Wellesley, Babson, and Olin competed in the American Statistical Association’s DataFest, in which students extracted new insights from complex data sets.
This year’s 23 Adam Smith fellows, Wellesley students participating in the Freedom Project Wintersession, will engage in discussion and debate about freedom of speech.
Harambee House, a cultural and educational center for students of African descent, will offer events, lectures, film screenings, and discussions for the entire campus community during Black History Month.
As part of the Suzy Newhouse Center’s Distinguished Thinkers Program, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak presents “A Few Thoughts on Teaching Reading.”
Wellesley professors Katherine Grandjean and Helena de Bres will spend a year at the University of Connecticut and Stanford University, respectively, as they pursue research projects on the violent legacy of the American Revolution and self-life narration's connection to a meaningful life.
Students helped Wellesley identify and address early problems with the new provider of bus services connecting the campus to Cambridge and Boston.
Officer Frank Urbani plays a tune for the students, faculty, and staff who attended Wellesley’s Coffee with a Cop Day event on October 3.
Wellesley College archivists Rebecca Goldman (right) and Sara Ludovissy (left center) will answer questions about their job from the Wellesley community in celebration of #AskAnArchivist Day.
Melanie Kaplan ’12 swam across the English Channel in August, one of several Wellesley alumnae who have taken on the challenge.
Spotted! Fall foliage begins to appear at Wellesley just in time for the autumnal equinox.
Wellesley’s Elena Creef talks with radio host Callie Crossley ’73 about whether the success of “Crazy Rich Asians” could lead to Asian films becoming a trend in Hollywood.
With his mural “Inclusive Excellence” completed in Green Hall, David Teng Olsen, associate professor of art, paints a new mural project in the creative writing suite.
“Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart,” a documentary by Tracy Heather Strain ’82 (right), earned PBS’s “American Masters” an Emmy nomination for outstanding documentary or nonfiction series.
Last spring, Wellesley students designed, built, tested, and launched a scientific high-altitude balloon and celebrated a mission accomplished (after a frantic chase).
Wellesley President Paula A. Johnson and MIT professor Sheila Widnall discussed a recent report on sexual harassment of women in STEM fields with lawyer, activist, and academic Anita Hill at an MIT event September 18.
Emma de Goede ’19 co-authored a study on current trends in Boston’s luxury condominium market that suggests disparities in housing opportunities, income, and wealth in the city.
Dating back to 1875, Flower Sunday is Wellesley’s oldest tradition.
The endowment of Wellesley’s Calderwood Seminars in Public Writing is funded by a recent $3.75 million gift from the Stanford Calderwood Charitable Foundation, which Wellesley’s trustees matched.
Helen Wang (right), Wellesley’s new director of residence life and housing, lives in Freeman Hall (along with her husband, son, and English bulldog). Here, she shares with us her deserted island must-haves, her excitement about her new role at Wellesley, and more!
Kathy Julie (Sloan) Jackson ’69, Cheryl Pope Handel ’72, and Carol Head ’76 sing together as members of Los Angeles-based Angel City Chorale on “America’s Got Talent.”
Three Student Leaders enjoy Wellesley’s beautiful campus while relaxing on new Adirondack chairs in the Academic Quad.
First-year students spent a steamy August 28 moving into their new homes.
Wellesley’s 2018 Student Leaders prepared for the new incoming class through a week-long program of training and team-building exercises.
August 26 is Women’s Equality Day, marking the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote and cleared the way for women like Liz Miranda ’02 to run for political office. #WomensEqualityDay
With its 500-acre campus, there is no shortage of beautiful outdoor study spots to explore at Wellesley. To help welcome #Wellesley2022, we are sharing a few of our favorites.
Wellesley biologist is involved in research that reveals the significant role of a tiny microbe that emits oxygen into the atmosphere; the story was recently featured on National Public Radio’s “Science Friday” website.
In partnership with three Boston summer camps, online retailer Wayfair holds its first ever Community Coding Day, inspired by intern Karina Lin ’19, for 120 middle school students.
In two weeks, students from around the world will arrive on campus for orientation. But before they do, many of Wellesley’s 100-plus alumnae clubs will host send-off parties for the class of 2022.
With activities that range from thought-provoking discussions about gender inequality to golf lessons with the director of the Nehoiden Golf Club, Wellesley’s Contemporary Women’s Leadership Summer Program strengthens the leadership skills of college students from across the world.
Teaching bioethics to elementary school students (pictured), blooming phytoplankton off the coast of Iceland, gut microbiomes in babies, and how songbirds learn to sing were all part of Wellesley’s annual poster fair celebrating a summer spent doing science research.
In the early morning, the sun creates a stunning palette of color as it rises over Galen Stone Tower and Lake Waban. #WellesleyPlaces
Catherine Nicoloff DS ’19, recipient of a 2018 Barry Goldwater Scholarship for Physics Research, plans to study and research experimental particle physics this year at Wellesley. This summer she focused on creating a module reception station (pictured) to test silicon detector modules for use in the ATLAS experiment at CERN.
Though the July 27 lunar eclipse will not be visible in North America, other celestial occurrences like meteor showers and a closer look at Mars, will. Kristina Punzi from Wellesley’s Whitin Observatory explains.
Student researchers are using the country’s largest wind-wave tank to simulate the ocean and better understand air-to-ocean gas exchange processes during high-speed winds.
This summer, Wellesley students write postcards to the community about their internship experiences across the world. Fifth in our series is Alicia Olivo ’19, who shares her internship experiences with CASA 0101 Theatre in Los Angeles.
Collaboration Between the Davis Museum and the HCI Lab Reveals Tools that Can Change the Way We View Art
At the Davis Museum, students explore the intersection between art and technology in a joint workshop.
Celebrate 2018 with nine new StoryCorps podcasts featuring alumnae conversations focusing on three themes: the ways Wellesley prepares its students to lead in any field, the lifelong friendships women make here, and what it means to be part of the Wellesley community.
A few inches (or feet!) of snow are no match for our dedicated grounds crew. Thank you, snow removal team, for all you do for this community.
Six alumnae featured in the winter issue of Wellesley magazine share their stories of coming to the United States as immigrants.
Kitty Gladstone ’50 recalls the inspiration for the Peace and Justice Studies Program at Wellesley.
With more snow in the forecast for Wellesley, Lisa Scanlon Mogolov ’99 remembers the April Fool’s Day storm of 1997.
Maura Sticco-Ivins ’18 is the first swimmer or diver in Wellesley history to compete in the NCAA Division III Championships all four years of her career.
Wellesley community members participated in March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., Boston, and across the country.
Video: Wellesley and Division III institutions highlight student-athlete opportunities, such as the field hockey team’s trip to the Netherlands and Greece in partnership with the Special Olympics, that have a positive impact on communities and define the Division III experience.
Video: Arielle Mitropoulos ’19 continues the tradition of Wellesley women who have run the Boston Marathon. This year she’ll run her fourth in four years.
Dating back to 1895, Hooprolling is one of Wellesley’s longest-running traditions. Wellesley congratulates Emily Hamilton ’18 (center), this year’s winner.
Attendees at the Wellesley Blended Learning Initiative’s 2018 symposium learned about the creative use of technology in courses ranging from Renaissance music to anatomy.
Olympic biathlete Clare Egan ’10 (right) shares her experience in Pyeongchang after competing for the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
The Camellia Student Leadership Awards recognize student leaders for their positive impact on the Wellesley community.
Wellesley’s slam poetry team placed fourth at the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational, making it the second women’s college team in competition history to reach the final round of the tournament.
During the May 2 Ruhlman Conference, now in its 22nd year, more than 350 students will present their research projects to a campus-wide audience.
The White House called the commencement address Barbara Bush delivered at Wellesley in 1990 “a job Wellesley done.”
Steering Committee Member of ICAN, 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Awardee, Discusses Nuclear Disarmament with Students
Before lunch with students at El Table, anti-nuclear activist Ray Acheson talked about her work and offered advice to the next generation of women leaders.
What’s up with the ducks? The Office of Student Involvement and the Wellness Outreach Committee surprised Wellesley students by scattering hundreds of candy-filled plastic ducks across campus.
Members of the class of 2018 celebrate the last day of classes in true Wellesley style—with Stepsinging at Houghton Chapel, of course!
The Office of Sponsored Research is developing a new webpage, the Faculty Research Spotlight, highlighting the important work of Wellesley faculty (pictured).
College employees were recognized for many years of service, innovation, and collaboration in a ceremony at Alumnae Ballroom.
The 2018 Pinanski Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Wellesley’s highest teaching honor, has been awarded to Wesley Andrés Watters (astronomy), Paul MacDonald (political science), and Jenny Olivia Johnson (music) (left to right).
With a building that blends the past with the present, Pendleton West illustrates the value of a Wellesley liberal arts education. #WellesleyPlaces
Wellesley faculty members Nina Tumarkin and Igor Logvinenko weigh in on US-Russia relations in the wake of the Trump-Putin summit earlier this week.
Media Outlets Ask Wellesley Professor Katharine H. S. Moon to Weigh In On the Summit Meeting in Singapore
Wellesley Professor Katharine H.S. Moon, expert on U.S.-Korea Relations, underwhelmed by the results of the summit meeting between President Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un.
Wellesley Alumnae Makkah Ali ’10 and Ikhlas Saleem ’11 Answer Questions About Their Podcast, Identity Politics, in Interview
Have you heard of the Identity Politics podcast? Learn more about two Wellesley alumnae Makkah Ali ’10 and Ikhlas Saleem ’11, and the inspiration behind their podcast focused on race, gender, and Muslims in America.
Wellesley Repertory Theatre Presents Shirley Lauro’s “A Piece of My Heart,” and Marks Longtime Director Nora Hussey’s Last Production
After 28 years at Wellesley, Nora Hussey, director of Wellesley College Theatre and Artistic Director of Wellesley Rep, says goodbye with a production of Shirley Lauro’s A Piece of My Heart, a play about the effects of the Vietnam War on six women.
Wellesley College Awarded a $1 Million Grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to Support Inclusive Excellence on Campus
With a $1 million grant, Wellesley joins the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence Initiative, focusing on equity and inclusion in science education.
Once discouraged from studying math and science, a Wellesley senior shares her journey to a major—and a future career— in computer science with Refinery29.
To better understand how Wellesley College’s Lake Waban was formed, a professor and students conduct a geophysical survey into its depths.
Tracy K. Smith, Wellesley’s 2018 commencement speaker and U.S. Poet Laureate (center), caught up with President Paula A. Johnson and friend and fellow poet Dan Chiasson, professor of English, after an interview with NPR station WBUR, which covered her career and mission to use poetry to connect with one another.
Even in the summer months, the Wellesley campus prepares itself for the arrival of the new members of the purple class. #WellesleyPlaces
Wellesley Completes Record-Setting Fundraising Campaign, Raises More Than $500 Million—One Year Ahead of Schedule
Wellesley College has raised more than $500 million, surpassing its ambitious campaign goal—a full year early—in the largest fundraising effort to be undertaken by a women’s college.
A Wellesley gem, the Butler Boathouse is a favorite communal space on campus that during the school year allows the community to explore activities like canoeing, sailing, rowing, and even sunset yoga.
With cupcakes and cookies, bread and muffins, Claflin Bakery satisfies Wellesley’s sweet tooth.
Think twice about the world of tree roots beneath you in a forest, Wellesley student Eva Paradiso ’20 is learning as part of her summer research project.
Wellesley archery coach E.G. LeBre (right) was named National Collegiate Archery Coach of the Year after a great season for the archery team; other club sports teams also had a stellar year.
Off to see the wizard! Wellesley offers free family-friendly movies for warm summer nights at Davis Museum.
Nicole Ntim-Addae ’20 is a summer intern at “Index on Censorship,” the flagship publication for an organization of the same name that protects free expression and the free press around the world.
The U.S. Postal Service Releases“O Beautiful” Forever Stamps, Featuring Scenes Inspired by Wellesley Alumna Katharine Lee Bates’ “America the Beautiful”
Melinda Ponder ’66, biographer of Katharine Lee Bates, class of 1880, consulted on the U.S. Postal Service “O Beautiful” Forever stamps, released on July 4. The images on the series of 20 stamps correspond to five phrases in Bates’ poem “America the Beautiful.”
My, how quickly five years flew by! This weekend Wellesley turns yellow, red, purple, and green as the College welcomes the 3s and 8s to Reunion 2018. #WellesleyReunion
After Thursday’s heavy rain and thunderstorm, the lilies in front of Billings Hall greet the morning sun of a new day. #WellesleyPlaces
On the heels of the official first day of summer (June 20), Founders Hall soaks up some sun. #WellesleyPlaces
Wellesley Centers for Women and Boston’s Home for Little Wanderers Host Women of Color Conference at Wellesley College
Liz Walker, a former television news anchor and now the senior pastor at Roxbury Presbyterian Church, gives the keynote speech at the first Women of Color Conference held at Wellesley, co-sponsored by Wellesley Centers for Women and Home for Little Wanderers.
Wellesley students describe their journeys to 106 Central Street.
Groundbreaking Report on Sexual Harassment of Women in STEM Urges Higher Ed to Work Harder to Change Culture, Climate
Findings of pervasive sexual harassment of women in STEM and recommendations to change culture and climate in academia make up a groundbreaking new report from a National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine committee co-chaired by Wellesley College President Paula A. Johnson.
Wellesley alumnae help their sisters navigate both early career searches and work transitions later in life.
Wellesley alumnae showed their class spirit during Sunday’s traditional reunion parade.
Jennifer Ritvo Hughes ’06 Explains How Wellesley’s New Career Education and Its Interactive Website Can Help Alumnae Move Ahead in Their Careers
VIDEO: Wellesley’s new Career Education offers resources for alumnae at any stage of their career—and Career Education’s new interactive website makes it easy for alums to access.
Wellesley students and staff work to spruce up the Botanic Garden labyrinth as spring arrives on campus.
Commencement Day is here! Check back throughout the day for scenes celebrating the class of 2018.
Students connect with their natural environment during a winter bird-watching walk sponsored by the Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative.
#TBT Student marshals lead the baccalaureate procession outside Green Hall during 1972 commencement ceremonies.
Though finals were finished on May 22, these goslings resting together by Paramecium Pond still have some learning to do.
With just one week until Commencement 2018, Wellesley looks back at 18 inspiring speeches delivered to its graduates.
#Wellesley2018’s purple spaceship adorns the Science Center.
The Watson Fellowship will allow Nisreen Abo-Sido ’18, Carol Hundal ’18, and Hans Han ’18 to travel around the world to study creative projects of their own design.
Wellesley Latinx Month celebrates the culture, heritage, and history of Latinx students, including a spoken-word performance by poet Ariana Brown (right).
Frances Malino will deliver the Distinguished Faculty Lecture today, April 4, at 12:30 p.m. Titled “Jewish Voices: Muslim Lands,” her talk will focus on the lives of Jewish women teaching in a network of schools from Morocco (pictured) to Iran in the early 20th century.
At 7:05 pm on April 4, the Wellesley College Guild of Carillonneurs will join bell ringers around the world in paying tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his death.
A Wellesley Centers for Women panel, featuring Wellesley basketball player Laura McGeary ’19 (center) and other speakers, discusses college basketball’s “March Madness” and the sociological and gender issues raised by college sports.
Viral video of Jada Wiltz ’22 finding out she was accepted to Wellesley is met by an outpouring of support from the College community and garners national media attention.
Wellesley thought leaders lend their expertise on a range of global issues, including Freedom Project visiting fellow Delaram Farzaneh who works to defend women’s and human rights in Iran.
A Massachusetts State House committee is reviewing a legislative initiative started by a Wellesley alumna to place Rosa Parks decals on MBTA buses.
As part of its spring 2018 season, Wellesley’s Davis Museum presents the first retrospective exhibition of photographer Clarence H. White’s work in several decades, Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895–1925.
Wellesley joins the unprecedented national protest against gun violence in tribute to the victims of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
As Wellesley digs out from another snow storm, witch hazel is in full bloom on campus.
VIDEO: Natalie Catalan ’18 explains how Career Education’s new site gave her the resources she needs to succeed as a Wellesley senior planning for life after college.
Wellesley faculty member leads archaeology class that excavates the grounds of the historic 1914 College Hall fire to find artifacts and learn about daily life.
VIDEO: Ashley Amoabeng ’21 wanted to find internship opportunities. Career Education’s website gave her a place to start looking.
Three Nor’easters later, Wellesley is a winter wonderland.
Wellesley College will be closed today, Tuesday, March 13 due to the snowstorm. All classes are cancelled. Stay safe!
Madeleine Albright ’59 and Wendy Sherman Speak to PRI’s “The World” in Conjunction with Their Visit to the Albright Institute’s Wintersession 2018
PRI’s The World and WBUR’s Radio Boston interviewed Madeleine Albright and Wendy Sherman about globalization, North Korea, #MeToo, and educating the next generation of women leaders at Wellesley, where they participated in a panel discussion on campus moderated by President Paula Johnson.
Snapchat Reporters give Parks and Recreation’s Galentine’s Day a Wellesley spin.
“The students find themselves activists fighting for a cause they believe in, very much like the woman whose name adorns their school.”—USA Today on the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, whose namesake graduated from Wellesley in 1912.
Wellesley contributes to a program that supplies nutritious food to individuals and households in the area.
Every year Wellesley Japan Club presents Yuki Matsuri, a festival that brings together the Wellesley community in celebration of Japanese culture.
Melissa Ludtke ’73 and her daughter, Maya Ludtke ’19, are teaching others about identity and contemporary China through their personal stories. They spoke with WBUR’s “All Things Considered” about a curriculum for students from middle school through college.
Whether on campus or across the world, winter games make a cold and snowy February go by a little faster.
After the recent death of the woman whose photograph inspired Rosie the Riveter, Wellesley faculty ponder the famous “We Can Do It!” poster.
A January 16 panel discussion titled “Beyond the Headlines: Understanding Korea” and moderated by Wellesley professor Katharine H.S. Moon featured Jieun Baek and Melissa Hanham, who spoke about their experiences living in and working with the people of North Korea.
See highlights from this year’s Wintersession in Berlin and explore the daily life, language, history, and culture of Germany through the eyes of student Instagram reporters.
Hillary Jordan ’84 is the author of Mudbound; Netflix released a movie adaptation of the novel in November that has received four Oscar nominations.
Sally Yates, former acting U.S. attorney general, encouraged Wellesley students to be their authentic selves.
Today we remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his 1967 remarks, “Where do we go from here?”