Nutrition Shock: How an Abundance of Food Can Lead to an Increase in Chronic DiseaseThursday, April 18, 2019
Wellesley professor Gauri Kartini Shastry studies India’s Green Revolution to find a connection between a dramatic increase in the production of food grains and growth in chronic diseases—an unintended impact.
On National Haiku Poetry Day, Wellesley Shines a Spotlight on the Book Arts LabWednesday, April 17, 2019
The Book Arts Program provides Wellesley students with unique opportunities in hands-on studio art as well as historical and literary scholarship.
Paige Hauke ’19 Wins Wellesley’s 124th Annual Hooprolling CompetitionTuesday, April 16, 2019
A beloved Wellesley tradition since 1895, Hooprolling is a fun and friendly competition for graduating seniors. Congratulations to this year’s winner, Paige Hauke ’19!
Wellesley Professor and First-Time Marathoner Produces Running-Themed Science PodcastMonday, April 15, 2019
Adam Van Arsdale’s podcast, “Running for Science: Science for Running,” explores running through the lens of evolutionary science. This is Van Arsdale’s (center) first Boston Marathon.
Anita Hill Is Wellesley’s 2019 Commencement SpeakerFriday, April 12, 2019
Anita Hill, the renowned activist, attorney, and educator whose courage has inspired generations, will address the graduates at Wellesley’s 141st commencement exercises.
Wellesley Student Improv Group Is Dead Serious About New Schedule UpgradesThursday, April 11, 2019
The improvisational comedy troupe Dead Serious is here to ease your worries about the upcoming changes to the fall class schedule.
Old Trees Have New Home in Wellesley’s Global Flora GreenhouseWednesday, April 10, 2019
The storied Durant Camellia and three other trees now make their home in the new greenhouse.
Poets Pair with Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative to Bring Writing Workshop to WellesleyTuesday, April 9, 2019
Internationally renowned poetry duo Climbing PoeTree visits Wellesley to perform and work with students on examining and articulating connections between place and poetry.
Two Wellesley Seniors Receive Prestigious Watson FellowshipsMonday, April 8, 2019
As Watson Fellows, Lucy Wanzer ’19 and Sophia Zupanc ’19 will spend a year traveling and studying abroad.
Washington Post Asks Wellesley Economics Professor about Gender Quotas in GovernmentFriday, April 5, 2019
Olga Shurchkov, Wellesley associate professor of economics, weighs in on a method for achieving gender equality in the workplace.
Journalist Sonia Nazario Kicks Off Latinx Month at Wellesley with Keynote SpeechThursday, April 4, 2019
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario, a champion of telling immigrant stories, addressed the Wellesley community in her keynote address for Latinx Month.
Fontbonne Academy Students Learn about Careers in Construction on Wellesley VisitWednesday, April 3, 2019
High school students from the all-girls Fontbonne Academy toured Wellesley’s Science Center construction site.
Five Tips for Using the New Course ScheduleTuesday, April 2, 2019
This fall, Wellesley will have a new course schedule—thanks to the first significant schedule update in 20 years—to better serve the needs of today’s students and faculty.
Wellesley Kicks Off National Poetry Month with Poetry on the T, Community EventsMonday, April 1, 2019
As Wellesley celebrates National Poetry Month this April, more than two dozen community members are taking part in a collaboration with Mass Poetry that brings poetry from campus to the MBTA.
Clare Egan ’10 Places Third in Biathlon World CupFriday, March 29, 2019
Claire Egan ’10, Wellesley’s first alumna U.S. Winter Olympian, finished third at the Biathlon World Cup in Norway, marking her third top-10 finish of the season.
Wellesley Psychology Professor Finds that Culture and Status Relate To How Parents Express Emotions to ChildrenThursday, March 28, 2019
Stephen Chen, Wellesley assistant professor of psychology, studies emotional expressiveness among Chinese-American families.
Wellesley Students Participate in Alternative Spring Break Trips to D.C. and North CarolinaWednesday, March 27, 2019
Students in Washington, D.C., buy groceries in preparation for a week of service with a variety of community partners where they are exploring issues of sustainable housing and helping to provide basic necessities to Washington’s homeless population.
Get Up and Grow: Environmental Studies Professor Discusses Garlic Mustard ResearchTuesday, March 26, 2019
How does the environment influence the ability of plant populations to persist or fail? Alden Griffith, assistant professor of environmental studies, talks to “Wellesley” magazine about his large-scale field experiment featuring the invasive plant species garlic mustard.
Wellesley Professor Emeritus Explains How Political Novels of the Past Can Inform Our PresentMonday, March 25, 2019
Listen to Jens Kruse, professor emeritus of German, and Sanja Jagesic ’08 discuss novels of dictatorship and the insights they can offer contemporary readers.
Wellesley Women Were Pioneers in Code Breaking and Code MakingFriday, March 22, 2019
Wellesley women contributed to code breaking during World War II and to breakthroughs in early computer science.
Wellesley Welcomes the Class of 2023!Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Welcome Class of 2023! First-years were selected from the second largest applicant pool in College history.
Jane Mayer Delivers Wellesley’s 2019 Wilson LectureWednesday, March 20, 2019
The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer addressed a sold-out house on March 19 as this year’s Wilson Lecturer. Her talk, “Fake News and Alternative Facts: The War on Truth and Politics in Academia,” touched on her long career in investigative journalism and her hopes for the future of her field.
Ahead of the 2019 Wilson Lecture, a Look at Student Journalism at WellesleyTuesday, March 19, 2019
As Wellesley prepares to welcome renowned journalist Jane Mayer for the 2019 Wilson lecture, take a look at the College’s student-run publications and media outlets.
Wellesley’s Housing Selection Process Goes Online with New PortalMonday, March 18, 2019
The new StarRez housing selection system will help students figure out where to live and with whom—with no lottery.
As One of Wellesley’s Master Plumbers, Leslie Pano ’77 Knows the College’s Inner WorkingsFriday, March 15, 2019
Leslie Pano ’77, who has worked at the College for over four decades, talks about her path from graduation to her current role as one of Wellesley’s master plumbers.
Wellesley Alum Competes on the Food Network’s “Chopped”Thursday, March 14, 2019
Her passion for food inspired Judy Yao ’15 to work with immigrant food entrepreneurs and led to an appearance on the Food Network’s “Chopped.”
At 2019 Nightmarket, the Taiwanese Cultural Organization Brought the Traditional Taiwanese Street Market to WellesleyWednesday, March 13, 2019
In a celebration of Taiwanese cuisine and culture, Wellesley’s Taiwanese Cultural Organization (TCO) recreated a traditional night market and invited the Wellesley community to an evening of food, games, and performances.
African American Trail Project Includes Wellesley’s First Black AlumnaTuesday, March 12, 2019
Wellesley is marked on the path of the African American Trail Project, which mentions Harriet Rice, Wellesley class of 1887 and the College’s first African American graduate.
Wellesley Students Celebrate Campus Trans Community with Photo ExhibitionMonday, March 11, 2019
Wellesley students kick off the Trans Day of Visibility Campaign with a portrait exhibition that celebrates trans lives and raises awareness of Wellesley’s trans community.
President Paula A. Johnson sits down with influential women leaders in a series of interviews, exploring their early career influences, groundbreaking achievements, and their thoughts on the future of leadershipFriday, March 8, 2019
On International Women’s Day, Wellesley launches a new interview series, WellesleyAsks, to recognize—and learn from—women who are changing the world.
Balance Health Educators Host Sleep Health Panel, Bringing Focus to the Importance of Sleep in Overall Health and WellnessThursday, March 7, 2019
Wellesley students, faculty, and Stone Center staff come together in pajamas to discuss meaningful steps to better manage stress and anxiety, and the critical role sleep plays in immune function, metabolism, and other vital functions.
Zoë Sobel ’14 Is First Alumna to Be Named a Luce Scholar in 10 YearsWednesday, March 6, 2019
Radio journalist Zoë Sobel ’14 was awarded a Luce scholarship to work and study in Asia. She is Wellesley’s first Luce Scholar in 10 years.
Wellesley Alum Prompts Massachusetts Leaders to Honor Rosa Parks on MBTA BusesTuesday, March 5, 2019
Natalie Ornell ’12 succeeds in her campaign to honor Rosa Parks on MBTA buses.
Wellesley Professor Analyzes Second North Korea Summit in Media AppearancesMonday, March 4, 2019
Leaders from the United States and North Korea met in Hanoi, Vietnam, for their second summit last week. Wellesley professor of political science Katharine Moon commented on its potential outcomes in several media outlets.
“Wellesley” Magazine Follows Two Alumnae Candidates in the 2018 Midterm ElectionsFriday, March 1, 2019
Part of the wave of women who ran for public office in 2018, Liz Miranda ’02 and Lisa Shin ’91 never dreamed they’d enter the political arena. The winter 2019 issue of “Wellesley” magazine takes a look at their campaigns for seats in their states’ legislatures.
Wellesley Professor Writes about the Tactical Use of Violence by Black AbolitionistsThursday, February 28, 2019
In her new book, Kellie Carter Jackson, assistant professor of Africana studies at Wellesley, provides the first historical analysis of the use of political violence among antebellum black activists.
Wellesley Professor Talks with Philadelphia Public Radio about Mathematical Principles in Daily LifeWednesday, February 27, 2019
Math Professor Oscar Fernandez says mathematical applications are all around us.
Wellesley to Host Panel Discussion on the Future of ImmigrationTuesday, February 26, 2019
Slater International Center’s new director, Tana Ruegamer, speaks to the Daily Shot about the upcoming panel “The Changing Landscape of Immigration: Beyond the Headlines.”
3D Model of Wellesley’s New Science Center on View in ClappMonday, February 25, 2019
A 3D model of the next-generation Science Center now lives in Clapp Library for the campus community to admire.
Wellesley Professor Discusses the Oscars and Diversity in the Film Industry on WGBHFriday, February 22, 2019
Ahead of the 91st Academy Awards on February 24, Wellesley professor Michael Jeffries looks back at the #OscarsSoWhite campaign and efforts to increase the diversity of Oscar nominees and the film industry itself.
Wellesley’s Elbert Collection Offers a Treasure Trove of Historic African American Historical LiteratureThursday, February 21, 2019
A rare collection of literature was donated to Wellesley by the second African American woman to graduate from the College.
Wellesley Biologist Talks with the CBC about Threats to Honey Bees’ SurvivalWednesday, February 20, 2019
Biology professor Heather Mattila (pictured) says pesticides, weather, and parasites are endangering the North American honey bee population.
Wellesley Receives Plaque from Museum Dedicated to World-Renowned Chinese Author Bingxin M.A. ’26Tuesday, February 19, 2019
At the start of Chinese New Year, President Paula Johnson received a plaque from the Bingxin Literature Museum in honor of a legendary Wellesley alumna and writer.
Wellesley Revels in the Return of the Winter CarnivalFriday, February 15, 2019
After more than a 20-year hiatus, Winter Carnival returned to Wellesley. Students gathered at Davis Plaza on February 8 for an evening of ice skating, hot cocoa, a Wellesley-themed ice sculpture, and a cappella song.
Wellesley Alumnae Exchange Valentine’s Day GreetingsThursday, February 14, 2019
Handwritten Valentine’s Day notes connect Wellesley alumnae from across the generations.
Wellesley Professor Discusses Global Economics in Wake of DavosWednesday, February 13, 2019
In the wake of the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Wellesley’s Quinn Slobodian weighs in on global economics, globalization, and the impact of climate change on economic growth.
Nine Wellesley Honors Students Received Inaugural Samuel and Hilda Levitt Fellowships in 2018Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Recipients of the Samuel and Hilda Levitt Fellowships, awarded for the first time in spring 2018, represent the breadth of Wellesley’s academic disciplines and a commitment to service.
PERA Hosts Youth Sports Clinic to Celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports DayMonday, February 11, 2019
Wellesley welcomed more than 60 local athletes to campus for National Girls and Women in Sports Day. The girls practiced skills with Wellesley student-athletes at a youth sports clinic and cheered on the Blue basketball team.
Ally Svenson ’89, Co-Founder of MOD Pizza, Leads with PurposeFriday, February 8, 2019
Ally Svenson ’89 (center), co-founder and chief purpose officer of the fast-casual pizza chain MOD Pizza, speaks to the Daily Shot about leadership through service.
Wellesley Professor Katharine H.S. Moon to Deliver 2019 Distinguished Faculty LectureThursday, February 7, 2019
Katharine H.S. Moon, professor of political science, will deliver the 2019 Distinguished Faculty Lecture at Wellesley College, on “Friending Your Enemy: Dialogue with North Korea, Engaging the Other.”
Wellesley Celebrates Black History Month with Theme “Black Migration: New Destinations, New Realities”Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Wellesley’s Black History Month activities and programs will focus on the black diaspora.
Acclaimed Journalist Jane Mayer to Deliver 2019 Wilson LectureMonday, February 4, 2019
Wellesley class of 1910 alumna Carolyn Wilson—a groundbreaking journalist and war correspondent—endowed the Wilson Lecture to give students a chance to hear directly from influential public figures. On March 19, the “New Yorker’s” Jane Mayer—a groundbreaking journalist and war correspondent—will deliver this year’s lecture.
Local High School Students Tour Wellesley’s Science Center Construction ProjectSaturday, February 2, 2019
A group of young women from Jeremiah E. Burke High School visited Wellesley’s Science Center project and learned about careers in the construction field.
Wellesley First-Years Learn the Rigors of Research at Biochemistry Boot CampFriday, February 1, 2019
A group of first-year students spent part of Wintersession learning what it means to be a research scientist.
Wellesley Students Make a Difference on Wintersession Alternative Break TripsThursday, January 31, 2019
Thirty-five students spent Wintersession on Alternative Break trips working with nonprofit organizations in the Northeast.
Construction to Begin on Turf Field at Wellesley This SummerWednesday, January 30, 2019
Thanks to a generous gift from Alice Lehmann Butler ’53 and her husband, John Butler (pictured at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Butler Boathouse in 2015), Wellesley will begin construction this summer on a new turf field and lights.
Wellesley Faculty Practice Teamwork at Science Education Retreat for Inclusive ExcellenceTuesday, January 29, 2019
Wellesley faculty members participated in team-building exercises during a five-day retreat to promote inclusive excellence in the classroom.
WBUR, the Atlantic, and NBC Ask Professor Rosanna Hertz about Donor-Sibling NetworksMonday, January 28, 2019
Children of the same donor and their parents are redefining kinship, expanding the concept of family, says Wellesley’s Rosanna Hertz (center).
Distinguished Speakers Discuss New Challenges to Democracy at Albright InstituteFriday, January 25, 2019
This year’s Albright Institute Wintersession event brought some of the world’s most influential leaders to Wellesley, including Judy Woodruff, John Podesta, Samantha Power, Cass Sunstein, and Madeleine Korbel Albright ’59 herself, to address current issues facing our democracy.
During Winter Break, Wellesley Career Education Retreat Helps Sophomores Plan for the FutureThursday, January 24, 2019
For one group of sophomores, their career journey begins with the Luminare Retreat over winter break.
Do Glasses-Wearing Candidates Have an Edge? Wellesley Professor Weighs InWednesday, January 23, 2019
Wellesley professor Olga Shurchkov recently spoke to CNBC about new research from two European universities that looked at whether wearing glasses could help candidates win an election.
At Boston’s 2019 MLK Memorial Breakfast, President Johnson Encouraged Attendees to Carry on King’s VisionTuesday, January 22, 2019
On January 21, President Paula A. Johnson joined leaders from across Massachusetts at the 2019 MLK Memorial Breakfast. In her address to more than 1,000 business, civic, community, and religious leaders, President Johnson spoke about carrying King’s vision forward for future generations.
Wellesley President Paula A. Johnson Joins Massachusetts Leaders to Honor Martin Luther King Jr.Monday, January 21, 2019
In Boston at the nation’s longest-running breakfast honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Wellesley President Paula A. Johnson will address an audience of roughly 1,000 including business, civic, community, and religious leaders who pledge to carry on King’s work.
On Horseback with the Lakota Sioux, Wellesley Professor Honors Those Killed in the Wounded Knee MassacreFriday, January 18, 2019
Wellesley professor Elena Creef’s (center) interest in the Lakota Sioux has inspired her to develop new courses and take her students to visit North and South Dakota during spring break.
WellesleyX Italian Courses Reach Over 125,000 Students WorldwideThursday, January 17, 2019
Two years after its launch, WellesleyX Italian courses have reached over 125,000 students in nearly 200 countries, offering unprecedented access to high-quality language classes, and positioning Wellesley as an innovator among higher ed institutions in online language instruction.
Wellesley Professors Explore Rise and Decline of Global PowersWednesday, January 16, 2019
In their new books, Wellesley College political science professors Stacie Goddard and Paul MacDonald investigate rising powers and world order, great power transitions globally, and the impact on international relations and current events.
The Davis Museum Gets an Iconic Art Treasure from the College’s French HouseTuesday, January 15, 2019
A midcentury Air France advertising poster depicting the legendary Lourdes apparitions is moving from the French House to the Davis Museum.
Wellesley Celebrates Alumnae Elected to Public Office in Year of Historic FirstsFriday, January 11, 2019
Seven Wellesley alumnae have been sworn into political office this year after the history-making 2018 midterm elections.
Wellesley Professor’s Data Visualization App Helps Users Create Compelling GraphsThursday, January 10, 2019
With ShowMyData.org, a new suite of free data visualization web apps developed by Wellesley associate professor of psychology Jeremy Wilmer, anyone can create and download best-practice graphs.
Wellesley Collaborates with Glasswing Ventures to Engage Students in Artificial IntelligenceWednesday, January 9, 2019
Wellesley and Glasswing Ventures, a venture capital firm founded by Rudina Seseri ’00, collaborated on an independent study course that asked students to develop a machine learning model to support startup investing.
BBC Features Wellesley Professor’s Perspective on Popularity of Chinese Science Fiction and Fantasy WritingTuesday, January 8, 2019
Wellesley College professor of Chinese Mingwei Song says writers from China and other cultures are diversifying genres, like science fiction and fantasy, historically dominated by Westerners.
A Wonder of Ice and Snow: Alaska’s Wellesley GlacierMonday, January 7, 2019
Did you know there is a glacier named after Wellesley College in Alaska’s Prince William Sound? Read more about the historic Harriman Expedition, which included naturalist John Muir, co-founder of the Sierra Club, that charted the area for the first time.
Wellesley Professor’s Research Featured in “Wall Street Journal” ArticleFriday, January 4, 2019
Why are Americans working longer in life? Wellesley economics professor Courtney Coile’s recent research, featured in the Wall Street Journal, sheds some light.
Wintersession 2019 Begins at WellesleyThursday, January 3, 2019
Welcome back to campus for Wintersession 2019! To mark the occasion, check out this wintery Wellesley scene from 50 years ago.
A Year in Review: 2018 at WellesleyWednesday, January 2, 2019
As 2019 begins, take another look at a few moments from Wellesley College in 2018.