“Washington Post” Economics Correspondent Heather Long ’04 Says Her Liberal Arts Degree Prepared Her to Take LeapsFriday, February 21, 2020
Heather Long ’04, an economics correspondent at the Washington Post, talks about how a Calderwood seminar led her to journalism, the challenges currently facing her industry, and the importance of a liberal arts education in the 21st century.
Ellie Gibbs ’22 Can See Whole Worlds in a Single Yeast CellWednesday, February 19, 2020
Using Wellesley’s powerful atomic force microscope, Ellie Gibbs ’22 and John Goss, assistant professor of biological sciences, are examining how certain yeast cells restructure their walls to adjust to environmental stimuli.
New Davis Exhibit Showcases Works by Wellesley’s Faculty ArtistsFriday, February 14, 2020
The Davis Museum presents “Q20,” which highlights pieces by 10 Wellesley faculty members working in a wide variety of media.
Students Work with Nonprofits Focusing on Food Insecurity, Domestic Violence during Wintersession Alternative BreaksThursday, February 13, 2020
Working alongside community nonprofits in Maine, New York, and Massachusetts during Wintersession, students made a difference through direct service.
Simone Archer-Krauss ’19 on Harnessing the Power of Young Voters in ElectionsTuesday, February 11, 2020
Simone Archer-Krauss ’19 hits the snow-packed streets of Manchester, N.H., to mobilize young people to use their voice and vote in the New Hampshire primary and on Election Day 2020.
Just How Relevant Are the Oscars in 2020? Wellesley's Michael Jeffries Weighs InFriday, February 7, 2020
As the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony approaches on February 9, we check in with Professor Michael Jeffries to hear his thoughts on this year’s nominations, the current status of representation in the film industry, and whether the Oscars are still relevant in 2020.
Blue Student-Athletes Coach Local Girls to Celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports DayWednesday, February 5, 2020
Wellesley student-athletes welcomed 100 local girls to the College’s second annual sports clinic in celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day.
Students and Faculty to Deliver Recommendations to Board Subcommittee on Fossil Fuel InvestmentsTuesday, February 4, 2020
Wellesley students and faculty will present recommendations to a Board of Trustees subcommittee on February 5 regarding fossil fuel investments and addressing climate change on campus.
49ers’ Katie Sowers Is First Woman to Coach in a Super Bowl; Trailblazing Sportswriter Melissa Ludtke ’73 ReactsMonday, February 3, 2020
Melissa Ludtke ’73, the first woman sportswriter allowed inside a professional baseball locker room, talks about the 49ers’ Katie Sowers, who on February 2 became the first woman in NFL history to coach in a Super Bowl.
Wellesley and the University of Oxford Team Up to Research Political Polarization in the Digital AgeFriday, January 31, 2020
On the day the United Kingdom officially leaves the European Union, take a look at Wellesley’s ongoing research with Oxford University to better understand political polarization in the social media era.
France’s First Modern Novel Gets Its First Digital Bilingual EditionWednesday, January 29, 2020
Backed by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Hélène Bilis, associate professor of French, will work with a team of scholars to produce the first bilingual digital edition of “The Princess of Clèves,” the classic 1678 novel by French author Marie-Madeleine de Lafayette.
Wellesley’s Campus Springs to Life with the Start of the New SemesterMonday, January 27, 2020
Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center is a hub of activity once again as the spring 2020 semester begins.
That’s a Wrap! Albright Institute Concludes Annual Wintersession ProgramFriday, January 24, 2020
Two important milestones, the 25th anniversary of the UN Fourth World Conference on Women and the 10th anniversary of the Albright Institute, provided the major themes for this year’s Wintersession.
Wellesley Alumnae and Parents Partner with Career Education to Create Job Shadowing Program for StudentsWednesday, January 22, 2020
One hundred forty-five Wellesley students. Eighteen states. Four countries. Wellesley’s alumnae and parent volunteer network, together with Wellesley Career Education, hosted students in an inaugural career exploration and job shadowing program.
Students Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King through ServiceMonday, January 20, 2020
“Make it a day on, not a day off.” Now in its 25th year, the MLK Day of Service calls for increased service in our communities to honor and remember the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Trends to Watch in the Next Decade, Part 2: Families and Climate ChangeFriday, January 17, 2020
Faculty members from across disciplines at Wellesley, including women’s and gender studies, biological sciences, economics, and education, talk about changes they foresee in the decade to come. In Part 2, professors Rosanna Hertz, Andrea Sequeira, and Becca Selden weigh in.
Trends to Watch in the Next Decade, Part 1: Money, Equality, and EducationThursday, January 16, 2020
Faculty members from across disciplines at Wellesley, including women’s and gender studies, biological sciences, economics, and education, talk about changes they foresee in the decade to come. In Part 1, professors Olga Shurchkov, Kristin Butcher, and Soo Hong weigh in.
Boston Art Installation Inspired by Latin American “Sobremesa” Amplifies Community VoicesMonday, January 13, 2020
Residents of a Dorchester, Mass., neighborhood in Boston together with Wellesley professors Daniela Rivera and Jenny Olivia Johnson and their students created a one-time art installation and celebration of the community inspired by the Latin American cultural practice of sobremesa.
Ambassador Susan Rice Reflects on Political and Personal Lessons Learned at Albright Institute WintersessionFriday, January 10, 2020
As part of the Albright Institute Wintersession, Ambassador Susan Rice joined Professor Michael Jeffries on stage in Jewett Auditorium to discuss the lessons she’s learned from her personal and professional journeys.
When a Construction Site Becomes the ClassroomWednesday, January 8, 2020
Wellesley engineering students visited the Science Center construction site to watch workers perform a key test in the soil in preparation for a new foundation, and came away with a deeper understanding of the complexities of building.
Professors Kellie Carter Jackson and Dan Chiasson Share Favorite Books, Films, Podcasts of 2019Monday, January 6, 2020
Dan Chiasson, Lorraine C. Wang Professor of English, and Kellie Carter Jackson, Knafel Assistant Professor of Humanities and assistant professor of Africana studies, discuss some of the best books, shows, podcasts, and movies they came across in 2019.
2019 in Review: Wellesley’s Top News StoriesFriday, January 3, 2020
New year, new decade! Before we go forward, let’s take a look back at 10 of Wellesley’s top news stories of 2019.