Wellesley Students in the News
Wellesley Senior Presents at Middle Eastern Studies Conference in Qatar
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Mary Kenefake ’13 is in Doha this week, presenting her paper, “The Socioeconomic Transformation of Iran: Reform and Revolution 1973–1985.”
Wellesley Student Wins Prestigious MIT Music Award
March 15, 2013
Audrey Wozniak ‘14 recently won the MIT Concerto Competition as a solo violinist. The competition is open to MIT students and MIT Symphony Orchestra (MITSO) members. Wozniak expressed surprise in winning the competition, including that she was “particularly surprised since [she is] not an MIT student.”
Wellesley Women Help Further Goals of WPSP
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Women in Public Service Project brings Wellesley students and alums together with global women leaders. Shradha Basnyat ’13 (center) spoke on a panel with Director of WPSP Rangita de Silva de Alwis and Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara D. Sonenshine.
24-Hour Shakespeare Returns to Wellesley
March 1, 2013
The Wellesley College Shakespeare Society, joined by the community, will read (continuously) the complete works of Shakespeare from Friday, March 1, at noon to Saturday at noon. Come to the Shakespeare Society House and read an entire play or two lines of a sonnet to help out. Free; open to public.
Shakespeare and Company Brings A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Wellesley
February 25, 2013
Shakespeare’s romantic comedy takes the stage in Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Auditorium on Monday, February 25, at 7:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Festival of Dance Showcases Wellesley’s Dance Prowess
February 22, 2013
Wellesley’s first Festival of Dance takes places February 23, 2013, with workshops and a collaborative night of performance by a dozen Wellesley dance organizations and several Wellesley musical orgs.
International Mother Language Day at Wellesley
February 21, 2013
Wellesley marks International Mother Language Day, thanks to the leadership of the newly formed Bangladeshi Student Association, for whom Language Movement Day is a national holiday.
Wintersession in Morocco Program Inspires Students
February 1, 2013
Fifteen Wellesley students started Spring semester this week fresh off an illuminating Wintersession program in Morocco.
Anthropology Fieldwork in Iceland: Summer Session
January 28, 2013
Students from Anthropology 299: Home and Away, a 2012 Summer Session course, conducted anthropological fieldwork in Grimsey, Iceland, a remote island (population 86) 25 miles off Iceland's northern coast to study interactions between humans and their environment.
CWS Sponsors Wintersession Service Trip
January 25, 2013
During the last week of Wintersession, a group of 17 Wellesley students and three staff members traveled to New Orleans for the Center for Work and Service’s seventh annual Habitat for Humanity service trip.
First Freedom Project Wintersession Institute Underway at Wellesley
January 23, 2013
In the first annual Freedom Project Wintersession Institute, 15 selected students participate in an intensive, five-day seminar with leaders in the field of libertarian and classical liberal thought.
January 22, 2013
Twelve students from Wellesley, Olin, and Babson colleges worked together for two weeks on a consulting project for Practically Green, a Boston-based sustainability company.
Wellesley Hosts Seven Sisters Swimming and Diving Championships
January 17, 2013
Come cheer on the Blue as the squad seeks its 21st—and 16th consecutive—Seven Sisters Championship title this weekend in Chandler Pool. Events start at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Wellesley Summer Theatre Presents 'Holiday'
January 10, 2013
A nationally acclaimed performing arts group that provides students the chance to work with professional actors, Wellesley Summer Theatre presents a 1920s classic comedy by Philip Barry , opening January 10 and running through February 3, 2013 .
2013 Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs Opens
January 7, 2013
The fourth annual Albright Institute Winterssession program kicks off on January 7. Meet the 40 young women selected as this year's Albright Institute Fellows.
Season's Greetings from Wellesley College
December 24, 2012
Should old acquaintance be forgot? Certainly not. Current and past students join forces across the decades to send Wellesley cheer in video format.
New View of Lake Waban: Bathymetric Style
December 21, 2012
A tool devised by Caroline Templeton '14, and used by Assistant Professor of Geosciences Katrin Monecke's Sedimentation class, created this map indicating Lake Waban consists of two sub-basins and a probable deepest point of 12.2 meters.
Skip the Library (Sometimes) and Go to the Show
December 20, 2012
"When final exams and papers clutter your calendar, it’s easy to ignore the fliers for concerts, plays, and lectures on campus. But should you?" Gabrielle Linnell '13 posed that question to USA Today College readers, and offered five reasons to skip the library and go to the show.
Primal Scream Lets Off Reading Period Steam
December 14, 2012
After burning the midnight oil in preparation for finals week, Wellesley students in recent decades follow the tradition of Primal Scream. At midnight on the last day of reading period, students stop what they're doing, step outside, and let it all out. Listen!
Wellesley Upstage Presents "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"
December 7, 2012
Alexa Keegan '14 directs The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a hilarious musical production from Wellesley Upstage, the student theatre group at Wellesley College. Shows run December 7-9.
Wellesley Junior Wins Major Environmental Fellowship
December 6, 2012
Ellen Bechtel ’14 was recently awarded a $48,500 Greater Research Opportunities fellowship from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
"Mosaic: Redefining Vintage Wellesley" Filled Tishman Commons
December 5, 2012
The exhibit, organized by Meredyth Grange '14 and subtitled A Photo Exhibit of Wellesley Students of Color from the 1920s-1980s, included approximately 100 photographs from the Wellesley College Archives.
Swimmer Dorothy Ren ’16 Breaks 19-Year-Old Wellesley Record
November 30, 2012
Wellesley Swimming & Diving starts the season with dominant performances from a strong core of returners and many promising first-years.
Student Art Installation Transforms Vacant Space in Wellesley Center
November 28, 2012
Part of a community art project, students in Assistant Professor of Art Daniela Rivera's Advanced Drawing created an installation at a vacant storefront in Wellesley Center, by reacting to the empty space.
2013-2014 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Nominees Named
November 27, 2012
The 2013-2014 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship nominees have been announced. Seniors Alice Choe, Carolyn Bonner Campbell, Alyssa “Elle” Wibisono and Pratibha Chauhan are among 150 students who will compete for 40 fellowships
Wellesley Scores Big at International Synthetic Biology Competition
November 20, 2012
At the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition, Wellesley won three awards in software design and received gold medals in both Regional and World Championship levels.
Happy Thanksgiving Break, Wellesley!
November 18, 2012
Autumn fun and a home-cooked dinner can offer a nice change of pace for hard-working students, even if they don't go home for the holiday: An Alumnae Association program matches students with local families for Thanksgiving.
Four Seniors Awarded Daniels Fellowships
November 13, 2012
Fellowships for the academic year 2012-2013, in the amount of $3,000 each to pursue an original project, have been awarded to Carly Gayle, Megan Wilson, Christine Oh, and Andrea Kine.
Student and Alum Co-Curate Political Cartoon Exhibit
November 5, 2012
Tanekwah Hinds ’15 and Ann H. Sievers ’69, director of the University of St. Joseph Art Gallery in West Hartford, Conn., co-curated The Noise of Democracy: Thomas Nast and the Elections of 1872 and 1876, which runs through December 9.
Happy Halloween from Wellesley's Bell Tower
October 31, 2012
Seasonal spookiness welcomed those who braved the spine-chilling climb to Wellesley's carillon, high up in Galen Stone Tower, on October 28. Ghostly decorations and creepy tunes (played live) rang out during the College Guild of Carilloneurs' Halloween Haunted Tower.
Tanner Conference Showcases Integration of Liberal Arts and World Experience
October 30, 2012
Tanner 2012 runs as scheduled in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, providing a forum for students and alumnae to reflect upon, analyze, and share their off-campus experiences with the College community.
Fall Frenzy Weekend Gets Loud
October 26, 2012
Schneider Board of Governors and College Government host "the concert of the season" on October 27, with headliner Dragonette and The White Panda.
Gabrielle Linnell '13: People Who Can't Even Vote
October 22, 2012
A short exchange between an audience member and usher at the Oct. 15 congressional debate had a big impact on one student in the audience. In a blog published by the Huffington Post, Gabrielle Linnell '13 makes a case for "The People Who Can't Even Vote."
Partnerships for Diversity and Inclusion Host 1st Event
October 16, 2012
"Diversity bracelets" (each one different) are tangible reminders of the experiential takeaways for participants in Wellesley's Partnerships for Diversity and Inclusion's event on October 16. Workshops, lectures, activity kiosks, displays, and more are offered across campus.
October 10 Is Lake Day 2012 at Wellesley College
October 10, 2012
The Schneider Board of Governors hosts Lake Day 2012, “Greased Lightnin’,” on Wednesday afternoon. A much-loved Wellesley tradition, the exact date and theme of the day of fun and relaxation aren't revealed until the night before.
Wellesley Celebrates Family & Friends and Homecoming Weekend
October 2, 2012
The sophomore class followed tradition, planting its class tree during Family & Friends and Homecoming Weekend, using the venerated spade used since the turn of the last century.
Wellesley Senior Among World's Top Chess Players
September 28, 2012
Russian and philosophy major Anya Corke ’13 is a world class chess player. She represented England in the World Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey, earlier this month.
Wellesley Student Wins International Science Essay Contest
September 21, 2012
Yong Wei Chong Gabrielle ’14 was awarded the $50,000 first prize for college students in the New Frontiers in Astronomy and Cosmology International Science Essay Competition on the Nature of our Universe and its Habitats.
Wellesley Celebrates Flower Sunday
September 10, 2012
September 9 was Flower Sunday at Wellesley College. This multifaith gathering of the community is the oldest tradition at Wellesley, dating back to 1875.
New Bike Share Program Rolls into Wellesley
September 5, 2012
Students submitted a proposal to the Sustainable Advisory Committee and were awarded a grant from The Class of 1957 Green Fund to launch a new bike share on September 12. Bicycle usage is free with registration for Wellesley community members.
August 31, 2012
As Orientation activities wrap up, Wellesley's newest students get ready for first semester. The 586 members of the class of 2016—leaders, athletes, researchers, performers, caregivers, and adventurers—come from 39 states and 34 different countries.
Wellesley Welcomes the Class of 2016
August 27, 2012
Wellesley welcomes the class of 2016! Here First-Year Mentors Emily Gell '14 and Emily Erdman '13 write letters to new students. Check out today's schedule of events.
Wellesley Student Highlights Women in NBC Olympics Video
August 17, 2012
Wellesley junior Alex Azzi produced highlight videos for NBC Olympics, including a feature narrated by Laila Ali (right) and highlighted on NBCOlympics.com's homepage.
Lumpkin Summer Interns Conclude Successful Program
August 9, 2012
Working with children at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center was just one of the life-changing experiences for Wellesley students involved in the Lumpkin Summer Institute for Service Learning.
Students Present Summer Research Results
August 6, 2012
Wellesley's Summer Research Program, with 135 student researchers, wrapped up last week with Summer Research Poster Session 2012, featuring 97 presentions in the Science Center.
Campus Tours in Full Swing
August 3, 2012
August is high season for college visits by high school students and their families, and Wellesley gets its share of this traffic. Students Shirley Li '15 and Amy Wang '13 talk about the tour guide experience.
Students Lead Neuroscience Workshop for Kids
August 1, 2012
The Young Scientist Neuroscience Lab, a free Saturday afternoon program for kids run by students, was the brainchild of Wellesley's Neuroscience Club president, Kia Salehi '13 (second from right). She hopes to repeat the successful event in the fall.
Wellesley Student Charms the Late Late Show
July 16, 2012
During a recent taping of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, environmental studies major and Shakespeare Society member Stephanie Gebhardt '14 was selected for an impromptu interview.
Wellesley's Organic Farming Blog Gets Kudos
July 10, 2012
BostInno recently recognized student blogs "that keep you salivating." Among them it noted Regeneration Farm, whose blog is titled Organic Farming at Wellesley.
Students and Grads Work on Museum Internships
June 26, 2012
Wellesley students join Davis Museum staff for 10 weeks of hands-on professional experience. The residential, paid internship gives them marketable skills and exposure to museum policies and practices.
Wellesley Summer Theatre Presents "And a Nightingale Sang"
June 21, 2012
A bittersweet comedy about life on Britain's WWII homefront with a quirky cast of lovable characters runs Thursday through Sunday in Wellesley's Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre.
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