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Jul 18, 2018, 10:30 ETWellesley College Completes Record-Setting Fundraising Campaign, Raises More than $500 Million--One Year Ahead of Schedule

Wellesley College, the leading liberal arts college for women, today announced a historic conclusion to its record-setting fundraising effort,...


Apr 30, 2018, 03:51 ETU.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith Announced As Wellesley College's 2018 Commencement Speaker

Tracy K. Smith, poet laureate of the United States and the Roger S. Berlind '52 Professor in the Humanities and director of the creative writing...


Apr 23, 2018, 01:53 ETFormer Vice President Al Gore To Galvanize The Next Generation Of Climate Change Leaders At Wellesley College

On April 25, Wellesley College will welcome former Vice President Al Gore to campus to speak about one of the most critical issues of our time: the...


Mar 08, 2018, 11:10 ETWellesley College Presents The First-Of-Its-Kind Convening Of The World's Most Influential Voices In African Women's Leadership

Wellesley College, widely recognized as the world's premier college for women, will present The African Women's Leadership Conference, a...


Mar 01, 2018, 01:07 ETCan A Website Close The Gender Pay Gap?

Wellesley College is launching a website that just might help get women closer to closing the gender wage gap--by leveraging the College's singular...


Jan 03, 2018, 05:58 ETWELLESLEY'S ALBRIGHT INSTITUTE PRESENTS Madeleine Albright, Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, Ambassador Wendy Sherman, NBC's Andrea Mitchell, And North Korea Expert Katharine H.S. Moon

In January, Wellesley College will host several of the world's most influential women, including Sally Yates, Wendy Sherman, Andrea Mitchell,...


Dec 07, 2017, 14:12 ETNew Wellesley Study, Published On Fifth Anniversary Of Sandy Hook Shooting, Shows Gun Sales Increased Significantly After Elementary School Massacre

The Sandy Hook school shooting five years ago prompted political response that led to significantly higher gun sales; and this resulted in greater...


Sep 26, 2017, 17:06 ETNew Book Offers Insight Into Not-So-Funny Side Of Comedy

Comedy might be funny, but it's no laughing matter—at least not when it comes to what's hidden behind the scenes. The humor business can often be...


Jul 19, 2017, 06:00 ETWhen Sizing Up Potential Friends And Mates, The Eyes Of Men And Women Move Differently

Beauty may not simply be in the eye of the beholder, but in his or her relational goals—according to findings of research just published in Archives...


Feb 21, 2017, 13:00 ETAlbright Institute At Wellesley College Assembles Experts For Public Dialogue On The Global Refugee Crisis

On Sunday, February 26, the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs at Wellesley College will convene two panels of international...


Feb 01, 2017, 14:30 ETHillary Rodham Clinton '69 Will Return to Wellesley College to Deliver 2017 Commencement Address

Hillary Rodham Clinton '69 will address the members of the Wellesley College Class of 2017 and an international audience of their family and friends...


Aug 16, 2016, 01:48 ETPractice For Life: Making Decisions In College, From Wellesley College And Bowdoin College Faculty, Presents Practical Advice, Surprising Research, And A Revolutionary Case For The Value Of Liberal Education

Key Takeaways for College Students: Becoming liberally educated is a complex and messy process involving making decisions--and learning from them....


Jul 15, 2016, 01:11 ETNew Book By Wellesley College Political Scientist Holds Answers To How The Presidential Primary's Populist Explosion Will Transform The General Election

As the election season moves into its new--and final--phase post-Conventions, one question must be urgently answered: What will become of the wave of ...


Apr 08, 2016, 04:16 ETLeader in Investments and Transformative Philanthropist Lulu Chow Wang '66 to be Wellesley College's 2016 Commencement Speaker

Lulu Chow Wang, one of the world's most influential women in investments and philanthropy, will address the members of the Wellesley College Class of ...


Apr 08, 2016, 01:07 ETLeader In Investments And Transformative Philanthropist Lulu Chow Wang '66 To Be Wellesley College's 2016 Commencement Speaker

Lulu Chow Wang, one of the world's most influential women in investments and philanthropy, will address the members of the Wellesley College Class of ...


Mar 28, 2016, 07:55 ETNew Study Finds That Despite More Women In Science, We Still Perceive Women To Be Incompatible With Stem Fields

Key Findings: People consistently perceive scientists to possess qualities that are culturally linked to stereotypes about men. Specific stereotypes...


Feb 23, 2016, 01:08 ETNew Study Finds Our Desire For 'Like-Minded Others' Is Hard-Wired, Controls Friend And Partner Choices

A path-breaking new study on how we seek similarity in relationships, co-authored by researchers at Wellesley College and the University of Kansas,...


Feb 11, 2016, 01:17 ETWellesley College Names Harvard's Paula A. Johnson Its 14th President

Paula A. Johnson, MD, MPH, a professor and faculty member at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has been...


Jan 06, 2016, 02:40 ETAlbright Institute At Wellesley College Brings Together World Leaders On Economic Development For Public Dialogue On Global Inequality

Several of the world's most influential leaders in global economic policy will take part in a public dialogue, entitled "Addressing Global...


Oct 26, 2015, 11:20 ETWellesley Announces Largest Donation In College History

Wellesley College, the leading liberal arts college for educating women, today announced a historic $50 million gift, given by two Wellesley...


Sep 22, 2015, 12:57 ETWilliams College And U.Va Adopt Wellesley's Quick College Cost Estimator

To help prospective students and their families more easily see what colleges will cost them, Williams College and the University of Virginia have...


Sep 18, 2015, 05:30 ETSalman Rushdie and Amitav Ghosh to Headline the Fall 2015 Distinguished Thinkers Program at Wellesley College

Wellesley College welcomes renowned writers Salman Rushdie and Amitav Ghosh to the Boston area this fall for the new program, entitled,...


Jul 02, 2015, 09:00 ETThe MasterCard Foundation Honors Lois Juliber '71 With $1 Million Grant To Wellesley College

At its Board meeting on June 24, The MasterCard Foundation announced a gift to Wellesley College given to honor the outgoing Chair of its Board of...


May 05, 2015, 08:00 ET3-D Fossil Scans, Virtual Visits To Archeological Sites And Simulated Excavations Are Highlights In Wellesley edX Course

Wellesley College has announced the second run of the popular WellesleyX course Anthropology 207x: Introduction to Human Evolution. The course, which ...


May 04, 2015, 01:22 ETNew Study Suggests that Rapid Innovation in Semiconductors Provides Hope for Better Economic Times Ahead

A new study coauthored by Wellesley economist, Professor Daniel E. Sichel, reveals that innovation in an important technology sector is happening...