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U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith Announced as Wellesley College’s 2018 Commencement Speaker

U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith Announced as Wellesley College’s 2018 Commencement Speaker. Exercises will take place on Friday, June 1, at 10:30 am.
30-Apr-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Former Vice President Al Gore to Galvanize the Next Generation of Climate Change Leaders at Wellesley College

Former Vice President Al Gore to Galvanize the Next Generation of Climate Change Leaders at Wellesley College
23-Apr-2018 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wellesley 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 first-of-its-kind gathering in the United States of some of the most influential voices in African women’s...
7-Mar-2018 5:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Can 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 career education model and its network of women, widely acknowledged as the most powerful...
1-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Wellesley'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

Wellesley, Mass. (January 3, 2017) — In January, Wellesley College will host several of the world’s most influential women, including Sally Yates, Wendy Sherman, Andrea Mitchell, Katharine H.S. Moon, and Madeleine Albright herself, as part of...
3-Jan-2018 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

New 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 numbers of accidental deaths by firearms – in both adults and children, according to a new study...
7-Dec-2017 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites


New Book Offers Insight Into Not-So-Funny Side of Comedy

Wellesley Professor of American Studies Takes Readers “Behind the Laughs” of a Sometimes Brutal Business
26-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


A Wellesley Researcher Studies Individual Differences in Ability to Recognize Faces

If a former classmate walks by you on the street and looks you in the face without saying so much as “hello,” don’t be dismayed. Same for a person you met at a party the night before.
11-Sep-2017 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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From Anita Hill to Christine Blasey Ford: How far have we really come?

20-Sep-2018 10:00 AM EDT


Wellesley Professor Discusses Boston Globe’s #FreePress Effort to Combat Anti-Media Rhetoric

16-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT


New Book by Wellesley College Political Scientist Holds Answers to How the Presidential Primary’s Populist Explosion Will Transform the General Election

As the author of the recently published Populism’s Power: Radical Grassroots Democracy in America, Wellesley College's Laura Grattan can articulate how intensified appeals to "rule by the people"—from Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders—have...
15-Jul-2016 8:45 AM EDT


How to Solve the Nation’s Math Crisis? Tap into Everyday Examples of Calculus in the World Around Us

A Wellesley College mathematics professor says that the key to reversing the country’s Math Crisis lies in tapping into the everyday examples of math hidden in the world around us and changing the way we instruct math in America's classrooms.
10-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT


Expert: #Wellesley Political Scientist @Hahriehan on #Grassroots Organizing; New Book Examines How Organizations Attract, Retain Activists

9-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT


Wellesley Expert for Comment on #SCOTUS #HobbyLobby Case

30-Jun-2014 3:00 PM EDT


Ebola Outbreak in Guinea: Wellesley Expert Available to Comment

28-Mar-2014 8:00 AM EDT

2014 #SOTU: Wellesley Experts Available to Comment on Topics in Obama's State of the Union Address

28-Jan-2014 1:00 PM EST

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Since 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in providing an excellent liberal arts education for women who will make a difference in the world. Its 500-acre campus near Boston is home to 2,400 undergraduate students from all 50 states and 75 countries.

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