Category Archives: Education

Youth in Philanthropy program accepting apps from Wellesley high school aged youth

The Wellesley Youth Commission has teamed up again with the Foundation for MetroWest/Fund for Wellesley to offer a program called Youth in Philanthropy that’s open to students from Wellesley who attend public or private high schools. Beginning on Jan. 11, the program will be offered at the Wellesley Police Department from 7-8:30pm on Monday evenings. Applications to partake are due […]

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Timely talk: Former high-ranking State Dept. official speaking at Wellesley College Monday

Sorry for the short notice on this, but Wendy R. Sherman, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, will speak at 5pm at Wellesley College Monday, Nov. 16 about her experience leading the U.S. negotiating team on the Iran nuclear deal.  Sherman will also discuss how the Iran deal is related to the latest international […]

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A Civil War Christmas: an American Musical Celebration

Wellesley College Theatre presents A Civil War Christmas: an American Musical Celebration Directed by Nora Hussey Musical Direction by Jeanne Monroe Opens November 18 @ 7:00pm ~ Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre It’s 1864 and Washington, D.C. is settling down to the coldest Christmas Eve in years. In the White House, President and Mrs. Lincoln plot […]

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Deadline looms for Wellesley Public School system survey

Members of the Wellesley community are encouraged to spend 5 to 10 minutes taking a survey by Monday, Nov. 16 at 5pm to help the Wellesley Public School system understand how it’s doing on its strategic plan. The survey gauges how much importance the public places on the school system’s ability to prep students for […]

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Sir Salman Rushdie graces Wellesley stage

Partway through his appearance at Wellesley College Thursday night Sir Salman Rushdie, without necessarily knowing it, hit on a very Wellesley issue: Whether you can go home again. Every time we write about big changes in town, such as housing tear downs or the loss of an old school or town building, we receive comments […]

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Wellesley College students stand with Mizzou

When University of Missouri system president Tim Wolfe, along with another high-ranking administrator, resigned after students protested what they called the administration’s lackluster response to several high-profile racially charged incidents on campus, the reverberations were felt all the way to Wellesley. The series of unsettling events that made Mizzou students willing to go public and get […]

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It’s game on for Wellesley Cotillion

Last year at around this time, our mailman dropped a beautiful, heavy card stock invitation through our mail slot. It was a not-unexpected, graciously worded request for the presence of our eldest child (a junior at the time) at Cotillion, a formal dance for Wellesley’s juniors and seniors, and a tradition since the 1940s. This […]

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MassBay holds donor appreciation & scholarship awards event

From MassBay Community College: MassBay recently held its annual Donors Appreciation Dinner and Scholarship Awards night. Because of the generous donations received by the MassBay Foundation, we were able to award 79 students with scholarships totaling more than $50,000. Among the students who received these scholarships are single mothers, veterans and those who are first […]

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