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Composers descend upon Wellesley

The annual Composers Conference & Chamber Music Workshops is once again being hosted at Wellesley College, and as usual, the event (being held through Aug. 2) will include public access to free concerts (including Wednesday and Saturday at 8pm in the Chapel) and lectures. Big names at the event include David Sanford and Edward Jacobs. […]

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Wellesley College has shiny new boathouse

If you haven’t been for a trot around Lake Waban lately, you might be surprised to see the majorly renovated Butler boathouse that houses Wellesley College crew and sailing vessels. Campers use it during the summer. It would be sweet if local residents could use it too, but as far as I know, that’s not […]

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Just realized we have some pretty cool photos of Wellesley College’s Galen Tower

They’re all taken from the vista on Pond Road that looks across Lake Waban to the Wellesley College campus. Most taken early in the morning via an iPhone… and didn’t use any fancy filters.

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Another Wellesley North 40 milestone: P&S agreement set to be signed

Save the North 40 supporters are expected to attend Monday night’s Board of Selectmen’s meeting, where the town will officially, officially, officially buy the land from Wellesley College. A large portion of the property, which is near Morses Pond and along Weston Road, will remain open space, with some of the rest possibly being developed. […]

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Author Adichie dispenses wisdom to “privileged” Wellesley College grads

Here’s the transcript from author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s address at Friday’s Wellesley College commencement (Hey, I’m actually reading her latest book, Americanah and so far so good). A video of the speech is at the end of this post. Hello class of 2015. Congratulations! I have admired Wellesley—its mission, its story, its successes—for a long time and […]

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Wellesley College professor publishes children’s book

Wellesley College professors are well-versed in the concept of publish or perish and indeed, they are a life-affirming lot, putting out textbooks, novels, academic papers in all disciplines, and more. Generally, we let their writerly accomplishments pass without fanfare, unable to find enough of a Wellesley angle to warrant a post. Although undoubtably worthy works, […]

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Wellesley Summer Theatre to present Three Sisters, by Chekhov

The Wellesley Summer Theatre Company is gearing up to present Three Sisters, Chekhov’s classic 1901 portrait of Russia’s disappearing aristocratic class and its quest for meaning and fulfillment in the ever-changing modern world. The play is translated by Paul Schmidt and directed by Marta Rainer. May 21 — June 21, 2015 Thursday and Friday at 7pm, […]

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Wellesley College bell ringers to get Fancy and Toxic on Friday

You might hear more than the usual occasional ding-dong from the bells at Galen Tower on Wellesley College’s campus on Friday. The school’s Guild of Carrilonneurs has a full slate of music scheduled in honor of the last day of classes:

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