Category Archives: Wellesley College

Peter Pan flies into Wellesley this week

Wellesley Upstage presents: Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up A Play by J.M. Barrie Directed by Carrington OBrion ’15 October 23- 26 Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre, Wellesley College Evening: Thursday, Friday, Saturday @7pm Matinee: Saturday, Sunday @2pm Free for Wellesley, MIT, Babson and Olin students with ID; $5 general admission Email […]

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Wellesley Sleepwalker sculpture lives on as multimedia project

I’m really not quite sure how to describe this project from, other than to say it combines media coverage of the Wellesley College/Tony Matelli “Sleepwalker” sculpture and music. Who knows, maybe it will wind up in the Wellesley College Davis Museum. Sleepwalker media coverage: The remixes Reflecting on the Sleepwalker media frenzy at Wellesley […]

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Wellesley North 40 purchase plans: Hold everything!

The Town of Wellesley and Wellesley College have issued a joint statement regarding discussions by the school to sell the North 40 property and efforts by the town to be considered as a buyer. Concerns have been raised by the town and Save the North 40 backers that Wellesley College’s timetable of getting a deal […]

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Wellesley colleges crank out the tuition calculators

Wellesley College is touting its new and improved My inTuition calculator to determine how much it will cost to attend the private women’s institution. The school trumpeted the free tool a year ago too, and the calculator still promises to give you the info based on answered just 6 questions, but now also breaks out data on family […]

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Wellesley Steering Committee unanimously recommends town purchase North 40

The North 40 Steering Committee recommends that the Wellesley Board of Selectmen buy the Wellesley College property along Weston Road and Rte. 135 for municipal purposes: “The Committee has three core findings in making this recommendation: the site for over 130 years has been utilized as a Town asset and failure to acquire the site […]

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Fancy this: Charli XCX to perform in Wellesley

English singer and songwriter Charli XCX, who has written hits such as Icona Pop’s “I Love It” and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy”, will be appearing at Wellesley College on Sunday Oct. 5 at 7pm at Tishman Commons. She has a new album of her own coming out later in October. The show is free for Wellesley College students and costs […]

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You might think it’s much ado about nothing, but free Shakespeare is headed to Wellesley College

                        Actors from the London Stage ( will perform Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothing at Wellesley College’s Alumnae Hall on October 9-11, 7 pm., and the shows are free to the public.  The Actors From The London Stage (AFTLS) is one of the oldest and most […]

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Wellesley College rethinks itself in age of “gender fluidity”

Wellesley College President Kim Bottomly is leading a discussion at the school this year regarding exactly what it means to be a women’s college during a time when gender definitions are in flux. There’s no indication that the college, founded in 1870 as a women’s school, is going to open its doors wide to males. […]

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Colson Whitehead, Zadie Smith among authors visiting Wellesley

Wellesley College has a strong line-up of writers visiting during the upcoming school year, and the talks/discussions are free and open to the public. The Distinguished Writers Series at the Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities kicks off Oct. 7 with Colson Whitehead (Hey, I’ve actually read his Sag Harbor!) and features Zadie […]

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Friends of the North 40 fire up online petition, seek signatures

The Friends of the North 40 are resigned to the fact that Wellesley College wants to sell the 46-acre woodland property along Weston Road to raise funds for an expensive campus renewal project. So if the school must sell the land, they say, then sell it to a conservancy that will manage and preserve it […]

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