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Albright headlines poverty panel at Wellesley College this Thursday

Wellesley College welcomes former Secretary of State and Class of 1959 alumna Madeleine Korbel Albright back to campus for the 2015 Albright Institute Wintersession. On Jan. 22, Albright joins Elizabeth Cousens, U.S. Representative on the UN Economic and Social Council and Alternate Representative to the UN General Assembly, and Dr. Homi Kharas, a Brookings Institution […]

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Top 10 Most Read Swellesley Stories of 2014

We just cruised through Google Analytics to see what our most-read stories of 2014 were, and while we can account for our tastes, we can’t account for yours… 1. Nearly Naked, “Sleepwalker” zombie sculpture triggers debate at Wellesley College 2. White Mountain Creamery Melts Down in Wellesley Square 3. How Can Whole Foods Afford to […]

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Wellesley Summer Theatre presents Virginia Woolf’s Orlando

Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, adapted by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Nora Hussey January 8 – February 2. 2015 Evenings: Thursday, Friday, & Saturday @ 7pm Matinees: Saturday & Sunday @ 2pm Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre Boston-area premiere of this gender-flipping novel-turned-play. $20 General Admission $10 for Seniors and Students To make a reservation call the box […]

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Top Wellesley stories of 2014: E. coli, North 40, booze & more

All politics is local: Two locals — Gubernatorial candidate Joe Avellone and Treasurer candidate Mike Heffernan — took a run at statewide offices. Neither won, though a slew of Wellesleyites were called on to advise new Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker as he transitions into office. Locally, Gig Babson ended her nine-year streak on the Board of Selectmen […]

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Madeleine Albright returning to Wellesley

Wellesley College welcomes former Secretary of State and Class of 1959 alumna Madeleine Korbel Albright back to campus for the 2015 Albright Institute Wintersession. On Jan. 22, Albright joins Elizabeth Cousens, U.S. Representative on the UN Economic and Social Council and Alternate Representative to the UN General Assembly, and Dr. Homi Kharas, a Brookings Institution senior […]

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Town of Wellesley buying North 40 from Wellesley College for $35M

The Town of Wellesley has agreed to buy the North 40 property from Wellesley College for $35M, largely ending the first act of a drama that has riled up neighbors, put the school on the defensive and sparked broad thinking about where the town goes from here on its schools, recreation and housing. The town had […]

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North 40 weekend: demonstrators make points, Wellesley College issues asphalt clean-up alert

Organizers of Saturday’s Save the North 40 demonstration in front of the Central Street fire station estimate 150 people stopped by during the 2-hour event to learn more about their cause: urging Wellesley College to sell its North 40 property to a conservancy that will preserve it for public use and wildlife. A key message […]

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Friends of North 40 set teach-in, demonstration for Saturday

The Friends of the North 40, a group urging Wellesley College not to sell its Weston Road/Rte. 135 property to developers, is inviting the public to join a teach-in/demonstration on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 1pm. The event will take place at the corner of Central Street and Weston Road, on the Fire House sidewalk and lawn, across […]

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