Category Archives: Wellesley College

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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Wellesley College students hold peaceful protests over justice inequality

Wellesley College President Kim Bottomly writes that she welcomed a peaceful protest of students in her office Tuesday related to recent national events involving the killing of unarmed citizens. The events of the last two weeks from Ferguson to Staten Island have once again raised serious questions about whether the same justice exists for everyone in our […]

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Wellesley North 40 bidding enters homestretch

Wellesley College has narrowed down to 5 the number of bidders in contention for its North 40 property and the town remains in the running for it. The College held what one attendee referred to as a “hastily called meeting,” according to the North 40 Wellesley Project blog. The College has published the presentation from that […]

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Wellesley College staff dismissals distress Jewish students, alums

Since we really don’t have any inside knowledge of the hot and sensitive story at Wellesley College over the past few days (the school has largely kept its communication on the Jewish staff ousters within the school), we figured the best way to handle this would be to round up news coverage and social media […]

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The weekend in Wellesley

Friday, 11/21, 2pm – 3:30 Dana Hall Middle School Waldo Auditorium Free   Wellesley Middle School One-Act Plays Thursday 11/20 at 4:30pm & Friday 11/21 at 7:00pm at the WMS Auditorium. These are 3 comic plays performed by 7th and 8th graders in the auditorium. Admission is free, and we ask for donations at the […]

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$25 tickets available to public for Carly Simon concert at Wellesley College

General admission tickets for a Nov. 22 performance at Wellesley College’s Alumnae Hall featuring Carly Simon, her children Sally Taylor and Ben Taylor, and others are now available to the public. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at: Information on the show lineup is available here. The concert is being held to benefit Consenses, […]

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