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Big local job opening: Wellesley College president Bottomly leaving in 2016

Wellesley College President Kim Bottomly (a.k.a. KBot) announced Friday that she will step down as president in July 2016, passing the baton to whoever comes next to lead the school during the rest of its big 2025 campus renewal project. She joined the college in 2007 as Wellesley’s 13th president, bringing with her a biology and […]

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Nice weather in Wellesley, if you’re a duck

Came across a bunch of little rubber duckies on a run through Wellesley College campus this morning. I figured they had to be there for a reason, and sure enough, I learned later that the school’s Office of Student Involvement (yes, there is such a thing called that) sprinkled them about, with some including gift […]

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Americanah author Adichie named Wellesley College commencement speaker

Nigerian-born novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been named as the commencement speaker for the Wellesley College Class of 2015. Commencement Exercises will be held on Friday, May 29, at 10:30am. “Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a talented writer, a distinguished humanitarian, and unabashed feminist whose thought-provoking work has inspired a generation,” said President H. Kim Bottomly, in a statement. Adichie […]

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Public night at Wellesley College observatory

            Wellesley College is holding a public night at its Whitin Observatory on Friday April 10, giving you a chance to take a closer look into space if skies are clear. What’s more, ’13 alum Lynn Geiger, now at MIT’s Man-Vehicle Lab, will be on hand to talk about human spaceflight. Fun […]

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Wellesley College Theatre presents The Home Front: Women’s Voices From the Great War

In song, story and music the experiences of women in World War I come to vivid life in this world premier theater event. The performance space is reimagined  in  an environmental setting, and audiences are transported to the sights and sounds of the war that changed the world. Opens April 9th @ 7pm ~ Ruth […]

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Attention lazy birdwatchers: Wellesley College RavenCam is back

The @Wellesley Science Center live RavenCam is back! — John Cameron (@johncameron84) April 2, 2015 The Wellesley College RavenCam, live streaming the nesting action of ravens outside the school’s Science Center, is back in action. The camera first went online just about the exact same time last year. The school last spring put together […]

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