Category Archives: Wellesley College

Sundials of Wellesley

Sundials make for good photos, so we’ve been taking pictures of the ones we run across in Wellesley. The top one is from a courtyard at Wellesley College and next two are photos of the sundial near the Whitin Observatory at the college. The bottom two  are photos of the sundial at the Wellesley Free […]

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Raven baby born in Wellesley

Perhaps many Raven hatchlings are popping across Wellesley, but the only one we know of is being watched via the Ravencam at Wellesley College’s Science Center (See: “Ravencam set up at Wellesley College to spy on birds”). The raven couple has one more egg to go. TIny baby raven alert! Pauline's already back on the […]

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Wall Street bigwig Susan Wagner tapped as Wellesley College commencement speaker

Wellesley College alum Susan Wagner, co-founder and director of Wall Street giant BlackRock, has been named as the school’s commencement speaker for ceremonies slated to take place on Friday, May 30 at 10:30am. Wagner retired as vice chairman of BlackRock in 2012. “Sue’s career at BlackRock exemplifies the important role that the liberal arts play […]

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Wellesley College sets up Ravencam to spy on birds

Wellesley College has set up a webcam to study a pair of ravens — not the bad kind — that have built a nest atop the Science Center on campus. Ravens Pauline and Henry have 2 eggs, which are expected to hatch this month. The school has put together resources online that give background on […]

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Mayor Menino discusses activism at Wellesley College

Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino visited Wellesley College Monday to discuss activism with the Wellesley College Democrats organization. Wondering if he discussed the controversial “Sleepwalker” status on campus, which itself sparked activism among some Wellesley students. Also curious about whether he might go for a selfie with the sculpture before he leaves town. Either way, […]

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Chance the Rapper making his way to Wellesley

Chance the Rapper, a hot young hip hop artist whose hits include “Everybody’s Something,” will be performing at Wellesley College during its Spring Week events on April 23. He’s doing the school rounds, also performing at Wheaton College next month. Rapper Sage the Gemini will appear on the Wellesley College campus next month as well, […]

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Remembering Wellesley College fire 100 years later

One hundred years ago, on March 17, 1914, at 4:30 a.m., 198 Wellesley College students and 16 faculty members awakened to a fire that would burn College Hall to the ground.  Within ten minutes, without the word “fire” being uttered, because that was against the rules, all residents were evacuated, accounted for and unharmed.  Full […]

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