Category Archives: Wellesley College

Another Wellesley North 40 milestone: P&S agreement set to be signed

Save the North 40 supporters are expected to attend Monday night’s Board of Selectmen’s meeting, where the town will officially, officially, officially buy the land from Wellesley College. A large portion of the property, which is near Morses Pond and along Weston Road, will remain open space, with some of the rest possibly being developed. […]

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Author Adichie dispenses wisdom to “privileged” Wellesley College grads

Here’s the transcript from author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s address at Friday’s Wellesley College commencement (Hey, I’m actually reading her latest book, Americanah and so far so good). A video of the speech is at the end of this post. Hello class of 2015. Congratulations! I have admired Wellesley—its mission, its story, its successes—for a long time and […]

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Wellesley College professor publishes children’s book

Wellesley College professors are well-versed in the concept of publish or perish and indeed, they are a life-affirming lot, putting out textbooks, novels, academic papers in all disciplines, and more. Generally, we let their writerly accomplishments pass without fanfare, unable to find enough of a Wellesley angle to warrant a post. Although undoubtably worthy works, […]

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Wellesley Summer Theatre to present Three Sisters, by Chekhov

The Wellesley Summer Theatre Company is gearing up to present Three Sisters, Chekhov’s classic 1901 portrait of Russia’s disappearing aristocratic class and its quest for meaning and fulfillment in the ever-changing modern world. The play is translated by Paul Schmidt and directed by Marta Rainer. May 21 — June 21, 2015 Thursday and Friday at 7pm, […]

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Wellesley College bell ringers to get Fancy and Toxic on Friday

You might hear more than the usual occasional ding-dong from the bells at Galen Tower on Wellesley College’s campus on Friday. The school’s Guild of Carrilonneurs has a full slate of music scheduled in honor of the last day of classes:

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Yukking it up over Sustainability in Wellesley

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Wellesley Trails Walk on May 2: Cheever House & Sudbury Path

Join the Wellesley Trails Committee: Follow the Sudbury Path from Wellesley College’s Cheever House, an historic mansion in the Hunnewell Estates Historic District, to the Sudbury Aqueduct. Explore the trails along the Charles River, and cross over the Waban Arches, a 500-ft long stone bridge constructed in 1876 to carry water to Boston. Loop back through […]

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Drone gets in on Wellesley hoop-rolling action

Not only did the annual hoop-rolling event at Wellesley College over the weekend attract dozens of gown-clad seniors armed with wooden hoops, but also a drone operator who was catching the action (look closely — it’s to the right of the lantern pole in the photo above). We haven’t seen any photos or video footage […]

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