Category Archives: Wellesley College

Non-stop North 40 action in Wellesley

UPDATE: (July 23, 2014) The Save the North 40 outfit has begun really campaigning, offering up flyers and lawn signs. The North 40 property that Wellesley College is looking to sell has suddenly become the hottest spot in town. While community gardeners and regular visitors to the North 40 continue to do their thing, the area […]

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Annual Composers Conference coming to Wellesley

The annual Composers Conference and Chamber Music Workshops come to Wellesley College July 20-August 3. So, a bunch of talented composers and musicians will be in town, and the good news for the public is that they’ll be performing free shows over the next couple of weeks at 8pm in Jewett Auditorium. Here’s the schedule.

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Wind in the Willows blowing into Wellesley

Wellesley Summer Theatre Co., for Children presents Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows on June 21-22 at Alumnae Hall at Wellesley College. It’s your chance to catch up with Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad. Sat. June 21 @ 10am & 12noon  and  Sunday June 22 @ 11am Tickets: $5 adults and $3 for children. Free for […]

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Hike the trails of Wellesley North 40

That sounds a lot more intimidating than it is. The North 40 is that Wellesley College property near Morses Pond and along Weston Road that you’ve probably been hearing about, that the school is looking to sell and that the town might be interested in buying. Join the Wellesley Trails Committee for a guided tour […]

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More infamy for Wellesley Sleepwalker

The Tony Matelli Sleepwalker statue that recently disappeared from Wellesley College’s campus after being vandalized, now has a new claim to fame: It made a list of The Absolutely Worst Statues in the World. Mind you, this is not some highfalutin art journal, but rather a website geared to 20-something guys.

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Wellesley residents invited to read Madeleine Albright’s pins for free

  During her career, Madeleine Albright, a Wellesley College graduate and US Secretary of State from 1997 through 2001, famously used her jewelry to convey diplomatic messages.  Wellesley residents are invited to learn how she managed these feats of symbolism tomorrow, June 4, during Free Neighborhood Day, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. at Wellesley College’s […]

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Wellesley North 40 gets a blog of its own

That 46-acre tract of land along Rte. 135 and Weston Road that Wellesley College is looking to sell now has blog dedicated to it called North 40 Wellesley Project. The land has raised great interest locally, with the town creating a committee designed to explore possible uses for it. Some see purchasing the land as […]

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Poet Maya Angelou recalled locally for ’82 Wellesley College commencement address

Wellesley College alums are recalling, upon the death of Maya Angelou being reported today, her 1982 commencement address at the school. Here are excerpts: Graduates, Now the joy begins.  Now the work begins.  The years of preparation, of tedious study and exciting learning at least begin to make sense.  The jumble of words and the […]

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Under the big tent at Wellesley College

Wellesley College is sprucing up in preparation for its May 30 commencement. One of the most humongous tents you’ll ever seen in town has been raised near Severance Hill on campus.  

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Wellesley Sleepwalker, dog sculptures vandalized

Matelli’s infamous Sleepwalker sculpture on Wellesley College’s campus has been vandalized, doused in yellow paint. As seen in this photograph by Wellesley College Assistant Professor Nikki Greene, the statue has now been cordoned off with caution tape as well. Campus police are on the job, according to a Boston Globe article, which cites a Wellesley […]

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