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Wellesley College names Dr. Paula Johnson as its 14th president

Wellesley College has named Dr. Paula A. Johnson, a professor and faculty member at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, as its 14th president effective July 1. She will be Wellesley’s first African American president. Current president Kim Bottomly, who has been on the job since 2007, announced last April that […]

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It’s official: Not all Wellesley College students are voting for alum Hillary Clinton

While Democratic Presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton is one of Wellesley College’s all-star alums (Class of ’69), it is apparently not a graduation requirement for students to vote for her. The Washington Post reports that Bernie Sanders, for one, also has supporters at the school, and that those students are letting their opinions be heard, […]

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Chicago City Limits improv group to bring laughs to Wellesley

The Wellesley Rotary Club, in partnership with Wellesley College’s theater department and Wellesley Repertory Theatre, is bringing comedy improv group Chicago City Limits to Alumnae Hall at Wellesley College on March 11 and 12 to raise funds for the Rotary Club’s major projects: adolescent emotional wellness, tutoring for underserved youth residing in Wellesley, and Stop Hunger Now. […]

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Wellesley College Davis museum late winter/spring exhibits: gaming, Shakespeare, and more

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College has revealed its exhibits slated to open in early-February and run through late June. The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer (Feb. 10 – June 26) — the first museum retrospective dedicated to the work of a single video game maker. Rohrer’s work has been covered in Wired, Esquire, and […]

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Wellesley College bell ringers pay homage to Harry Potter star Alan Rickman upon his death

They do love their Harry Potter at Wellesley College, and yesterday the Guild of Carillonneurs rang the bells at Galen Tower to the tune of Hedwig’s theme in honor of Alan “Professor Snape” Rickman, who died this week.   In honor of the passing of Alan Rickman the Guild of Carillonneurs played Hedwig's Theme from […]

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Wellesley Repertory presents dark comedy, The House of Blue Leaves

THEATER REVIEW — Ralph and Alice Krampden of The Honeymooners had that shabby apartment, but love and Ralph’s optimism transcended peeling paint and cramped quarters. Ricky and Lucy of I Love Lucy defined madcap and hijinks in the best possible way, no undercurrent of bleak desperation in sight. Artie and his wife, Bananas, from The […]

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Wellesley College puts kibosh on hoverboards for now

Wellesley College is among a growing number of higher education institutions telling students to leave those new hoverboards that they might have picked up over the holidays at home. According to a statement on Wellesley College’s website: The use, possession, or storage of Hoverboards and similar devices, are prohibited on the Wellesley College campus until […]

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New York Public Library doesn’t neglect Wellesley in releasing 180K historic digital images into public domain

When we heard that the New York Public Library had released 180,000 high resolution digital images into the public domain our first thought was: Any Wellesley pics in there? Sure enough, there are, mainly of Wellesley College, with a smattering of good old Hunnewell stuff. They even shared some shaky GIFS (moving images). GIF of […]

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