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Wellesley College rethinks itself in age of “gender fluidity”

Wellesley College President Kim Bottomly is leading a discussion at the school this year regarding exactly what it means to be a women’s college during a time when gender definitions are in flux. There’s no indication that the college, founded in 1870 as a women’s school, is going to open its doors wide to males. […]

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Colson Whitehead, Zadie Smith among authors visiting Wellesley

Wellesley College has a strong line-up of writers visiting during the upcoming school year, and the talks/discussions are free and open to the public. The Distinguished Writers Series at the Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities kicks off Oct. 7 with Colson Whitehead (Hey, I’ve actually read his Sag Harbor!) and features Zadie […]

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Friends of the North 40 fire up online petition, seek signatures

The Friends of the North 40 are resigned to the fact that Wellesley College wants to sell the 46-acre woodland property along Weston Road to raise funds for an expensive campus renewal project. So if the school must sell the land, they say, then sell it to a conservancy that will manage and preserve it […]

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Wellesley College Davis Museum announces Fall exhibit line-up

                              The Davis Museum at Wellesley College presents six new exhibitions this fall.  New View: 2014 Faculty Exhibition; Feast Your Eyes; Sigalit Landau: DeadSeeand Michael Craig-Martin: Art&Design will be on view September 17 – December 21.   Edged in Black: Selections from […]

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Lionel Loueke Trio to perform at Wellesley College

Wellesley College kicks off its fall concert series with a free performance by guitarist Lionel Loueke from 8-10pm on Sept. 13 at Jewett Auditorium. Praised by his mentor Herbie Hancock as “a musical painter,” Loueke combines harmonic complexity, soaring melody, a deep knowledge of African folk forms, and conventional and extended guitar techniques to create a […]

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Letting off some steam at Wellesley College

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Wellesley North 40 Open Garden event, trails walk draw big crowds

About 100 people attended Saturday morning’s Open Garden event at the Weston Road Community Gardens  in the North 40 area that Wellesley College is looking to sell in order to fund big renovations on its campus. Gardener and organizer Michael Tobin says proceeds from a lemonade stand and donated vegetables from gardeners were given to the Save […]

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Wellesley community gardeners: No need to start moving perennials now

Wellesley College has alerted Weston Road Community Gardeners, whose plots are at risk of being plowed over depending on who the school sells off its North 4o property to, that they have a reprieve through at least the 2015 growing season. The letter sent by the college can be seen at the North 40 Wellesley […]

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Open garden tour to piggyback on North 40 trail walk

Weston Road community gardeners plan to host an open garden tour on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 9-11am, complementing the North 40 guided trail walk organized by the Wellesley Trails Committee from 9-10am that day. The walk begins and ends at the Morses Pond entrance at Turner Road, and makes a stop at the community gardens. The […]

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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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