Category Archives: Wellesley College

Wellesley Rollins Lot: After & Before

The ex-Wellesley College Rollins Lot on Rte. 16, now being readied for development of 5 houses, is looking a tad less green than it was about a month or so ago. RELATED: Wellesley named Tree City USA for 32nd year

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Free: Actors From The London Stage to perform Midsummer Night’s Dream in Wellesley

The Actors From The London Stage make their 10th annual visit to Wellesley College this month, and will offer workshops and classes to the college community as well as three free performances of Midsummer Night’s Dream to the public at Alumnae Hall. The performances are Oct. 8-10 at 7pm.  

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Wellesley College to host forum on destruction of antiquities in Middle East

An international group of scholars, cultural heritage specialists, and journalists will convene at Wellesley College on Sept. 24 to address the ongoing destruction of ancient artifacts in Syria and Iraq. The event, dubbed Erasing the Past: Da’esh and the Crisis of Antiquities Destruction, brings together experts on the region’s ancient past and current challenges to meet, inform […]

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Wellesley Centers for Women presents “Gender, Education, and Peace Building in Liberia”

The Wellesley Centers for Women kicks off its fall lunchtime seminar series with the program, “Gender, Education, and Peace Building in Liberia: A Dialogue,” presented by Laura Golakeh, M.A., on Thursday, September 24, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at Cheever House, 828 Washington St. Golakeh will share personal reflections about how education enabled her to break the shackles […]

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Mars astronaut hopeful stationed on planet Wellesley for now

Abigail Harrison, an enterprising 18-year-old from Minneapolis whose goal is to be the first astronaut to Mars, this month has landed at Wellesley College as a first-year student. I can already detect the sound of Wellesley STEM Expo organizers beating a path to Astronaut Abby‘s dorm. In a short number of years, this Space Camp veteran […]

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Female playwrights’ works headed to Wellesley stage in September

The ninth annual Our Voices Festival will take place on Sept. 12 at Wellesley College, giving female poets and playwrights from the Boston area a chance to brainstorm and swap advice during the day, and then present staged readings at night for the public’s enjoyment. The evening event is free and starts at 7pm at […]

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Two lists Wellesley is glad not to be on

We like to celebrate wildly when Wellesley cracks silly media listicles for best this or that, but here are two lists we’re just as happy not to have the town or its schools listed on: *100 Massachusetts communities having the most Ashley Madison users (that is, users of the affairs website that was hacked recently). […]

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Wellesley trees quaking in their roots as fence, caution tape go up

You know when the fencing and caution tape go up, things are about to get noisy. This photo is of the Rollins Lot that Wellesley College sold for $3.5M in October to Northland Residential, which plans to plunk down 5 houses on the 1.7 acres that sits between Cottage Street and Leighton Road. For those of you thinking […]

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