Category Archives: Wellesley College

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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Author Salman Rushdie visiting Wellesley this fall armed with brand new novel

Salman Rushdie, the prolific author of The Satanic Verses, Booker Prize-winning Midnight’s Children and many other books and writings, will be visiting Wellesley College’s Alumnae Hall on Thursday, Nov. 12 at an event that’s free and open to the public. (The time has not yet been listed.) Rushdie will be on a speaking tour that promotes […]

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Picnic spot overlooks Paintshop Pond in Wellesley

Pretty tucked-away little picnic spot I hadn’t noticed before. Must have taken a bit of effort to get that table there, overseeing Paintshop Pond just off of Rte. 135 near Wellesley College and not far from intersection with Pond Road. #Wellesley picnic spot @wellesleycollege #paintshoppind A photo posted by theswellesleyreport (@theswellesleyreport) on Aug 1, 2015 […]

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Composers descend upon Wellesley

The annual Composers Conference & Chamber Music Workshops is once again being hosted at Wellesley College, and as usual, the event (being held through Aug. 2) will include public access to free concerts (including Wednesday and Saturday at 8pm in the Chapel) and lectures. Big names at the event include David Sanford and Edward Jacobs. […]

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Wellesley College has shiny new boathouse

If you haven’t been for a trot around Lake Waban lately, you might be surprised to see the majorly renovated Butler boathouse that houses Wellesley College crew and sailing vessels. Campers use it during the summer. It would be sweet if local residents could use it too, but as far as I know, that’s not […]

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