Category Archives: Wellesley College

Timely talk: Former high-ranking State Dept. official speaking at Wellesley College Monday

Sorry for the short notice on this, but Wendy R. Sherman, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, will speak at 5pm at Wellesley College Monday, Nov. 16 about her experience leading the U.S. negotiating team on the Iran nuclear deal.  Sherman will also discuss how the Iran deal is related to the latest international […]

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A Civil War Christmas: an American Musical Celebration

Wellesley College Theatre presents A Civil War Christmas: an American Musical Celebration Directed by Nora Hussey Musical Direction by Jeanne Monroe Opens November 18 @ 7:00pm ~ Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre It’s 1864 and Washington, D.C. is settling down to the coldest Christmas Eve in years. In the White House, President and Mrs. Lincoln plot […]

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Sir Salman Rushdie graces Wellesley stage

Partway through his appearance at Wellesley College Thursday night Sir Salman Rushdie, without necessarily knowing it, hit on a very Wellesley issue: Whether you can go home again. Every time we write about big changes in town, such as housing tear downs or the loss of an old school or town building, we receive comments […]

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Wellesley College students stand with Mizzou

When University of Missouri system president Tim Wolfe, along with another high-ranking administrator, resigned after students protested what they called the administration’s lackluster response to several high-profile racially charged incidents on campus, the reverberations were felt all the way to Wellesley. The series of unsettling events that made Mizzou students willing to go public and get […]

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Wellesley students to take Martian Potato Challenge

It’s not that the food at Wellesley College is bad, but some students will be sustaining themselves this Thursday mainly by downing potatoes and water in the name of raising awareness about human space exploration and STEM education. Inspiration for the potato diet comes courtesy of the hit book and movie, The Martian, in which an […]

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Author Salman Rushdie visiting Wellesley 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, 6:30pm, at an event that’s free and open to the public. Rushdie will be on a speaking tour that promotes his new novel, titled Two Years […]

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Ideas to blast off Thursday at Babson Rocket Pitch

Babson College on Thursday afternoon is hosting its annual Rocket Pitch event for entrepreneurial students and alums from Babson, as well as students from Olin College and Wellesley College. They will give 3-minute pitches to try to sell their ideas to an audience of students, faculty, investors, entrepreneurs and others. Attendees to yap with presenters at a networking […]

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Free solo performance tonight in Wellesley: Unaccustomed to my Name

Wellesley College Theatre presents Unaccustomed to my Name, written and performed by Marta Rainer, a Wellesley College alum and Polish-American former Russian Lit major, who happened to write a play about a Polish-American former Russian Lit major. Unaccustomed to My Name tells the story of bookish Sofie, who is experiencing a mid-life crisis – at age 21 – […]

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