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Big changes afoot at the Wellesley College greenhouses, but don’t hold your breath

Since this wretched winter insists on hanging on, abusing us with record-breaking snowfall and damning us with ice dams and arctic blasts right into the end of March, I’m starting to get a bit antsy for greenery and flowers and temperatures above freezing. This month came in like a lion and it looks like it […]

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Buzzy band MisterWives to perform at Wellesley College

MisterWives, an upbeat band from New York that’s getting lots of love in indie music circles, will be the main performer at this year’s Wellesley College spring celebration in April. The band issued is first full album, Our Own House, last month. The event will be held in Tishman Commons on campus on April 3, starting at […]

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North 40 update from Wellesley College

From Wellesley College re: North 40 March 13, 2015 Dear Neighbor: In December, we informed you about an asphalt substance in the southern portion of the North 40 land parcel. The College began removing the non-hazardous substance in mid-December, but work needed to be paused before the project was completed. Then, it snowed. With the […]

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Prominent composer visiting Wellesley for talk/performance

The Wellesley Music Department on March 16 at 4:30pm hosts Augusta Read Thomas, Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, in a public presentation “Composing Music: Transformations and Connections.” Performers include Jenny Tang, piano; David Russell, cello; and a violinist to be announced. A reception will follow. Thomas is among the most accomplished and prominent composers in the world of […]

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Satirical blog skewers Wellesley, snubs the transgender community

We’ve long felt neglected by The Onion, the satirical blog that bills itself as “America’s Finest News Source.” It’s been nearly two decades since Wellesley made it into a headline on that site.  But in the world of wry, there’s always competition. The Barbed Wire, written by a guy who says he’s “just a sarcastic dude from […]

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Wellesley College opens doors to transgender students

Transgender students have not been unrepresented in the Wellesley College student body in recent years, but the all-women, selective 4-year liberal arts school has gradually been taking steps to formalize its policies regarding any applicant “who lives as a woman and consistently identifies as a woman,” regardless of her assigned gender at birth. The policy, […]

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