Wellesley and the economy

Wellesley College is hosting a panel discussion on Oct. 21 in Pendleton Auditorium dubbed “Donkeys, Elephants, Bulls and Bears!” featuring 5 members of the school’s economics department. They’ll be discussing the causes and consequences of the financial crisis.

Meanwhile, supporters of the new Wellesley High School project are urging likeminded residents to attend Monday’s special Town Meeting on the project to voice their support. Wellesley’s Committee 21 group says it believes this is the right project at the right time but acknowledges that it isn’t a done deal. There are concerns among backers that voters could wind up rejecting the project in light of the economy.