We are not giving up in any way on the basic beliefs that we have about the...– Provost Andy Shennan in the NPR story “Economy Puts Value Of Liberal Arts Under Scrutiny” (And there’s a pic of one of Prof Yoon Lee’s classes, too)
Jon Stewart: Optimist or pessimist?
Madeleine Albright: Optimist who worries a lot.
Ironically, Wellesley doesn’t often leave us time to think.– OH at Knit for Peace (who kindly let us sit in for a story)
Trayvon Martin is not like any African-American young man I know; he is like...– Joan Wallace-Benjamin ’75, president and CEO of The Home for Little Wanderers, in the Boston Herald
Augusta National has become an international institution of considerable...– Nannerl Overholser Keohane ’61, former president of Wellesley College, on the male-only membership at Augusta National Golf Club
Wellesley Underground: A conversation with Liz... →
wellesleyunderground: Core77: The Design Ethos conference centers around the overlap between design and living, something that seems to be epitomized in your work as an architect of social innovation. How did you begin to apply your design work to larger social issues? Liz Ogbu: As corny as it sounds, I think I…
Seeking Title IX Stories
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance…” —Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972 For an article marking the 40th...
People like to focus on the thing that happens right before you have the baby,...– Phillip Levine, Wellesley’s Katharine Coman and A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics, in the New York Times on his research on the connection between income inequality and teenage pregnancy.
Celebrate National Poetry Month Dan Chiasson Style
In honor of National Poetry Month, here’s a list of Dan Chiasson’s favorite poems to teach in the classroom, which appeared in the winter 2012 issue. Associate Professor of English Dan Chiasson once told an interviewer that he feels “involved in all steps in the poetry-production chain.” A poet himself, he has written three books of poetry, the most recent in 2010, Where’s the Moon,...