The Wellesley (COVID) 100

The Wellesley News 5/5 4:38A thewellesleynews
The new Wellesley 100 isn’t a list of suggestions for enriching your four years at Wellesley, but the latest — and biggest — outbreak of COVID-19 infections in students since the beginning of the...

Wellesley hires new Hindu Chaplain Rumni Saha

The Wellesley News 5/4 4:10A thewellesleynews
On April 11, 2022, Darshana, Wellesley’s Hindu student organization, announced on Instagram that Wellesley now had a Hindu chaplain, Chaplain Rumni Saha, after three academic years without a Hindu...

News in Brief – 4/20/22

The Wellesley News 4/20 6:00A thewellesleynews
SHE’s Sex Week The SHEs (Sexual Health Educators) held their annual education week this past week, the week of April 11. Their events included a men’s panel where sibs anonymously asked men questions about relationships, sex and sexual health....

Marathon Monday Returns to Patriot’s Day

The Wellesley News (Features) 4/20 2:11A thewellesleynews
For the first time in three years, the 126th annual Boston Marathon was held on Patriot’s Day, returning to its traditional date after COVID-19 delays. Last year, the Boston Marathon was moved from...

Fruits of Labor: An Intimate Look into the lives of Farmworkers

The Wellesley News (Features) 4/20 2:11A thewellesleynews
This April, Wellesley College celebrates Latinx Heritage Month. The Latinx Advisor’s Office, Mezcla, Alianza, Committee on Lectures and Cultural Events Fund, Newhouse Center for the Humanities and others sponsored community gatherings, panel...

Wellesley Thrift Promotes Sustainable Fashion on Campus

The Wellesley News (Features) 3/15 3:31P thewellesleynews
There’s no denying that Wellesley students have a unique style. Jusrin Padam ’25 noticed this during her first semester here, and she also observed that students cared about sustainability when...

Sustainable Wellesley has Climate Change Distress event

The Wellesley News (Features) 3/15 2:40P thewellesleynews
On March 3, Sustainable Wellesley and the town of Wellesley’s Health Department hosted Dr. Kelsey Hudson to speak about climate change distress. Sustainable Wellesley, which is based in the town of Wellesley, is focused on promoting...

Slater holds first Winter Festival since spring 2019

The Wellesley News (Features) 3/2 2:00A thewellesleynews
Angela Qian ’22 and Sophie Wilson ’22 announce the artistic performances. Slater International Student Organization put on their annual Winter Festival on Sunday, Feb. 27 in Tishman. Students played...

Mary Lou Akai-Ferguson ’16 on Wu mayoral campaign position

The Wellesley News (Features) 3/2 2:00A thewellesleynews
When Michelle Wu was elected mayor of Boston on Nov. 2, 2021, her win was heralded as a moment for the history books. Wu is the first woman, person of color and Asian American to hold the office. She ran on a platform “centered … on the pursuit...

Wintersession Students Reflect on Accessibility Issues

The Wellesley News 2/23 11:32A thewellesleynews
December 2021 was a chaotic time on Wellesley College’s campus, but perhaps worse than the chaos was the eerie silence of a sparse Wintersession. As omicron cases surged nationwide in late December,...

COVID-19 Thwarts Student Return Plans

The Wellesley News (Features) 2/9 9:23A thewellesleynews
Willa* ’25 knew returning to campus after break would be hard. As an international student from India, she would have to get a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours of her departure to be able to fly. Given the unpredictability of receiving test...

Students return to campus in an uncertain 2022

The Wellesley News 2/9 2:00A thewellesleynews
Freezing temperatures, disruptions to air travel and a drastic increase in the omicron variant of COVID-19 did little to slow the move-in process for the Spring 2022 semester. Just over a week after...
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