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Sailing team builds excitement for upcoming season

The Wellesley College sailing team is looking forward to resuming its activities and starting its spring season. The team has taken off over the past few years and the number of members on the team has grown. Wellesley competes against other New England-area sailing teams including Harvard, Yale and MIT in the Northeastern International Sailing


Peta2 award provides guidelines to evaluate vegan dining on campus

There’s a week left to vote for Wellesley to win peta2’s award for “Favorite Vegan-Friendly College.” Wellesley is currently ranked third in the small college division, trailing Wesleyan University, which leads with 184 votes, and Warren Wilson College in second with 91. Wellesley is a decent stretch behind, though, so it’s time to rally the


Athlete of the Week: Isabella Narvaez ’17

Wellesley track and field’s sophomore sprinter Isabella Narvaez has signaled a breakout season this winter, capturing school records in both the 400-meter and 60-meter events. Last weekend at the New England Division III Championships, Narvaez’s time of 58.82 earned her All-New England recognition and qualified her for the ECAC Indoor Championships. Narvaez and the rest


Wellesley students and alumnae build network in consulting

Students interested in entering the consulting field begin the recruiting process during the fall of their senior year. To help with preparation for this exciting but stressful endeavor, two event planners from the Wellesley College Consulting Club, Emily Rothkin ’15 and Nidhi Saxena ’15, have reached out to Wellesley’s alumnae network to mentor current students


Wellesley commemorates Black History Month

Discussing Black History Month can be bittersweet. This legacy is wrought with oppression and suffering, but also with success and accolades. Upon reflecting on Black History Month, Gabrielle Taylor ’18 expressed a similar sentiment.  “Remembering the legacy of a struggle is always difficult, especially when that struggle continues. Our hearts still ache from the Black


Professors wear many hats

Many faculty members juggle teaching responsibilities with other careers Professors from the learning environment, many Wellesley professors juggle their teaching careers with other pursuits, from editing academic journals to scientific research to performing music with a band or ensemble. This career diversity is one of the things that makes the professors at Wellesley such wonderful


One ring to rule them all: adventures in pure mathematics

What exactly does a mathematician do? According to associate professor of mathematics Alexander Diesl, it involves a lot of scratch paper and is similar to art in that it requires creativity and flexibility.  Diesl’s own research is in a branch of pure math known as abstract algebra. Specifically, Professor Diesl is a noncommutative ring theorist. 

News in Brief: 2/25

Harvard professor Steven Pinker lectures on free speech Steven Pinker, a renowned psychologist, author and professor at Harvard, spoke at Wellesley on Wednesday, Feb. 18. The lecture, “Three Reasons to Affirm Free Speech,” was presented by the Freedom Project, an organization that invites speakers from a range of different fields to campus each semester to

Nation & World: 2/25

Battle over Obama’s immigration actions continues in the courts and in Congress President Obama’s controversial executive actions, which were meant to defer the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants, were supposed to take effect last week. However, they have been met with staunch resistance in the courts and on Capitol Hill from lawmakers who say