By NASREEN AL-QADI ’18
Assistant News Editor
Boathouse to undergo renovations until mid-May
Wellesley alumna Alice Butler ’53 and her husband John have funded the renovation of the College’s boathouse on Lake Waban. The facility will be revamped and upgraded to include a new main entry, a prep room, an improved shop space, a new canoe and kayak room as well as extra storage. The boathouse was first built in 1963 and since then has not been renovated. It currently provides access to canoes, paddle boats, sailboats and kayaks. The facility has been used by the department of physical education, recreation and athletics, including dorm crew and class crew competitions. Butler was a member of her dorm crew during her time at Wellesley. She and her husband remain fitness devotees. The construction has begun and is expected to be complete in mid-May. There are now alternate paths to the boathouse that can be used until the renovations are complete.
Wellesley College awards 2014 Daniels fellowships
This year the Daniels fellowship was presented to four senior projects, including one group project for the first time. Claire Whitman, an architecture major, was awarded the fellowship for her project which “employ[s] marble and bronze manipulated with the lost wax process to create large-scale facial features.” Michaela Fendrock, a geosciences and astronomy major, was endorsed for her project, which involves adapting an ancient magmatic system to produce more detailed and accurate maps. This research will focus on constructing detailed mapping and using improved dating methods. Audrey Tran, a biochemistry and music major, will use the funds to create an album of songs in the form of vignettes based on her experience at Wellesley. Finally, the group project to receive the award consisted of six members — Ayana Aaron, Katie Barsotti, Adrienne Ogle, Gladys Raygoza, Lilly Tyson and Abra White — who are all cinema and media studies majors. They plan on using the money to create a series of short films while rotating production roles so each member gains a breadth of experience. Each recipient will receive $3,500 to fund their projects.
LTS to organize 3D printer training for students
Library and Technology Services installed new Makerbot Replicator 2xs in Clapp Library last January. Jordan Tynes, instructional technologist, will now be running 3D printer training to make the Makerbots more accessible to all Wellesley students. Previously, students interested in using the printers could contact Tynes to help them with the 3D printing process. After training, students will have open access to the machines and will be able to print 3D models for coursework or for personal projects. The training sessions will be forty-five minute events that will train students on using the 3D printers, as well as other electronic equipment. The session will include safety instructions on how to use the printers, which will allow students access to them on their own. The first “Knapp Primer” will be on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. A second session will be held on Thursday, Dec. 4 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Students need only attend one session for authorization.
Wellesley hosts weekend-long event to mark Business Leadership Council’s 25th Anniversary
This weekend marked Wellesley’s Business Leadership Council (BLC)’s twenty-fifth anniversary. The council hosted a series of events over the course of a couple of days to involve Wellesley students who are interested in business with the council’s members. Sessions included discussions of the changing roles of women in business and a “speed networking” panel. Over one hundred students attended the event and met Wellesley alumnae who are current leaders in a wide range of business ventures. The BLC was formed in 1989 by Wellesley alumnae who shared executive and leadership experience and who wanted to give back to the College.