Wellesley for Bernie campaign reaches mainstream media
A day after the Iowa Caucus on Feb. 1, in which Hillary Clinton very narrowly defeated Bernie Sanders for a win by less than a percentage point, the Wellesley for Bernie organization released a video in support of Sanders. While colleges and universities openly support political candidates all the time, Wellesley political organizations have gained the attention of several mainstream media sources from Politico Magazine to The Washington Post. Wellesley for Bernie’s video was no exception: no less than 24 hours following the release of the video, an article appeared in The Washington Post noting the support for Sanders at Clinton’s alma mater. Clinton’s campaign, or rather, her supporters, have also received backlash over the past few days with the comments made by Madeleine Korbel Albright ‘59 and Gloria Steinem on women’s support of Clinton. In a New York Times article published on Feb. 7, political science professor Marion Just was quoted saying that she was surprised that in both 2008 and now, how many students gravitated towards Clinton’s male counterparts: Barack Obama and Sanders.
Elusive fudge cake recipe takes over Wellesley social media
Popular legend has it that there was once a sugar ban at Wellesley so students decided to seek out sugar for themselves, and thus the Wellesley Fudge Cake was born. Following a post by the College on several social media outlets on National Chocolate Cake Day on Jan. 27, several alumnae have commented on their affinity for the cake, which, following its invention, began to be made by local tearooms and was eventually picked up by Baker’s Chocolate, now Kraft, as a featured recipe on its baking chocolate bars, according to the College website. The recipe can be found Cook’s Country magazine, though alumnae report that the original recipe is extremely labor-intensive.
Tower Court celebrates its centennial birthday
Tower Court celebrated its 100th birthday on Saturday with a party in the Great Hall. Alumnae spoke at the event about their experiences in Tower Court and Wellesley, speaking on everything from hoop rolling to fire safety while photographs showing Tower Court throughout the years displayed behind them. About 100 current students came to the celebration, which was complete with desserts from Claflin Bakery and a ceremonial toast.
Wellesley Ethos and Multicultural Coordinator welcome Mia McKenzie
Last Wednesday, Ethos and the MAC welcomed Mia McKenzie, writer and founder of the non-profit project Black Girl Dangerous for a question and answer session. Black Girl Dangerous was founded in 2011 and focuses on queer and transgender people of color. McKenzie also spoke about her book “Black Girl Dangerous: On Race, Queerness, Class and Gender.”