Discover Wellesley Weekend brings high school students from around the world to campus
This past Sunday and Monday, Wellesley hosted Discover Wellesley Weekend, a chance for prospective students from around the world to get a sense of what being at Wellesley is like. Prospective students are matched with hosts, who are often from similar geographic regions or have similar extracurricular or academic interests to the ‘prospies’. The event included campus tours, question-and-answer sessions about the Wellesley application process, and time spent with current students. This year’s event also included a student-run open mic, designed to show prospective students the wide range of talents and experiences within the Wellesley student body. This weekend is in particular geared towards students who have won Wellesley’s Fall Travel Grants, through which the school pays for low-income high schoolers and students from underrepresented cultural backgrounds’ visits and plane tickets.
Veronica Lin ’15 wins North American Association for Environmental Education 30 under 30 honor
Wellesley alumna Veronica Lin ’15 has been recognized as one of the North American Association for Environmental Education’s 30 under 30 for 2019. A computer science and economics major at Wellesley, Lin has used her studies of human-computer interaction to make environmental education accessible on a wider scale. She is currently a PhD candidate at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education, focusing on Learning Sciences and Technology Design. She is as of yet undecided about her career plans after graduation.
Office of Intercultural Education begins LGBTQ+ History Month celebrations
At the beginning of this month, a banner was put up on Tupelo Road on campus announcing this as LGBTQ+ History Month. October is National LGBTQ+ History Month in both the U.S. and Canada, chosen in particular to coincide with National Coming Out Day (Oct. 11). Many other countries celebrate it different months of the year — the U.K., for example, uses February. It was originally celebrated in the U.S. in 1994, and has continued every year since. Here at Wellesley, the Office of Intercultural Education will be hosting several events on LGBTQ+ topics. These will include Queer and Asian Ramen Study Break, LGBTQ+ Perspectives on Study Abroad, LGBTQ+ in the Workplace and a screening of the film Afterearth, among others.