PERA to move exercise equipment to Cazenove Hall and squash courts

Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics at Wellesley will move the cardio exercise equipment to Cazenove Hall and the spinning bikes to the squash court before the College begins to renovate the Dorothy Towne Field House. The cardio exercise equipment will be placed in the old dining hall area in Cazenove Hall, where students will have swipe access. Only the field house will close; the pool and main building will remain open. The College plans to install a 4,000-square-foot mezzanine with a climate-controlled fitness center. The new spinning area will also have climate-control features, while new floors will be installed for the basketball and volleyball courts. The new field house will also have pull-out bleachers that will a maximum of 500 people, windows on the north and south walls to let in natural sunlight and new weight and cardio equipment. No varsity athletics will host practice in the renovated area since the field house will be a community fitness center. PERA will host forums today from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and tomorrow from 7 to 8 p.m. in the field house to receive feedback on the colors of the floor, the College sports logos that will be displayed and the types of cardio equipment that will be purchased.

Fossil Free Wellesley will protest today against College’s refusal to divest 

Fossil Free Wellesley (FFW) will march in protest of the College’s refusal to divest today. The march will begin in the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center at 12:30 p.m. and lead to the Green Hall. FFW intends to deliver a letter to Wellesley College President H. Kim Bottomly, who announced last Friday that the Board of Trustees decided not to divest from fossil fuel companies. Currently, the College invests parts of its endowment in these companies. FFW claims that it does not intend to antagonize the administration but instead aims to expand the College’s investment choices.

College to create a time capsule to commemorate the Great Fire

Wellesley will collect letters written by students to put into a time capsule during the 100th anniversary of the Great Fire on Monday. Students will have the opportunity to write a letter addressed to Wellesley 2114 during breakfast, which will be held in the Houghton Memorial Chapel from 8 to 10 a.m., or during the Davis Museum tea from 3 to 5 p.m. Students should also email Professor Musacchio if they would like to read aloud at breakfast a letter written by students and faculty in 1914 about their experiences with the fire. By writing a letter and reading one aloud, a student may enter both raffles that the College will hold to give away two iPad minis.

Wellesley kicks off Asian Awareness Month

Asian Awareness Month will be celebrated by a series of events that focus on the theme “Asians/Asian Americans in the Media.” Thus far, Asian Awareness Month has been celebrated by a spoken word performance called “Dark Matter” on March 1st and a photo campaign organized yearly by Wellesley Asian Alliance. The photo campaign depicts various Wellesley students holding signs with statements written on them in order to raise awareness about issues faced by the Asian American community. Yesterday, Professor Kent Ono from the University of Utah delivered a keynote address on Asians/Asian Americans in the Media sponsored by various departments and cultural organizations on campus. In addition, the Wellesley College Asian Awareness Month Committee, Film Society, Taiwanese Cultural Organization and Wellesley Asian Alliance will host a screening of “Linsanity,” a documentary about NBA star Jeremy Lin this Thursday.

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