Wellesley fall housing process begins this week
Wellesley College kicked off fall housing process on March 6 by releasing each student’s priority number. The housing selection preference form is due on March 15, and housing nights will take place in early April. The Office of Residential Life introduced changes to the housing policy this semester, among them the fact that there will be multiple housing nights instead of one. The Wellesley News published an article about these changes in its Feb. 22 issue.
The Freedom Project hosts censorship awareness week
This week, the Freedom Project is hosting a Censorship Awareness Week on campus. The week began with a presentation called “Freezing Speech: Global Trends in Censorship”, and multiple additional talks will take place throughout the week. The keynote address is called “Censorship and Self-Censorship (What’s the Difference and Which Presents the Gravest Threat to Freedom of Speech?)” and will take place on March 9 at 7 p.m. in Alumnae Hall Ballroom. The talk will be given by Flemming Rose, a Danish journalist and author who was the editor of the Danish newspaper Jyllands Posten when it published cartoons that represented the Prophet Muhammad and generated backlash about censorship and the right to freedom of expression. Director of the Freedom Project Thomas Cushman is quoted on The Wellesley College website saying “Censorship, especially when backed up by state power, is a form of ‘mind killing.’… Through restricting speech, censors inhibit the development of our minds and selves and keep us from realizing ourselves with other human beings through free expression. Students need to be aware that in a free society, freedom of expression is perhaps the foundational human right of our society.”
Three Wellesley alumnae named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List
Forbes magazine recently named three Wellesley College alumnae to its “30 Under 30” list: Charlotte Kiang ’13 was on the enterprise technology list, Sara Minkara ’11 on the social entrepreneurs list and Zsofia Schweger ’12 on the arts list. Kiang majored in mathematics, earned a master’s degree in engineering at Cornell University and now works on NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Minkara majored in mathematics and economics then earned a master’s of public policy at Harvard University. She also founded Empowerment Through Integration, a nonprofit that helps blind children in Lebanon develop important life skills, a cause that is especially close to her heart because Minkara herself is blind. Schweger doublemajored in studio art and comparative literature while at Wellesley then went on to earn her M.A. from the Slade School of Fine Art.