Wellesley College hosts annual Seven College Conference
On Tuesday, Nov. 28 and Wednesday, Nov. 29, Wellesley College hosted various presidents, provosts and other leaders from the Seven Sisters colleges—Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mt. Holyoke, Smith and Vassar—for the annual Seven College Conference. The conference is a chance for leaders within the colleges to gather and discuss issues pertinent to providing accessible education. Speakers at the conference included Beverly Daniel Tatum, president emerita of Spelman College, who led a workshop on the significance of race on campus, among other topics and creating inclusive campus environments
“Wellesley” magazine highlights works on sustainability
Last week, “Wellesley” magazine released its Fall 2017 issue, which focuses on community efforts to protect the environment. The College named 2017-2018 the Year of Sustainability, in which the College will focus on efforts to increase awareness, promote sustainable behaviors, such as reducing waste, conserving energy and increasing recycling and nurturing community discussion through student competitions. The magazine’s articles feature the work of students, alumnae and faculty in regards to protecting the environment. Editor Alice Hummer explained that “A single voice, joined with others, can help to bring needed change … which is a … way of explaining why we chose to do this special ‘green’ issue.” Many articles, which range from covering environmental activism to the history of Wellesley’s Lake Baikal program, are optimistic throughout their works, and the writers believe that sustainability can be achieved through individuals working together.
Wellesley College Collegium Musicum presents program of early Western music
On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the Wellesley College Collegium Musicum, an ensemble of singers and instrumentalists specializing in Western music from the Middle Ages to the early 19th century, performed a set of early Western music from the 17th century. The concert, which was help in Houghton Chapel and open to the public, featured the use of historical instruments.The program featured works by Azzaiolo, John Cooper (Giovanni Coprario, or Coperario), Ferrabosco, Lupo, Vecchi, and other 17th century composers.