Tanner Conference 2018 Goes Green
The Tanner Conference, Wellesley’s yearly conference where students present about their internships, volunteering jobs, or other learning experiences they did over the summer, is coming up on Oct. 30. The conference’s goal, as established by its founder Estelle Newman Tanner, is to “celebrate the relationship between the liberal arts classroom and student engagement in the world beyond the Wellesley College campus.” Every year, classes are cancelled for the day so that every student has the chance to attend the conference. This year, Tanner has released an app, available in the App Store as part of the Wellesley Guidebook app, instead of giving out a paper guidebook as in previous years. It will be held in the Academic Quad, and will have breakfast, snacks and lunch available.
Danez Smith Open Mic draws one hundred students
On Monday night, an open mic hosted by Wellesley Out Loud drew approximately one hundred students, the largest turnout ever for a Wellesley Out Loud event. The event, which was held in Tishman, featured acclaimed poet Danez Smith, as well as a showcase of spoken word poetry by students. Smith’s work has been featured widely including in Buzzfeed, The New York Times, PBS NewsHour, Best American Poetry, Poetry Magazine and on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The Wellesley open mic and performance was hosted by Bella O’Connor ’21 and Catrina Chen ’21. Smith, who is a black, queer writer from St. Paul, signed copies of their book “Don’t Call Us Dead” after the poetry event. The event ran for approximately two hours.
Davis Museum Celebrates 25th Anniversary
The Davis Museum, which officially opened in 1993, celebrated its 25th anniversary on Oct. 21st. From its opening to today, the Museum’s holdings have grown from 5,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, videos and other art objects to over 13,000. Though the Wellesley art collection was initiated by Wellesley’s founders Henry Fowle Durant and Pauline Durant at the school’s founding in 1875, that art collection has moved four times since then. It was originally displayed in the former College Hall and then moved to the Farnsworth Art Building, then the Jewett Art Center and finally into its own museum building, the Davis Museum which includes a cafe and cinema.