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On the 50th Anniversary of the First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon, the Inspiration is Real

Laura Brindley | Posted 04.19.2016 | Sports
Laura Brindley

This year the Boston Marathon held special meaning for me. As a senior, it's my last chance to cheer in the famous "Scream Tunnel." But this year is also the 50th anniversary of Bobbi Gibb's historic run as the first woman runner, among hundreds of men, in the 1966 Boston Marathon.

Beyond 'Pink' Games: Industry and Academia Must Work Together To Engage Women Gamers and Developers

Orit Shaer | Posted 03.14.2016 | Technology
Orit Shaer

Exhibiting the work of controversial game developer Jason Rohrer at Wellesley's Davis Museum (currently open) might seem like an odd choice for the el...

Lucia Perez, Aspiring Astrophysicist

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.22.2016 | College
Diane Propsner

Photo Caption: Lucia Perez and Dr. Medupe with the 16" telescope at North West University in Mafikeng, South Africa. In my last blog post, New Year,...

When Work Defines You

Naa-Sakle Akuete | Posted 01.14.2016 | Women
Naa-Sakle Akuete

Is success Wall Street and money? Not for me. Success is waking up every morning fulfilled by my work and confident that I'm forging a new American Dream. I want to share a lesson my mom taught me: It's not bad to be defined by what you do, so long as you can be proud and happy in that work.

The Summer Wind of Change

Write for the Future | Posted 08.01.2015 | College
Write for the Future

The summers I knew were gone. Instead of flip flops, I wore sensible pumps. Instead of immersing my toes in the cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean, I dipped my feet into adulthood.

The Genius of Mad Men's Matt Weiner: It's Not Over

Lonna Saunders | Posted 07.15.2015 | Entertainment
Lonna Saunders

Matt Weiner interviewed by his sister Allison Hope-Weiner Jon Hamm, as Don Draper, deserves a happy ending. Not what he got. No woman to call his o...

Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal in Mexico, Now Society Must Catch Up

Delia M. Arias De Leon | Posted 06.22.2016 | College
Delia M. Arias De Leon

I am happy that we have legalized same-sex marriage. But, as social activists have been touting for years, same-sex marriage does little to address the larger issues that affect the queer community.

Only Human

Maura Dickey | Posted 06.01.2016 | College
Maura Dickey

On March 5th, each Wellesley College student and alumna received an e-mail announcing the school's modified acceptance policy, which now includes tran...

Disrupting the Daisy Chain: What Modern Women's Colleges Really Do

Patricia McGuire | Posted 05.10.2015 | College
Patricia McGuire

Educating women is essential to alleviating poverty, fostering economic development, improving the health and education of children. Women's colleges have long served as gateways for educational and economic opportunity for women.

Not Just Ayotzinapa: A Day in a Narco-Ravaged Mexican City

Delia M. Arias De Leon | Posted 02.22.2015 | College
Delia M. Arias De Leon

So much continues to go unreported in Mexico's Narco-ravaged cities. This becomes especially jarring when you've been living in Boston for the better part of the last year. This is what a normal day looks like at home.

Christmas Vespers, Concerts, and Candlelight Services at Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.10.2015 | College
Diane Propsner

On December 6, 2014, thanks to live-stream technology, I enjoyed the 88th Annual Spelman‒Morehouse Christmas Carol Concert from the comfort of my abode. I was not disappointed.

Mexico's Malinchismo: Why Deposing Pena Nieto Is Not the Solution

Delia M. Arias De Leon | Posted 02.08.2015 | College
Delia M. Arias De Leon

If we hope to truly address the rampant corruption and lack of accountability that has plagued Mexican politics, we first have to acknowledge the self-defeatist attitude and deep social divides that have existed in the country since its inception. This is a battle to be fought by everyone.

Ayotzinapa: For Better or Worse, Mexico's Turning Point

Delia M. Arias De Leon | Posted 01.19.2015 | College
Delia M. Arias De Leon

The disappeared students of Iguala have served to lend voice to the stories of a country that has been silenced for far too long. Ayotzinapa may be Mexico's long anticipated turning point.

Increasing Transparency in College Tuition Costs

Abigail Seldin | Posted 01.14.2015 | College
Abigail Seldin

One of the best-kept secrets in the college admissions process is the fact that tuition sticker prices rarely tell the whole story.

10 Fantastic Autumn Traditions Celebrated at Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 01.06.2015 | College
Diane Propsner

There's something about college traditions that I find appealing. Perhaps it's because past experience has shown me that the traditions celebrated at women's colleges foster community, school spirit, empowerment and sisterhood while cementing life-long friendships.

Total Stranger Tracks Down Lost Grandma After Worried Family Sends Up 'Bat Signal' On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.07.2014 | Good News

When one grandma got lost in a foreign country, a stranger with a huge heart came to her aid. Rosa Levy, 88, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, was vis...

The Hinge Generation: A Profile of Pre-Boomer College Educated Women

Carolyn Elliott | Posted 12.03.2014 | Fifty
Carolyn Elliott

The picture that emerges is of a well-informed group, with strong opinions and defined commitments to national issues, who are active primarily in local communities through volunteer work and financial support of organizations.

Back-to-School Not Welcoming to All LGBTQ-Students in Massachusetts

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

It's back-to-school season for most and stepping back into the scene isn't easy for a lot of students -- especially LGBTQ students.

Women's Colleges Welcome the Class of 2018

Diane Propsner | Posted 10.28.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Welcome Class of 2018! Relish your time as a college student and take part in the rich college experience your women's college provides. You've been handed the keys to the kingdom, so enjoy and appreciate this wonderful opportunity! Memories created during these years will last forever.

Recapping the Women's College Advantage

Diane Propsner | Posted 10.13.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

As a women's college alumna, my contention is that women's colleges are today's best kept secret in higher education. It's the main reason I started blogging and with so many advantages, it would be remiss of me not to continue to do so.

College Women Gain Valuable Career Experience This Summer

Diane Propsner | Posted 09.23.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

The summer months are the perfect time for college students to add relevant experience to their resume. This experience, whether you're going on to graduate school or launching your career after graduation, gives you a chance to stand out.

What These STEM College Women Are Doing This Summer

Diane Propsner | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Having graduated from a women's college with a degree in biology, I thought it would be fun to see what my fellow STEM sisters are doing this summer.

The Media Obsession With Hillary and Bill Clinton Continues

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Hillary and Bill Clinton have been in the public eye since Hillary Rodham was the first student commencement speaker at Wellesley College in 1969 and when Bill ran for Congress in Arkansas in 1974. There isn't much new the press can find that we already don't know.

Memorable 2014 Graduation Images From Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 08.12.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Having viewed numerous commencement photographs from women's colleges across the country, in this blog post, I'll share with you several of the images I found memorable.

How Wellesley Became My Neverland

Katie Joh | Posted 08.06.2014 | College
Katie Joh

So as we leave, let us commit to being Wendies in that sense, in the truest sense -- not "women who will," but dreamers and storytellers. As we have flown, run, or stumbled after our dreams through these past four years, let us continue to pursue them still.