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Staff Editorial

Beyond Bottomly’s pillars: what Wellesley really needs

Earlier this month, President H. Kim Bottomly announced three pillars to guide Wellesley for the next five years: academic excellence, the value of liberal arts and community. These pillars are based on conversations that the president has had with members of the community during the past eight years of her tenure and are intended to

Senate Report

12/3

SOFC presents on publication cap The Student Organizations Funding Committee (SOFC) recently announced that it will be implementing a publication cap for all non-guaranteed percentage publication organizations, including Counterpoint and The Wellesley Review, for the spring of 2015. The publication cap has been set at 300 copies a semester, with the opportunity to appeal for

Nation & World

12/3

Ferguson officer leaves job, protests continue Last week, a grand jury ruled not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. The ruling sparked a wave of protests across the country, most of them peaceful. In Ferguson, the protests turned violent as citizens ransacked local businesses, threw

Opinions

College unfairly fires Jewish Chaplaincy and Staff

Dean of Students Debra DeMeis emailed the Hillel Google group two weeks ago, explaining the circumstances for suddenly firing Jewish Chaplain David Bernat and Hillel Director Patti Sheinman. However, no official announcement was made to the wider community until five days after Hillel was informed. In fact, I learned of the firings through the Wellesley

Letter to the Editor

To the editors: The President’s Advisory Committee on Gender and Wellesley has been charged to examine the question of what it means to be a women’s college in the 21st century. In this exploration, the Committee will focus most immediately on two areas: future policies on admission and graduation. The Committee’s work is to research

Beyond Bottomly’s pillars: what Wellesley really needs

Earlier this month, President H. Kim Bottomly announced three pillars to guide Wellesley for the next five years: academic excellence, the value of liberal arts and community. These pillars are based on conversations that the president has had with members of the community during the past eight years of her tenure and are intended to

Utah elects Mia Love to Congress for her abilities, not her race

With the midterm elections excitement dying down and a lame duck session well underway, let’s dig a little deeper into the composition of the new Congress. One of the most significant victories was that of Mia Love, who will be representing Utah’s 4th district come January. ​Mia Love is the first African-American Republican woman to

Features

Disrupting Industries through Big Data Analytics

Companies all over the world are analyzing large data sets to determine patterns, trends and associations to better understand human behavior and interactions. This data collection, called “Big Data,” is revolutionizing industries and is completely altering the way we interact with online devices. While whispers of Big Data have been circulating for years, its usage

Catch these films over winter break

New and improved versions of popular movies With the semester ending, we all need some new movies to break up our Wendy Wellesley workloads and help us relax. Movies that’ll make us laugh, cry, think, feel, run, cook, jump, verbs! I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sick of the normal movies. Boy meets

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Innovative harness will allow dogs and humans to communicate

If a dog is man’s best friend, the Cyber-Enhanced Working Dog harness could bring canines and humans closer than ever before. Created by researchers at North Carolina State University, the Cyber-Enhanced Working Dog harness allows for communication between dogs and humans by means of a computer. Not only does the harness, which is black and

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Wellesley College student has won everything

The College announced Tuesday that Aya Ayye ’15 has finally won everything that she could possibly win as an undergraduate student. The neuroscience and political science double major, who is also pre-med with three other unofficial majors, has won 243 awards in every single department at Wellesley, MIT and the outside world. She has won

Arts

12/3: Arts in the News

Books The estate of Maurice Sendak, acclaimed author and illustrator of beloved children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are,” is currently fighting a lawsuit from the Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia, PA. Ever since Sendak’s death in 2012, the estate has been in the hands of Lynn Caponera, who was Sendak’s housekeeper and caretaker for over

Comedian Megan Amram talks feminism and her book “Science… for Her!”

Ladies – have you ever wondered which religion is right for your body type? Or why, scientifically, women can’t drive? Megan Amram, comedian and writer for NBC’s Parks and Recreation, answers both questions and more that fill a woman’s brain in her new satirical faux-textbook, “Science… for Her!” After graduating from Harvard in 2010, Amram

Sports and Wellness

12/3: Boston Sports Update

Patriots (NFL) The New England Patriots lost a hard-fought battle against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday 26-21. The Packers gained the lead in the first quarter, making two field goals and a touchdown. Fortunately, Patriots running back Brandon Bolden scored a touchdown at the beginning of the second quarter, and wide

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Athlete of the Week: Lucy Hurlock ’17

Wellesley field hockey finished off one of their most successful seasons ever this weekend at the NCAA tournament in Salisbury, MD. The Blue started in the second round of the tournament defeating Juniata College 3-0 on Saturday. On Sunday, they moved on to the third round, narrowly losing to host Salisbury University 0-1. Throughout Blue

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Boston Celtics look ahead to exciting season

Even if you are not an NBA basketball fan, you have probably heard of the Boston Celtics. They are a world-famous franchise and have been home to multiple iconic basketball legends including Bill Russell and Larry Bird. They also have a long dynasty of success, with a total of 17 NBA Championships under their name

11/4

Scott Jurek, the famous ultramarathoner, holds the American record of 165 miles run in 24 hours. I’m not saying that’s because of his vegan diet, but as he attests in his hit book, “Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness,” it certainly helped. Brendan Brazier, a pro Ironman triathlete, adopted a vegan diet

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