Virtual Lecture Series
As the pandemic affects our lives in unimaginable ways, it is imperative for us all to understand more about the virus and its various impacts on society. Through this Virtual Lecture Series, professors and experts from a wide range of fields will virtually give educational talks on a particular aspect of the pandemic such as the structure and function of SARS-CoV-2, the spread and variations of the virus, how mental health is affected by the pandemic, change in world economy etc. to better inform people during these times of confusion and change.
A few of our previous lectures:
Wellesley Humans of Pandemics
A campaign of sharing pandemic-related stories to build community and help us all feel less isolated during these socially disconnected times. A way to hear from and connect students who are spread out all over the world due to in-person classes being moved to virtual classes.
Fall 2020 Student Feedback
An anonymous survey for students to provide their honest feedback on the semester (Fall 2020) in terms of academics, physical health, and mental well-being. A way to make improvements for all students on and off campus in the near future.
COVID-19 Info Updates
Updating students with the latest information on COVID regulations, mask mandates, vaccination, COVID research, and more. With countless media sources bombarding the public with news, there is a high risk of misleading messages, hence, it is important to provide students with accurate, reliable information.
Gathered on-campus volunteers to help college employees get pre-registered for vaccine appointments. It is of vital importance to ensure the entire Wellesley community gets vaccinated in a timely manner.
"Mask for Me" Fundraiser
Raising funds to provide high quality KF94 masks to low-income, immunocompromised students. In times when safety and health are especially important, it is imperative for all students to have equal access to personal protective equipment. Since the school does not regularly give out high-quality masks, we collected donations to provide KF94 masks for those who are unable to purchase them.
"Cards for Cures" project
Musicians gathered remotely (or in-person when possible and allowed) and put together video recordings to produce virtual performances. These videos were shared with the public to provide consolation and send a message of hope through the power of music. Through these musical “cards,” we wanted to “cure” people from the anxieties that the pandemic has given rise to, addressing the fact that the pandemic is not only affecting people physically, but also mentally, emotionally, and socially.