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My mother was your quintessential women’s college alumna who was all in when it came to helping her beloved alma mater—admissions recruiter, organizer of class reunions, fund-raising volunteer, officer of the alumnae association. When I…More
A student wears a tam decorated with flowers and the phrase "All things grow"
When the class of 2019 gathered for the last time of their college career, the full range of commencement emotions was on display under the big white tent on Severance Green—joy, excitement, hope, sadness—as the…More
Ada Lerner
Ada Lerner’s research on inclusion security and privacy centers on how to provide the benefits of technology equitably across society.More
Professor Filomina Steady
As she prepares to retire after 22 years in the Africana Studies department, Professor Filomina Steady isn’t slowing down. She has a new book, The African Diaspora Returns Home , in the pipeline, and her research remains very much on her mind.More
Kathryn Harvey Mackintosh ’03
Kathryn Harvey Mackintosh ’03, the Alumnae Association’s new executive director, has spent her entire career in higher education, most recently at Boston College as director of institutional research.More
Portrait of Karen Williamson '69
Given annually at reunion by the WCAA, the Syrena Stackpole Award honors dedicated service and exceptional commitment to Wellesley. The 2019 recipient was Karen E. Williamson ’69.More
The 2019 Alumnae Achievement Awards will be presented on Oct. 18 to Carol Remmer Angle ’48, a world expert on lead poisoning and cofounder of one of the country’s first poison control centers, and Diane Rowland ’70, the executive vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation and a nationally recognized health-policy expert with a career in public policy.More
The cover of Teaching: A Life's Work features a photo of the authors reading together when Alicia Nieto López ’91 was a toddler.
In their book Teaching: A Life’s Work, educators Alicia Nieto López ’91 and her mother, Sonia Nieto, articulate what motivates them as educators, inspiring their readers to reflect on the same.More
The cover of The Sting of It by A.J. Odasso '05 depicts a wasp's body, with images from a Breughel painting within the outline.
If you love exquisite language, don’t miss The Sting of It , the third book of poems by A.J. Odasso ’05.More
A photo of Mijha Butcher Godfrey ’99, the founder of the Jambo Book Club, with artwork from diverse children's books in the background
Mijha Butcher Godfrey ’99, an attorney with a passion for social justice, has launched Jambo Book Club, a book subscription service specializing in diverse, inclusive books for kids from newborn to age 13.More
An image of a stoplight, showing only the yellow and green lights. The yellow is unlit; the green is lit.
My journalism students are almost all women. And they look terrified, because it is their first class on their first day of graduate school, and I have asked them to go outside and talk to strangers.More