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Camara Jones ’76 is a family physician and epidemiologist whose 30-year career in the public-health sector has focused on naming, measuring, and addressing the effects of racism on the health and well-being of the nation.More
Nergis Mavalvala ’90
Astrophysicist Nergis Mavalvala ’90 was one of the paradigm-shifting researchers on the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) project who detected gravitational waves for the first time.More
Photo of Galen Stone Tower
I stalled by searching for the words on my phone. Having sung in the choir for four years, I know the tune by heart, but only remembered the first two lines of words. I started to sing, “To alma mater, Wellesley’s…” but choked up on the next word.More
Photo of window with "That's The Wellesley Effect" sign posted in it
As this magazine was going to press, the College announced the successful conclusion of the comprehensive campaign as it exceeded its $500 million goal.More
A photo of six new alumnae from the class of 2018 celebrate after the ceremony.
Commencement speaker Tracy K. Smith, Poet Laureate of the United States, told the class of 2018, “You belong to a remarkable generation. … I feel stronger for your example, and for the fact of your presence, your resonant voices, your nimble minds, and your huge hearts.”More
Faculty procesing during Commencement 2018
This spring, 31 faculty members said good-bye to the Wellesley community. We asked them to look back at their time at Wellesley and reflect on their careers, how the College has changed, and what they’ll miss the most.More
Illustration of a golf cart
My favorite reunion job of all is driving a golf cart. We do it in all weather, moving stuff and people. You never quite know who (or what) is going to end up in the cart with you. It might be six dozen cups, a recent alum with a sleepy toddler, or a ’43er who tells you about Wellesley during World War II.More
A gardenia blossom
That night, my mom told my dad that actually, she might not want the house. Giving up a plot of land went against her principles, but she had remembered she was capable. Never waste your capability on something that doesn’t make you feel alive.More
An image shows the type-only cover of Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Korbel Albright '59.
“Of all the unanswered questions of our time, perhaps the most important is: ‘What is Fascism?’” wrote British journalist George Orwell in 1944. At that time, a young girl was living in exile in London, having fled the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia with her parents. In her new book, Fascism: A Warning , that girl, Madeleine Korbel Albright ’59, takes up Orwell’s question anew.More
The cover of Out in Blue Fields: A Year at Hokum Roack Blueberry Farm, depicts a ripening blueberry bush.
Out in Blue Fields: A Year at Hokum Rock Blueberry Farm, chronicles, in photography and words, the day-to-day life of the thriving spot on Cape Cod where Janice Riley CE/DS ’00 lives, writes, and farms.More
The cover of Dana Mele's novel, People Like Us, shows four girls' school uniforms, with navy blazers, plaid skirts, and red ties. The tie on one of the uniforms is askew.
From the opening scene in the satisfying young adult thriller People Like Us, the reader is in for an exciting and eerie read: A spirited, traditional skinny dip on Halloween night abruptly turns sinister…More
Barbara Bluestein Simons ’62
It was the early 2000s when Barbara Bluestein Simons ’62 started to speak up. Congress had just passed the Help America Vote Act after Florida’s “hanging chad” debacle during the presidential election, and states swimming…More
Valeria Wicker ’02
A mid-April blizzard was on its way, and Valeria Wicker ’02 was scared for her community. Hundreds of houses were without power at the Rosebud Indian Reservation in Mission, S.D. Some were newly power-less after…More
Not all medical care is created equal. “The LGBTQ community faces various health disparities,” Tanekwah Hinds ’15 says. “One in five transgender folks have been turned away from a provider. And LGBTQ folks are less…More
Martha Goldberg Aronson ’89
Martha Goldberg Aronson ’89, the new president of the Wellesley College Alumnae Association, has an enthusiasm for Wellesley that doesn’t quit.More
A photo of the gold oak-leaf pin presented to Achievement Award Winners, wrapped in a 2018 banner.
Wellesley’s highest honor is given annually to graduates of distinction, who through their achievements have brought honor to themselves and the College.More
The Wellesley College Alumnae Association Board welcomes four new members.More