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Twenty-five years ago, there was a swirl of media attention when students protested the selection of First Lady Barbara Bush as Wellesley’s commencement speaker for the class of 1990. Christine Bicknell Marden ’90 remembers that tumultuous spring and what she learned from it.More


Window on Wellesley
As this issue went to press in April, H. Kim Bottomly announced that she will step down from the presidency of Wellesley College in July 2016.More
The renovated Dorothy Towne Field House includes a new 4,600-square-foot fitness center, hardwood flooring for basketball and volleyball competitions, arena seating for 500, three indoor tennis courts, a spinning room, a climbing wall, a four-lane 200-meter track, a high-jump area, and a new long- and triple-jump pit.More
The American conversation on race has grown more urgent all over the country in the past year—and this has been true at Wellesley, too. President Bottomly has formed a Presidential Commission on Race, Ethnicity, and Equity at Wellesley to study the issues and make policy recommendations.More
Each quarter here in the magazine office, there’s a bittersweet moment when we edit the alumnae memorials, when something very Wellesley tugs at the heartstrings…More
Shelf Life
Leaving Orbit is a heartfelt obituary of the final days of the NASA space-shuttle program, told poetically by Margaret Lazarus Dean ’94.More
In December 2014, Cambridge University Press released an annotated scholarly edition of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway edited by Anne Fernald ’88, associate professor of English and director of writing and composition at Fordham University. Fernald spent 11 years completing the textual edition.More
Since 1970, the Alumnae Achievement Awards have celebrated Wellesley women who have brought honor to themselves and to Wellesley College through their outstanding professional accomplishments. In 2014, we instituted a new award, aptly named the Sed Ministrare Volunteer Award, to honor outstanding alumnae volunteer service to Wellesley.More
I had met Alison in a kitchen just after Burgos. Another traveler began introductions as I turned to walk away. When I spun back, Alison and I nearly collided. She didn’t flinch.More