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Biology students conduct fieldwork in Lake Waban.


A photo of Vivian Pinn '62 with President Paula Johnson at the dedication of Pinn Hall in September.

Vivian Pinn ’62

In September, Vivian Pinn ’62—a retired physician, scientist, pathologist, administrator, and policymaker known as a champion of women’s health—was honored for her achievements by the University of Virginia, where she attended medical school…More
Portrait of Judith Moore

Judith Moore ’71

Judith Moore ’71 remembers in vivid detail the moment in 1982 when she became aware of the seriousness of climate change. She had left activist work setting up shelters for survivors of domestic violence in Boston and was living on St. John in the Virgin Islands, getting to know the land, the…More
Portrait of Jen Carlile '03

Jen Carlile ’03

As a child, Jen Carlile would sometimes tag along with her father through the winding suburban subdivisions where he built homes, exploring the skeletons of half-built houses as he ran through punch lists. They started having “interesting discussions” as she got older: “I would…More

In Memoriam

Portrait of René Galand


René Galand, professor emeritus of French, died on May 28 at the age of 94 at his home in Hingham, Mass. He was a prize-winning scholar of 19th- and 20th-century French literature, a brilliant teacher and mentor, and a prolific writer of critical and creative works in French and English…More
Portrait of Marshall I. Goldman


Marshall Goldman, Kathryn W. Davis Professor of Russian Economics emeritus, died on Aug. 2 at the age of 87. Marshall grew up in Elgin, Ill., and received his bachelor’s degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his master’s and Ph.D. in economics from…More
Portrait of Betsy Wood Knapp


Betsy Wood Knapp, a pioneer among women in business and technology, a philanthropist, angel investor, trustee emerita of Wellesley, and devoted friend of many, died peacefully at home on June 20, with her beloved husband, Bud, at her side. The world, and especially our world of Wellesley, is…More
Remembrances of alumnae by friends and family members and the In Memoriam list of alumnae who have died in the past quarter.More