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Ball of yarn
This winter, I did something out of the ordinary for me: I picked up a set of needles and joined the ranks of knitters worldwide. I’ve never thought of myself as “crafty,” but I’m finding…More
Professor Frank Bidart in the classroom.
Frank Bidart, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and professor of English, has won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for Half-light: Collected Poems 1965–2016 . The jury called the book “a volume of…More
Students in the audience at the African Women's Leadership Conference
The African Women’s Leadership Conference at the College in March focused on how African women leaders are transforming communities and nations and was intended to allow the next generation of leaders studying in the U.S. to meet and exchange ideas.More
Architectural rendering of the inside of the Global Flora greenhouse.
This spring, the Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses were taken down and a new home for Wellesley’s “laboratory under glass” began to grow: Global Flora, a soaring, C-shaped greenhouse that will expand on Ferguson’s original ideas.More
Professor Fran Malino
Professor Fran Malino has published dozens of articles and multiple books—in English and French—about Jews living in medieval Spain, the lands of Islam, France, and Europe. This spring, the program she built from the ground up as Wellesley’s inaugural chair in Jewish Studies celebrates its 30th anniversary.More
An image of the cover of The Amorous Heart shows heart=shaped illustrations on an antique letter.
Chances are that today you clicked on a little heart icon while scrolling through your internet feeds, turning it red with meaning. The heart symbol has become ubiquitous, signifying concern, support, enjoyment, and yes, love.More
An image of the cover of The Wedding Date shows an African-American female head and a white male head in silhouette.
When Alexa Monroe gets stuck in an elevator on the way to celebrate her older sister’s promotion, she doesn’t expect to end up as the girlfriend of Drew Nichols, who’s stuck there with her.More
An image of the cover of Not Elegy But Eros shows an impressionistic painting of a seaside landscape in a brilliant red sunset.
Nausheen Eusuf ’02 grapples with grief in her debut collection of poems, Not Elegy, But Eros. Born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Eusuf majored in computer science at Wellesley, but is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in English at Boston University.More
Georgia Murphy Johnson ’75, president of the WCAA
This is my last letter to you as president of the WCAA Board. It goes without saying that it has been an honor and a joy to be so closely involved with the world’s strongest network of women, and it is with enormous optimism for what our community can continue to do for each other and for all women that I pass the baton to my successor, Martha Goldberg Aronson ’89.More
Maneesha Patil ’78
Over the last few years, Maneesha Patil ’78 has led the charge for the WCAA to build a more diverse and inclusive board.More
A water-color silhouette painting shows a young girl and her mother in profile, leaning their foreheads against one another.
I was 46 when I had my one and only child, and people lost no time pinning qualifying adjectives upon my incipient momhood—ancient, old, venerable, mature—seven months before her birth.More
A photo portrait of filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain '82
From a brick-walled studio in Boston’s Fort Point Channel neighborhood, Tracy Heather Strain and her husband run their independent film company, the Film Posse.More
A photo of biathlete Clare Egan '10 cross-country skiing during the 2018 Winter Olympics.
For the last eight years, Clare Egan ’10 has had her eyes on a prize: representing the U.S. at the Olympics.More
A photo of Charlotte Kiang '13 standing in the European Astronaut Centre in Germany
To say that Charlotte Kiang ’13 never expected to be sitting in Mission Control at SpaceX commanding a spacecraft attached to the International Space Station would be a massive understatement. In fact, for the first…More