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A photo of an empty bird's nest
What’s here that we’re not seeing? That’s a question I ask myself a lot, on all kinds of levels, literal and metaphorical. What have I missed? Are there realities here that are hidden by outward…More
A photo shows five student actors reading student playwrights' work.
An ambitious new experiment in collaboration took place in the theatre department this winter: The Wellesley College Theatre Studies Showcase featured students from multiple courses, from acting and playwriting to scenic design and stand-up comedy.More
A photo portrait of Kavindya Thennakoon ’19
On Oct. 11, 2013, the United Nation’s International Day of the Girl, Kavindya Thennakoon ’19 addressed Sri Lanka’s Parliament about the state of girls and young women in the country.More
A photo portrait of Sabriya Fisher, Assistant Professor of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences
Sabriya Fisher joined Wellesley’s Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences this fall. She’s already secured a spot for the College’s first sociolinguistics lab in Clapp Library to gather a database of New England speech to inform research in language variation and change.More
An image of the cover of Crystal M. Fleming's "How to be Less Stupid About Race," is an all-type collage of remarks typical to race-related conversation--such as "What are you?" "That's Reverse racism!" and "I don't see color."
Readers who believe in a post-racial America, in being color-blind in racially diverse situations, who are hoping for a kumbaya moment, are not going to have those needs met by Fleming’s book. But if they’re willing to let go of what they think they know about race and prejudice, Fleming will provide a bracing trip through how we do—and don’t—discuss race.More
The cover of Before She Sleeps shows a image of large, looming, futuristic trees made from metal.
Before She Sleeps , the second novel by Bina Shah ’93 to be published in the United States, has drawn comparisons to the contemporary dystopian classic The Handmaid’s Tale.More
The cover of "Island Hopping" shows a seaside living room open to the sun and air, filled with casual furniture and a wicker swing.
Amanda Redd Lindroth ’84, an interior designer based in the Bahamas, has published her first, lavishly illustrated book, Island Hopping, which showcases island lifestyles and casual interior design.More
Portrait of Missy Siner Shea ’89 sitting in Academic Quad
As Missy Siner Shea ’89 leaves the WCAA after four years as the executive director to become president and CEO of Special Olympics Vermont, she reflects on highlights from her tenure. What she will miss most? The daily interactions with brilliant, devoted alumnae.More
A group of young alums sitting around a table hold up their copies of "Little Fires Everywhere"
Hadley Chase ’15 and Gabi Vesey ’18 of the Washington Wellesley Club say that there’s no substitute for reaching out to alums directly, and when they show up, letting them know that you value their presence.More
Jody Strakosch ’79, Teresita Ramos ’93, and Erika Spitzer ’06 received this year’s Sed Ministrare Volunteer awards for their significant volunteer service with Wellesley.More
Photograph of a tortoise.
Understanding what it means to persist even when you’re wildly behind the pack isn’t my favorite lesson, but it seems like a good one.More