It’s the end of the semester, and exams loom. Students are slogging to the finish.
Look again. A student sails free, back and forth under the canopy of leaves outside the chapel. Her face says it all: There’s a feeling of exhilaration to the soaring.
There’s a new way to take a break on campus, thanks to Kathryn Wasserman Davis ’28. When Davis, a former trustee, visited campus for the last time at the age of 105 several years ago, she noticed something missing. Why, she wondered aloud, had the swing outside the chapel disappeared? She had loved it as a student.
The swing is back, decorated with ribbons in Wellesley’s class colors. Davis’s family, at Wellesley for her campus memorial service, recently dedicated it in her honor. Students hopped on minutes afterward, and the swing has been transporting them skyward (and joy-ward) ever since.