Academics

A photo of Jean Lipman-Blumen ’54
Summer 2017
In the 1950s, Jean Lipman-Blumen ’54 meandered through Wellesley’s vast meadows alongside Eleanor Roosevelt and into its Gothic academic halls with Madame Chiang Kai-shek (Mayling Soong Chiang, class of 1917).More
Portrait of Justin Armstrong sitting outside Founders Hall
Summer 2017
Lecturer Justin Armstrong is interested in “spectral ethnography”—the anthropology of people, places, and things that have been abandoned “to the flows of time and space.”More
Portrait of Nina Tumarkin in her office
Summer 2017
Back in the fall of 2015, when Nina Tumarkin was planning her new first-year writing seminar, Vladimir Putin: Personage, President, Potentate, she had no inkling how popular the course would be.More
Portrait of Professor Katharine Moon
Summer 2017
Mounting tensions in North Korea are keeping Katharine Moon busy. From an interview with Bloomberg, to a segment on C-SPAN, to writing an op-ed for CNN.com, she’s a go-to source for the media looking for insight into the impact North Korea’s advancing nuclear and missile threats could have on the world.More
A giant green dragon that seniors made of balloons, crepe paper, and cardboard presides over the Science Center.
Summer 2017
Seniors paint Wellesley green; Amal Cheema ’17 awarded Watson Fellowship; Squash will compete at the club level.More
Faculty Retirements
Summer 2017
This year, the College marks the retirement of nine members of the faculty, who represent decades of knowledge imparted to students and years of service to the College community.More
C. Galloway ’17 and Zusammen, a hand-built canoe, in the new wood shop in Pendleton West
Summer 2017
The renovation of Pendleton West and the addition of a music pavilion provides spaces where students can create works of art and reach across disciplines.More
Passage to India
Spring 2017
We caught up with Richard Delacy, visiting lecturer in South Asia studies, for a cup of tea before his Hindi/Urdu class.More
Insects’ ­Evolutionary Secrets
Spring 2017
If you grow tomatoes, you might not be fond of tobacco hornworms—four-inch-long, bright-green caterpillars that can make short work of your crop’s leaves overnight. But Yui Suzuki, associate professor of biological sciences, has a soft spot for the chubby critters.More
The Ethics of Health Care
Spring 2017
Charlene Galarneau’s classes explore health in a way that touches on racism, sexism, and privilege—from water activism to transgender justice.More