Academics

A student sets type
Summer 2019
The learning experience that students and other members of the Wellesley community have in the Book Arts Lab, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, is a fairly unusual one in our increasingly wired world, and one that people crave.More
A photo of mixed actinobacteria taken through a microscope.
Summer 2019
Photo by Scott Chimileski The Wellesley Fam Regarding the spring ’19 issue: Thanks @Wellesleymag for reminding me just how incredible it is to be part of the @Wellesley family. Currently reading the issue cover…More
Ancient World, Modern Tech
Summer 2019
Bryan Burns uses technology to allow his students to virtually move through an archaeological site from Early Mycenaean tombs in ancient Eleon, a dig site north of Athens.More
A photo shows a cross-section illustration of French aristocrats dancing at a wedding. The 18th-century festival book measures 25 inches high and 37 ½ inches across when open..
Summer 2019
Marie Crowley Sobalvarro ’88 was “shopping” at the TIOLI (Take It or Leave It) section of the transfer station in Harvard, Mass., when a large book caught her attention, and she took it home. When Ruth Rogers, curator of Special Collections at Clapp Library, saw it, she immediately knew it was valuable.More
Community In a Cup of Sugar
Summer 2019
Helen Wang, director of residence life and housing, considers learning to live in community a central aspect of every student’s Wellesley experience. “The residential context is one of the few remaining spaces in the nation where people from all walks of life can be together and intersect,” she says.More
An image of a stoplight, showing only the yellow and green lights. The yellow is unlit; the green is lit.
Summer 2019
My journalism students are almost all women. And they look terrified, because it is their first class on their first day of graduate school, and I have asked them to go outside and talk to strangers.More
The cover image of Patriotism Black and White depicts an American flag draped over a white marble tombstone.
Spring 2019
At Wellesley, Nichole Phillips ’93 was a biochem major with her sights set on medical school. Today, she is assistant professor of sociology, religion, and culture at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Her new book, Patriotism Black and White reflects on her ethnographic research among black and white evangelicals in West Tennessee.More
Kera Washington '93 sits among the African drums that Yanvalou members play.
Spring 2019
Kera Washington ’93 didn’t come to Wellesley for music—but music captured her. Washington is a music teacher in the Boston Public Schools and the director of the College’s Yanvalou Dance & Drum Ensemble. She’s also its founder.More
Kay Lehman Schlozman ’68
Spring 2019
For decades, when Kay Lehman Schlozman ’68 teaches political parties and elections she tells her students, “We’re going to deal with political matters, and we’re going do it civilly,” she says. During her long tenure at Boston College—and her two semesters at Wellesley this year as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Political Science—those rules have held up.More
A portrait of Andrea Sequeira, a professor of biological sciences, in her lab.
Spring 2019
Andrea Sequeira, a professor of biological sciences, is perhaps most at home in the field, tromping up and down volcanoes or trudging through vegetation while doggedly hunting for answers to big evolutionary questions such as, “How do new species form?”More