Academics

Catia Confortini
Summer 2020
“We are living through something that was predicted but no government took seriously—or not seriously enough. … I thought there is no better moment to study a global pandemic than when a global pandemic is happening.”More
Amy Banzaert
Summer 2020
In mid-March, as the coronavirus raced throughout the United States, Amy Banzaert found herself in a race of her own: one against the clock as she rushed to transition her hands-on, project-based engineering course to a virtual format.More
Empty interior of Clapp Library
Summer 2020
The halls may be empty and echoing at Wellesley this summer, but behind the scenes, faculty and staff work continues to hum.More
An illustration of Emily Dickinson writing on pieces of paper that turn into an ocean on which a schooner sails
Summer 2020
Back in November, long before our world was overturned, I sent an email to Dan Chiasson, Lorraine C. Wang Professor of English at Wellesley. The subject line read: “I’m Nobody.” I was writing to ask if I could audit ENG 357: The World of Emily Dickinson in the spring.More
Illustration of a woman touching a glowing screen that is projected onto a starry night sky
Spring 2020
Assisted by Library and Technology Services staff, faculty redesigned syllabi, learned Zoom, and prepared for a new kind of intellectual engagement in class. They moved online with alacrity: Professor of English Frank Bidart, who before the COVID-19 crisis didn’t even use email, began teaching via Zoom.More
An illustration of Rebecca Darling
Spring 2020
Rebecca Darling shows students and professors how to tap into technology to make class assignments more dynamic and, in the process, more accessible and inclusive for students with a wide variety of learning styles, language backgrounds, and disabilities.More
President
Spring 2020
So much is unknown and uncertain. Yet one thing is crystal clear: the boundless strength and resilience of the Wellesley community. Alumnae have leapt into action. Faculty and staff work tirelessly to manage a logistical and human crisis. And amidst it all, our students come together in remarkable ways.More
The cover of "The Day I Saw Willie Mays and Other Poems"  contains three images: a childhood photo of Ellen Jaffe '66, a box of Cracker Jack, and a girl's open diary with a pen resting on it.
Spring 2020
Refelcting on her career, poet Ellen Jaffe ’66 says part of a writer’s job is to “experience uncertainties and difficulties (personal and in the wider world) and then find words and images to write about them with empathy and precision.”More
An illustration depicts birds falling from electrical wires against an orange sky.
Spring 2020
Last year, Science magazine published a study revealing that the North American continent has lost nearly 3 billion birds over the last 50 years. This means there are 29 percent fewer birds in the United States and Canada today than in 1970. Wellesley alumnae, faculty, and students are among those responding to the crisis with reseach and action.More
A head and shoulders portrait of Selena Malla
Winter 2020
In 1998, Selena Malla ’02 left Nepal for Wellesley. Now, she manages one of the busiest advising centers in South and Central Asia for students who want to attend college in the United States.More