Academics

Piper Orton, VP for finance and administration, and Andy Shennan, provost, chatting in Green Hall in front of beautiful old leaded windows
Summer 2018
How can Wellesley support the excellence of its programs and faculty, maintain need-blind admissions, and build for the future, all while eliminating an operating deficit and addressing deferred maintenance of buildings?More
An illustration shows a group of hands being raised, as if to say "Me, too."
Summer 2018
As potent as the #MeToo moment seems, once the media spotlight moves on, will the public desire and momentum for change falter?More
The cover image of Listen to the Land depicts a lush Southern woodland garden with green trees, orange and blue flowers, and a small stream.
Spring 2018
New books by Wellesley authorsMore
An image of the cover of The Amorous Heart shows heart=shaped illustrations on an antique letter.
Spring 2018
Chances are that today you clicked on a little heart icon while scrolling through your internet feeds, turning it red with meaning. The heart symbol has become ubiquitous, signifying concern, support, enjoyment, and yes, love.More
The cover of Half Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 depicts a classical statue of Perseus holding aloft head of slain Medusa.
Winter 2018
Frank Bidart, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and professor of English at Wellesley, has published Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965–2016. The 700-plus page opus has been described by Publishers Weekly as “an almost overwhelming bounty, a permanent book.”More
An illustration depicts an old-fashioned pen morphing into a pattern of digital pages.
Winter 2018
Whether you call it digital scholarship, digital humanities, or blended learning, access to and the use of a range of technologies is changing scholarship and breaking down walls that separate academic disciplines.More
The cover of Silk Weavers of Hill Tribe Laos is a photograph of a young girl working at at outdoor loom.
Fall 2017
Recent publications by Wellesley authorsMore
A photo of Lake Waban with tiger lilies in the foreground and Galen Stone Tower in the background.
Fall 2017
Wellesley is undertaking an ambitious plan to reduce its environmental footprint and engage with its beautiful campus in new ways—and has named 2017–18 the Year of Sustainability.More
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