Alumnae Lives

Hats and Hooves
Fall 2016
Horses were her first love. “As far back as I can remember loving anything,” says Sally Faith Coombs Steinmann CE/DS ’96, “I was totally absorbed in horses.”More
Lessons Under The Big Sky
Fall 2016
When Jane Karas ’80 finished her Ph.D. in public policy at Brandeis University in 1986, she was 27 years old, untethered, and figured she owed herself a great gift.More
The Lure of Provence
Fall 2016
Provence. Today the name conjures up visions of a magical sun-drenched region, the aroma of lavender, charming hilltop towns, colorful village markets, and a blissful quality of life. ’Twas not always so.More
Tell Me a Story
Fall 2016
When Molly Bang ’65 was a Wellesley student, the idea of becoming a children’s author and illustrator seemed about as achievable as growing a magical beanstalk. But that’s exactly what she did.More
The Girls in the Boat
Fall 2016
On the day I graduated, I said good-bye to sliding seats, wooden oars, and Wellesley’s only crew shell fit for intercollegiate rowing. With 1973 classmates—a cox and three other rowers—I’d pulled a portside oar in…More
Alumnae Memorials
Summer 2016
Tributes to Wellesley alumnae by family and friends.More
Claire Zimmerman ’50
Summer 2016
Claire Zimmerman ’50, professor of psychology, died on March 17, after a prolonged illness. She joined the Wellesley faculty as an instructor in 1953, the year before she received her Ph.D. from Radcliffe College. She…More
Harambee Homecoming
Summer 2016
More than 200 alumnae, students, faculty, and staff came together to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Harambee House over a weekend’s worth of events.More
Blue Bloods
Summer 2016
Identical twins Emma and Sarah Bailin ’16 walked across the commencement stage one after another, becoming the eighth and ninth members of their family to receive Wellesley diplomas.More
Turning the Tide
Summer 2016
On Sept. 1, 2015, Marseille “Mars” Allen ’01 moved to Flint, Mich. It was about 16 months after officials started the flow of Flint River water to city residents—the headwaters of a public health crisis…More