Alumnae Lives

Photograph of empty fish bowl
Winter 2020
When I was a kid, I wanted pets as substitute friends. I loved my dogs and turtles, fish and birds, because they loved me, kept me company, were always there for me. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that animals helped me find my people.More
Alumnae Memorials
Fall 2019
Tributes to Wellesley alumnae by family and friends.More
A photo portrait of Ruth Anna Putnam
Fall 2019
Despite the power of words, they cannot do justice to the life, accomplishments, or character of Ruth Anna Putnam, a professor of philosphy at Wellesley for 35 years. Ruth Anna passed away peacefully at home in Arlington, Mass., on May 4, surrounded by all four of her children.More
A photo portrait shows a smiling Amalie Moses Kass '49
Fall 2019
Amalie Moses Kass ’49 died peacefully at home in Belmont, Mass., on May 19. Born and raised in Baltimore, Amalie became a Bostonian starting with her Wellesley student years, engaging deeply in the community and especially with the College.More
A photo portrait of Cokie Boggs Roberts '64
Fall 2019
Cokie Boggs Roberts ’64 died on Sept. 17 in Washington, D.C. Those who know her will not be surprised to hear that until her very last days she was charging ahead, making plans and airline…More
A photo portrait of Shelly Anand '08
Fall 2019
Shelly Anand ’08 created a blog, Wellesley Underground, in 2009, as “a space to have a counter-narrative of success,” as well as a place to explore “difficult questions of identity,” she says.More
A photographic portrait of Rachael Arauz ’91
Fall 2019
In an exhibition for the Portland Museum of Art In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950–69 , Rachael Arauz ’91 and her co-curator tell the story of Haystack’s founding by a small group of artists—including a Wellesley alumna.More
The cover image of Sea Sirens depicts an underwater scene of a Vietnamese-American surfer girl holding her one-eyed cat.
Fall 2019
Amy Chu ’89 has published her second middle-grade graphic novel, Sea Sirens , inspired by L. Frank Baum’s The Sea Fairies .More
The cover image of Parenting Our Parents depicts silhouettes of elderly people supported by their caregivers. The figures are standing, using a walking, a using a wheelchair, each with a caregiver standing beside them.
Fall 2019
Parenting Our Parents: Transforming the Challenge into a Journey of Love hones in on the life-changing experience of becoming your parents’ parent when they can no longer care for themselves.More
A photo shows Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops, with astronaut Pam Melroy '83, during a concert celebrating the anniversary of the moon landing in 1969.
Fall 2019
Astronaut Pamela Melroy ’83 joined conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops for a musical look back at the summer of ’69.More