Alumnae Lives

A photo of five Wellesley alumnae posing with President Paula Johnson and two College staff members in Seoul.
Summer 2018
In March, President Paula Johnson and Wellesley colleagues traveled to six cities in three countries in Asia—Tokyo, Hong Kong, Nanjing, Shanghai, Seoul, and Beijing—meeting with more than 350 alumnae and parents at five different Alumnae Association club events.More
A portrait of Nisreen Abo-Sido '18 wearing Muslim hijab.
Summer 2018
This summer, Nisreen Abo-Sido ’18 embarks on 12 months of travel to farms and gardens in Iceland, Peru, Malawi, and Italy, supported by a $30,000 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. She will work alongside farmers, ranchers, and gardeners to learn how they manage agricultural systems that produce food while fostering the ecological interactions that sustain the land.More
The cover of Out in Blue Fields: A Year at Hokum Roack Blueberry Farm, depicts a ripening blueberry bush.
Summer 2018
Out in Blue Fields: A Year at Hokum Rock Blueberry Farm, chronicles, in photography and words, the day-to-day life of the thriving spot on Cape Cod where Janice Riley CE/DS ’00 lives, writes, and farms.More
An image shows the type-only cover of Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Korbel Albright '59.
Summer 2018
“Of all the unanswered questions of our time, perhaps the most important is: ‘What is Fascism?’” wrote British journalist George Orwell in 1944. At that time, a young girl was living in exile in London, having fled the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia with her parents. In her new book, Fascism: A Warning , that girl, Madeleine Korbel Albright ’59, takes up Orwell’s question anew.More
The Heart of a Pet
Summer 2018
The alumnae Facebook group Wellesley Wags and Whiskers provides a window into the personal lives of alums, their pets, and the mysterious and life-affirming bond that can exist between humans and animals.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
A gardenia blossom
Summer 2018
That night, my mom told my dad that actually, she might not want the house. Giving up a plot of land went against her principles, but she had remembered she was capable. Never waste your capability on something that doesn’t make you feel alive.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 Not Elegy But Eros shows an impressionistic painting of a seaside landscape in a brilliant red sunset.
Spring 2018
Nausheen Eusuf ’02 grapples with grief in her debut collection of poems, Not Elegy, But Eros. Born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Eusuf majored in computer science at Wellesley, but is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in English at Boston University.More
A Bright IDEA
Spring 2018
The WCAA has created the Inclusion and Diversity Engaging Alums (IDEA) Working Group. This initiative is meant to be as inclusive as possible, to explore identity and intersectionality across the full alumnae body.More