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Fall 2020
It was a Flower Sunday like no other in Wellesley history. No chapel service, no communal song, no rush of spontaneous hugs. Yet, in true Wellesley fashion, we rose to the challenge, keeping this cherished…More
2020 Alumnae Achievement Awards
Fall 2020
This year’s recipients of Wellesley’s highest honor are Joan Wallace-Benjamin ’75, M. Darby Dyar ’80 , and Kimberly Dozier ’87 .More
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Fall 2020
Given the uncertainty of the global health situation, the College and the Alumnae Association have made the difficult decision that an in-person reunion will not be held on campus in June 2021.More
Kathryn Harvey Mackintosh ’03 poses in the Academic Quad
Fall 2020
I have been reminded by more than one alum that anti-racism is a lifelong journey, and I am humbled anew each time.More
Alumnae Valley in summer
Summer 2020
In late June, as this issue was going to press, President Paula A. Johnson announced the College’s preliminary plan for the 2020–21 academic year, a year that will begin as the coronavirus pandemic continues in the United States and around the world.More
A stack of blank puzzle pieces
Summer 2020
One of the things I like most about puzzles is you can’t see the whole picture at once—it unveils itself gradually, if you persist. These days, as an inveterate planner, I sometimes find myself a little frustrated when I can’t make decisions in an efficient way.More
Spring 2020
In what turned out to be a very prescient move for the months ahead, the class of ’88 sponsored a virtual Valentine’s Day tea on Zoom, proving that the online platform is great for class,…More
Elyse Cherry ’75
Spring 2020
Elyse Cherry ’75, of Brookline, Mass., has been nominated to serve a six-year term as alumnae trustee, from 2020 to 2026, succeeding Lawry Jones Meister ’83.More
Kathryn Harvey Mackintosh ’03
Spring 2020
In fall 2020, Wellesley will launch a survey that will help us learn more about our alumnae. With a strong response rate, it should move us in a direction that will help us better know and serve our alumnae population.More
Senior lecture emerita in psychology Linda Carli (left) and Preeta Banerjee taught the recent Women’s Leadership for Impact course at the College Club.
Spring 2020
Is there a better place to learn about women’s leadership than Wellesley College? And that learning doesn’t necessarily start—or end—with the undergraduate experience. Just ask Nancy Coleman, associate provost and director of Strategic Growth Initiatives.More