College News

Portrait of Susan Lohin
Winter 2018
Susan Lohin, who retired from the WCAA in December, helped struggling clubs find new officers, drove visiting faculty lecturers to far-flung alumnae events, and oversaw the Wellesley book award program. She once even rode a camel alongside Kathryn Wasserman Davis ’28 on a Wellesley trip to Egypt.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
Photo of student painting cards with slogans like "Take your time" "Don't give up" and "Light for the Fight"
Winter 2018
Michelle Yu ’19 and April Chen, a junior at Babson College, saw the need for cards that expressed quiet caring for people with serious medical or emotional issues. Since October, they’ve been selling cards with black and white illustrations and messages like “Take Your Time,” “This Too Shall Pass,” and “Feel Deeply, Heal Softly.”More
Photo of Career Education staff sitting on the steps of Green Hall
Winter 2018
Since Christine Cruzvergara came to Wellesley in January 2016 and was charged with redesigning what the career experience would look like for students and alumnae, the department has changed “in every single way that you can probably imagine.”More
Students dig by the site of College Hall.
Winter 2018
Elizabeth Minor’s Introduction to Archaeology class last semester conducted a dig on the site of College Hall, and found melted window mullions, shards of dishes, an oyster shell, and the remains of a porcelain bud vase.More
Portrait of Karen Petrulakis
Winter 2018
“I really love a higher-ed practice, because it’s relevant, and you feel like you’re doing something that’s really worthwhile,” says Karen Petrulakis, who became Wellesley’s first general counsel last summer.More
Winter 2018
For young women especially, the relationships between health and success, growth and happiness, are vitally important, carrying profound consequences. It is critical that we are prepared to meet the needs of the students who come to us.More
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
Peace Walk
Summer 2017
A new labyrinth near Paramecium Pond is composed of sustainable, natural material from the Wellesley campus. It comprises rounds from fallen trees, including a section of one of the original College plantings, which sits at its center.More
Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 and members of the class of ’17 greet each other before Commencement.
Summer 2017
Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 urged the members of the class of ’17 to live the College motto, get involved in causes that matter to them, and not sit on the sidelines.More