Star Power
Spring 2016
Professor of Astronomy Kim McLeod’s enthusiasm for the cosmos is contagious. She’s observed with some of the biggest telescopes on Earth, but her favorite view is through Wellesley’s historic 12-in. refractor.More
Let’s Face It
Spring 2016
George Clooney is the most handsome actor in Hollywood. Not sure you agree? Assistant Professor of Psychology Jeremy Wilmer can settle the dispute.More
Hooked on Research
Spring 2016
Usually, if a student is interested in doing cutting-edge biochemistry research, the path is long and paved with many introductory courses. For the past two years, Wellesley has been offering a shortcut.More
Global Gyno
Winter 2016
Dr. Veronica Ades ’99 tells Wellesley magazine about the differences between prenatal care in the US and in Uganda, the joy of seeing a patient recover from abuse, and the unexpected benefits of saying “vagina” a lot.More
Math for Everyone
Winter 2016
The Wellesley Emerging Scholars Initiative (WESI) encourages persistence and helps underrepresented students complete their calculus courses.More
‘Listening’ to the Dark and Violent Universe
Winter 2016
Albert Einstein gave humanity a new way of looking at the universe: his general theory of relativity. It suggested a way of listening to the universe as well: gravitational waves, or “ripples in the fabric of space-time.” Nergis Mavalvala ’90 is one of the people who is listening.More
Get with the Programming
Winter 2016
Wellesley students are flocking to the computer science department, drawn in by the friendly faculty, innovative labs, and the promise of making a difference in the world through tech.More
College Road
Fall 2015
The Newhouse Center for the Humanities kicked off its 2015 Distinguished Thinkers series with a reading by Amitav Ghosh, whose new novel, Flood of Fire , concludes a trilogy about British colonialism and the birth of modern Asia.More
The Wellesley Effect
Fall 2015
The lives of six alumnae demonstrate the depth and breadth of the Wellesley Effect—the way four years at the College transforms students, and through their lives after graduation, helps to transform the world.More
A Fruitful Endeavor
Summer 2015
On a cool April Saturday, as cheers from Hooprolling echoed in the distance, a group of volunteers gathered for the annual spring cleanup and planting at the College’s Edible Ecosystem Garden. What was once a…More