Student Life

Students in Tower Court during the 1918–19 academic year
Summer 2020
“Returning to college is no longer the matter-of-fact event it used to be for the majority. There is a new question arising and growing daily in proportion—‘Have I the right to stay in college?’”More
Illustrations of Helen Y. Wang and David Parisi
Summer 2020
So many College employees went far above and beyond last spring. Here are two, who helped build a sense of community for the students who remained on campus and worked to keep them safe and comfortable.More
NEHA RAJBHANDARY ’21 and CAROLINE FRANCOIS ’23
Summer 2020
As the spring semester was concluding, we asked two students about their experiences with remote learning.More
Karina Alvarado ’20
Summer 2020
About 180 students stayed on campus after in-person classes abruptly halted in mid-March. One of them, Karina Alvarado ’20, tells us her experience. (Photograph by Sandra Riaño ’21)More
An illustration of Emily Dickinson writing on pieces of paper that turn into an ocean on which a schooner sails
Summer 2020
Back in November, long before our world was overturned, I sent an email to Dan Chiasson, Lorraine C. Wang Professor of English at Wellesley. The subject line read: “I’m Nobody.” I was writing to ask if I could audit ENG 357: The World of Emily Dickinson in the spring.More
A piece of type for the capital letter R, in a serif font
Summer 2020
There is no one thing at Wellesley that grants us closure at the end of each year. Really, I tried to come up with something, some meaningful symbol of mid-May at Wellesley College, but instead I uncovered a collection of mental snapshots—of seemingly forgettable slivers.More
Rebecca Selden
Spring 2020
In May 2019, Rebecca Selden’s passion for the ocean led her somewhere new—to Capitol Hill, where she traded her mask and fins for a microphone to testify before the House Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife about a central aspect of her research: how climate change is affecting fisheries.More
An illustration depicts birds falling from electrical wires against an orange sky.
Spring 2020
Last year, Science magazine published a study revealing that the North American continent has lost nearly 3 billion birds over the last 50 years. This means there are 29 percent fewer birds in the United States and Canada today than in 1970. Wellesley alumnae, faculty, and students are among those responding to the crisis with reseach and action.More
A head and shoulders portrait of Selena Malla
Winter 2020
In 1998, Selena Malla ’02 left Nepal for Wellesley. Now, she manages one of the busiest advising centers in South and Central Asia for students who want to attend college in the United States.More
Celebrating 10 Years Of the Albright Institute
Winter 2020
Madeleine Korbel Albright ’59, former Albright Fellows Halimatou Hima Moussa Dioula ’10, Esther Im ’12, Zsofia Schweger ’12, and Joseph Joyce, the Albright’s founding faculty director, were part of a panel marking the 10-year anniversary of the Albright Institute for Global Affairs.More