Student Life

Keeping Wellesley Modern
Winter 2017
Alice Friedman, the Grace Slack McNeil Professor of Art, is a huge proponent of the Jewett Arts Center, Paul Rudolph’s breakthrough building completed in 1958.More
College Road
Winter 2017
About 100 people in the right place at the right time saw a brief flash of beauty at the Ferguson Greenhouses last fall as the Queen of the Night cactus unscrolled its annual blossom.More
A Bit of a Stretch
Winter 2017
Is stretching an integral part of a writing course? For students in Writing 177: Physical Activity and Cognition the answer was, “Of course!”More
Tell Me a Story
Fall 2016
When Molly Bang ’65 was a Wellesley student, the idea of becoming a children’s author and illustrator seemed about as achievable as growing a magical beanstalk. But that’s exactly what she did.More
The Girls in the Boat
Fall 2016
On the day I graduated, I said good-bye to sliding seats, wooden oars, and Wellesley’s only crew shell fit for intercollegiate rowing. With 1973 classmates—a cox and three other rowers—I’d pulled a portside oar in…More
Harambee Homecoming
Summer 2016
More than 200 alumnae, students, faculty, and staff came together to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Harambee House over a weekend’s worth of events.More
Blue Bloods
Summer 2016
Identical twins Emma and Sarah Bailin ’16 walked across the commencement stage one after another, becoming the eighth and ninth members of their family to receive Wellesley diplomas.More
Blue Champions
Summer 2016
Co-captains Meg Roberts ’16 and Olivia Thayer ’16 attribute the crew team’s success to their attitude—acknowledging that they had what it took to win a championship.More
Lulu Revs Up the Class of ’16
Summer 2016
The ruby red class of ’16 waved checkered flags at commencement, a nod to speaker Lulu Chow Wang ’66’s hobby restoring and driving vintage racecars.More
Breaking the Mold
Summer 2016
During her first three years at Wellesley, Coombes, a Japanese language and culture major, worked 40 hours a week at Wal-Mart and commuted to campus, an hour each way, five days a week. That schedule was bearable, she says, because she enjoyed what she was learning about Japanese history and culture.More