Window on Wellesley

Jabulani, the Zulu word for “rejoice,” was the theme of the joint Wellesley and MIT African students associations’ Mamaland cultural show on Nov. 5.More
Living in Arabic
Emily Bader ’18 reflects on her semester in Morocco.More
Mars Bound
For Abigail Harrison ’19, traveling to Mars is a goal she’s been working toward since she was a child, and thousands of people on social media and online have been watching her chase it since she was in the eighth grade.More
Johnson Names New Dean of Students
President Paula Johnson has hired Sheilah Shaw Horton as Wellesley’s next vice president and dean of students.More
Transformed By Light
The new set of stained glass windows in Houghton Memorial Chapel were designed by artist Jeffrey Gibson, a Native American with Southern Baptist roots, and assembled in part by women weavers of Mayan ancestry in Guatemala.More
East Side Cool
Not so long ago, the denizens of Freeman Hall avoided their living room. “It was dark, the ceiling was low, it was cold,” says Azalea Troche ’18, an economics major and resident assistant in Freeman…More
Art House
Last summer, Sarah Michelson ’18 interned at Boston’s Ayer Mansion, diving into the process of historical preservation.More
A Bit of a Stretch
Is stretching an integral part of a writing course? For students in Writing 177: Physical Activity and Cognition the answer was, “Of course!”More
College Road
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
Keeping Wellesley Modern
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
How Race Shapes Reality
Markella “Kelly” Rutherford, associate professor of sociology, advises students in the College’s new interdisciplinary minor in comparative race and ethnicity.More
The Chemistry Poet
We talked with Mala Radhakrishnan, associate professor of chemistry, about poetry, research, and life at Wellesley.More