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A photograph of a yellow tassel from a graduation cap
This year, sitting at the media table in the big white tent on Severance Green, I was especially nostalgic. My classmate Jocelyn Benson ’99, secretary of state of Michigan, delivered the commencement address to the class of 2023—another yellow class, serendipitously.More
Members of the class of ’23 cheer as degrees are conferred during the commencement ceremony on May 20.
Gray skies delivered rain on May 20, yet campus was awash in shades of yellow as commencement attendees and seniors alike dressed for the yellow class of 2023’s big day.More
A photo portrait of Eve Zimmerman, professor of Japanese.
“Ever since I arrived at Wellesley in 2002, I have had students, time and time again, come to me and say, ‘I want to do a thesis on Haruki Murakami,’ or ‘I want to do an independent study on Murakami,’” says Eve Zimmerman, professor of Japanese.More
A photo shows a close up of a trans flag stole worn by a graduating senior. In the background another student wears a Pride fag stole.
Early in 2023, in between completing the requirements for their math major and training with Wellesley’s crew team, Charlie (a pseudonym) considered what they wanted to accomplish before graduating in May.More
A photo of Laura Wood Cantopher '84
The WCAA and the College are considering proposed structural changes that will allow the association to further harness the power and influence of Wellesley’s alumnae population to make a difference for us all.More
A photo shows Tower Court
The Syrena Stackpole Award is given annually at reunion in recognition of a lifetime of dedicated service and exceptional commitment to Wellesley College. The recipients of the award in 2023 were Dorothy Chao Jenkins ’68 and Lynne Marie Miller ’73.More
A photo of the iconic Wellesley lamppost
The Wellesley College Alumnae Association created the annual Sed Ministrare Volunteer Awards in 2014 to recognize dedicated volunteer service. The 2023 recipients, Beth McKinnon ’72 and Nida Mirza ’05, were announced at the annual meeting of the WCAA at reunion.More
Introducing five new Wellesley College Alumnae Association Board Members.More
The cover of Pieces of Blue depicts a hut on the shore in Hawai'i with a palm tree towering over it.
There’s such pleasure in diving into a novel set in a remote locale, especially a lush, tropical one. The reading experience can be akin to actual travel.More
A small image of typewriter appears on a white cover displaying the title "Whistling in the Dark: Personal Essays."
In the 19 essays collected in Whistling in the Dark, Lucienne Schupf Bloch ’59 ruminates on family, dislocation, and belonging, on dying and becoming. Luckily for us, she has invited the reader along for the journey.More
The cover of Black and queer on Campus displays a photo of a walkway leading to a college building.
Michael P. Jeffries, Class of 1949 Chair in Ethics, Professor of American Studies, and Dean of Academic Affairs interviewed 65 Black LGBTQ+ students for his new book.More
A photo of a rat exercise wheel
After a surprisingly rigorous application process through Mainely Rat Rescue, a flurry of online ordering, and a Sunday drive to Connecticut, Catherine Caruso ’10 and her wife are officially rat moms to three pet rats.More