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A color photo shows a fluffy cat seated on a pile of magazines and papers.
In recent months, my 1930s dining room table has become very 2020. This round, mahogany behemoth (and its hefty sideboard) was purchased by my grandparents following a house fire that destroyed most of their furniture…More
A photo of Martha Goldberg Aronson '89
The Wellesley College Alumnae Association has found new and creative ways to engage during the pandemic.More
An illustration shows profiles of women's faces in many colors.
In the fall of 2016, the class of ’77 reunion planning committee held a conference call to discuss its upcoming 40th reunion. “Emotions were running really, really high,” remembers Michele Tinsley Leonard ’77.More
Coursework doesn’t generally go directly to the boardroom—but that was exactly the goal of ECON 199, Casey Rothschild’s Fossil Fuel Divestment class last fall.More
A rendering of Wellesley’s new Camilla Chandler Frost ’47 Center for the Environment
Wellesley’s new Camilla Chandler Frost ’47 Center for the Environment will be a space where everyone on campus working on environmental issues—whatever their disciplines—can come together to support each other, to work together, and to make connections.More
Nowshin Arif ’23
Nowshin Arif ’23, an academic success coach (ASC), has been offering other students a virtual helping hand as she attends Wellesley remotely from her family’s home in Queens, N.Y.More
The cover of ARROW shows an illustration of a flower motif with its petals rendered as dark-blue women's legs.
Arrow, a mature and self-assured debut collection of poetry by Sumita Chakraborty ’08, offers poems that are fierce in both emotion and intellect as they wrestle with grief, familial violence, and an existential drama that takes on cosmic proportions.More
The cover of LAST NIGHT AT THE TELEGRAPH CLUB is an illistration of a young Chinese girl standing in a pool of lamplight on a street in San Francisco's Chinatown.
In Last Night at the Telegraph Club, the latest young adult novel from Malinda Lo ’96, a night at a San Francisco lesbian bar in 1954 changes Lily Hu’s life.More
In a photo portrait, Judith Perlman Martin '59 smiles sardonically.
With a syndicated column in the Washington Post , Judith Perlman Martin ’59, known as Miss Manners, has offered advice on how to conduct oneself in polite society for decades. Her latest book is a guide to modern manners.More
A photo shows a loaf of braided challah scattered with sesame seeds.
When COVID closes her neighborhood bakery, making her own challah every week brings this writer a kind of comfort.More
A black-and-white photo portrait shows a smiling Alice Birmingham Robinson ’46,.
Alice Birmingham Robinson ’46, a much-beloved member of the Department of History for some 46 years, died peacefully at the age of 95 on July 8, 2020, in Leeds, Mass.More
A color photo portrait shows a smiling Sally Engle Merry ’66.
Sally Engle Merry ’66, formerly the Marion Butler McLean Professor in the History of Ideas and professor of anthropology, passed away on Sept. 8, 2020.More
Tributes to Wellesley alumnae by family and friendsMore