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Photograph of an open book, an illuminated manuscript, made in 1430
The spring of my sophomore year at Wellesley, with great relief, I declared myself an English major.More
The popular course ENG/HIST 221: The Renaissance interrogates the idea of the thing that historians and literary scholars have called the Renaissance.More
Portrait of Courtney Coile
Courtney C. Coile, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Economics at Wellesley, will be the College’s next provost and Lia Gelin Poorvu ’56 Dean of the College, succeeding Andrew Shennan.More
A photograph of Untitled (Bronze)
The Davis Museum is fortunate to have Untitled (Bronze), an outstanding work by Dyani White Hawk.More
A photo of Laura Wood Cantopher ’84
Laura Wood Cantopher ’84 reflects on her three years as president of the WCAA during a time of transition and excitment about the future.More
A photo of Founders Hall and a white rhodendron.
Presenting the slate of candidtes to be elected at the annual meeting of the Wellesley College Alumnae Association on Saturday, May 25, in Diana Chapman Walsh ’66 Alumnae Hall.More
Alum and student members of the Wellesley Widows perform during their 75th anniversary celebration.
The Wellesley Widows, the College’s oldest a cappella group (and one of the oldest in the country), celebrated its 75th anniversary with an on-​campus reunion weekend in March.More
An illustration on the cover of RACE RULES depicts a Black person whispering behind her hand.
Fatimah Gilliam, an Ivy-educated attorney who is CEO of her own diversity consulting group, aims her new book, Race Rules: What Your Black Friend Won’t Tell You, at people she thinks can change the way race is viewed and treated in this country.More
A 17th century painting on the cover of The Faithful Virgins depicts a woman holding a mask.
Thumbnail reviews of new publications from the Wellesley communityMore
A photo of Prof. Joy Renjilian-Burgy
A beloved member of the Wellesley community, Joy Renjilian-Burgy, associate professor emerita of Spanish, died on Jan. 14 at the age of 81.More
A photo portrait of Camilla “Mia” Chandler Frost ’47
Camilla “Mia” Chandler Frost ’47, Wellesley College trustee emerita, passed away at the age of 98 on Feb. 7.More
Tributes to Wellesley alumnae by family and friendsMore
A photo of a few frames of photographic film illustrates this story.
Super-recognizers are able to identify people, often out of context, even if they haven’t seen them for 10, 20, or even 30 years. Some uber-super-recognizers can recognize a face after having seen it only once, or when seeing only part of a face. Carolyn Kott Washburne ’65 says she’s good, but not that good.More