Class Notes

Courtesy Wellesley College Archives


Jacqueline Miller ’70 and Mary Allen (now Jean Glasscock Professor of Biological Sciences emerita) work in a biology lab in 1970.


Diane Silvers Ravitch ’60

In early 2012, Diane Silvers Ravitch ’60 was riding in the back of a car with New Yorker staff writer David Denby, who was writing a 7,000-word profile of her for the magazine. Diane’s career up to that point had been prolific and remarkable by all accounts.More

Amy Chu ’89

Try to put yourself in Wonder Woman’s shoes—er, boots. What would she do? What are her motivations? Imagine writing a story about her. Now imagine writing a story about her that both respects and responds to more than 70 years of other writing about her. These are just some of the…More

Mary Hamilton French ’09

Mary Hamilton French ’09 is a book and paper conservator at Cambridge University Library in England, and for the past two years, she has been sifting through and repairing hundreds of pieces of paper intended for the rubbish heap. But as they say, one person’s trash is another person…More

In Memoriam


Suzy Marley Newhouse ’55, who died on Aug. 13, was the quintessential Wellesley woman. She was the embodiment of the motto, “Not to be ministered unto, but to minister,” and the mission, to become “women who will make a difference in the world.”More


Roger A. Johnson, Elisabeth Luce Moore Professor of Religion emeritus, died suddenly on July 27, in Portland, Maine. Roger was a versatile scholar, beloved mentor, and visionary architect of the religion department at Wellesley.More
Remembrances of Wellesley alums written by family and friends, and the “In Memoriam” list of deceased alumnae.More