Class Notes

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Dorothea Holloway Pflager ’30 and Claire Faitoute White ’30 relax in their room, Severance Hall 201.


A photo shows Carol Sanger '70 teaching a class at Columbia.

Carol Sanger ’70

Carol Sanger ’70, professor of law at Columbia and renowned scholar of reproductive rights, is the author of About Abortion: Terminating Pregnancy in Twenty-First Century America, which addresses new connections between abortion law and American culture and politics.More
A photo shows cancer researcher Nina Bhardwaj '75 talking with a colleague at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Nina Bhardwaj ’75

A personalized vaccine to fight cancer? It may sound like science fiction or wishful thinking, but it is an idea whose time may finally be coming thanks in part to the work of Nina Bhardwaj ’75, director of immunotherapy at the Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai in New York City.More
A selfie photo shows Kimberly Huestis ’05 wearing a pair of her signature porcelain earrings.

Kimberly Huestis ’05

Since starting her jewelry business, Porcelain and Stone, in 2012, Kimberly Huestis ’05 has made pieces for celebrities, big brands, and private customers. For Madeleine Korbel Albright ’59, she made a mint-colored, gold-speckled brooch based on her best-selling uni necklace—uni…More

In Memoriam

A photo of Janet McDonald Hill '69


“Our bond with Janet McDonald Hill began 57 years ago when we arrived at Wellesley as members of the class of 1969. … Her voice is now stilled, and our own circle has lost a vital link that can never be replaced,” her classmates write.More
A photo portrait show Rebecca Summerhays


Rebecca Summerhays, lecturer in the College’s Writing Program, was funny, irreverent, brilliant, and beyond kind. She taught those she loved so many, many important lessons—about teaching, about living, about laughing, about caring, about yoga, about meditating, about walking, about searching, about decorating, about loving, and finally, about finding all that is good in this world and celebrating and cherishing it.More
A photo shows Professor Philip Kohl in his academic regalia


Philip L. Kohl, professor of anthropology and Kathryn Wasserman Davis Professor of Slavic Studies emeritus, served on the Wellesley faculty for 42 years before retiring in 2016. He was a founding member of the College’s anthropology department. Over his years of service, including for more than a decade as chair, Phil helped establish a vision of the anthropology department as the most broadly conceived of social sciences, stretching from the ancient past to our imagined collective future.More
Tributes to Wellesley alumnae by family and friendsMore