Class Notes

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Bell Mapes 1910, a vocal music major, sounds the call on Tree Day. That spring, the celebration involved all four classes’ presentation of “A Merrie Festival performed before her Majestie, Queene Elizabeth of England.”


Victoria Shorr ’71

When Victoria Shorr ’71 moved to Los Angeles in 1991, after a decade in Brazil, the first thing she saw when she turned on a television was Anita Hill testifying before the US Senate about Clarence Thomas. Horrified, Vicky called her mother and said, “I can’t live in this country…More

Lisa Stone ’88

Before Lisa Stone ’88 co-founded BlogHer, the worldwide community of women bloggers, before she had garnered numerous accolades—before all of that—she was a single mom, trying to raise a young son.More

Amy Lochner Camargo ’94

For Amy Lochner Camargo ’94, working her way through an online class in the fine art of chocolate making hearkened back to her years in the Science Center. “It was really a lot of fun for me because it was like lab reports from biology,” Camargo says.More

In Memoriam


Philip J. Finkelpearl, Anne Pierce Rogers Professor of English, emeritus, died on Nov. 30, 2014, at the age of 89. Phil was an eminent scholar, an inspiring and much-beloved teacher, and a great friend and mentor to his colleagues.More


Owen Jander, Catherine Mills Davis Professor of Music, emeritus, died on Jan. 21 at the age of 84. He taught in the music department at Wellesley from 1960 until his retirement in 1992. Owen’s impact on the life of the College was extraordinary.More
Remembrances of Wellesley alums written by family and friends, and the “In Memoriam” list of deceased alumnae.More