Class Notes

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A photo of Judy Harte '68 outside the Lawrence Livermore National Lab in California.

Judy Harte ’68

For more than half a century, scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) in California have dreamed of harnessing nuclear fusion to reproduce the process that powers our sun. Computational physicist Judy Harte ’68 has been there almost from the beginning.More
A multi-story mural on the side of a building in New York City depicts Shani Evans '96 having her hair braided.

Shani Evans ’96

The image towers over a street in East Harlem, New York, invoking an intimate and peaceful moment—a Black woman having her hair braided. Shani Evans ’96 is the subject, though she says the artwork is meant to represent a universal, rather than a personal, moment of peace and connection.More
A photo shows Edie Hu '97 on a beach in Hong Kong, wearing a bright red swim cap.

Edie Hu ’97

Edie Hu ’97 swam the English Channel in 2018 as a two-woman relay, completing the 21 miles in just under 15 hours. After the grueling effort, the lifelong swimmer tinkered with the idea of attempting the feat on her own.More
A photo portrait of Abby Gardner Athanasopoulos ’02,

Abigail Gardner Athanasopoulos ’02

When you’re an art history major deeply immersed in 19th-century painting, it might seem unlikely that assessing the value of Coney Island memorabilia is in your future. But that’s what happened for Abby Gardner Athanasopoulos ’02, the founder of Spectrum Appraisals.More

In Memoriam

Black and white portrait of Elizabeth “Betty” J. Rock


Betty, professor of chemistry until her retirement in 1992, was a formidable individual, but she was a warm and caring person. In 1969, when some faculty were outraged by student rebellion and Vietnam protests, Betty saw hope. She said of the protesters, “They want to change the world, and it is our business to help them find the ways.”More
Photography of a Wellesley lantern with Alumnae Hall in the background
Tributes to Wellesley alumnae by family and friendsMore