College News

A photo shows Kathryn Harvet Macintosh '03 in front of Green Hall.
Fall 2019
In the weeks before I started this job, I received two gifts from two important women in my life—one a childhood (and then Wellesley) friend, and one a professional mentor. My new coffee mug and my new insulated stemless wine glass are emblazoned with the same message: “You’ve got this.”More
A photo inside the Global Flora conservatory shows a flourishing banyan tree. In the background, a student prepares to hand-water plants.
Fall 2019
The Global Flora Conservatory at the Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses, it steel frame clad in high-tech plastic, rides the curve of the ridge outside the Science Center and soars to 40 feet at its southwest end. The new structure is breathtaking inside and out.More
Gold oak-leaf pin given to Alumnae Achievement Award recipients
Fall 2019
To honor the 50th anniversary of the Alumnae Achievement Awards, what if we just let their achievements inspire us to make an impact wherever we are, whatever we’re doing, and stop using them as a yardstick to measure our own supposed shortcomings?More
Richard Howard
Summer 2019
Richard Howard—who retired last month after more than 20 years of service to this magazine and to the College—captured the enduring moments of this institution, from commencements and reunions to student Ruhlman presentations to election night 2016.More
A photo of mixed actinobacteria taken through a microscope.
Summer 2019
Photo by Scott Chimileski The Wellesley Fam Regarding the spring ’19 issue: Thanks @Wellesleymag for reminding me just how incredible it is to be part of the @Wellesley family. Currently reading the issue cover…More
Baby shoe pained with illustrations about the Boston Marathon
Summer 2019
Marathon lost and found; new head of PERA and dean of religious and spiritual life; grading policy repealedMore
A photo depicts a poster with a poem entitled "Love Cycle" by Octavio R. González, Wellesley assistant professor of English.
Summer 2019
When National Poetry Month kicked off on April 1, poems by 29 members of the Wellesley community starting rolling on the Boston T, taking over space usually reserved for advertising.More
A photo shows members of the Harambee Singers, wearing kente-cloth stoles, performing.
Summer 2019
When Jill Foye ’22 started at Wellesley, Ethos no longer had a singing group. But thanks to funds donated by alumnae in honor of the recent 50th anniversary of the organization, she and 10 other students came together last semester as the Harambee Singers.More
Community In a Cup of Sugar
Summer 2019
Helen Wang, director of residence life and housing, considers learning to live in community a central aspect of every student’s Wellesley experience. “The residential context is one of the few remaining spaces in the nation where people from all walks of life can be together and intersect,” she says.More
Stories in Motion
Summer 2019
If you came to sit quietly for two hours, you came to the wrong place. The performers at the 17th annual Latinx Culture show had too much energy to keep it contained on stage.More