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For her final production after 28 years, Director of Theatre Nora Hussey worked with student actors and co-director and co-creator Lois Roach to mount an original one-act play, Decisions.More
A portrait of Nisreen Abo-Sido '18 wearing Muslim hijab.
This summer, Nisreen Abo-Sido ’18 embarks on 12 months of travel to farms and gardens in Iceland, Peru, Malawi, and Italy, supported by a $30,000 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. She will work alongside farmers, ranchers, and gardeners to learn how they manage agricultural systems that produce food while fostering the ecological interactions that sustain the land.More
A photo of five Wellesley alumnae posing with President Paula Johnson and two College staff members in Seoul.
In March, President Paula Johnson and Wellesley colleagues traveled to six cities in three countries in Asia—Tokyo, Hong Kong, Nanjing, Shanghai, Seoul, and Beijing—meeting with more than 350 alumnae and parents at five different Alumnae Association club events.More
A photo shows former Vice President Al Gore taking a selfie with students following his Wilson Lecture on climate change.
Wellesley welcomed former Vice President Al Gore to campus to deliver the 2018 Wilson Lecture on April 25. In his address, Gore addressed climate change.More
A head-and-shoulders portrait of Cameran Lougy Mason '84.
After a decade at Wellesley, Cameran Lougy Mason ’84, vice president of Resources, has left the College to become the chief development officer at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Mason led the planning and execution of Wellesley’s Campaign to advance the Wellesley Effect, which hit its $500 million goal a full year ahead of schedule.More
Hooprolling champion Emmy Hamlton '18 and five friends lift their hoops in this photo taken on the shore of Lake Waban
This year’s Hooprolling winner, Emmy Hamilton ’18, got out in front of the pack early and stayed there. President Paula Johnson presented her with a bouquet and a hug at the finish line.More
A photo shows Head of a Goddess, a Greek (Attic), 5th century b.c.e., sculpture, in the Davis Museum collection.
The Davis Museum recently explored the concept of fragmentation in the exhibition Fragment: A Museum’s Mid-Century Legacy . The show included not only Greek sculpture but also Egyptian figurines, African masks, and Baroque German sculpture.More
A photo of six new alumnae from the class of 2018 celebrate after the ceremony.
Commencement speaker Tracy K. Smith, Poet Laureate of the United States, told the class of 2018, “You belong to a remarkable generation. … I feel stronger for your example, and for the fact of your presence, your resonant voices, your nimble minds, and your huge hearts.”More
Faculty procesing during Commencement 2018
This spring, 31 faculty members said good-bye to the Wellesley community. We asked them to look back at their time at Wellesley and reflect on their careers, how the College has changed, and what they’ll miss the most.More
A photo of Leslie Andrews ’82,golf club in hand, on the course at Nehoiden.
When Leslie Andrews ’82 heard about the vision for the Nehoiden Golf Club’s future from Nancy Coleman, associate provost and director of strategic growth initiatives, and Rob Haley, general manager at Nehoiden, she was hooked. “I said, ‘Sign me up, and when do we start?’”More
College Road
The Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative, just concluding its inaugural year, seeks to use the beauty, diversity, and history of the College landscape to teach environmental literacy and inspire environmental action. It has also inspired some artistic action, resulting in new places to sit on Severance Green.More
Megan Núñez
Megan Núñez has devoted her career to solving microscopic mysteries, drawing on chemistry, biology, and physics while gathering clues and asking questions that bring her closer to answers.More
Beth DeSombre sits with her dog on her lap.
Beth DeSombre, Camilla Chandler Frost Professor of Environmental Studies and director of the Wellesley environmental studies program, is a political scientist whose work intersects with the real world every day.More
Portrait of Elena Creef
Elena Tajima Creef describes her work as “Asian American/African-American/Native American and Latino/a studies mixed in one big theoretical, critical, historical pot with cultural studies, feminist theory, and critical race studies.”More
Photo of window with "That's The Wellesley Effect" sign posted in it
As this magazine was going to press, the College announced the successful conclusion of the comprehensive campaign as it exceeded its $500 million goal.More