Window on Wellesley

It seemed like Mission: Impossible—moving eight trees, some two stories tall and 100 years old, out of the Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses to temporary new digs.More
Portrait of Sarah McBride ’18
Sarah McBride ’18 is committed to environmental studies, both in her academic work and through efforts on campus.More
Ecology in the Himalayas
Jenn Harris ’19, a biology major, is studying Himalayan ecology and land use and resource management in Bhutan.More
Illustration of a city surrounded by green folliage
Environmental Studies puts out a weekly newsletter for students and alumnae with events and job listings—and tips for living sustainably. The suggestions below are adapted from their 2016–17 newsletters.More
Portrait of Sheilah Shaw Horton, Wellesley’s new dean of students,
The highest priority for Sheilah Shaw Horton, Wellesley’s new dean of students, is getting to know the Wellesley community. So far, she’s been very impressed with how supportive students are of one another.More
Students sit on lawn in Hazzard Quad
Last summer, 39 high-school girls from the United States and overseas spent a month getting a taste of college through the One Wellesley Summer pre-college residential program, now in its fourth year.More
Wellesley staff members take a tour of the science center at North Carolina State University.
The vision for the new Science Center is coming into focus, featuring spaces for more collaboration between students and faculty. Construction is currently slated to begin in the summer of 2018.More
The artist’s book Kalumet, opened
To turn the handmade pages of this artist’s book is to feel under your fingertips the fragility of our world.More
Portrait of professor Jay Turner
“When I think of what matters in terms of environment, it’s not the outdoors. It’s not national parks. It’s air pollution and water pollution and issues of environment and public health,” says Jay Turner, associate professor of environmental studies.More
Portrait of Pinar Keskin
As a Ph.D. student at Yale, Pinar Keskin, associate professor of economics, was studying gender dynamics in households. What really caught her attention were the hours upon hours rural women spent collecting water.More
Dan Brabander wearing a jaunty orange scarf.
To discover more about the intersection of environmental studies, geosciences, and scarves, we spoke with Dan Brabander, professor of geosciences, Frost Professor in Environmental Science, and resident “scarf guy” on campus.More
Wellesley lantern
You may have a Wellesley lamp hanging from your earlobe—or tattooed on your shoulder—but do you know where they came from?More