Window on Wellesley

Without any competition on the immediate horizon, the cross country and track & field team’s primary training goal this fall has been to establish good habits and reinforce proper technique so they are prepared for future competition.More
Tatiana Ivy Moise ’21
“I love connecting people to things that they need, or people to people whom they don’t even know that they need to meet, or could benefit from meeting. I love being that middle person, and that’s ultimately what College Government is,” says CG President Tatiana Ivy Moise ’21.More
Two students who returned to Wellesley this fall reflect on the good, the bad, and the unexpected on campus in the time of COVID-19.More
Creating A Safe and Socially Distanced Campus
Once the decision was made to have students return to campus in the fall, it was all hands on deck as everyone raced to make sure it could happen, and would happen as safely as possible.More
A Time of Testing
This summer and fall, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Wellesley faced a daunting task: develop a testing program that would allow students to return to campus while keeping the Wellesley community safe.More
The wall of Sage Hall that forms the Focus is supported by steel beams during the construction of the Science Center
As construction workers on the new Science Center prepared to place the last piece of structural steel in the building skeleton, students, faculty, and donors were invited to sign the final beam, which had been painted a bright Wellesley blue.More
Abstract collage-like illustration made of young faces with different skin tones
Wellesley for Black Students and the Native American Student Association each issued lists of demands amid nationwide protests over the summer.More
Valeria Yang ’21 and Bryn van Dommelen ’22 sit on tree stumps in the Sitting Circle in golden early fall light
Mika Taga-Anderson ’20, an intern for the Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative in 2019–20, created a sitting circle in a pine grove in the botanic gardens—an area that only wanderers who have left paths will happen upon.More
Illustration of a woman sitting on a dock, dipping her toe in the water while looking at a smart phone, while a design of linked circles representing connections grows from where her foot touches the surface
COVID-19 may have put a stop to in-person internships, but Wellesley students still gained valuable on-the-job experience this past spring and summer, thanks to alumnae.More
Things we miss about Wellesley; the launch of the Camilla Chandler Frost ’47 Center for the Environment; the Davis Museum in the pandemicMore
Professor Petra Rivera-Rideau
Professor Petra Rivera-Rideau’s students may have had their semester upended, but they are finding respite in the upbeat rhythms of reggaeton, bachata, and merengue.More
Josh Lambert, the Sophia Moses Robison Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and English
Josh Lambert, the new Sophia Moses Robison Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and English, discusses one the first courses he’s teaching at Wellesley, ENG 290/JWST 290: Jews, African-Americans, And Other Minorities in U.S. Comics and Graphic NovelsMore
This photo includes five of the ’20 crew team members: Sooji Kang (cox), Rhiannon Mulligan, Frances Dingivan, Faye Washburn, and Maria Iannotti. Not pictured are classmates Alison Carey, Olivia Holbrook, Eve Montie, and Emmet Odegaard.
“Last year’s team was one of the best teams I have coached in my time here at Wellesley. They really functioned in a cohesive and competitive way, and I give a lot of credit to the red hot class of 2020 for fostering that kind of environment.”More