Window on Wellesley

“Wellesley College is proud of our record educating the highest numbers of women who go on to receive Ph.D.s in STEM fields among our liberal arts peers,” said President Paula A. Johnson at the official…More
Portrait of Peaches Vades, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
When Theresa “Peaches” Valdes started her job as dean of admission and financial aid at Wellesley, one of the first items she put in her office was the owl lantern she received as a Bryn Mawr first-year.More
A photo shows, from left: Charlotte Howard, President Paula A. Johnson, Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69, Jennifer Hyman, Ann Mukherjee, and Andrea Jung
In June, Wellesley sponsored a virtual event, “Building the new SHEconomy,” presented by Economist Impact.More
In a photo, Julz Vargas ’24 sits on a boulder near a waterfall in Iceland
Julz Vargas ’24 reports on her summer internship at the Museum of Everyday Life in Ísafjörður, Iceland.More
Courtney Streett ’09 speaks in the Edible Ecosystem Teaching Garden.
In September, the Camilla Chandler Frost ’47 Center for the Environment hosted the 2022 Project Handprint Symposium, which focused on the theme of health and environmental justice.More
The 2020 and 2020 Hall of Fame recipients standing on Wellesley's soccer field together
Multiple All-American honorees, holders of numerous Wellesley program records, an Olympic team qualifier, a pair of identical twins, and four “angels” (and their cox)—these are the 11 alumnae and a former coach who were celebrated at an induction ceremony on Oct. 22 for the Wellesley Athletics Hall of Fame.More
The cover of Jet magazine from Sept. 15, 1955
Through the efforts of Brenna Greer, associate professor of history, and Ruth Rogers, curator of special collections, the College has acquired a significant collection of 1950s Jet magazines covering the murder of Emmett Till and its aftermath.More
An illustration shows the head of a statue like the ones flanking the entrance of Clapp Library wearing a hard hat.
In May, the Wellesley College Board of Trustees allocated $125 million to address critical repairs in several academic and administrative buildings. Beginning in early 2023 and continuing through much of 2024, work will be done on more than 500,000 square feet of space across campus, including in Pendleton East, Simpson and Simpson Cottage (referred to as Stone-Simpson), Clapp Library, the Davis Museum, the KSC pool and offices, and Founders and Green halls.More
A photo portrait of Paul Fisher
Professor of American Studies Paul Fisher has spent the last decade in the company of artist John Singer Sargent and his circle. His new biography, The Grand Affair: John Singer Sargent in His World , was just published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.More
A photo portrait shows Holly Walters
A few years into teaching her constantly oversubscribed course on culture and mental illness, Holly Walters, a visiting lecturer in anthropology, noticed something interesting about the students in the class. “I started to realize that the mix of the student body that I was getting was much more diverse than just anthropology majors,” she says.More