Window on Wellesley

The African Women’s Leadership Conference at the College in March focused on how African women leaders are transforming communities and nations and was intended to allow the next generation of leaders studying in the U.S. to meet and exchange ideas.More
Portrait of Sarah Nzau '18
Looking back on her first semester at Wellesley after leaving Kenya, Sarah Nzau ’18 says if she could go back and talk to herself, she’d say, “It’s going to be hard, but then, you are going to be more resilient than you realize.”More
Sidikha Ashraf '18 poses in front of a London telephone box
Sidikha Ashraf ’19 found that her time at King’s College in London helped her better understand her South Asian American identity.More
Illustration of person on a laptop doing social media stuff.
Career Education’s first-of-its-kind new website offers students and alumnae help tailored to their specific needs.More
Architectural rendering of the inside of the Global Flora greenhouse.
This spring, the Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses were taken down and a new home for Wellesley’s “laboratory under glass” began to grow: Global Flora, a soaring, C-shaped greenhouse that will expand on Ferguson’s original ideas.More
¡Cesen Deportación! (Stop Deportation!), 1973, By Rupert García, Screen print, 18 11/16 in by 25 1/8 in
Protest art demands a hearing. While other forms of art may unfold their meanings quietly, political posters shout their messages from atop banners and signposts.More
Lynne Viti and her Calderwood seminar students
The Calderwoods, as they’re known on campus, focus on writing for the “real world” rather than the academic one. The aim is for students (primarily seniors) to learn to translate complex arguments and professional jargon for a broad audience.More
Taylor Hood ’18 in her fencing gear.
It was the summer before seventh grade, and Taylor Hood ’18 had tried a few sports, but none really clicked. So her parents made her do Pilates at the YMCA, where she happened to see a poster advertising a fencing class. And her life hasn’t been the same since.More
Maura Sticco-Ivins ’18 doing a dive
Maura Sticco-Ivins ’18 makes a fourth consecutive trip to the Division III NCAA championship; Audrey Elkus ’18 asks career women “Okay, But What Do You Do?”; Wellesley dining halls donate uneaten food; and more!More
Professor Fran Malino
Professor Fran Malino has published dozens of articles and multiple books—in English and French—about Jews living in medieval Spain, the lands of Islam, France, and Europe. This spring, the program she built from the ground up as Wellesley’s inaugural chair in Jewish Studies celebrates its 30th anniversary.More
Connie Bauman
Connie Bauman, professor of the practice in Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics (PERA), looks back on her 39 years at the College, coaching, teaching, bringing health concepts out of the gym and into the classroom, and directing a popular on-site wellness program for employees.More
Portrait of Ophera Davis
Ophera Davis, an interdisciplinary social scientist and disaster scholar, studies women and disasters—their preparedness, response, and recovery. “The voices of women prior to, during, and after disasters need to be heard,” Davis says. “And the voices of black women, especially, they’re so rarely studied.”More
Professor Frank Bidart in the classroom.
Frank Bidart, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and professor of English, has won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for Half-light: Collected Poems 1965–2016 . The jury called the book “a volume of…More