Window on Wellesley

President Paula Johnson announced that spring break would begin early, on March 16, and remote instruction would begin on March 30 and continue for the rest of the semester.More
An illustration of Rebecca Darling
Rebecca Darling shows students and professors how to tap into technology to make class assignments more dynamic and, in the process, more accessible and inclusive for students with a wide variety of learning styles, language backgrounds, and disabilities.More
Illustration of a woman touching a glowing screen that is projected onto a starry night sky
Assisted by Library and Technology Services staff, faculty redesigned syllabi, learned Zoom, and prepared for a new kind of intellectual engagement in class. They moved online with alacrity: Professor of English Frank Bidart, who before the COVID-19 crisis didn’t even use email, began teaching via Zoom.More
Students on a snowy mountain-climbing trip last November, partway up the Greenleaf Trail on Mt. Lafayette in New Hampshire
Remember going outside? With friends? That was amazing.More
Maheen Akram ’20 holds a red rose during faux-mencement.
On March 14, the class of 2020 held an “unofficial senior ceremony,” AKA “fauxmencment,” featuring flowers, speeches, tears, and laughter.More
PERA's Pillar of Gratitude in the sports center featuring colorful sticky notes expressing thanks from students for a wide variety of things
Wellesley’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life “40 Days of Gratitude & Kindness” program ran from late February until the College went to remote learning.More
Sara Rahbar, Dust and Ash|Flag #52, 2015, mixed media, 59 ⅞ in. by 37 in.
Sara Rahbar’s series of mixed-media works based on the United States flag now numbers over 50 works of art, and each unique composition embodies a complicated narrative of politics, aesthetics, and biography.More
A young woman poses for the camera pointing with one hand while holding up a corner of her skirt in a kind of curtsy with the other
The Davis Museum spring exhibition Going Viral: Photography, Performance, and the Everyday put forth 123 anonymous snapshot photographs from the early 20th century that remind us of ways that we are alike—while also interrupting our assumptions about the past.More
Senior lecture emerita in psychology Linda Carli (left) and Preeta Banerjee taught the recent Women’s Leadership for Impact course at the College Club.
Is there a better place to learn about women’s leadership than Wellesley College? And that learning doesn’t necessarily start—or end—with the undergraduate experience. Just ask Nancy Coleman, associate provost and director of Strategic Growth Initiatives.More
Michael Jeffries, associate professor of American studies and Class of 1949 Professor in Ethics
Michael Jeffries, associate professor of American studies and Class of 1949 Professor in Ethics, will become the next dean of academic affairs; Wellesley donated some of the PPE items to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health stockpile; class trees!More
Rebecca Selden
In May 2019, Rebecca Selden’s passion for the ocean led her somewhere new—to Capitol Hill, where she traded her mask and fins for a microphone to testify before the House Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife about a central aspect of her research: how climate change is affecting fisheries.More
Maneesh Arora
Assistant Professor of Political Science Maneesh Arora is writing a book that examines how political and media elites talk about minorities and why explicitly racial messages work to mobilize voters.More