Window on Wellesley

Swimmer Jessica Wegner ’22 came back to Wellesley in the fall of 2021, almost a full year and a half since she was last on campus. But the pause in her swim team career doesn’t seem to have held her back.More
Pashtana Durrani
Before last summer, human rights activist Pashtana Durrani lived in Kandahar, working as executive director of LEARN Afghanistan, a nonprofit she founded in 2018 to expand educational opportunities in the country. All that changed when the Taliban regained power in August.More
Ann Zhao ’24
Ann Zhao ’24 is cognitive and linguistic sciences major, DJs a WZLY show, writes for the Wellesley News— and just sold her first novel, Dear Wendy, to the Feiwel & Friends imprint of Macmillan.More
Wellesley College logo and Asian University for Women logo
In January, President Johnson hosted a virtual roundtable attended by leaders in higher education, business, and government to generate ideas for supporting Afghan women’s education and empowerment, in collaboration with the Asian University for Women.More
Alexa Gross ’22
Alexa Gross ’22 has moved between two worlds at Wellesley. In one, she’s majoring in neuroscience, focusing on mental health and emotions. In the other, she’s majoring in studio art, producing prints and photographs. But what seems at first like a double life is actually something more connected.More
The great blue heron named George enjoys the sun on Wellesley's campus
A great blue heron named George, Picturing Pompeii at the Davis, and the class of ’21 outcomesMore
Stacie Goddard
Stacie Goddard, the Mildred Lane Kemper Professor of Political Science and the faculty director of the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs, studies great power politics and international security, including why and how states engage in war.More
Chipo Dendere
“The one thing I hear most from students is this idea that you can learn about Africa for the sake of learning about Africa, and not because it’s tangential to something else,” says Chipo Dendere, assistant professor of Africana studies.More
Student in graduation gown
With the help of generous alumnae, the Wellesley Students’ Aid Society (WSAS) was able to provide over $30,000 in warm clothing grants this year to take the chill out of winter for students.More