Window on Wellesley

After a brief set of instructions from Acting Dean of Students Adele Wolfson, the students flew down the lane, graduation robes flapping, like a colony of uncoordinated but determined bats.More
Breaking the Mold
During her first three years at Wellesley, Coombes, a Japanese language and culture major, worked 40 hours a week at Wal-Mart and commuted to campus, an hour each way, five days a week. That schedule was bearable, she says, because she enjoyed what she was learning about Japanese history and culture.More
Drawn Into Madness
Did she fall, was she pushed, or did she jump? These are the questions that arise from this dramatic lithograph, Mort d’Ophélie (Death of Ophelia), by French painter and printmaker Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863).More
Mosaic On the Move
Question: How do you move a fifth-century mosaic that weighs more than four tons? Answer: Verrrrrry carefully, with a lot of engineering know-how.More
Lulu Revs Up the Class of ’16
The ruby red class of ’16 waved checkered flags at commencement, a nod to speaker Lulu Chow Wang ’66’s hobby restoring and driving vintage racecars.More
Blue Champions
Co-captains Meg Roberts ’16 and Olivia Thayer ’16 attribute the crew team’s success to their attitude—acknowledging that they had what it took to win a championship.More
Decades of Dedication
This year, the College marks the retirements of seven members of the faculty, who represent many decades of wisdom shared with generations of Wellesley students.More
A Playground for Science
The Roger Duffy Studio at Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, based in New York City, has been selected as the architect for the renovation of the Science Center.More
College Strengthens Ties to India
Earlier this year, the College formalized a partnership with Ashoka University, the first Ivy League-caliber liberal-arts university in India.More
Spring Forward
This year, the pre-finals week SpringFest celebration was also a thank-you for President H. Kim Bottomly’s nine years of service to Wellesley College.More
Blue Bloods
Identical twins Emma and Sarah Bailin ’16 walked across the commencement stage one after another, becoming the eighth and ninth members of their family to receive Wellesley diplomas.More
Harambee Homecoming
More than 200 alumnae, students, faculty, and staff came together to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Harambee House over a weekend’s worth of events.More
College Road
News Flash: The class of ’91 tree, a sugar maple, has been reunited with its stone. Earlier this year, the stone went AWOL and turned up across the path 20 yards away.More
The Intersection of Medieval and Modern
Since Cord Whitaker’s childhood, growing up in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, and throughout his scholarship on African-American literature, medieval literature, and religion, he has been studying how the Middle Ages helped produce our understanding of race today.More
An Eye On the Judiciary
“They’re violating the spirit of the Constitution, and they know it,” Associate Professor of Political Science Nancy Scherer said when we spoke this spring about the refusal of Senate Republicans to hold hearings on the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court.More
At the Blackboard
We caught up with Professor of Physics Glenn Stark in his office in the Science Center, where a portrait of Albert Einstein smiles down from the bulletin board.More