Window on Wellesley

A new labyrinth near Paramecium Pond is composed of sustainable, natural material from the Wellesley campus. It comprises rounds from fallen trees, including a section of one of the original College plantings, which sits at its center.More
Portrait of Isabelle Chen ’17
The carillon career of Isabelle Chen ’17 may have started with the music of the Beatles, but it hit a new height when she played ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” in the south of France last year.More
Laurel Wills ’17 and President Paula Johnson pose inside Laurel's hooprolling hoop as Laurel holds a bouquet of flowers.
On April 24, Laurel Wills ’17 entered her name into the august annals of Hooprolling champions, holding the lead all the way down Tupelo Lane to win the 122nd annual race.More
Faculty Retirements
This year, the College marks the retirement of nine members of the faculty, who represent decades of knowledge imparted to students and years of service to the College community.More
A photo of ducks flying over Lake Waban at sunset.
Inspired by Song Dynasty painter Xia Gui’s Twelve Views from a Thatched Hut and Monet’s multitude of paintings of his garden at Giverny, Tina Xu ’17 set out as a first-year to capture 10,000 views…More
Wellesley students pose in front of a statue of Martine Luther King, Jr.
From the age of 7, Kindred Obas ’19 grew up in Alabama, surrounded by the landmarks and steeped in the lore of the civil rights era. But she came to see the movement, her home,…More
 The page from the Llangattock breviary donated to Wellesley features beautiful calligraphy and ornate decorations in brilliant reds, blues, greens, and golds.
Working in Boston in the early 1960s, Nancy Hattox Fohl ’59 rarely passed by Goodspeed’s Book Shop without going inside. She and her husband, Tim, were attracted to an exquisite illuminated manuscript leaf, which they…More
Claire Whitaker ’19 poses in her water polo swimming gear.
Being part of a team is one of the reasons Whitaker keeps coming back to water polo. “Initially what drew me in was just wanting to be a part of something,” she says.More
A giant green dragon that seniors made of balloons, crepe paper, and cardboard presides over the Science Center.
Seniors paint Wellesley green; Amal Cheema ’17 awarded Watson Fellowship; Squash will compete at the club level.More
Portrait of Professor Katharine Moon
Mounting tensions in North Korea are keeping Katharine Moon busy. From an interview with Bloomberg, to a segment on C-SPAN, to writing an op-ed for, she’s a go-to source for the media looking for insight into the impact North Korea’s advancing nuclear and missile threats could have on the world.More
Portrait of Nina Tumarkin in her office
Back in the fall of 2015, when Nina Tumarkin was planning her new first-year writing seminar, Vladimir Putin: Personage, President, Potentate, she had no inkling how popular the course would be.More
Portrait of Justin Armstrong sitting outside Founders Hall
Lecturer Justin Armstrong is interested in “spectral ethnography”—the anthropology of people, places, and things that have been abandoned “to the flows of time and space.”More
A student's tam is decorated with "Teaching is a work of heart! 2017"
Every year, some creative seniors decide to personalize their tams with heartfelt messages and artwork or wear a flower crown. Here is a sampling of members of the class of ’17 who wore their hearts on their heads.More