Window on Wellesley

The halls may be empty and echoing at Wellesley this summer, but behind the scenes, faculty and staff work continues to hum.More
Alumnae Valley in summer
In late June, as this issue was going to press, President Paula A. Johnson announced the College’s preliminary plan for the 2020–21 academic year, a year that will begin as the coronavirus pandemic continues in the United States and around the world.More
Karina Alvarado ’20
About 180 students stayed on campus after in-person classes abruptly halted in mid-March. One of them, Karina Alvarado ’20, tells us her experience. (Photograph by Sandra Riaño ’21)More
As the spring semester was concluding, we asked two students about their experiences with remote learning.More
Survival Robot (2020), a two-story tall humanoid figure holding two colorful staffs and wearing a shift made of colorful, pieced-together shapes, surrounded by smaller colorful boxes
When Associate Professor of Art David Teng-Olsen was spending two years creating Survival Robot (2020), a piece of art designed to withstand disaster, little did he know how soon it would be put to the test by a global pandemic.More
Illustrations of Helen Y. Wang and David Parisi
So many College employees went far above and beyond last spring. Here are two, who helped build a sense of community for the students who remained on campus and worked to keep them safe and comfortable.More
Students in Tower Court during the 1918–19 academic year
“Returning to college is no longer the matter-of-fact event it used to be for the majority. There is a new question arising and growing daily in proportion—‘Have I the right to stay in college?’”More
Lake Waban in summer
Waban cam, faculty retirements, Prof. Rosenwald nabs a Guggenheim, and moreMore
Amy Banzaert
In mid-March, as the coronavirus raced throughout the United States, Amy Banzaert found herself in a race of her own: one against the clock as she rushed to transition her hands-on, project-based engineering course to a virtual format.More
Catia Confortini
“We are living through something that was predicted but no government took seriously—or not seriously enough. … I thought there is no better moment to study a global pandemic than when a global pandemic is happening.”More