Window on Wellesley

Before the winter’s cold, there was music in the landscape. In the golden light of a fall afternoon, professors Alden Griffith and Kim McLeod on guitar and mandolin serenaded listeners with folk favorites like “Stewball…More
A photo portrait of Kavindya Thennakoon ’19
On Oct. 11, 2013, the United Nation’s International Day of the Girl, Kavindya Thennakoon ’19 addressed Sri Lanka’s Parliament about the state of girls and young women in the country.More
An illustration depicts a blue thunderbolt.
For a year, the College’s Power4Women task force, composed of trustees, faculty, staff, and students, looked at how to best meet Wellesley’s energy needs while also working toward the goals of the sustainability plan adopted in 2016.More
A photo portrait of Anani Galindo ’19 standing in a mountainous landscape in Chile
Anani Galindo ’19 studied abroad in Santiago, Chile. “I have always loved the Spanish language. Additionally, Chile is living through a very interesting time, socially, politically, and culturally. I wanted to see it with my own eyes.”More
A photo shows five student actors reading student playwrights' work.
An ambitious new experiment in collaboration took place in the theatre department this winter: The Wellesley College Theatre Studies Showcase featured students from multiple courses, from acting and playwriting to scenic design and stand-up comedy.More
"Self-Portrait" a photogram image created by Rosa Rolando circa 1930, includes a drawing of a woman crying a single tear, amid silhouettes of a crouching deer, a shell, a moth, and a ruler.
The Davis Museum has acquired 40 photographs by Rosa Rolanda (1895–1970), part of the collection of Adriana Eller Williams ’55, a friend of the artist. A selection of these are featured in the exhibition, Art_Latin_America , a survey of more than 150 works by 100 artists that opened at the museum in February.More
Two students wearing hijabs (head scarves) enjoy food at the Al-Muslimat 30th anniversary celebration.
Al-Muslimat (“the Muslim women,” or ALM) celebrates its 30th anniversary this year as a vibrant organization that serves students from many different cultural backgrounds, countries, and religious traditions—comprising roughly 6 percent of the student body.More
A photo portrait of Rosanna Hertz, Class of 1919 50th Reunion Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies
Rosanna Hertz, Class of 1919 50th Reunion Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies, chairs the women’s and gender studies department. Her new book, Random Families: Genetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings, and the Creation of New Kin , co-authored with Margaret Nelson, takes on the question of who is family in today’s world.More
A photo portrait of Alden Griffith, assistant professor of environmental studies
Alden Griffith, assistant professor of environmental studies, has tundertaken a large-scale field experiment throughout New England on the aggressive invasive plant species Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard).More
A photo portrait of Sabriya Fisher, Assistant Professor of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences
Sabriya Fisher joined Wellesley’s Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences this fall. She’s already secured a spot for the College’s first sociolinguistics lab in Clapp Library to gather a database of New England speech to inform research in language variation and change.More