Window on Wellesley

On a snowy Saturday in early December, 849 eagerly awaited friends came to campus. But there was no worry about COVID-19: The arrivals were stuffed animals.More
Nowshin Arif ’23
Nowshin Arif ’23, an academic success coach (ASC), has been offering other students a virtual helping hand as she attends Wellesley remotely from her family’s home in Queens, N.Y.More
Fall folliage
Walktober challenged Wellesley students, alums, faculty, and staff to walk or exercise every day for 42 days, starting on Sept. 21, 2020. In the end, a total of 2,591 participants took 764,024,473 combined steps in 29 countries on five continents, exceeding all expectations.More
A digital recreation of a floor of the Davis museum
A new high-resolution 3D model of the Davis galleries allows digital visitors to “walk” through each level of the Davis galleries and move close to works of art.More
Catrina Chen ’21 and Lydia Gramstad ’22
Catrina Chen ’21 and Lydia Gramstad ’22 spent their fall semesters on campus in Claflin and abroad in Paris, respectively. We invited the two of them to give us a glimpse into their very different lives during the pandemic.More
Two magnets put together so they look kind of like a "W"
Wellesley’s admission office has looked to innovative new tools to recruit classes at a time when it’s impossible for prospective students to come to campus in person.More
A rendering of Wellesley’s new Camilla Chandler Frost ’47 Center for the Environment
Wellesley’s new Camilla Chandler Frost ’47 Center for the Environment will be a space where everyone on campus working on environmental issues—whatever their disciplines—can come together to support each other, to work together, and to make connections.More
Sign reading Tanner 2020
During the pandemic, the Tanner Conference went virtual. Four student panels on topics particularly relevant to this period were livestreamed to the community: The COVID-19 Pandemic; The Changing Environment; The Movement for Racial Justice; and The 2020 Election.More
Real Life
John Peto was among a number of artists in the late 19th century who practiced an extreme version of still-life illusionism known as trompe l’oeil. Paintings by these artists often depicted common or humble objects and were painted with such precision that they could deceive a viewer into thinking they were real.More
The Fall 2020 Legacy Landscape, Changes in Campus Public SafetyMore
Focusing on Divestment in the Classroom
Coursework doesn’t generally go directly to the boardroom—but that was exactly the goal of ECON 199, Casey Rothschild’s Fossil Fuel Divestment class last fall.More
LaShawnda Lindsay, research scientist at the Wellesley Centers for Women
In her course Black Girlhood Studies, last fall cross-listed in the Africana studies and education departments, LaShawnda Lindsay, research scientist at the Wellesley Centers for Women. drew upon her decades of scholarship, as well as a lifetime of lived experience, to help students examine growing up Black and female in America.More
A Study Break for the Birds
Knafel Assistant Professor of Social Sciences Jennifer Chudy started a group for students of color interested in political science. The first event she planned, aimed at letting them get to know each other, was a socially distanced gathering to paint birdhouses.More