Window on Wellesley

At the end of the fall 2021 semester, a short punch list remained, but the completion of the Science Complex—the largest construction project the College has undertaken in more than a century—was in sightMore
A photo of Macy Lipkin '23
Macy Lipkin ’23 has been thinking about Wellesley for a long, long time. “My sixth grade science teacher went to Wellesley—Cindy Krol ’02—and I practically wanted to be her, so naturally I decided when I was 11 that I was going to come here, too,” she says.More
A photo of a student holding the recently published Wellesley Passover prayer book
Working with College Chaplain and Rabbi Dena Bodian, Jewish students have edited and produced a Passover prayer book especially for Wellesley.More
A photo of Grace Dodd '25 standing on a stone structure near the sea in Greece
Grace Dodd ’25 was one of 15 members of her class to participate in Wellesley’s inaugural First Year Global Scholars program, in AthensMore
An 1852 lithograph depicts the Black Empress of Haiti in her coronation robes.
A lithograph of Empress Adelina, a member of the Haitian royal family, is part of the “Album Imperial d’Haiti,” dated 1852. This set of 12 pages is part of the Elbert Collection in Special Collections in the Margaret Clapp Library, which contains some 800 volumes on slavery, emancipation, and Reconstruction.More
A photo shows Emma Slibeck ’24, president of NASA and a descendant of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians,  hanging a red dress from a tree on the Academic Quad as part of the REDress installation.
Last fall, empty red dresses swayed from tree limbs around campus. They were impossible to miss, or ignore. The installation, part of the REDress Project created by Jaime Black, a Canadian artist of mixed Anishinaabe and Finnish descent, was brought to campus by Wellesley’s Native American Student Association (NASA).More
A photo of Christopher Arumainayagam, professor of chemistry
For the last year and a half, Christopher Arumainayagam, professor of chemistry, has sought to understand one of the most fundamental questions of all: How did life begin?More
A photo portrait of Lois Roach, senior lecturer in theatre studies
“We’re all in one big stream. Everyone is trying to find a way to be heard,” says Lois Roach, senior lecturer in theatre studies. In Roach’s course THST 106: Speaking Truth to Power, her students learn to speak up while hearing out other perspectives.More
A photo portrait of Lisa Scanlon Mogolov '99, the new editor of Wellesley magazine
After concluding a national search, the Wellesley College Alumnae Association chose a familiar face to become editor of Wellesley magazine. On Nov. 15, 2021, Lisa Scanlon Mogolov ’99 assumed her new role after 16 years on the magazine staff.More