Wellesley's Dick French used the Sun, Moon, and Mars to demonstrate the art of celestial navigation during his participation in the historic 38th voyage of the restored 1841 whaleship, the Charles W. Morgan.


sunrise behing rigging of whaling ship Charles W. Morgan


  • Wellesley trustees applaud Wagner at 2014 commencement

    Sue Wagner '82 Named to Apple Board of Directors

    Wellesley College alumna, trustee, and 2014 commencement speaker Sue Wagner '82 has been tapped to join the leadership team of "the world's most valuable company."

    July 18, 2014
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    New Life for Wellesley Field House Floor

    Careful stewardship of the portable wooden basketball/volley court in the Towne Field House over the last 29 years has allowed the College to sell the panels to a youth basketball program.

    July 17, 2014
  • view of lake house

    Why Is Wellesley the Best Choice for Women?

    In addressing the question, "Why would someone choose Wellesley over Harvard?" on the knowledge-sharing site Quora, senior Ahilya Chawla's stands out among answers for thoroughness and passion.

    July 16, 2014
  • Map of areas in Guinea and Sierra Leone with Ebola sites highlighted

    Wellesley Expert Weighs In on Ebola Outbreak

    Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Donna Patterson researches the history of medicine, gender, pharmaceuticals, drug policy, and entrepreneurship. She shares insights on the global significance of recent surge in Ebola cases in west Africa.

    July 15, 2014