- Thursday, July 24, 2014
The summer issue of Wellesley magazine has arrived, bringing with it prose and pictures evocative of favorite places, and the importance of both internal and external landscapes. The issue also explores words—poetry and names, specifically—in addition to providing news and photos from Wellesley’s vibrant spring season.
Beginning with the delicious colors of the flowers on the magazine’s cover, favorite places range from the restored swing installed in a Chapel oak tree in honor of Kathryn W. Davis ’28 to the spaces imagined by landscape designer and author Julie Moir Messervy ’73, profiled in the magazine. They include nonphysical spaces too, such as the musical “pop-up” soundscapes on campus earlier this year and the overarching supportive environment at Wellesley that President H. Kim Bottomly discusses in “From the President.”
Photos of Commencement and Reunion 2014 will recall Wellesley spaces to its alums. Features about the work of poet/professor Dan Chiasson and about a survey developed by Teal Pennebaker ’04 to understand decisions of Wellesley women to keep or change their names upon marrying round out the issue with their explorations of internal and social spaces.
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Detail from magazine cover image: Fran Pelzman Liscio/Punks and Roses
Wellesley in the News
With her appointment to head up Wayne State University Law School, Wellesley alum Jocelyn Benson '99 becomes the youngest woman to lead an American law school.July 23, 2014
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
Chris Evert welcomed longtime tennis executive and leader at all levels of the sport, Jane Brown Grimes '62, into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in on July 12, in recognition for her contributions.July 14, 2014
A Wellesley Center for Work and Service Global Engagement Internship with Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust in Puerto Rico energizes and inspires this biological sciences major.July 22, 2014
Astronomer Dick French was selected as a “Voyager,” one of a handful selected for each leg of the 38th voyage of the 1841 vessel Charles W. Morgan. On board with fellow Voyager artists, videographers, and historians, his project was to revive the lost art of celestial navigation.July 21, 2014
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