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Wellesley Magazine Summer 2014 Issue

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

Campus News

  • Helena McMonagle with headlamp

    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
  • sunrise behind rigging of 1841 whaling ship

    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
  • workers remove panels of basketball 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





The Supreme Court recently ruled on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, establishing that certain corporations owned by religious families are exempt from federal mandates requiring employers to provide contraceptive coverage to women. 


Charlene Galarneau, assistant professor of women's and gender studies, researches the ethics of health and health care, with a focus on philosophical and theological theories of justice attending to gender, race, and class.



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