The Wellesley College Banjo Club, 1892.
Thanks to everyone who helped us identify the student with the chive-bedecked tam, Carly Gayle ’13.
We emailed Carly, who replied (from a boat!) with the story behind the chives:
"The night before graduation, my friends in the Sustainability Cooperative were creating pins, stoles, and crowns to commemorate the beloved parts of their Wellesley experiences. I spied a bowl full of chive flowers on the kitchen table; I weaved them into a square mat, then stitched it onto my tam with embroidery floss. The chives are from the Edible Ecosystem Teaching Garden, a place dear to my heart. Crafting and laughing with friends was a beautiful way to spend my last night at Wellesley, and I enjoyed the opportunity to showcase an ‘ordinary’ plant in a new way to deepen folks’ appreciation of edible plants.
I love that we could personalize our graduation attire to reflect how each of us found ourselves and blossomed at Wellesley.”
Thanks, Carly. Wishing you smooth sailing.
Happy birthday, Wellesley! We love all the birthday cards the WCAA has been receiving as part of the Founders’ Day revival. (April 17!)
We can’t wait to meet you!
(Photo of Wellesley’s basketball team in 1979 courtesy of Wellesley College Archives)
Don’t miss this photo exhibit of Wellesley students of color from the 1920s–80s! Tuesday, Dec. 4., 5-7:30pm in Tishman Commons. (It was rescheduled due to Sandy.)
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2013 Alumnae Achievement Awards! Don’t miss the chance to hear these remarkable women speak at the awards celebration on Thursday, February 28, 2013.
Callie Crossley ’73 is the award-winning journalist who produced the Oscar-nominated hour of the documentary series, “Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years 1954-1965,” a longtime producer for ABC’s “20/20,” and the host of “The Callie Crossley Show” and “Boston Public Radio” on Boston’s WGBH-FM.Crossley’s work has won many major broadcasting and journalism awards, including a national Emmy, a Peabody, a Christopher, an Edward R. Murrow, and the Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia award. More…
Diana Farmer ’77 is the world’s first female fetal surgeon. She has made important contributions to the fields of fetal and neonatal surgery, with expertise in the surgical repair of life-threatening congenital anomalies.Recently, she led a landmark study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of fetal surgery to treat spina bifida, and is researching stem cell therapy for the repair of damaged neural tissue in spina bifida patients. More…
Barbara Lubin Goldsmith ’53 is an author, social historian, activist, and philanthropist. For over 40 years, she has researched, written articles, published books, influenced legislation, and promoted worldwide freedom through her establishment of the PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award to support persecuted writers around the globe. More…
Marilyn Koenick Yalom ’54 is a feminist scholar, cultural historian, and writer. Yalom is credited as being an early challenger of the traditional notions of family. She is widely respected and praised as a stalwart contributor of feminist scholarship. From 1976 to 1987, she served as deputy director of Stanford University’s newly created Center for Research on Women, later renamed The Clayman Institute for Gender Research. She is currently a senior scholar at The Clayman Institute. More…
Wellesley students participate in a march for suffrage in Philadelphia in 1915. (Photo courtesy Wellesley College Archives.)