Clare Egan becomes Wellesley’s first U.S. Olympian
Clare Egan ’10 competed in the biathlon at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics this year. The biathlon event, which combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting, has its roots in survival skills practiced in snowy climates. At Wellesley, Egan ran cross country and founded the Nordic Ski Team. The ski team was revived in the 2016-2017 school year and currently active with a thriving membership. Egan graduated with a degree in International Communication. Egan ranked 61st in the sprinting event this past Saturday.
Davis Museum Spring Season opens 2/13
The spring 2018 season at Wellesley’s Davis Museum will feature the exhibition Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895-1925. An opening reception, featuring a keynote lecture by professor Ann McCauley of Princeton University, focused on this exhibit, which is the first retrospective of White’s work in several decades. The exhibition is free for all students with a Wellesley ID. This spring season will also feature the exhibits “Fragment: A Museum’s Mid-Century Legacy;” “Soulful Stitching: Patchwork Quilts by Africans (Siddis) in India;” “Artists Take Action! Recent Acquisitions from the Davis;” and “Intermezzi: The Inventive Fantasies of Max Klinger.”
Sustainability Survey Results Released
The College released results of the Fall 2017 Sustainability Survey conducted by the school’s Sustainability Committee and the Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative. The survey compiled the responses of 1,092 students, faculty and staff members to questions regarding attitudes to sustainability. The College reported the study’s key findings included the recognition by a majority of respondents that waste reduction and water management were sustainability-related priorities.