Our #June #YAOTM is Diamond Sharp ‘11 (@diamonde)!! Thanks to Hannah Ellenson ‘08 (@hannue) for this month’s selection!
I don’t know Diamond very well, but she always impresses me with her well-articulated arguments and what seems to me to be her desire to make the Wellesley community better. During every controversy that erupts in online forums, Diamond is always one of the first to call people out in a thoughtful way that sparks conversation. I also really appreciate that she’s willing to engage in a conversation about what it means to be a good ally. It shouldn’t be her responsibility to educate those that have never had the experience of being a minority, and yet she’s more than willing to take this task on.
Congratulations to Diamond for being elected as our new #YoungAlumnaTrustee. Those of us who attended reunion this past weekend had the pleasure of voting her in for a three year term. We are excited to have her as our representative and know that she will bring the issues that Hannah discussed in her submission to the forefront! xo, WU

Our #June #YAOTM is Diamond Sharp ‘11 (@diamonde)!! Thanks to Hannah Ellenson ‘08 (@hannue) for this month’s selection!

I don’t know Diamond very well, but she always impresses me with her well-articulated arguments and what seems to me to be her desire to make the Wellesley community better. During every controversy that erupts in online forums, Diamond is always one of the first to call people out in a thoughtful way that sparks conversation. I also really appreciate that she’s willing to engage in a conversation about what it means to be a good ally. It shouldn’t be her responsibility to educate those that have never had the experience of being a minority, and yet she’s more than willing to take this task on.

Congratulations to Diamond for being elected as our new #YoungAlumnaTrustee. Those of us who attended reunion this past weekend had the pleasure of voting her in for a three year term. We are excited to have her as our representative and know that she will bring the issues that Hannah discussed in her submission to the forefront! xo, WU

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WHAT IS THAT?

Wellesley Underground welcomes the Class of 2008 and 2003 to a small gathering of readers and writers of the alternative alumnae zine.

WHEN IS THAT?

Saturday June 8, 2013 from 2:00 to 3:30 

WHERE IS THAT?

On the first wooden patio on Lake Waban behind Tower Court. If raining, then Bates Living Room.

 

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The measure of our compassion lies not in the service of those on the margins, but in our willingness to see ourselves in kinship with them. That means decided movements toward awe and giant steps away from judgment. A compassion that can stand in awe of what people are carrying, rather than in judgment of how they are carrying it.
Father Greg Boyle encouraging us to reframe our desire to serve or pity, and instead foster a desire to learn from those around us, build relationships with the people we see everyday, and recognize ourselves as community members, not community saviors. Listen to the full interview here. (via makkahmeetslife)

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Wondering what to do with your summer days? Revisit the show that everyone loves and loves to hate.

Lena Dunham and Judd Apatow’s “Girls” has received its share of praise and criticism. Most recently, it earned two Golden Globes and has been renewed for a third season on HBO. Simultaneously, it has been criticized as shallow, anti-feminist and dripping with white privilege. These critiques are built on kernels of truth. I’ve written previously how I approached the show with cynicism, only to be quickly and lastingly charmed. Most importantly, “Girls” is a societal comment by Dunham on this moment in time, as she knows it and sees it. For that, “Girls” is just right. “Girls” is excellent at straddling the line between drama and comedy. It continually acknowledges the hilarious moments of life- both subtle and overt. It personifies the experience of liberal arts alums living in modern day Brooklyn. It acknowledges personal grief, excitement, soul-searching, self-doubt, failure, dysfunction and dread. And no matter what criticisms you may give it, if you are not following the show, you are ignorantly out of touch with one of the most innovative, millennial and female-conceptualized shows of our time. “Girls” is the brainchild of Lena Dunham. The show is written by, starring, and often directed by Lena. The fact that it is entirely about female characters is unique in itself.

If you have not watched “Girls,”you should take the time to sit down and watch it. Until you have done so, you should postpone reading here on out.

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Claire’s College Lesbianage: Thirteen Miles From Boston

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Wellesley’s Claire on the Boston Marathon bombings.

A really beautiful (and slightly depressing) article about what it means to be part of a queer family.

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The Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College Presents: Junot Díaz - The Distinguished Writer Series 

(via wellesleycollegelibtech)

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Congratulations to Wellesley alum Kate Freeman ’84, who was elected to the National Academy of Sciences! The astrobiologist says she “is stunned and was last seen wandering aimlessly through the labs gurgling happy nonsense words.  She is also grateful to her wonderful students, friends and colleagues.”

(via Freeman elected to National Academy of Science)