Thursday, February 18, 2010

The French Toast Blog

Check out classmate Dani Friedland's food blog "French Toast: The Proust Is In the Pudding." Her latest recipe entry, "The Best Brownies I've Ever Made," was was inspired by an old post on Wellesley's "Foodies" conference. I shared Freeman Hall with Dani celebrated many birthdays with what we affectionately named "DaniCake" (aka the best chocolate cake anybody's ever made). Believe me, the woman can cook. Other recipes on the blog include "Bisque, Quick" and "Fabulous, Slightly Weird Ice Cream"

Dani also just graduated from Northwestern's journalism school -- good food and good prose, what else could a Wellesley woman want?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Organize a Mini Reunion

A quick note on mini-reunions from our Vice President, Jerilyn Libby:

Mini Reunions
Class of 2006 mini reunions are a great chance to reconnect with friends and classmates. In the past, reunions have been organized in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. If you are interested in planning a reunion in one of these cities or in another location, please contact Jerilyn Libby, jerilynm [at]

Suggestions and Tips for Mini Reunions:

· A mini reunion is as simple as three or more alums getting together; if you and your friends have had such an event recently, let us know and share pictures if available!

· San Francisco area alums recently held a mini reunion after the Wellesley Club of Northern California Holiday Tea. It’s a great idea to hold mini reunion after a local Wellesley Club event to boost attendance.

· Dining Events: Organize a social hour or dinner at a restaurant, or perhaps plan a tea, potluck, barbecue, brunch, or wine tasting.

· Cultural Events: Take a museum, garden, or architectural tour, or attend a musical or theatrical performance.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snowpocalypse 2010

Snowpocalypse 2010: The view from Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
Photo courtesy Sophie Kim '06
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Friday, February 05, 2010

What Suits Her Fancy
How Kerry Wagner ’06 put $1000 to good use

When Kerry Wagner ’06, an analyst at Deutsche Bank, won $1000 from her company she found a simple way ease the stress of job interviews for some Wellesley students.

Kerry was one of 15 employees honored as a role model and leader in diversity among the bank's North and South American locations. The award came with $1000 to be donated to the organization of her choice. Through Wellesley’s Center for Work and Service, she expanded the center’s Suit Lending Program, which lets students borrow suits for job interviews.

“I think that the suit loan program helps to level the playing field and assure that each student can pursue any professional opportunity she wishes,” Kerry said. The donation has already made an impact – the closet now has 20 suits that are constantly being loaned out. There’s still a need for additional sizes, though -- especially petite ones. Kerry worked with two major clothing companies to get the suits at a discount price, but she says the CWS is looking for additional clothing connections and discounts.

President Kim Bottomly wrote in a note that she feels the suit project strengthens the CWS’s commitment to “providing our student body with the resources they need to translate their liberal arts education into action in the world."

Kerry is encouraging younger alumnae to donate because even a small donation can make a tangible difference for Wellesley students and “the opportunities they are able to confidently pursue.” If you’re interested in helping the Suit Lending Program, you can direct a gift through Wellesley’s Office for Resources or contact Irma Tryon ( with any connections to retailers.