Fall 2012

Jean Hayes Wassell ’44, Aug. 6, 2012, in Boston, Mass., at 90. She earned a teaching degree at Springfield College and a master’s at Goddard College. As a social worker and case manager, she turned to what would be a lifelong passion for activism. She protested the Vietnam War and joined a women’s collective. Abortion rights, equal pay for women, and affordable housing were among many other causes she championed into her 80s. She is survived by her partner, James Brooks, and four children.