College News

A photo of Suzanne Frey ’93, nominee for a six-year term as alumnae trustee on the Wellesley College board.
Spring 2019
Suzanne Frey ’93, of Los Gatos, Calif., has been nominated to serve a six-year term as alumnae trustee, from 2019 to 2025.More
A photo of the WCAA Executive Search Committee: (front row) Carolyn Slaboden, Charlayne Murrell-Smith ’73, Dolores Arredondo ’95; (back row) Shivani Kuckreja ’16, Laura Wood Cantopher ’84, Martha Goldberg Aronson ’89, Andrew Shennan, and Charlotte Hayes ’75.
Spring 2019
The search for the next executive director of the Wellesley College Alumnae Association has been underway this spring. Constituted by WCAA president Martha Goldberg Aronson ’89, a diverse committee is charged with carrying out all facets of the search—from publicity to interviewing and making a final recommendation on the next executive director.More
A portrait of Kyiah Ashton ’19, who uses the prounouns she/they, which was featured in an exhibit of student photography during Trans Awareness Week on campus.
Spring 2019
For a week in March, the faces of trans and nonbinary students gazed down from the walls of the Jewett hallway gallery—rich, beautiful portraits captured by fellow students, captioned with names and the pronouns the subjects use.More
Harambee House class of 2017 graduation stole
Spring 2019
Wellesley, Bates, Carleton, Middlebury, and Williams are participating in the three-year initiative funded by the Schuler Education Foundation to learn more about the philanthropic interests and priorities of millennials and develop new strategies to engage them.More
President
Spring 2019
For all the challenges to liberal arts education in the United States, it is fast on the rise around the world—a reminder of the vast power of what Wellesley offers. I was thrilled to see…More
Two students wearing hijabs (head scarves) enjoy food at the Al-Muslimat 30th anniversary celebration.
Winter 2019
Al-Muslimat (“the Muslim women,” or ALM) celebrates its 30th anniversary this year as a vibrant organization that serves students from many different cultural backgrounds, countries, and religious traditions—comprising roughly 6 percent of the student body.More
"Self-Portrait" a photogram image created by Rosa Rolando circa 1930, includes a drawing of a woman crying a single tear, amid silhouettes of a crouching deer, a shell, a moth, and a ruler.
Winter 2019
The Davis Museum has acquired 40 photographs by Rosa Rolanda (1895–1970), part of the collection of Adriana Eller Williams ’55, a friend of the artist. A selection of these are featured in the exhibition, Art_Latin_America , a survey of more than 150 works by 100 artists that opened at the museum in February.More
An illustration depicts a blue thunderbolt.
Winter 2019
For a year, the College’s Power4Women task force, composed of trustees, faculty, staff, and students, looked at how to best meet Wellesley’s energy needs while also working toward the goals of the sustainability plan adopted in 2016.More
A photo shows Alden Griffith and Kim McLeod on guitar and mandolin serenading a listener around a campfire beside Paramecium Pond
Winter 2019
Before the winter’s cold, there was music in the landscape. In the golden light of a fall afternoon, professors Alden Griffith and Kim McLeod on guitar and mandolin serenaded listeners with folk favorites like “Stewball…More
Portrait of Missy Siner Shea ’89 sitting in Academic Quad
Winter 2019
As Missy Siner Shea ’89 leaves the WCAA after four years as the executive director to become president and CEO of Special Olympics Vermont, she reflects on highlights from her tenure. What she will miss most? The daily interactions with brilliant, devoted alumnae.More