College News

A New Leader For Career Education
Winter 2020
Susan Brennan has been appointed the College’s new associate provost and executive director of career education.More
Celebrating 10 Years Of the Albright Institute
Winter 2020
Madeleine Korbel Albright ’59, former Albright Fellows Halimatou Hima Moussa Dioula ’10, Esther Im ’12, Zsofia Schweger ’12, and Joseph Joyce, the Albright’s founding faculty director, were part of a panel marking the 10-year anniversary of the Albright Institute for Global Affairs.More
Wellesley College "W" logo
Winter 2020
What does a Wellesley education cost? You might be surprised to learn that it’s a lot more than the comprehesive fee. Piper Orton, College treasurer and vice president for finance and administration, discusses how the College makes ends meet.More
President
Winter 2020
At Wellesley, 52.3 percent of eligible students voted in 2018 compared with just 16.4 percent in 2014. That’s good news, but why aren’t students voting in far greater numbers? How can we better support our students as citizens, at the ballot box and far beyond it?More
A photo portrait of philosophy professor Ifeanyi Menkiti
Fall 2019
Ifeanyi Menkiti, professor emeritus of philosophy, died on June 16. He liked to recall the old saying that philosophers bake no bread, but only to smile and disagree with it. He believed that philosophers could bake bread and should: that philosophical thinking should make a difference to everyone.More
A photo portrait of Luther "Terry" Tyler
Fall 2019
Luther T. Tyler—“Terry” to his friends and colleagues—died on July 24, after a long period of illness. Terry joined the English department in 1978, where he was a Pinanski Prize-winning teacher and a treasured colleague.More
A photo portrait of Shelly Anand '08
Fall 2019
Shelly Anand ’08 created a blog, Wellesley Underground, in 2009, as “a space to have a counter-narrative of success,” as well as a place to explore “difficult questions of identity,” she says.More
Students enjoy a carnival ride on Lake Day
Fall 2019
Tidbits of news from around campus, including Lake Day, a student Sudoku champ, a new elevator in Billings, and more.More
Portrait of Dave Chakraborty
Fall 2019
The College is building a new Science Center, renovating residential halls that have significant needs, and looking at how to become carbon neutral by 2040. Meet the man with the plan, Dave Chakraborty, assistant vice president of facilities management and planning.More
President
Fall 2019
The College is embarking on the development of a new strategic plan, a document that will chart Wellesley’s course for the next five years and beyond. What do 21st-century students need to flourish? How do we best mine the gifts of diversity? How do we instill a sense of belonging, purpose, and agency? These are among the big questions with which we will grapple.More