College News

A Bright IDEA
Spring 2018
The WCAA has created the Inclusion and Diversity Engaging Alums (IDEA) Working Group. This initiative is meant to be as inclusive as possible, to explore identity and intersectionality across the full alumnae body.More
Grace Toh ’83
Spring 2018
Grace Toh ’83, of Leesburg, Va., has been nominated to serve a six-year term as alumnae trustee, from 2018 to 2024.More
Maneesha Patil ’78
Spring 2018
Over the last few years, Maneesha Patil ’78 has led the charge for the WCAA to build a more diverse and inclusive board.More
Architectural rendering of the inside of the Global Flora greenhouse.
Spring 2018
This spring, the Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses were taken down and a new home for Wellesley’s “laboratory under glass” began to grow: Global Flora, a soaring, C-shaped greenhouse that will expand on Ferguson’s original ideas.More
Illustration of person on a laptop doing social media stuff.
Spring 2018
Career Education’s first-of-its-kind new website offers students and alumnae help tailored to their specific needs.More
Students in the audience at the African Women's Leadership Conference
Spring 2018
The African Women’s Leadership Conference at the College in March focused on how African women leaders are transforming communities and nations and was intended to allow the next generation of leaders studying in the U.S. to meet and exchange ideas.More
President
Spring 2018
Over the years, we have built a strong, diverse community of exceptionally talented students from all backgrounds. Consider that nearly 25 percent are from underrepresented groups; 18 percent are first-generation college students. But we must do more.More
Portrait of Susan Lohin
Winter 2018
Susan Lohin, who retired from the WCAA in December, helped struggling clubs find new officers, drove visiting faculty lecturers to far-flung alumnae events, and oversaw the Wellesley book award program. She once even rode a camel alongside Kathryn Wasserman Davis ’28 on a Wellesley trip to Egypt.More
An illustration depicts an old-fashioned pen morphing into a pattern of digital pages.
Winter 2018
Whether you call it digital scholarship, digital humanities, or blended learning, access to and the use of a range of technologies is changing scholarship and breaking down walls that separate academic disciplines.More
Photo of student painting cards with slogans like "Take your time" "Don't give up" and "Light for the Fight"
Winter 2018
Michelle Yu ’19 and April Chen, a junior at Babson College, saw the need for cards that expressed quiet caring for people with serious medical or emotional issues. Since October, they’ve been selling cards with black and white illustrations and messages like “Take Your Time,” “This Too Shall Pass,” and “Feel Deeply, Heal Softly.”More