College News

Spring 2020
In what turned out to be a very prescient move for the months ahead, the class of ’88 sponsored a virtual Valentine’s Day tea on Zoom, proving that the online platform is great for class,…More
Elyse Cherry ’75
Spring 2020
Elyse Cherry ’75, of Brookline, Mass., has been nominated to serve a six-year term as alumnae trustee, from 2020 to 2026, succeeding Lawry Jones Meister ’83.More
Kathryn Harvey Mackintosh ’03
Spring 2020
In fall 2020, Wellesley will launch a survey that will help us learn more about our alumnae. With a strong response rate, it should move us in a direction that will help us better know and serve our alumnae population.More
Senior lecture emerita in psychology Linda Carli (left) and Preeta Banerjee taught the recent Women’s Leadership for Impact course at the College Club.
Spring 2020
Is there a better place to learn about women’s leadership than Wellesley College? And that learning doesn’t necessarily start—or end—with the undergraduate experience. Just ask Nancy Coleman, associate provost and director of Strategic Growth Initiatives.More
President
Spring 2020
So much is unknown and uncertain. Yet one thing is crystal clear: the boundless strength and resilience of the Wellesley community. Alumnae have leapt into action. Faculty and staff work tirelessly to manage a logistical and human crisis. And amidst it all, our students come together in remarkable ways.More
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