College News

A head-and-shoulders portrait of Cameran Lougy Mason '84.
Summer 2018
After a decade at Wellesley, Cameran Lougy Mason ’84, vice president of Resources, has left the College to become the chief development officer at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Mason led the planning and execution of Wellesley’s Campaign to advance the Wellesley Effect, which hit its $500 million goal a full year ahead of schedule.More
A photo shows former Vice President Al Gore taking a selfie with students following his Wilson Lecture on climate change.
Summer 2018
Wellesley welcomed former Vice President Al Gore to campus to deliver the 2018 Wilson Lecture on April 25. In his address, Gore addressed climate change.More
A photo of five Wellesley alumnae posing with President Paula Johnson and two College staff members in Seoul.
Summer 2018
In March, President Paula Johnson and Wellesley colleagues traveled to six cities in three countries in Asia—Tokyo, Hong Kong, Nanjing, Shanghai, Seoul, and Beijing—meeting with more than 350 alumnae and parents at five different Alumnae Association club events.More
A portrait of Nisreen Abo-Sido '18 wearing Muslim hijab.
Summer 2018
This summer, Nisreen Abo-Sido ’18 embarks on 12 months of travel to farms and gardens in Iceland, Peru, Malawi, and Italy, supported by a $30,000 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. She will work alongside farmers, ranchers, and gardeners to learn how they manage agricultural systems that produce food while fostering the ecological interactions that sustain the land.More
President
Summer 2018
We must ensure that the next generation of women can aspire to careers in STEM without having to confront a culture that devalues, disrespects, or threatens them. No woman should leave her field due to harassment, and greater numbers should join these fields without fear.More
Piper Orton, VP for finance and administration, and Andy Shennan, provost, chatting in Green Hall in front of beautiful old leaded windows
Summer 2018
How can Wellesley support the excellence of its programs and faculty, maintain need-blind admissions, and build for the future, all while eliminating an operating deficit and addressing deferred maintenance of buildings?More
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