College News

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
President
Winter 2019
In October, I announced a $24 million initiative that will enable the College to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions through an array of energy conservation measures designed to combat global warming. This initiative is coming to pass because of a collaborative effort that is a true Wellesley success story.More
Announcing a New Jewish SIG
Fall 2018
This fall, a new shared identity group, the WJA—Wellesley Jewish Alumnae—made its debut, It seeks to provide connections among Jewish alumnae of any denomination. “To be a member of WJA, an alumna need only self-identify as Jewish,” says Leah Kaplan ’02, the new SIG’s interim president.More
A photo portrait of Missy Siner Shea '89, executive director of the WCAA
Fall 2018
The work of the Alumnae Association requires a dual view of Wellesley. One eye is trained on a rearview mirror, so we can clearly see and understand the experiences and traditions of alumnae. And the other eye necessarily looks out the windows of our offices onto the Academic Quad, where we can bring into view today’s students.More