College News

Photo of window with "That's The Wellesley Effect" sign posted in it
Summer 2018
As this magazine was going to press, the College announced the successful conclusion of the comprehensive campaign as it exceeded its $500 million goal.More
A photo of Leslie Andrews ’82,golf club in hand, on the course at Nehoiden.
Summer 2018
When Leslie Andrews ’82 heard about the vision for the Nehoiden Golf Club’s future from Nancy Coleman, associate provost and director of strategic growth initiatives, and Rob Haley, general manager at Nehoiden, she was hooked. “I said, ‘Sign me up, and when do we start?’”More
A photo of six new alumnae from the class of 2018 celebrate after the ceremony.
Summer 2018
Commencement speaker Tracy K. Smith, Poet Laureate of the United States, told the class of 2018, “You belong to a remarkable generation. … I feel stronger for your example, and for the fact of your presence, your resonant voices, your nimble minds, and your huge hearts.”More
Hooprolling champion Emmy Hamlton '18 and five friends lift their hoops in this photo taken on the shore of Lake Waban
Summer 2018
This year’s Hooprolling winner, Emmy Hamilton ’18, got out in front of the pack early and stayed there. President Paula Johnson presented her with a bouquet and a hug at the finish line.More
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