College News

A photo portrait of Dorothy “Dee” Dann Collins Torbert ’42
Fall 2021
Dorothy “Dee” Dann Collins Torbert ’42 died in Dallas on June 13. From 1972 to 1975, Dee led the Wellesley College Alumnae Association as president, and beginning in 1973, she served for 12 years on the Wellesley College Board of Trustees. While a trustee, she chaired the Future of Wellesley Committee that recommended Wellesley should remain a women’s college and recommit to its mission of educating women to become leaders for tomorrow.More
A black-and-white photo of Los Angeles in the 19th century
Fall 2021
Depending on how you look at it, the Wellesley College Club of Los Angeles was either 24 years late or one year early.More
Photos show Pamela Meiselman Boulet ’87, Denny Rainie Donovan ’79, Anne Davis Kennedy ’66, and Michelle Tinsley Leonard ’77.
Fall 2021
The WCAA celebrated significant service with its annual Sed Ministrare Volunteer Awards. We congratulate the 2021 recipients.More
A photo portrait of Kathryn Harvey Mackintosh '03
Fall 2021
News and information from the worldwide network of the Wellesley College Alumnae AssociationMore
An illusration depicts a stylized flower. A globe forms its center, and one of the petals in the face of a young woman.
Fall 2021
This spring, five faculty members—a marine ecologist, a poet-critic, a historian, and two political scientists—will team-teach a course called The Climate Change Crisis. Megan Núñez, dean of faculty affairs, points to it as a compelling example of the kind of curricular innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and focus on grand challenges that are called for in the College’s new strategic plan.More
President
Fall 2021
In August 2019, we began work on a strategic plan for Wellesley College, the first in recent history. While Wellesley’s longstanding mission—to provide an excellent education to women who will make a difference—is as crucial…More
A photo of AJ Guerrero and her cat
Fall 2021
Photo by Lisa Abitbol With Pride Warmest congratulations on your piece “ Support Across the Rainbow ” (spring 2021), and to Wellesley for hiring AJ Guerrero to coordinate its LGBTQ+ program! I feel it is…More
A photo shows a calendar page from March 2020
Fall 2021
When I returned to work in Green Hall in early September, in some ways, it seemed like time had been frozen at the moment we left campus. My calendar from 2020 was still on the…More
A photo of John Rhodes
Summer 2021
John Rhodes, senior lecturer emeritus of art history, died on March 21. For 28 years, from 1982 to 2010, John was a distinguished instructor in the art department and in the writing program. He was a co-author of an authoritative book on Wellesley’s landscape and architecture, published by the College in 2000.More
A photo of Dot Widmayer '52
Summer 2021
Dorothea “Dot” J. Widmayer ’52, professor emerita of biological sciences, passed away on March 6. Teaching introductory biology and genetics, and carrying out research on gene action and expression in the protozoan Paramecium aurelia, Dot had a great positive influence on many students throughout her long career.More