College News

Pins made for art history and studio art majors depict the Jewett Arts Center and Pendleton , respectively.
Summer 2022
Reports from around campus as the 2021-2022 academic year drew to a close.More
A photo shows the class of 2022 seated in the tent and looking toward the stage as Melisa Campos ’22 delivers the student speech at commencement.
Summer 2022
May 27 was a joyful day as Wellesley celebrated the class of 2022. “I am so proud of all of you for having overcome the many challenges of COVID-19 and arriving at this beautiful moment,” said President Paula A. Johnson.More
A photo of Bryan Stevenson speaking at Wellesley.
Summer 2022
Lawyer and criminal justice activist Bryan Stevenson addressed the Wellesley community on April 28 at the combined Betsy Wood Knapp ’64 Lecture in the Social Sciences and Wilson Lecture. Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, spoke about the soaring number of Americans affected by mass incarceration.More
A photo portrait of Joy St. John
Summer 2022
Joy St. John, dean of admission and financial aid, is moving on. When announcing St. John’s decision to leave Wellesley this spring to serve as director of admission at Harvard College, President Paula Johnson said, “Under her leadership, Wellesley has recruited its most diverse classes, which has deeply enhanced the student experience.”More
Photo portraits of  Dorothy Jones-Davis ’98 and Briana Marisa Calleros ’12
Summer 2022
Dorothy Jones-Davis ’98 and Briana Marisa Calleros ’12 have joined the WCAA Board of Directors,More
A photo portrait of Laura Daignault Gates ’72
Summer 2022
Laura Daignault Gates ’72 has a well-known adage, “Wellesley is for life.” The College is very fortunate to have been a big part of her life for the past 50 years.More
A photo of Laura Wood Cantopher '84
Summer 2022
Recently, someone asked me, “Where is Wellesley in your story?” I stopped for a moment before I answered, then replied, “Wellesley is everywhere in my story.”More
Two black and white photo portraits show Lilian Armstrong '58 and Peter Fergusson.
Summer 2022
Extraordinary Professors Two of my favorite professors while at Wellesley and beyond were Lilian Armstrong ’58 and Peter J. Fergusson (“ In Memoriam ,” spring 2022). I took at least three of Professor Armstrong’s classes,…More
A photo portrait of Rodney Morrison, professor of economics
Spring 2022
Rodney J. Morrison, emeritus professor of economics at Wellesley College, passed away on Dec. 16, 2021, in Chicago at the age of 87. Throughout his career, Rod was a productive and internationally recognized scholar. He was a NATO Fellow in economics and published many articles in respected journals and several influential books, including Portugal: Revolutionary Change in an Open Economy (1981), a work that synthesized economics, international relations, and history.More
A photo portrait of Barbara Ruhlman '54
Spring 2022
Barbara Peterson Ruhlman ’54 passed away on Jan. 2. Her visionary gift to Wellesley, the Barbara Ruhlman Fund for Interdisciplinary Studies, acknowledged and supported the increasing interest of students and faculty in collaborating across disciplines. Since 1997, the fund has sponsored the Ruhlman Conference, an annual spring event that celebrates student scholarly and creative achievement.More