College News

Courtney Streett ’09 speaks in the Edible Ecosystem Teaching Garden.
Fall 2022
In September, the Camilla Chandler Frost ’47 Center for the Environment hosted the 2022 Project Handprint Symposium, which focused on the theme of health and environmental justice.More
A photo shows, from left: Charlotte Howard, President Paula A. Johnson, Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69, Jennifer Hyman, Ann Mukherjee, and Andrea Jung
Fall 2022
In June, Wellesley sponsored a virtual event, “Building the new SHEconomy,” presented by Economist Impact.More
Portrait of Peaches Vades, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Fall 2022
When Theresa “Peaches” Valdes started her job as dean of admission and financial aid at Wellesley, one of the first items she put in her office was the owl lantern she received as a Bryn Mawr first-year.More
The cover of Lia Park and the Missing Jewel depicts a dark-haired girl holding up a sparkling gem.
Fall 2022
Jenna Yoon ’02 spoke about her path to writing the middle-grade fantasy Lia Park and the Missing Jewel and the importance of depicting courageous girls.More
President
Fall 2022
The architect and industrial designer Charles Eames once said, “Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.” Now that we are emerging from the isolation imposed by COVID-19, what all of us seem to…More
A photo shows a section of corroded metal piping
Fall 2022
My friends and I lived in Stone-Davis our senior year. To be perfectly honest, it wasn’t our first choice. Stone-Davis was so decrepit that the College planned a gut renovation of the building right after spring semester finals that year.More
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