College News

A photo of Founders Hall and a white rhodendron.
Spring 2024
Presenting the slate of candidtes to be elected at the annual meeting of the Wellesley College Alumnae Association on Saturday, May 25, in Diana Chapman Walsh ’66 Alumnae Hall.More
A photo of Laura Wood Cantopher ’84
Spring 2024
Laura Wood Cantopher ’84 reflects on her three years as president of the WCAA during a time of transition and excitment about the future.More
A photo of visitors looking at artwork by Lorraine O'Grady '55 at the opening of her retrospective show, Both/And
Spring 2024
More than 650 visitors thronged the Davis Museum’s opening on Feb. 8 celebrating the launch of Both/And , a retrospective exhibition of the work of Lorraine O’Grady ’55.More
A photo portrait of Camilla “Mia” Chandler Frost ’47
Spring 2024
Camilla “Mia” Chandler Frost ’47, Wellesley College trustee emerita, passed away at the age of 98 on Feb. 7.More
A photo of Prof. Joy Renjilian-Burgy
Spring 2024
A beloved member of the Wellesley community, Joy Renjilian-Burgy, associate professor emerita of Spanish, died on Jan. 14 at the age of 81.More
A photo portrait of poet and professor David Ferry in front of a crowded bookcase
Winter 2024
David Ferry, Sophie Chantal Hart Professor Emeritus of English, died on Nov. 5, 2023, at 99. He taught at Wellesley from 1952 to 1989. David was an exemplary scholar and teacher, a giant of our faculty, a translator and poet of the highest order, and a major figure in American literature.More
The cover of The Claims of Life: A Memoir features a photo of Diana Chapman Walsh '66 in alumnae parade whites
Winter 2024
At age 12, Wellesley College President Emerita Diana Chapman Walsh ’66 knew she would write a book someday, a beautiful book. That sense of clarity inspired her to write this thoughtful and honest look at her personal history—from childhood, her Wellesley education, marriage and motherhood, through her work as president of the College.More
Candidate for Alumnae Trustee, 2024–30
Winter 2024
Susan Harmon ’67, of Seattle, has been nominated to serve a six-year term as alumnae trustee, from 2024 to 2030, succeeding Grace Toh ’83.More
Photograph of Galen Stone Tower
Winter 2024
In pursuit of Wellesley College’s mission to provide an excellent liberal arts education to women who will make a difference in the world, the WCAA desires to integrate the organization into Wellesley College, effective as of June 30.More
Photo of Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69
Winter 2024
Democracy summit to be held in April; Wellesley to stay test optional for up to five years; free laundry; the College welcomes robot overlords; Todd Nordgren is the new director of LGBTQ+ programs and serviceMore