College News

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
Illustration of a tree made of circles that call to mind the Earth
Winter 2024
In November, President Paula A. Johnson announced updates on initiatives enabled by the $50 million joint gift from Lulu Chow Wang ’66 and Susan L. Wagner ’82, the largest in the College’s history, as part…More
Bridget Arrow Baker sitting in Clapp Library
Winter 2024
“Accessibility isn’t just thinking, ‘OK, we’re meeting the law….’ Our students today are thinking, ‘I want equal access, I want to level the playing field.’”More
A photo portrait of T. Peaches Valdez, dean of admission and financial aid
Fall 2023
In June, the Supreme Court issued its ruling on affirmative action in college admissions, significantly limiting how colleges can consider race during the selection process. T. Peaches Valdes, dean of admission and financial aid, discusses how the College is adapting to the new landscape the ruling created while maintaining its commitment to diversity.More
Students climb a rope structure during a trust exercise.
Fall 2023
As part of the College’s new three-day immersive Civic Action Lab in August, 30 sophomores traveled to Thompson Island in Boston Harbor and participated in team building exercises.More