College News

A photo of Bilqis Ayeni ’23
Summer 2023
When Bilqis Ayeni ’23 first heard about the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program for young people in Africa, it sounded so unbelievable, she actually laughed. As a student in Nigeria hoping to attend college abroad, she learned about the scholarship in an advertisement her mother sent her.More
Eve Zimmerman, Haruki Murakami, and Koichi Hagimoto, associate professor of Spanish, on stage in Alumnae Hall.
Summer 2023
Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall auditorium was packed as acclaimed Japanese author Haruki Murakami gave the annual Cornille Lecture. Murakami was the Mary L. Cornille Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities for the spring semester. His presence on campus generated great excitement: The first night tickets were available, 430 Wellesley students registered for his lecture.More
An image of a dollar bill showing Galen Stone Tower on the Wellesley campus.
Summer 2023
Behind the scenes of managing the College’s finances—and what its endowment can (and can’t) doMore
New Alumnae Association Board Members
Summer 2023
Introducing five new Wellesley College Alumnae Association Board Members.More
A photo of Laura Wood Cantopher '84
Summer 2023
The WCAA and the College are considering proposed structural changes that will allow the association to further harness the power and influence of Wellesley’s alumnae population to make a difference for us all.More
A photograph of a yellow tassel from a graduation cap
Summer 2023
This year, sitting at the media table in the big white tent on Severance Green, I was especially nostalgic. My classmate Jocelyn Benson ’99, secretary of state of Michigan, delivered the commencement address to the class of 2023—another yellow class, serendipitously.More
Kellie Carter Jackson, Michael and Denise Kellen ’68 Associate Professor of Africana Studies
Spring 2023
Wellesley’s third TEDx featured alum, student, and faculty speakers, including Kellie Carter Jackson, Michael and Denise Kellen ’68 Associate Professor of Africana Studies (above), whose talk, “Why Black Abolitionists Matter.” focused on the overlooked role of Black abolitionists in the Civil War era.More
A photo portrait of Peggy McIntosh in Cheever House
Spring 2023
In January, Peggy McIntosh, a senior research scientist at the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) and its former associate director, received an exciting call from Jean Kilbourne ’64. “Welcome to the National Women’s Hall of Fame,” Kilbourne told McIntosh, notifying her that she would be inducted in September.More
A photo portrait of Crystal Daugherty
Spring 2023
After a national search, Wellesley selected Crystal Daugherty to join the College as vice president for development. “As a senior officer of the College, Crystal will be a strategic partner and contributor to developing and achieving institutional priorities,” said President Paula Johnson.More
A photo portrait of Nina McKee '16
Spring 2023
Perhaps Nina McKee ’16 was fated to be involved with the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs. “Madeleine Albright was always this figure in my life because I was a young redhead who liked negotiating and wanted to be a diplomat,” says McKee, who became the Albright Institute’s program director in December 2022.More