Persis Drell '77 (pictured) has been named dean of engineering at Stanford, the first woman to hold the position. Sandra Horbach '82 takes the helm as chair of the board for Stanford Business School, another first for women.



  • Three new MasterCard Foundation Scholars join the Wellesley Class of 2018

    Wellesley Welcomes Three New MasterCard Foundation Scholars

    This week, Wellesley welcomes three new MasterCard Foundation Scholars as members of the class of 2018. Meba Gebre ’18, Lisa Luka ’18, and Sarah Nzau ’18 are the second cohort of extraordinary students to attend Wellesley through the scholarship program.

    August 26, 2014
  • student greeted by McAfee Hall student leaders

    It's Move-In Day!

    Wellesley welcomes the class of 2018 and new transfer students to campus. The 595 members of the newest purple class come from 44 states plus the District of Columbia, and from 29 different nations of citizenship.

    August 25, 2014
  • students discuss leadership styles in small groups

    Student Leaders Prepare for Orientation

    A sense of excitement bubbles up on campus as student leaders and orientation staff return to campus and gear up to greet new students next week and launch a year of community-building, mentoring, and leading across the College.

    August 22, 2014
  • screenshot from Wellesley's Online Italian course

    Wellesley Wraps Up First Online Language Course

    Beginning Italian Language and Culture made its debut as a non-credit summer course offered by invitation through edX Edge; it will be incorporated into Daniela Bartalesi-Graf's blended (online and in-class) intensive Italian course this fall.

    August 21, 2014

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