- Thursday, March 5, 2015
In recent months, the trustees and campus community have engaged in a wide-ranging discussion about what it means to be a women’s college in an era of a changing understanding of gender identity. Late yesterday afternoon, the Wellesley College Board of Trustees voted to reaffirm Wellesley’s mission and clarify our admission policy.
Two important committees guided the conversation that led to the decision. In early fall of 2014, President Bottomly formed the multi-constituency campus President’s Advisory Committee on Gender and Wellesley, composed of faculty, staff, students, and alumnae, to focus on key issues relating to gender identity and to review College policies and practices in light of an evolving understanding of gender issues.
At the same time, a Trustee Committee on Gender and Wellesley undertook an extensive review of educational, social, legal, and medical considerations regarding gender identity. The findings of the President’s Advisory Committee were used by the Trustee Committee to inform its recommendations to the Board of Trustees.
Read the community announcement and other materials, including Frequently Asked Questions. Members of the Wellesley College community are also invited to learn more about the work of the President’s Advisory Committee on Gender and Wellesley.
Wellesley in the News
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Wellesley faculty member Aaron Sheehan accepted a GRAMMY Award for Best Opera Recording in honor of the Boston Early Music Festival's recording of a 17th-century opera in which he played the starring role.February 11, 2015
Professor Hahrie Han spoke with The UpShot, a New York Times blog, for story exploring why Democrats continue to have more success than Republicans when it comes to online fundraising.February 5, 2015
The Wellesley chapter of Robogals empowers local elementary-school girls to explore technology and robotics.March 4, 2015
Nondini Naqui ’02 and the Society of Grownups offer an innovative, enjoyable way for young adults to learn about personal finance.March 3, 2015
Wellesley celebrates Asian Awareness Month 2015 with guest speakers, performances, and lectures around important issues of Asian and Asian-American experience. Speakers include Mayor Lisa Wong of Fitchburg, performer Meera Mohan-Graham '05, and distinguished scholar-activisMarch 2, 2015
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