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  • hand holding b&w image of 1970s Flower Sunday in front of full color image of modern flower sunday, both inside Chapel

    Wellesley Celebrates Flower Sunday 2014

    Monday, September 8, 2014

    September 7 was Flower Sunday at Wellesley College, a tradition that dates back to the College's founding.

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    Wellesley Wins NEWMAC Presidents Cup

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

    The Presidents Cup is an all-sports award given to the top overall men's and women's programs in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference, determined by a weighted points system based on the order of finish during both regular season and championship play.

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    Read My Pins at Wellesley

    Monday, June 16, 2014

    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright '59 gained renown for communicating a little extra through pins that adorned her suits during meetings; whether a dove speaking of peace or a crab of aggravation, she let the tone be known. An exhibition of her pins is at the Davis.

  • Albright shows off blue sneaker from behind podium

    Wellesley Athletics Hall of Fame Officially Opened

    Monday, June 9, 2014

    In a memorable moment during Reunion 2014, Madeleine K. Albright ’59—sporting Wellesley Blue sneakers to help deliver her message—introduced the Wellesley Athletics Hall of Fame and announced its inaugural class of inductees.

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    Joyce, Brogan, and Arumainayagam Win 2014 Pinanski Prizes

    Monday, June 2, 2014

    The Anna and Samuel Pinanski Teaching Prize is awarded annually to members of the Wellesley College faculty to honor fine teaching. The 2014 winners, revealed at Commencement, are professors of economics, English, and chemistry.

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    Commencement 2014

    Friday, May 30, 2014

    Welcome friends and family—and congratulations graduates! On May 30 Wellesley celebrates the purple Class of 2014, our 136th graduating class. Commencement exercises, with an address from BlackRock founder Sue Wagner '82, begin at 10:30 a.m.

  • Special Tribute to Kathryn Wasserman Davis '28

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    The Wellesley Blue crew team formed a W with their oars on Lake Waban as the campus commemorated the life of beloved alumna Kathryn W. Davis '28.

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    Susan Wagner to Deliver 2014 Commencement Address at Wellesley

    Friday, April 11, 2014

    Susan L. Wagner '82, co-founder and director of BlackRock, will address the Class of 2014 and an international audience of their family and friends at Wellesley’s 136th Commencement Exercises on May 30.

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    Wellesley Commemorates College Hall Fire Centennial

    Monday, March 17, 2014

    Until March 17, 1914, Wellesley’s splendid College Hall was the heart and soul of the College, housing students, faculty, staff, classrooms, laboratories, art, and more. We look back on its legacy 100 years later.

  • gathering of Wellesley staff, students, and faculty in Academic Council Room

    Wellesley Explores New Channels for Internal Communications

    Thursday, February 27, 2014

    Town hall-style meetings, other in-person group meetings, official announcements, and a question-and-answer blog all aim to facilitate communication of important College decisions and developments on campus.

  • President Bottomly listens as student speaks animatedly

    Wall Street Journal Publishes Letter from President Bottomly

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

    In a letter to the editor of The Wall Street Journal, Wellesley President H. Kim Bottomly challenged an op-ed about the response to the Sleepwalker sculpture installation at Wellesley and voiced admiration for Wellesley students who spoke out.

  • Obama on campaign trail with "College Affordability" sign behind him

    Wellesley Answers Obama’s Call to Expand Higher Ed Opportunities

    Friday, January 17, 2014

    Wellesley College's plans are spelled out in the White House report "Commitments to Action on College Opportunity," focusing on outreach as well as new and expanded programs to attract students to STEM fields, and to offer support and mentoring.

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    Best of 2013 Lists Include Wellesley

    Thursday, January 9, 2014

    From Buzzfeed to Barbara Walters, Wellesley was seen making the “Best of 2013” lists as alumnae, exhibits, centers, and the ever-beautiful campus were noticed by the outside world.

  • 3 photos - Louise McCleary, Bridget Belgiovine, Kim Bottomly

    Women from Wellesley Help Lead NCAA/NEWMAC Symposium

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013

    Wellesley was a strong presence at the recent NCAA/NEWMAC symposium on the theme of integration, with remarks by NCAA Director of Division III Louise McCleary ’87, Wellesley Director of Athletics Bridget Belgiovine, and Wellesley President H. Kim Bottomly.

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    Wellesley Professor Honored for 44+ Years Service

    Monday, September 16, 2013

    Wellesley President H. Kim Bottomly led the College community in honoring Nellie Zuckerman Cohen and Anne Cohen Heller Professor of Health Sciences and Professor of Chemistry Nancy Harrison Kolodny '64 at a retirement party on September 12.



In 2009, the presidents of Wellesley, Olin, and Babson Colleges launched unique joint venture. More


Statement on Divestment

President Bottomly announces trustees' 2014 decisions on divestment.

Statement on Israeli Boycott

President Bottomly condemns the boycott of Israeli academic institutions.

Statement on College Rankings

In 2007 President Bottomly and 19 other liberal arts college presidents released a joint statement on college rankings.

President Bottomly on China Central Television's show Dialogue at the launch of the Wellesley-Peking partnership.


Alumnae Magazine

President Bottomly's letter to alumnae appears in each issue of Wellesley Magazine.