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  • three members of Wellesley's ski team show photo of 1951 skiers

    Season's Greetings from Wellesley College

    Monday, December 24, 2012

    Should old acquaintance be forgot? Certainly not. Current and past students join forces across the decades to send Wellesley cheer in video format.

  • Wellesley President H. Kim Bottomly Receives Catalyst Award

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

    Dr. H. Kim Bottomly becomes the first college president to receive this honor from Science Club for Girls, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free educational programs for young women.

  • Wellesley Celebrates Family & Friends and Homecoming Weekend

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012

    The sophomore class followed tradition, planting its class tree during Family & Friends and Homecoming Weekend, using the venerated spade used since the turn of the last century.

  • President Bottomly Discusses Governing Higher Ed Through Balance

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012

    President H. Kim Bottomly is now a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. In her most recent blog post, she reflects on "Governing Higher Ed Through Balance" and "Why Cultivating Collaboration Is Crucial, Now More Than Ever.”

  • Marc Tetel works with two students in lab

    Wellesley Faculty Seen as Part of "Brain Trust"

    Thursday, September 6, 2012

    President H. Kim Bottomly, Katharine Coman and A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics Phillip Levine, and Associate Professor of Neuroscience Marc Tetel (shown, with students), add to the region's concentration of intellectual firepower.

  • President Bottomly Joins The Huffington Post College Blog

    Thursday, July 19, 2012

    Wellesley College President H. Kim Bottomly joins The Huffington Post College Blog as a regular contributor. A recent post reflected on the student debt crisis that public institutions in the U.S. are facing.

  • President Bottomly handing Nerdland flag to Melissa Harris-Perry

    Commencement Day

    Friday, May 25, 2012

    Live orchestra, colorful paraphernalia, fun Nerdland stickers and pennants in support of Commencement speaker Melissa Harris-Perry, a lack of rain or broiling sun, enthusiastic graduates, and smiling families made May 25 a great day at Wellesley.

  • The Value of a Liberal Arts Education

    Tuesday, May 1, 2012

    National Public Radio (NPR) visited Wellesley and other leading schools last week to explore the challenges facing colleges today, and to see first-hand the value of the liberal arts education in today’s world.

  • WCW Announces New Executive Director Layli Maparyan

    WCW Announces New Executive Director

    Monday, April 23, 2012

    Layli Maparyan, leading scholar in women's issues, psychology, development, and policy, will join Wellesley Centers for Women in July as the Katherine Stone Kaufmann '67 Executive Director.

  • Bottomly in Washington Post: Education and Leadership Parity for Women

    Friday, March 9, 2012

    In an opinion piece in the Washington Post, Wellesley President H. Kim Bottomly writes, "Whether 50 percent of your students are women or 100 percent are, every college and university should have as a priority an investment in the leadership potential of women everywhere."

  • Wellesley Wishes Kathryn Davis '28 a Happy 105th Birthday

    Friday, February 24, 2012

    Wellesley President H. Kim Bottomly and students from Wellesley’s a capella groups, including the international group Colour Is Music, sent a musical birthday greeting to alumna, benefactor, and trustee emerita Kathryn Davis '28, who celebrates her 105th birthday on February 25.

  • President Bottomly Quoted on Women in Public Service

    Tuesday, February 7, 2012

    In a recent Women's Media Center article about the Women in Public Service Project, Wellesley President Kim Bottomly (2nd on left, with college presidents and Hillary Clinton '69) discussed the key role that leading women's colleges will play in increasing the number of women in public service.

  • President Bottomly in The Daily Muse

    Friday, January 27, 2012

    In a series called "Lessons to My Younger Self," Wellesley College President H. Kim Bottomly told The Daily Muse,  an online publication and community of women, that she would give her younger self the same advice she gives her daughters and Wellesley students: "Focus on what matters to you."

  • President Bottomly and Secretary Albright in British Vogue, USA Today

    Tuesday, January 10, 2012

    Wellesley President H. Kim Bottomly and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright '59 talked to  British Vogue  and USA Today  about women in politics. The interviews look toward the Women in Public Service Project of the U.S. State Department and Seven Sisters Colleges.



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.