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  • First Women World Partners Collaborative Concludes in Beijing

    Monday, June 24, 2013

    Women World Partners' inaugural program, a partnership between Wellesley and Peking University, culminated in Women’s Leadership: Making a Difference in the World, a day-long summit convening hundreds of women leaders from around the globe.

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    Wellesley and Peking University Host Global Leadership Conference

    Friday, June 14, 2013

    Wellesley's innovative partnership with Peking University presents a first-of-its-kind conference in Beijing, Women's Leadership: Making a Difference in the World, on June 15, 2013.

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    President Bottomly in the New York Times

    Thursday, June 13, 2013

    Responding to the New York Times editorial on the summit meeting between presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping of China, President Bottomly asserted that relationship-building must happen on the ground too, not just in diplomatic conference rooms.

  • Ben Hammond Appointed Vice President for Finance & Administration

    Friday, May 24, 2013

    H. Kim Bottomly, President of Wellesley College, today announced the appointment of Ben C. Hammond as the new Vice President for Finance and Administration at Wellesley, succeeding Andrew B. Evans who will retire on June 30.

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    Wellesley’s Leadership Development Program Reports First Results

    Friday, May 24, 2013

    Wellesley President Kim Bottomly congratulated the first "batch" of staff to complete the College’s Leadership Development Program, launched in 2012 to prepare individuals for future leadership, and build the College’s capacity for collaboration and creative problem solving.

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    Wellesley Announces First edX Classes

    Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    The first WellesleyX courses span STEM, history, sociology, and Shakespeare, representing Wellesley’s interdisciplinary power. Anthropology 207x: Introduction to Human Evolution is the College's first edX offering, with three more courses announced for 2014.

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    Wellesley Announces the Wellesley College-Peking University Partnership for Women’s Leadership in a Global Era

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

    President H. Kim Bottomly introduces the first in a series of collaborations that Wellesley College plans to develop with distinguished educational institutions throughout the world.

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    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.”

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    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.

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    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.



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.