• Get to Know Dr. Paula A. Johnson, Wellesley's 14th President

    February 12, 2016

    Dr. Paula A. Johnson, announced yesterday as Wellesley's 14th president, spoke with students Shivani Kuckreja '16 and Charlotte Harris '16 at her home last week.

  • City On A Hill Charter And The Wellesley Effect In Action

    February 9, 2016

    As chief strategy officer of City on a Hill charter high schools, Nadine Abraham '08 is continuing the work of founder Ann Tolkoff '70 and helping charter school students achieve college dreams.

  • 3D Printing Enhances Classroom And Community Learning

    February 8, 2016

    Wellesley’s Knapp Media and Technology Center is home to several 3D printers. 3D printing technology enables instructors to bring classroom concepts into physical form.

  • Amy Yee ’96 Wins Third United Nations Correspondents Association Award

    February 2, 2016

    Amy Yee '96 received the 2015 silver medal for The Prince Albert II of Monaco and United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) Global Prize for coverage of Climate Change. This is her third UNCA award.

  • Rosalind Krauss ’62 To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing on Art

    January 13, 2016

    Rosalind Epstein Krauss '62 will receive the 2016 College Art Association's Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing on Art.

  • Alumna's Exhibit Explores Life In WWII Japanese Internment Camps

    January 11, 2016

    Alumna’s exhibit at Yale University, which offers a new perspective on the internment of thousands of Japanese-Americans during World War II, is covered by the New York Times.

  • Panel Discussions Explore The Wellesley Effect

    January 7, 2016

    Panel discussions brought students and alumnae together for conversations about the Wellesley Effect. Nine panel discussions are included among the videos now available on the College's YouTube channel.

  • Season’s Greetings From Wellesley 2015

    December 17, 2015

    Take a spin through campus and enjoy a sample of our multitalented faculty at work—through the lens of a liberal arts winter.

  • Alumnae Discuss Creative Writing Careers With Students

    December 10, 2015

    Kate Erickson '05 and Langan Kingsley '08, both professionals in the creative entertainment field, joined Broti Gupta '16 for a panel discussion aimed at students hoping to pursue a career in creative writing after graduation.

  • Wellesley Magazine: Fall 2015

    December 7, 2015

    Through personal stories, the fall 2015 magazine offers an in-depth look at the breadth and depth of The Wellesley Effect.

  • The Wellesley Effect: Vivian Pinn ‘62

    November 25, 2015

    As we observe the Thanksgiving holiday, we share excerpts from the first in a series of inspiring remarks from Wellesley alumnae from speeches and talks given during the launch of Wellesley's Campaign to celebrate, strengthen, and advance the Wellesley Effect.

  • Marion Underwood '86 Speaks with CNN for Special Report on Teen's Use of Social Media

    November 18, 2015

    Marion Underwood '86 is one of the nation’s foremost experts on how adolescents use social media. She joined CNN’s Anderson Cooper for a special report, "#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens."

  • New York Wellesley Club Celebrates 125th Anniversary

    November 16, 2015

    On Saturday, November 14, the New York Wellesley Club marked its 125th year with a celebration that brought together more than 400 alumnae.

  • Wellesley Celebrates GIS Day and Women in Mapmaking

    November 6, 2015

    A map compiled by Agnes Holbrook, Class of 1892, is on display as part of a new Boston Public Library exhibit showcasing 500 years of women in cartography.

  • Wellesley Celebrates Campaign Launch With Weekend of Events

    October 26, 2015

    Nearly 600 alumnae, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the College gathered this weekend to celebrate the launch of a $500 million campaign that will help shape Wellesley’s next century.

  • Diane Ravitch ’60 Inaugurates Wellesley Lecture Series on Education

    October 22, 2015

    Diane Ravitch '60 inaugurates a lecture series in her name that will bring speakers to campus to address the most pressing issues in education.

  • 2015 Sed Ministrare Volunteer Awards

    October 20, 2015

    Four outstanding alumnae volunteers were presented with the Sed Ministrare Volunteer Award at the Wellesley College Alumnae Association’s 92nd annual Alumnae Leadership Council on Saturday, October 17.

  • Madeleine Albright '59 on Wellesley Impact

    October 19, 2015

    In a new PBS documentary featuring Madeleine Albright '59, the former Secretary of State recalled the opportunities for leadership at Wellesley and said it prepared her for success.

  • Jean Kilbourne ’64 Inducted Into National Women’s Hall of Fame

    October 5, 2015

    Jean Kilbourne '64, who is internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on the image of women in advertising and for her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco, was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame this past weekend in Seneca Falls, NY.

  • Alumna Helps U.S. Team To Gold At Ultrarunning World Championships

    September 28, 2015

    With the fourth fastest time among women, and second fastest on her team, Sarah Bard '06 helped the U.S. team to gold at the International Association of Ultrarunners 100-Kilometer World Championships earlier this month.

  • Family & Friends Weekend and Homecoming 2015

    September 25, 2015

    Wellesley welcomes hundreds of family members, friends, and alumnae who will join us from September 25 to 27 for activities that celebrate all things Wellesley.

  • Butler Boathouse Dedication

    September 24, 2015

    Over the past year, the boathouse on Lake Waban has undergone a comprehensive renovation thanks to the generosity of Alice Lehmann Butler ’53 and her husband, John. A dedication ceremony will be held during Family and Friends and Homecoming weekend.

  • Humanities Double Majors Are A Path To Success for Three Alumnae

    September 23, 2015

    Nearly a quarter of Wellesley students choose a dual major. Three alums explained why pursuing their passions, in the humanities is a satisfying and smart choice.

  • Connie Rojas '14 Named Ford Fellow

    September 18, 2015

    Ford Fellow Connie Rojas '14, now a doctoral student in integrative biology, spent four weeks observing spotted hyenas in Kenya this summer.

  • Alumna Part of Team That Discovered New Human Ancestor, Homo Naledi

    September 11, 2015

    A discovery in a South African cave adds a new branch to the human family tree. Alia Gurtov ’07 is one of six women known as the Rising Star Expedition’s "Underground Astronauts."

  • Summer Send-Offs Inform and Inspire Incoming Wellesley Students

    August 21, 2015

    Alumnae clubs across the United States, and one in Hong Kong, recently hosted Summer Send-Offs for incoming students. The events let first-years learn about the resources offered on campus and through Wellesley’s worldwide network.

  • Donors’ Dollars at Work for Wellesley College

    August 12, 2015

    More than 16,550 alumnae, parents, faculty, staff, students, and friends contributed to drive Wellesley’s success this year. Together they provided in excess of $52 million in support.

  • Alumna Inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame

    August 10, 2015

    Liza Janssen Petra '94, a nationally recognized force during her four-year basketball career at Wellesley, was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame on August 8.

  • The Hamilton Project At Brookings Appoints Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach '95 As New Director

    August 7, 2015

    Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach ‘95 has been appointed director of The Hamilton Project, an economic policy initiative at the Brookings Institution.

  • Julieta Valls Noyes ’84 Confirmed as Ambassador to Croatia

    July 28, 2015

    Julieta Valls Noyes ’84, who was recently confirmed as Ambassador to Croatia, found a passion for foreign policy during her time at Wellesley.

  • Eight Alumnae Share Life Lessons in Wellesley Magazine

    July 27, 2015

    The summer issue of Wellesley magazine features life lessons shared by eight alumnae, in letters written to their younger selves.

  • Alumna Part of NASA New Horizons Team

    July 15, 2015

    Amanda Zangari ‘08 is a member of NASA’s New Horizons flyby team. The New Horizons spacecraft reached Pluto this week after a nearly decade-long journey through the solar system.

  • Alumna Gives Facebook’s Icons A Gender Makeover

    July 13, 2015

    Caitlin Winner ‘05, a design manager at Facebook, gave the site’s icons a gender makeover, making the woman's silhouette larger moving it in front of the man's.

  • A Short Time Remains For The 2015 Participation Challenge

    June 26, 2015

    Alumnae, don’t miss your chance to join in the 2015 participation challenge. Just a few days remain to max out the challenge—54 percent participation and $500,000.

  • Alumna Awarded Prestigious Short Story Award

    June 25, 2015

    Brenda Peynado '06 has been awarded the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Short Story Award, one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a creative writer.

  • Alumna Receives Lifetime Civil Rights Award from the Massachusetts Teachers Association

    June 23, 2015

    Alicia Lopez ’91 received the Louise Gaskins Lifetime Civil Rights Award from the Massachusetts Teachers Association on June 19. Her mother, Sonia Nieto, received the same award 26 years earlier.

  • Alumnae Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

    June 22, 2015

    Sarah George ’14, one of five alumnae to win a 2015 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, is studying how the formation of the Andes Mountains in northern Peru and Ecuador may have caused the Amazon River to reverse its course.

  • Laura Stevens ’11 Tackles Scientific Mystery in “Nature”

    June 17, 2015

    Laura Stevens ’11 co-authored an article in the prestigious scientific journal Nature this month. Her team's research addresses a phenomenon that has been puzzling scientists for years.

  • Naa-Sakle Akuete ’08 Profiled By Fast Company Magazine

    June 10, 2015

    Naa-Sakle Akuete ’08, pictured here age 3, with her mother. Akuete recently started a business that would allow her to work closely with her mother and give back to their native Ghana.

  • Wellesley Celebrates Reunion 2015

    June 5, 2015

    The Wellesley College Alumnae Association welcomes the classes of the 0’s and 5’s to campus for Reunion 2015 this weekend, June 5–7.

  • Manisha Thakor ’92: “How Economics and Literature Made Me a Better Investor”

    April 30, 2015

    Writing for the Wall Street Journal, finance professional Manisha Thakor ’92 said lessons learned at Wellesley, along with works by authors like Virginia Woolf and Edith Wharton, had a big influence on her career path.

  • Class of 2013 Alumna Finds Sweet (and Savory) Success with New Restaurant

    April 28, 2015

    Wellesley instilled a "a lifelong attitude [toward problem solving] and appetite [for learning]" in Will Sripakdeevong ’13, who recently opened the new Natick restaurant Rice Theory.

  • Rebecca Spyke Keiser ’91 Opens New Doors at the National Science Foundation

    April 21, 2015

    In her new role as head of the National Science Foundation’s Office of International Science and Engineering, Rebecca Spyke Keiser ’91 will develop international scientific partnerships and promote STEM activities for women and girls around the globe.

  • Hillary Clinton ’69 Announces Run for Presidency

    April 13, 2015

    In a YouTube video posted Sunday afternoon, Hillary Clinton '69 announced that she will run for president in the 2016 Election.

  • Liz Ogbu '98: Architect, Designer, Social Justice Advocate

    April 3, 2015

    An alumna puts her architecture training to work to foster social change by empowering locals to use their own knowledge to better their environment.

  • How Wellesley Prepared a Rising Physics Star

    April 1, 2015

    When Gretchen Campbell ’01 won the Maria Goeppert Mayer Award, she praised Wellesley for preparing her for a career in physics, a field she hadn’t planned to enter. 

  • Wellesley Alumna named to US Biathlon’s World Championship Team

    March 10, 2015

    Wellesley alumna Clare Egan '10 is a member of the United States Biathlon World Championship team roster. She is currently competing with Team USA in the 2015 IBU World Championships in Finland.

  • Financial Education for Today’s Young Adults

    March 3, 2015

    Nondini Naqui ’02 and the Society of Grownups offer an innovative, enjoyable way for young adults to learn about personal finance.

  • Dr. Kwan Kew Lai ‘74: Non Ministrari sed Ministrare

    February 23, 2015

    Dr. Kwan Kew Lai ‘74 embodies Wellesley’s motto, Non Ministrari sed Ministrare (Not to be ministered unto but to minister). She is currently in West Africa for the second time helping patients with Ebola.  

  • Wellesley Women Make Great Secretaries... of State!

    February 16, 2015

    A Twitter exchange between Madeleine Albright ‘59 and Hillary Clinton ‘69 highlighted a well-known fact about graduates of Wellesley College.

  • Three to Be Honored at 2015 Alumnae Achievement Awards Ceremony

    February 12, 2015

    A ceremony and reception honoring Suzanne Ciani ’68, Jean Kilbourne ’64, and Nancy Kornblith Kopp ’65, recipients of the 2015 Alumnae Achievement Awards, takes place Thursday, February 12, 2015, starting at 5:30 PM.

  • Madeleine Albright '59, Former UN Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens in public dialogue

    January 22, 2015

    U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Korbel Albright ’59, joins former UN Representative Elizabeth Cousens, and Dr. Homi Kharas of the Brookings Institute for “Harnessing Consensus: Shaping the World's New Development Goals.”

  • Professor Kristin Butcher's Work Highlighted in FiveThirtyEight Blog

    January 13, 2015

    Writers for the popular blog FiveThirtyEight highlighted a paper co-authored by Wellesley’s Kristin Butcher among the most interesting research presented at this year’s annual meeting of the American Economic Association.

  • Madeleine Albright at Wellesley on January 22, 2015

    January 1, 2015

    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens, and Brookings Senior Fellow Homi Kharas Present a Public Dialogue at Wellesley College on Jan. 22, 2015

  • Season's Greetings from Wellesley College

    December 19, 2014

    Wellesley is with you. (Even if not sitting on your desk.) Happy new year!

  • Famed Stories for Youngsters Emerged from Wellesley's Halls

    December 15, 2014

    What do Nancy Drew and The Pushcart War have in common? Wellesley College! And significant anniversaries tied to 2014.

  • Film Documents Life of Alumna Artist

    December 11, 2014

    The previously under-celebrated work of Anna Campbell Bliss ’46 is the subject of Arc of Light, a documentary detailing her life and innovative work within the Bauhaus movement in the United States.

  • N.Y. Times Profiles Entrepreneurial Wellesley Alum

    December 3, 2014

    Only 3 percent of tech startups are launched by women. One of those is Shaan Kandawalla '98, who shares her story via New York Times blog post and video, and reflects on Wellesley's influence in a Q&A with us.

  • A Thanksgiving Treat: Wellesley Magazine Fall 2014 Issue

    November 26, 2014

    Time for a little unassigned reading? We have a recommendation for you! The Fall 2014 Wellesley magazine from the Alumnae Association is now available to read online. Happy reading and happy Thanksgiving!

  • Wellesley Alum in PBS's Makers: Women in Business

    November 20, 2014

    Lulu Chow Wang ’66 was highlighted in the PBS series Makers: Women Who Make America episode "Women in Business." Wang, a member of Wellesley's Business Leadership Council, is CEO of Tupelo Capital Management and trustee emerita of the College.

  • Wellesley Alums in New Government Posts

    November 17, 2014

    An international trio of Wellesley alumnae have been in the news lately for their appointments to positions of leadership in their respective governments, all with a mission to make their nation or world a better place.

  • Alumna Named Brandeis University Provost

    November 11, 2014

    Lisa M. Lynch ’78 has taken office as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Brandeis University.

  • Business Leadership Council Celebrates 25 Years

    November 7, 2014

    Celebrating a silver anniversary with its 25th Plenary, Wellesley's BLC gathers for a reunion and outreach to students with a speed networking event. The BLC was formed by senior leaders in the business and nonprofit sectors in recognition of Wellesley's effect on their leadership development and with the intent to give back to the College.

  • Inaugural Betsy Knapp ’64 Lecture in the Social Sciences

    November 5, 2014

    Established through the generosity of Betsy Wood Knapp ’64, the Knapp Social Science Center sponsors many activities and programs, such as the November 5 lecture by scholar and author Paul Sabin, the inaugural Betsy Knapp ’64 Lecture in the Social Sciences.

  • Wellesley Alum Runs Historic Site in 'Witch City'

    October 31, 2014

    An interesting career trajectory brought Kara McLaughlin ’89 to the directorship of the House of the Seven Gables, a historic settlement house in Salem, Mass., noted Halloween attraction, and inspiration for Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel of the same name.

  • Wellesley Celebrates Annual Tanner Conference

    October 28, 2014

    Today, the College community gathers for a full day of presentations about student out-of-classroom experiences. The Tanner Conference celebrates the diversity and depth of student endeavors. 

  • Alumnae Association Presents First Sed Ministrare Volunteer Awards

    October 27, 2014

    Whitney Shaffer Ackerman ’03, Charlotte Hayes’75, Helen Kriz Marshall ’77, and Martha Reardon Bewick ’62 are the first recipients of the Sed Ministrare Volunteer Award, established this year to honor outstanding volunteer service to Wellesley College.

  • Wellesley Astronomers Explore New Realms

    October 24, 2014

    Wellesley alumnae and faculty lead pioneering research on Saturn, Mars, and other planets in their various roles within the global community of astronomers.

  • Wall Street Journal: Manisha Thakor ’92 on the Gender Pay Gap

    October 23, 2014

    Speaking at a conference for women in tech earlier this month, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made the controversial suggestion that women in tech should not ask for raises, instead trusting to “faith” and “karma.” Manisha Thakor ’92 says women should be thanking him.

  • Wellesley Athletics Hall of Fame Honors First Class of Inductees

    October 17, 2014

    Ten scholar-athletes representing as many sports and four "women of inspiration" who have made remarkable contributions to athletics at Wellesley will be recognized as the Hall of Fame inducts its first class during Homecoming.

  • Federal News Radio Highlights Wellesley Alum

    October 10, 2014

    “Glass ceiling shatterer” Janet Hill ’69 recently spoke with the D.C.-based radio program Women of Washington about her Wellesley education, her career, and the importance of diversity in American corporations.

  • Huffington Post Profiles Wellesley's Hinge Generation

    October 6, 2014

    Carolyn Elliot ’59 shares the results of a survey of her classmates on the occasion of their 55th reunion, offering in the Huffington Post a profile of Wellesley women from what she calls the “Hinge Generation.”

  • Newest Wellesley Alumnae Take on the World

    October 3, 2014

    As a new purple class settles into its first semester at Wellesley, we take a moment to catch up with the last purple class through the 2014 senior survey results and some individual perspectives. Great things are happening.

  • Forbes Profiles Wellesley Alum's Game-Changing Business

    September 12, 2014

    Erin Giglia '98 recalls Wellesley's influence in her approach to a career that is helping redefine how law can be practiced.

  • Wendy Chen '14 Wins Most Promising Young Poet Award

    September 4, 2014

    Wendy Chen '14 was awarded the Academy of American Poets' first Aliki Perrotti and Seth Frank Most Promising Young Poet Award for her poem, They Sail Across the Mirrored Sea.

  • Wellesley Women Named to Leadership Roles at Stanford

    August 27, 2014

    Persis Drell '77 'P16 (pictured) has been named dean of engineering at Stanford University, the first woman to hold the position. In another first for women, Sandra Horbach '82 has been appointed chair of the board for Stanford Business School.

  • The Atlantic Profiles TJ Jarrett '95, Coder by Day, Poet by Night

    August 8, 2014

    For emerging poet TJ Jarrett '95, poetry and computer programming have become a double career that encourages her to think critically, work creatively, and ask questions about how the world works.

  • Wellesley Alumna to Lead Indonesian Presidential Transition Team

    August 6, 2014

    Rini Mariani Soemarno Soewandi '80 will head Indonesian President-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo's transition team, which is in place to aid in smooth transfer of power from the outgoing president.

  • Wellesley Prof and Scholars Excavate in Greece

    July 25, 2014

    Associate Professor of Classical Studies Bryan Burns is a co-director of an organization leading fieldwork in an area of Greece believed to be one of the earliest inhabited regions in ancient times. Three Wellesley students and two alums joined Burns at the dig this summer.

  • Wellesley Magazine Summer 2014 Issue

    July 24, 2014

    Published four times a year, Wellesley Magazine portrays the lives, interests, and concerns of diverse alumnae around the world. This issue includes highlights from Commencement and Reunion 2014, and a focus on special places.

  • Jocelyn Benson '99 Named Dean of Wayne Law

    July 23, 2014

    With her appointment to head up Wayne State University Law School, Wellesley alum Jocelyn Benson '99 becomes the youngest woman to lead an American law school.

  • Sue Wagner '82 Named to Apple Board of Directors

    July 18, 2014

    Wellesley College alumna, trustee, and 2014 commencement speaker Sue Wagner '82 has been tapped to join the leadership team of "the world's most valuable company."

  • Wellesley Alum Inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame

    July 14, 2014

    Chris Evert welcomed longtime tennis executive and leader at all levels of the sport, Jane Brown Grimes '62, into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in on July 12, in recognition for her contributions.

  • Hats Off to Entrepreneur Satya Twena ’05

    July 9, 2014

    News and media outlets from The Wall Street Journal to College Fashionista have reported on the compelling story of a Wellesley alum who in pursuit of her passion also helped preserve a historic slice of New York City.

  • Joanne Berger-Sweeney '79 Starts New Role as President of Trinity College

    July 2, 2014

    On July 1, Joanne Berger-Sweeney '79 officially began her tenure as president of Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. The alumna brings with to her new position 19 years of experience as a beloved Wellesley faculty member and dean.

  • Alumnae Participation Campaign in Final Days

    June 27, 2014

    Wellesley closes the books on its fiscal year on June 30. Alumnae have until the end of that Monday to give a gift of any size to help meet a participation challenge that—if met—will bring Wellesley an additional $500,000.

  • Wellesley Graduates Benefit from Wellesley-Funded Fellowships

    June 25, 2014

    Wellesley offers numerous fellowships for its graduates in many stages of life, from recent grads to mid-career alums. These fellowships are made possible by the generosity of many donors to support alumnae education and personal growth after commencement.

  • Pamela Melroy ’83 Honored by National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

    June 24, 2014

    Astronaut Pam Melroy ’83 (second from right) was honored as a Woman of Distinction by the NCCWSL, which recognizes women who have made a difference for others. She urged audience members to seek all-women environments at some point in their lives.

  • CBS Sunday Morning: A Wellesley Interview

    June 17, 2014

    Viewers may have spotted Wellesley’s iconic lamps and landscapes on the June 15 broadcast of CBS Sunday Morning. Host Jane Pauley was on campus interviewing Hillary R. Clinton ’69 and classmates at their 45th Reunion, timed with the release of Clinton's book, Tough Choices.

  • Read My Pins at Wellesley

    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.

  • Exclusive Sawyer-Clinton Interview on ABC News

    June 10, 2014

    In a primetime special for ABC News, Diane Sawyer '67 interviewed former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton '69 about her role in shaping American foreign policy, her possible presidential run in 2016, and more.

  • Wellesley Athletics Hall of Fame Officially Opened

    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.

  • Reunion 2014

    June 6, 2014

    Welcome back to Wellesley! Alums from class years ending in 9 or 4 converge on Wellesley's campus this weekend to celebrate five-year increments of their alumnaehood, dating back to 1939!

  • Wellesley Kicks Off Alumnae Participation Drive

    June 4, 2014

    On June 1, Wellesley launched its giving challenge titled 50% = $500,000. If Wellesley reaches its 50 percent participation goal by June 30, the College will receive an additional $500,000.

  • Commencement 2014

    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.

  • 12 Wellesley Scholars Win NSF Graduate Fellowhips

    May 29, 2014

    Continuing Wellesley's legacy of extraordinary scientists, engineers, and mathematicians, 12 Wellesley scholars won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships to support study in their fields. Others were honored by Udall and Goldwater Scholarship Foundations.

  • Four Wellesley Alums to Travel on Fulbright Fellowships Next Year

    May 20, 2014

    Cailey Stevens ’12, Sophia Mo ’14, Christine Keung ’14, and Jennifer Lu ’12 will work with local communities through activities including research, teaching English, and civic engagement in Mexico, France, China, and Germany, respectively.

  • Wellesley Alumna Selected as President of Trinity College

    May 2, 2014

    Joanne Berger-Sweeney ’79 has been elected as Trinity College's 22nd president, following a unanimous vote by its Board of Trustees. A former student, faculty member, and dean at Wellesley, Berger-Sweeney takes the helm at Trinity on July 1, 2014.

  • Wellesley Alum Becomes Most Successful Woman on Jeopardy

    May 1, 2014

    On the April 30 Jeopardy! broadcast, Julia Collins '05 won her eighth game, winning more than $170,000 and becoming the show’s most successful female contestant in its 30-year syndication.

  • Wellesley Alum Plants Garden with First Lady Michelle Obama

    April 25, 2014

    Whitney Smith '12 shares a moment with First Lady Michelle Obama, a fellow advocate for teaching kids about healthy nutrition. Smith is a volunteer with FoodCorps in Detroit.

  • Special Tribute to Kathryn Wasserman Davis '28

    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.

  • Student Starts Collection of Oral Histories of Wellesley Alumnae of African Descent

    April 16, 2014

    Alumnae, students, and others convened recently in Tower Court to discuss two related experiences: being a student of African descent at Wellesley in the 1950s, and taking part in a project collecting oral histories about that time and place.

  • Susan Wagner to Deliver 2014 Commencement Address at Wellesley

    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.

  • Alumna Sworn in to Romanian Presidential Cabinet

    March 20, 2014

    In March, Ioana Petrescu ’03 was sworn in as Romania’s newest finance minister. At 34, she is the youngest member of the Romanian presidential cabinet and the first woman finance minister since the fall of communism.

  • Two Alums to Be Honored at 2014 Alumnae Achievement Awards Ceremony

    February 26, 2014

    The Alumnae Achievement Award is the highest honor given to alumnae for excellence and distinction in their fields. The 2014 award will be presented to Eva Sommaripa ’63 and C. Tracy Orleans ’70 in a public ceremony on February 27, 2014.

  • Wellesley Launches Revamped ‘W Network’ on LinkedIn

    February 25, 2014

    Wellesley introduces the next generation of the Wellesley College Alumnae Association’s LinkedIn group, now renamed the Wellesley Alumnae Network.

  • Young Alum Finds Role on Script Team for House of Cards

    February 24, 2014

    The W Network was instrumental in putting Kate Leonard '12 on the path toward her current Netflix position, in the thick of the game-changing media series House of Cards.

  • Wellesley Alumnae Take to the Start-Up Road

    February 18, 2014

    Wellesley women are breaking new ground through building their own businesses. We talked to a handful of alumnae entrepreneurs and asked them about their journeys and the advice they’d offer other women seeking to follow their start-up model.

  • Wellesley Alum Wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship

    February 13, 2014

    Madeline Rose Weeks ’11, who has studied the intersection of ecology, agriculture, economics, and culture with a focus on coffee and cocoa production, has won a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, covering the full cost of a graduate degree at University of Cambridge, U.K.

  • Alumna's Foundation and Classmates Fund New Research Opportunity

    February 4, 2014

    Wellesley students now have a unique chance to get hands-on medical research experience at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, backed by the Calliope Joy Foundation in partnership with the Class of 1989.

  • Wellesley Answers Obama’s Call to Expand Higher Ed Opportunities

    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.

  • Alumna's Social Enterprise Brings Progress through Tea

    January 14, 2014

    Tranquil Tuesdays, a Beijing-based business launched by Charlene Wang '03, has become a premiere provider of Chinese teas and teaware as well as an exemplary social enterprise featured on CBS Sunday Morning, China Radio International, Time Out Beijing, and elsewhere.

  • Best of 2013 Lists Include Wellesley

    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.

  • Women from Wellesley Help Lead NCAA/NEWMAC Symposium

    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.

  • Wellesley Celebrates Life and Legacy of Ruth Nagel Jones '42

    December 13, 2013

    Members of the Wellesley community gathered recently to honor the life, work, and generosity of the philanthropist and arts supporter for whom the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre is named.

  • Wellesley Alumna Receives American Musicological Society Honor

    December 9, 2013

    Brigid Cohen ’00 has been recognized by the American Musicological Society with the 2013 Lewis Lockwood Prize for best book by an emerging scholar.

  • Happy Thanksgiving from Wellesley

    November 27, 2013

    As students take a last break and a deep breath before December’s acceleration to the end of Fall semester, we pause to read the latest alumnae magazine, share our gratitude for Wellesley's vibrant community, and wish everyone a wonderful holiday.

  • Wellesley Alum in History-Making Archaeological Expedition

    November 25, 2013

    Alia Gurtov ’07 is part of an all-woman archaeological team excavating a recently discovered cave in South Africa's "Cradle of Humankind." The team has so far unearthed 1000  fossils—with the prospect of many more—that promise to illuminate the history of early humankind.

  • Craig Murphy Explores Significance of Kathryn Davis Dissertation

    November 20, 2013

    M. Margaret Ball Professor of International Relations and Professor of Political Science Craig Murphy gives a talk on The Soviets at Geneva, the pioneering Ph.D. thesis of one of Wellesley’s most beloved alumnae.

  • Boston Globe Visits Book Release Party for Uzuri M. Wilkerson '05

    November 8, 2013

    The Boston Globe visits the book release party for Sour, the second book in the Boston-based vampire series by Uzuri M. Wilkerson '05.

  • NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray '76 Aims to Make City More Equitable

    November 6, 2013

    Poet, speechwriter, and activist Chirlane McCray ’76 becomes New York City’s next first lady with the election of her husband Bill de Blasio as mayor. The former English major credits Wellesley with developing her analytic thinking and leadership skills.

  • Tanner Conference Fills Campus on October 29

    October 29, 2013

    Tanner 2013 provides a forum for students and alumnae to reflect upon, analyze, and share their off-campus experiences with the College community.

  • Wellesley's Newly Renovated Human-Computer Interaction Lab Opens

    October 24, 2013

    Wellesley College Trustee Amy Batchelor ’88 (left) and HCI Lab Director Orit Shaer celebrate the official opening of the Human Computer Interaction Lab, renovated thanks to the generosity of Batchelor and her husband, Brad Feld.

  • Wellesley Leads Small College Contributors to Teach for America Corps

    October 3, 2013

    This school year, 20 members of Wellesley’s Class of 2013 are standing in front of the classroom for the first time as teachers with the Teach for America (TFA) corps.

  • Professor Pens Editorial on Food Insecurity, SNAP Cuts

    October 1, 2013

    In a recent vote, the House recently cut funding to the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program. Marshall I. Goldman Professor of Economics Kristin Butcher '86 co-wrote an opinion piece for U.S. News & World Report about the cuts.

  • Family & Friends Weekend and Homecoming 2013 at Wellesley

    September 27, 2013

    Wellesley is excited to welcome the more than 480 family, friends, and alumnae coming to campus for a weekend of fun, learning, nostalgia, and friendship building.

  • Wellesley Professor Honored for 44+ Years Service

    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.

  • Clothing Design Firm Launched by Alums Wins Acclaim

    September 12, 2013

    For Moriah Carlson '96 and Alice Wu '96, the world of fashion has unexpectedly become their world as they create quirky, elegant, and sustainable clothing for forward-thinking women.

  • Alumna Makes Rare Wildlife Sighting in Russia

    September 6, 2013

    This summer, biologist Mimi Kessler ’01 became one of the first women to see a snow leopard in the Altai Mountains of southern Siberia. There are believed to be only 30 or 40 snow leopards in the region and only 20 people have reported seeing one before, all of them men.

  • Class of 2013 Brings Its Talents to the World

    August 22, 2013

    As we prepare to welcome all members of Wellesley’s Class of 2017 to campus next week, we check in with some recent graduates of the last “green class” and find out what they are up to now.

  • Shirley Young '55 on Increasing Leadership Roles for Young Women

    August 19, 2013

    In a recent interview with China Daily, business and cultural leader Shirley Young '55 discussed her work and her goal to encourage leadership qualities among the young, especially women.

  • Wellesley Alum to Oversee Academics for Boston Public Schools

    July 30, 2013

    The Boston Public Schools announced that Eileen de los Reyes '84, who has led the effort to transform education for the thousands of English language learners in the Boston Public Schools, will be the district’s new deputy superintendent of academics.

  • Wellesley Alum Wins Prestigious Acumen Global Fellowship

    July 23, 2013

    Kathleen Berroth ’02 has won a prestigious Acumen Global Fellowship, a year-long leadership training program in microfinance and impact investment. She competed with more than a thousand applicants seeking one of 10 fellowships.

  • Pamela Melroy '83 on the 50th Anniversary of the First Woman in Space

    July 1, 2013

    Retired NASA astronaut Pamela Melroy '83 was the second woman to command a space shuttle mission. The recent speaker at Beijing's Women's Leadership conference wrote for the Guardian reflecting on the past 50 years, leadership, and the women who went before her.

  • Wellesley Alumnae Receive Honorary Degrees

    June 26, 2013

    Vivian Pinn '62 received an honorary degree from Bates College this year; she was among Wellesley community members including Madeleine Albright '59, Diana Chapman Walsh '66, Alecia DeCoudreaux '76, and others, recognized for leadership in their respective fields by colleges and universities across the continent.

  • Alumna Named to Obama's Economic Council

    June 17, 2013

    Betsey Stevenson '93 was appointed last week by President Obama to his Council of Economic Advisers. The Council is responsible for advising the president on issues related to economic policy and for proposing potential solutions.

  • Alice Choe '13 Wins Prestigious Watson Fellowship

    May 29, 2013

    Graduating senior Alice Choe will use her Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to travel to four countries and study the complexities of domestic violence. She joins 56 Wellesley women to have won Watsons since 1980.

  • Wellesley Architecture Students Win Boston Design Competition

    May 23, 2013

    SiteSeeing, an entry by Wellesley architecture students Marguerite Sulmont ’13 and Anna Lake-Smith ’13, was one of three winners of a contest sponsored by the City of Boston Transportation Department and the National Parks Service.

  • Dana Im '10 Earns Prestigious Soros Fellowship

    May 17, 2013

    This young alum's creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment was rewarded and will be supported by the Soros Foundation's grant for her medical and public policy education.

  • Six Wellesley Women Win Fulbright Scholarships

    May 16, 2013

    Wellesley's Carolyn Bonner Campbell ‘13, Claire Ames Fogarty ‘12 (pictured), Rebecca Danielle McClain ‘13, Rebecca Ruhl ‘13, Christina Moriah Smith ‘13,  and Madeline Rose Weeks ‘11 received Fulbrights.

  • Wellesley Senior's Research Leads to Meeting with King of Swaziland

    May 14, 2013

    For her honor's thesis, Daniels Fellow Andrea Kine '13 studied Swaziland’s progress toward meeting the Millenium Development Goals set by the United Nations, and her work led to a meeting with Swaziland's King Mswati III.

  • Wellesley Blue Senior Scores Spot in Record Books

    May 8, 2013

    Basketball player Malia Maier '13 holds the all-time Wellesley record for both steals and assists and ranks ninth all-time in scoring. The team leader has earned a spot in the NCAA record books, as well.

  • Michelle Caruso-Cabrera ’91 Delivers Latina Month Keynote Address at Wellesley College

    April 3, 2013

    Chief International Correspondent for CNBC and Wellesley alum Michelle Caruso-Cabrera ’91 kicks off a full slate of Latina Month 2013 activities with a keynote address on April 3 entitled “Leading By Example.”

  • Wellesley Alum to Present at TEDxChange 2013

    April 2, 2013

    Halimatou Hima Moussa Dioula ’10 was nominated by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to be a speaker for TEDxChange 2013 on April 3 (webcast live from ted.com). Her topic: Investing in Girls.

  • Ida Liu ’98 Rings Closing Bell on NYSE

    March 12, 2013

    Liu, a managing director at Citi Private Bank, was among top women execs from Citi who rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on March 7 to commemorate International Women’s Day.

  • Wellesley Alum’s Book Wins AAAS Award

    March 8, 2013

    The American Association for the Advancement of Science named Ocean Sunlight, by Molly Bang ’65, the Best Children’s Science Picture Book of 2012.

  • Wellesley College 2013 Alumnae Achievement Awards Ceremony, February 28

    February 28, 2013

    A ceremony honoring the recipients of the 2013 Alumnae Achievement Awards will be held Thursday, February 28, in the Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall at 5:30 p.m.

  • Alum Awarded Funds to Launch Livestock Education Center in Haiti

    February 19, 2013

    Nikki Wright '08, now a student at the UPenn Veterinary School, and a colleague won $25,000 for a project that proposed the creation and construction of a learning center in Haiti designed to provide education and training in sustainable goat management.

  • Wellesley Alumnae Are Leaders in Philanthropy

    January 29, 2013

    The New York Times says Lulu Chow Wang '66 and her husband, Anthony Wang, established themselves in the vanguard of a new wave of Asian-American philanthropy when they donated $25 million to Wellesley College in 2000.

  • Madeleine Albright and Henry Paulson at Wellesley

    January 24, 2013

    On January 24, Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright ‘59 and Former Secretary of the Treasury Hank Paulson discuss “The United States and China in the 21st Century” in a public event moderated by Cokie Roberts ‘64, senior correspondent for ABC News and NPR.

  • Wellesley Alumna Named First Woman President of Lafayette College

    January 16, 2013

    Alison R. Byerly ’83 has been named the 17th president of Lafayette College, a residential liberal arts college in Easton, Pa., that was founded in 1826. Byerly will take office on July 1, 2013.

  • Alumna Wins "Get Inspired" Video Contest

    December 18, 2012

    Jenny Lu '12 "couchsurfed" her way through Switzerland, Italy, France, and Ireland, meeting members of the international Deaf community. She documented the trip for a video contest and won a round-the-world trip.