Shanghai Daily Reports on the Wellesley-Peking Partnership

June 24, 2013

In an article for Shanghai Daily, Wellesley alum Yao Minji '06 reported on the inaugural academic program of the Wellesley-Peking partnership and shared her own experience of the value of the liberal arts education.


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Women World Partners Announced in New York City's Time Square

June 7, 2013

Women World Partners was featured on an electronic billboard in New York City's Time Square, with a display of Wellesley's infographic on the importance of investing in the leadership potential of women.

Wellesley President H. Kim Bottomly Interviewed on CCTV

CCTV Speaks with President Bottomly about Women and Leadership in Beijing

June 30, 2013

Wellesley President H. Kim Bottomly was interviewed on the China Central Television (CCTV) program Dialogue for the launch of the Wellesley-Peking partnership. 

Red Classes Win Love Your Color Competition

July 3, 2013

Alumnae were asked to “show Wellesley a bit of love” by making a gift before the close of the fiscal year, and show the love they did! Classes competed in a month-long "Love your Color" challenge with the RED classes emerging victorious -- thanks to everyone who donated!

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.

New Study Examines How Team Dynamics Influence Leadership, Volunteer Commitment

July 2, 2013

A new study co-authored by Wellesley's Hahrie Han looked at what organizational factors make for the most committed leaders. Among other findings, the study revealed that leaders whose success is intimately linked to efforts of other members contribute more time.

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Best Wishes to Retiring Wellesley Faculty and Staff

June 28, 2013

June's end brings the official retirement date for a number of long-standing Wellesley community members. At Commencement, President Bottomly recognized retiring faculty, and an earlier celebration honored both faculty and staff heading to retirement.

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Imagination Takes Botanic Garden Interns on a "Roller Coaster" Ride

June 27, 2013

The Wellesley College Botanistas created their very own roller coaster on campus earlier this week. True, it doesn't actually move and ultimately all the "cars" will hold dirt and plants, but it still looked like a lot of fun! Find out the real purpose of the faux amusement park ride.

vivian pinn portrait by Dan Addison

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.

Town of Wellesley Ranks Third Among Most Educated U.S. Places

June 26, 2013

The Town of Wellesley was recently ranked among "The Most Educated Places in America" by the personal finance website Wellesley College and the Wellesley Centers for Women were both mentioned in the ranking.