- Friday, June 24, 2016
H. Kim Bottomly will conclude her tenure as Wellesley's 13th president on June 30, 2016. Today, a photo reflection of her time at the College.
- Friday, May 6, 2016
The College community will gather today to celebrate SpringFest, which offers an opportunity for the campus to connect and to thank President H. Kim Bottomly for her leadership before she steps down at the end of June.
- Wednesday, May 4, 2016
The College hosted the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing celebration, where high school girls were honored for outstanding aptitude and interest in computer science.
- Friday, April 8, 2016
Lulu Chow Wang '66, one of the world’s most influential women in investments and philanthropy, will address the members of the Wellesley College Class of 2016 at Wellesley's 138th Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 27.
- Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Vice President of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives for Apple Inc., Lisa P. Jackson, will join President H. Kim Bottomly for the Wilson Lecture this evening.
- Friday, February 19, 2016
A pin, specially designed to represent the Albright Institute was presented to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright ’59 at a dinner in late January celebrating the first reunion of Albright fellows.
- Monday, 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.
- Friday, October 30, 2015
On October 29, hundreds of Wellesley students took a break from their studies to enjoy candy and spooky festivities with President Kim Bottomly.
- Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Filmmaker, artist, and professor Salem Mekuria delivers the Fall 2015 Distinguished Faculty Lecture, "The Passion to Create and the Urge to Share."
- Friday, October 23, 2015
Wellesley announces the launch of a $500 million campaign designed to celebrate, strengthen and advance the Wellesley Effect.
- Monday, June 1, 2015
Wellesley professors Barbara Beltz, Philip Kohl, and Winifred Wood were honored with the Pinanski Teaching Prize during Commencement exercises on Friday. The Pinanski Prize celebrates extraordinary teaching in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
- Friday, April 17, 2015
Wellesley President Kim Bottomly announces her decision to step down in July of 2016: "I will forever cherish my time at Wellesley and will always remain a proud member of this community that has come to mean so much to me."
- Friday, April 10, 2015
Award-winning novelist Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will address the Class of 2015 at Wellesley’s 137th Commencement exercises on May 29.
- Tuesday, April 7, 2015
President H. Kim Bottomly has been named a Fellow by The National Academy of Inventors. She was officially inducted as a member of the 2014 Fellows class in March.
- Monday, March 30, 2015
President H. Kim Bottomly announced the appointment of Rabbi Audrey Marcus Berkman as the new Rabbi and Director of Wellesley College Hillel, beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year.
- Tuesday, March 24, 2015
President Obama, shown here with White House Science Fair participants “the elementary-school Supergirls,” announced $240M in new commitments to STEM education, which include commitments by Wellesley College.
- Thursday, March 5, 2015
As the world confronts unprecedented change, Wellesley College, and our role in educating women, has never been more important. Late yesterday afternoon, the Wellesley College Board of Trustees voted to reaffirm Wellesley’s mission and clarify our admission policy.
- Thursday, January 29, 2015
Wellesley students share their love of science with elementary and middle school students from the Boston area, and introduced them to careers in STEM fields, through the Wellesley Science Club for Girls.
- Monday, January 12, 2015
Students from eight nations and 25 majors work closely with thought leaders from many fields in an intensive program tackling world issues, joined by former Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens and former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright '59. A closing event featuring these diplomats is open to the public.
- Friday, December 19, 2014
Wellesley is with you. (Even if not sitting on your desk.) Happy new year!
- Wednesday, 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!
- Friday, October 31, 2014
The New York Times Magazine published a letter by Wellesley President H. Kim Bottomly about approaching the topics of gender fluidity and the transgender experience at Wellesley.
- Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Wellesley College President H. Kim Bottomly greeted Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Deval Patrick and United States Congressional Representative Joe Kennedy during their campus visit to meet with students.
- Monday, September 8, 2014
September 7 was Flower Sunday at Wellesley College, a tradition that dates back to the College's founding.
- Tuesday, September 2, 2014
The semester ceremonially opens September 2 at Convocation, with remarks from the president, provost, and student government representatives, followed by Stepsinging. (For those returning to campus from time away, here's what happened "while you were out.")
- Friday, August 22, 2014
A sense of excitement bubbles up on campus as student leaders and orientation staff return to campus and gear up to greet new students next week and launch a year of community-building, mentoring, and leading across the College.
- Thursday, 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Friday, December 20, 2013
At the end of the year we take a moment to look back at the Daily Shots and stories from 2013.
- 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.
- Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The Wellesley community joins in spirit with people around the world in remembering Mandela today, and hosts a memorial celebration on campus on December 12, 2013.
- Thursday, November 14, 2013
On November 12, Wellesley community members gathered to dedicate the Edward A. Stettner Political Science Library in Pendleton East. Named for the late Edward Stettner, the space honors a beloved professor emeritus and his 42-year career at Wellesley.
- Tuesday, October 8, 2013
President and CEO of Save the Children Carolyn Miles presents Our Best Bet: How Investing in Children Can Change the World on October 8 at 8 p.m. in the Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.
- Monday, September 30, 2013
Carolyn S. Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children, presents the 2013 Wilson Lecture, Our Best Bet: How Investing in Children Can Change the World, on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 8 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.
- 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.
- Friday, July 12, 2013
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 delivered the keynote address and several members of the Wellesley community are participating in the 2013 WPSP Summer Institute.
- Friday, 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Wellesley Announces the Wellesley College-Peking University Partnership for Women’s Leadership in a Global EraTuesday, 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.”
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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."
- 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.
- 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.
- 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."
- 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.