This Morning's Boston Globe

February 3, 2018

Regarding today’s article in the Boston Globe, “Taking on Colleges, Kochs Target Wellesley,” I want to take this opportunity to reiterate Wellesley’s unwavering commitment to academic independence.

Wellesley College is fortunate to have many generous donors, but our donors do not influence the content of our academic program or our research and do not dictate the speakers who appear on campus. The College retains complete control over how all funds are spent.

Academic freedom is a fundamental principle at Wellesley. We have not and will not compromise on this core value that is integral to our mission.