President Bottomly's Letter to the New York Times Magazine

October 31, 2014

President H. Kim Bottomly's Letter to the New York Times Magazine, as published:

At Wellesley, we are approaching the topics of gender fluidity and transgender experience in our thorough and inclusive way, by discussing it with our students, faculty, alums and trustees; being current with the literature; and hearing from experts in a variety of fields. At the end of our process, we will have identified the key issues, policies and procedures that must be addressed in order to best achieve Wellesley’s mission as a women’s college and to best support our students. The work is going to take some time, but I am certain of this: Wellesley will emerge stronger than ever and will continue to do what it has done so well for so long — invest in women and send them out into the world equipped with the knowledge and confidence to express their views and argue for their convictions. H. KIM BOTTOMLY, president of Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.

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