A newsletter of campus news and events

Wellesley in the News
A synopsis of media accounts mentioning Wellesley, its faculty, students and alumnae

News Releases
News releases are distributed by the Office for Public Information, Wellesley's media relations office.

Wellesley Wire
Interested in receiving regular news about Wellesley? An occasional e-mail digest of noteworthy news and announcements plus information about Wellesley faculty, students and alumnae in the news

President's Page
President Walsh's bio, speeches, announcements

Commencement 2005
Friday, June 3, 2005

Commencement Speeches

Student Speaker: Rachel Isaacs
"...Please, make trouble. Make a stink, stir up a commotion, rouse rabble...."

Commencement Speaker Patricia J. Williams
...Go forth and live happily and well, as might true ladies, or real women, of the eternally full plate."

President Walsh's Charge to the Senior Class
"...The lessons you’ve learned are the essence of a liberal education, an education that makes ethical demands that I hope you will never, ever forget...."

2005 Pinanski Prize Winners
Harold E. Andrews, Geosciences

Elizabeth R. DeSombre, Political Science and Environmental Studies
Lawrence A. Rosenwald, English

News Releases

Wellesley College Celebrates Its 127th Commencement

Senior Rachel Isaacs Will Talk about ‘Virtues of Making Trouble’ at Wellesley College’s 127th Commencement
Rachel Isaacs, a member of the Wellesley College class of 2005, has earned an honor shared by Wellesley alumna Hillary Rodham Clinton. She’s been chosen as the student commencement speaker, a role Clinton inaugurated when she graduated from Wellesley in 1969.

Patricia J. Williams to address Class of 2005
Patricia J. Williams, author, alumna, and self-proclaimed "mad law professor," will speak at Commencement.

Local News Release Information for 2005 Graduates
Sample press release for personal use in local papers.

Commencement Information

Schedule of Key Events

Association and Department Receptions

Area Lodging
List of area lodging, including special Commencement accommodations.

Disability Services
Information about ASL interpreters, wheelchair rental, and campus accessibility from the Director of Disability Services, Jim Wice.

Photography and Videography

About Commencement Activities
Historical look at Commencement Activities.

Commencement Archives
Speeches, photos, and information about past commencement exercises.