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 Affairs, Wellesley's communications and 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
Kim Bottomly named Wellesley's 13th president

Commencement 2007
Friday, June 1, 2007
, 10:30 am
Severance Green, Wellesley College campus

Commencement Speeches

Student Speaker: Yamini Jha
"...in answer to the recurring question of “why us?” – It is because our diverse class has the vision, power and, most of all, determination to elicit change in today’s divided world...." click here

Commencement Speaker: Madeleine Korbel Albright
"...real leadership comes from the quiet nudging of an inner voice. It comes from realizing...that the time has come to move beyond preparing to doing...." click here

President Diana Chapman Walsh's Charge to the Senior Class
"...Wellesley College truly is a place of gratitude, of hope, of love...." click here

Winners of the 2007 Pinanski Prize for Excellence in Teaching

Rachid Aadnani, Middle Eastern studies
John Cameron, biological sciences
Nancy Genero, psychology

Senior Prizes, including Trustee Scholars and Alumnae Prizes

Commencement Photos

Click here for a selection of photos.

News Releases

Madeleine Albright Tells Graduates Leadership Is About Making a Difference
Former U.S. Secretary of State and Wellesley College alumna Madeleine K. Albright told the 560 members of the class of 2007 that it is time “to move beyond preparing to doing.”

Madeleine Albright Is the 2007 Commencement Speaker
Former Secretary of State and Wellesley College alumna Madeleine K. Albright will address the 560 members of the class of 2007 and their families and friends at Wellesley College’s 129th Commencement Exercises Friday, June 1, at 10:30 am on Severance Green on the Wellesley College campus.

Yamini Jha Is the 2007 Student Commencement Speaker
On June 1, senior Yamini Jha will achieve two of her dreams: graduating from Wellesley College and serving as her class’s student commencement speaker.

Local News Release Information for 2007 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.