Confronting Racism and Committing Ourselves to Inclusive Excellence

  WELLESLEY COLLEGE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT Paula A. Johnson Dear Wellesley community, I hope you all had a chance to watch today’s senior celebration—Congratulations to the class of 2020! The celebration was pre-recorded, prior to the events of this week....

Standing Against Racism and Police Violence

Dear Wellesley community, Like so many of you, I have been deeply angered by the killing of George Floyd. The video of his death was horrifying to watch, its impact only amplified by the appalling, repeated police brutality directed against black Americans. The...

Confronting a New Financial Reality

To: Wellesley College Faculty and Staff From: President Paula A. Johnson Re:Confronting a New Financial Reality Date: May 29, 2020 As this unprecedented semester draws to a close, I want to share with you my thoughts on the significant financial challenges we face and...

Planning for a Return to Campus

To: The Wellesley College Community From: President Paula A. Johnson Re: Planning for a Return to Campus Date: May 20, 2020 As I shared Monday, Governor Baker has announced his four-phase plan for re-opening Massachusetts. The complete guidance for higher education...

Update on Summer Furloughs

To: Wellesley College Faculty and Staff From: Piper Orton, Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer, and Carolyn Slaboden, Chief Human Resources Officer Re: Update on Summer Furloughs Date: May 19, 2020 As we near the end of a spring like no other...
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