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Legal Victory for International Students

To: Wellesley College Community From: Karen Petrulakis, General Counsel Re: Legal Victory for International Students Date: July 15, 2020 Yesterday afternoon, we learned that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) rescinded policy directives requiring...

Amicus Brief in Support of International Students

Dear Wellesley Community, Wellesley has joined with 59 colleges and universities from 24 states and the District of Columbia in filing an amicus brief supporting Harvard and MIT’s lawsuit challenging the recent guidance from the Department of U.S Immigration and...

Follow-up on Wellesley 4 Black Students’ Demands

To: The Wellesley College Community From: President Paula A. Johnson Re: Follow-up on Wellesley 4 Black Students’ Demands Date: July 2, 2020 Deans Sheilah Horton and Joy St. John and I had the opportunity to meet with a small group of students representing the...

Wellesley’s Plan for Fall 2020 and Beyond

To: The Wellesley College Community From: President Paula A. Johnson Re: Wellesley’s Plan for Fall 2020 and Beyond Date: June 30, 2020 Last week, I shared initial information about how Wellesley’s commitment to enhancing health and safety is shaping our plans for the...

Response to Black Students’ Demands

To: The Wellesley College Community From: President Paula A. Johnson Re: Response to Black Students’ Demands Date: June 27, 2020 This has been a devastating time with the COVID-19 pandemic laying bare enormous racial inequities in our country, many of which are rooted...

Looking Ahead to Fall 2020

To: The Wellesley College Community From: President Paula A. Johnson Re: Looking Ahead to Fall 2020 Date: June 23, 2020 I want to congratulate students on finishing what I know was a difficult and unprecedented spring semester, as well as thank our faculty, staff, and...