I am always interested in the story behind why a student chooses to attend Wellesley. Does she choose Wellesley because of our stellar faculty? Our picturesque campus? Our network of amazing alumnae? Is it for a specific program or an opportunity she will have on– or off– campus?
Sometimes it’s all of the above.
Earlier this week, an incoming first-year student wrote a thoughtful piece in Ms. Magazine on this very topic.
I look forward to welcoming the entire Class of 2015 to Wellesley on Monday and to hearing all of their stories.
We just learned that The Princeton Review has ranked Wellesley College No. 1 in the country for having the best faculty. This is fantastic news! Certainly, our faculty are most deserving of this recognition, which is based on a survey of 122,000 college students around the country. (Earlier today, The TODAY Show aired a segment highlighting this news.)
Generations of Wellesley women have benefitted from the teaching and scholarship of our stellar faculty. You have only to look at the news headlines to see how fabulous our faculty are.
But that’s only half of the story. Time and again, when I speak with alumnae around the world, they share with me an important Wellesley memory that so often involves a relationship or experience that they had with a faculty member.
Congratulations to our Wellesley faculty.