This is the Place

In thousands of ways, in every corner of the world, Wellesley is a transformative force for tangible good.

Wellesley is where women find their passion, and their lifelong friends. It’s where students are challenged and encouraged to make their difference in the world.

The effect of this place—and the effect of Wellesley women in the world—is legendary. For 140 years, Wellesley has supported and championed women’s leadership, providing a rigorous learning environment that enables women to become, as I often like to say, the best versions of themselves.

Award-winning documentary filmmaker and Wellesley friend Mary Mazzio has found a way to capture all that Wellesley is and all that Wellesley does. Today marks the digital premiere of This Is The Place, a film that debuted at the public launch of our campaign in October. I invite you to watch the full-length version of the film online for the first time.

Multicultural Spaces at Wellesley

Earlier today, Provost Andy Shennan, Interim Dean of Students Adele Wolfson, and I announced plans to enhance existing multicultural space and create a network of multicultural spaces at Wellesley.

Since the beginning of the semester, we have been working to address the shortage of space—concerns that have long been raised by students as well as by the President’s Commission on Ethnicity, Race, and Equity (CERE), a committee composed of faculty, staff, and students that I created last January.

As you can read in the announcement, our vision for multicultural spaces was framed by principles that reflect our institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion. I very much look forward to working with students and members of this community on this new endeavor.

This plan is a part of our ongoing effort to make Wellesley a more equitable place. I am grateful to the many members of our community, including CERE and other campus groups, who are actively engaged in this work.