Wellesley College

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On September 8, 1875, Wellesley College, an undergraduate liberal arts college for women, opened its doors to its first students. Eager, brave, and determined, they came from around the country to begin their new life. They took classes and made their home in College Hall, the grand building founders Henry and Pauline Durant built on a hill overlooking Lake Waban. From the beginning, an outstanding faculty, led and inspired by a series of gifted female presidents, devoted themselves to the education of their students, encouraging intellectual discussion, debate, and analytical thought. In this pioneering world of women's education, a community of learners was born and has thrived for the past 130 years. Wellesley's graduates have carried the tradition of excellence beyond the campus, epitomizing the college's mission "to provide an excellent liberal arts education for women who will make a difference in the world." In photographs and words, Wellesley College tells the story of this school from its early beginnings.
ISBN: 9780738544786
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Campus History
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Arlene Cohen is a 1994 graduate of Wellesley College. Her fascination with the college's history and devotion to her alma mater led to the creation of this book.
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