Family and friends visited campus this past weekend
The Guild of Carillonneurs performed in the Galen Stone Tower on Friday and family, friends and alumnae were able to tour classrooms and attend a reception at the Davis Museum. Guests could choose to attend any of the thirty classes open to visitors. The Wellesley College Film Society screened Frozen and Inside Out in Collins Cinema for Wellesley students and their guests. The College welcomed Julia Collins ’05, for a game of Jeopardy! on Saturday evening. Collins is the show’s all-time female champion, and second longest running champion overall. Claire Verbeck ’16 hosted the Jeopardy! style tournament. A mix of faculty members, alumnae and students participated, including Kelly Alexander ’16 and Kelsey Trabucco ’16. Categories were Wellesley-themed, featuring topics such as “Women’s colleges” and “Alumnae.”
Elizabeth Lieberman to remain ombudsperson
According to an announcement made by Wellesley College President H. Kim Bottomly on Sept. 22, Elizabeth Lieberman will stay on as ombudsperson for the 2015-2016 school year. The role of the ombuds office is to act as a source for Wellesley College faculty and staff, as well as students in facilitating communication and seeking resolutions. Conversations with the ombudsperson are kept confidential except in cases of immediate danger. Lieberman has worked in this position since 2011, and before that she taught in the chemistry department and served as assistant dean of Wellesley College. Her office is located in Clapp Library.
College hosted boathouse dedication ceremony
The newly renovated boathouse was dedicated Friday, Sept. 25 in honor of donors Alice Lehman Butler ’53 and her husband, John. Speakers at the ceremony included the donors, President H. Kim Bottomly, Emma Howey ’16 and Bridget Belgiovine, Director of Wellesley Athletics. The boathouse is home to recreational boating on Lake Waban as well as the tradition of dorm crew, which Butler participated in during her time at Wellesley. The facility reopened after construction in time for reunion in June. The boathouse was originally constructed in 1963, with no major updates or renovations until this year. The Butler Boathouse boasts several new features, including a new entry, improved storage and additional restrooms, as well as improvements on drainage problems.
Seniors visit during Discover Wellesley Weekend
High school seniors visiting for Friends and Family weekend were encouraged to learn more about Wellesley. Prospective students were invited to tour the campus, as well as attend panels featuring question and answer sessions with admission counselors, current Wellesley students and financial aid counselors. The College will host two more of these events aimed at prospective students this fall, on Monday, October 12 and Saturday, Nov.14.