WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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in a second language. Wellesley, for example, has already plans to start language training in kindergarten. It's 8:00 pm; do you know where your stu- dent is? Having slept late, he or she may be online with a teacher or maybe at school. Like everything else about education, the bound- ary between the school day and the rest of life will become more blurred. "There's going to be more blending of the school day into extracurricular activities," says Weston Superintendent Cheryl Maloney. "There will be more community folks rou- tinely involved in our schools." Expectations about college will change. "Our goal is not to presume any one pathway is right for students," says Lussier. "We're most successful when we prepare kids to have options. The Wellesley superintendent expects 89 f a l l 2 0 1 5 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e The college, which went co-ed in 2007, now has 2,100 students in undergrad, master's, and doctoral programs. Women still outnumber men 3 to 1, but that could change as more men enter nursing, higher education leadership, communication, and public health professions. By engaging in partnerships with such schools as Boston College, Brandeis, Stonehill, and Worcester Polytechnic, Regis is increasingly focusing on its core specialties. It will continue to offer undergrads a liberal arts education, but with an increasing emphasis on science, technology, and math. In one way, Regis will not change. It will remain a Catholic university. Its student body — already multi-ethnic, multi-racial, multi-faith, and intergener- ational — "will continue to become more catholic, small 'c,' too," according to Mary Jane Doherty, special assistant to the president.

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