WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2015-2016

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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young women be better prepared before entering Wellesley College. In 1881, Henry formed the Dana Hall School, an independ- ent boarding school for girls in Wellesley. If Dana girls successfully completed their courses, they would be guaranteed admis- sion at Wellesley College. Over the next 25 years, Wellesley College grew into a highly respected academic com- munity with a demanding curriculum that included all of the major sciences and the liberal arts. Today, Wellesley is the highest- ranking women's college in the US. Its alum- nae include Hillary Clinton and Madeleine Albright, both former Secretaries of State; Diane Sawyer, television journalist; Robin Chase, cofounder and former CEO of Zip - car; and Desirée Rogers, CEO of Johnson 100 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6 M I N D Y B E S T Is the Durants' Work Done? Women are more likely than men to complete college and attend graduate school.

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