Friday, June 21, 2013

President Obama appoints a women’s college alumna to his Council of Economic Advisers

A BIG Congratulations to Betsey Stevenson! 
A 1993 graduate of Wellesley College!

Read all about her appointment in this news post.

Highlights include:
Currently, Stevenson is an associate professor of public policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. She has held professorships at Princeton and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and also worked for the Federal Reserve, among other positions. Stevenson studied economics and mathematics while at Wellesley, then attended Harvard University where she received an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics.”

Wellesley College, a women’s college also is one of the most academically challenging institutions of higher education in the country. Based in Wellesley, MA, Wellesley is “committed to being a scholarly beacon of light for women around the world who want to make a difference.

"You can see it in the caliber of our faculty. Wellesley professors are outstanding scholars whose love of teaching illuminates a classroom. Faculty members respect students for their intellect, their attention to scholarship, and what they can bring to the classroom experience.

You can see it in the breadth and depth of academic programs, research opportunities, international study, and internship experiences—where an interdisciplinary emphasis encourages broader learning and more creative insight into problems, allowing a student to deepen her understanding of the world and of herself.

You can see it visible on our campus. Look around.... You'll find state-of-the-art labs, studios, instructional technology, athletic facilities, and a nationally-known museum. The campus embodies the hopes and aspirations of generations of pioneering women scholars who built and maintained a physical space that would instruct and inspire them in their work. Its varied landscapes reflect the diversity of thought and approach that is central to the Wellesley experience.

For more than 135 years, women have come here to teach, to learn, to discover, and to grow. If you join us, you become part of our shared enterprise that extends far beyond the campus and the times in which we live."

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