VERY RARE! ANTIQUE 1875 WELLESLEY COLLEGE CLASS RING- 132yrs OLDIN AWESOME LIKE NEW CONDITION: MARKED HAS OWLS ON BOTH SIDES SIZE 5 WEIGHS 5g Wellesley College is a women's liberal arts college that opened in 1875 , founded by Henry Fowle Durant and his wife Pauline Fowle Durant. Today, the mission of the college is to "provide an excellent liberal arts education for women who will make a difference in the world." The college's motto, " Non Ministrari sed Ministrare " (not to be ministered unto but to minister), reflects this purpose. History Founded by Henry and Pauline Fowle Durant, the charter for Wellesley College was signed on March 17 , 1870 by Massachusetts Governor William Claflin . The original name of the College was the Wellesley Female Seminary, and the renaming to Wellesley College was approved by the Massachusetts legislature on March 7 , 1873 . Opening day was September 8 , 1875 . The first president was Ada Howard . T have been twelve subsequent presidents: Alice Elvira Freeman Palmer , Helen Almira Shafer, Julia Josephine Thomas Irvine, Caroline Hazard, Ellen Fitz Pendleton, Mildred H. McAfee (later Mildred McAfee Horton), Margaret Clapp, Ruth M. Adams, Barbara Wayne Newell, Nannerl Overholser Keohane (later the president of Duke University from 1993-2004), Diana Chapman Walsh and Kim Bottomly. The original architecture of the College consisted of one very large building, College Hall, which was approximately 150 meters in length, and up to five stories in height. Until 1914, it was both a principal academic building and a principal residential building. On March 17 , 1914 (in the third year of the presidency of Ellen Fitz Pendleton) College Hall was destroyed by fire. The precise cause of the fire was never officially established. The fire was first noticed by students who lived on the fourth floor near the zoology laboratory. It has been suggested that an electrical or chemical accident in this laboratory triggered the fire. In particular, the fire may have been started by an electrical incubator used in the breeding of beetles. A group of student residence halls called the Tower Court Complex (made up of Claflin Hall, Severance Hall, and Tower Court) are located on top of the hill w the old College Hall once stood. Wellesley is also home to Green Hall, the only building bearing the name of famed miser, Hetty Green . Green Hall is home to Galen L. Stone Tower, in which is housed a 32-bell Carillon . Wellesley College Motto Non Ministrari sed Ministrare (not to be ministered unto but to minister) Established Charted in 1870 ; Opened doors in 1875 Type Private President Kim Bottomly Faculty Approximately 200 Undergraduates Approximately 2,300 Location Wellesley , Massachusetts , USA Campus Suburban Endowment $1.2 billion (June 2005) Mascot Blue Website 3/8" WIDE IN FRONT
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