New President for Wellesley College

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One of the last remaining all women's colleges in the Boston area has decided on its new president.

Wellesley College has named Kim Bottomly as the college's 13th president.

Bottomly is the deputy provost of science, technology and
faculty development at Yale University.

Bottomly is a renowned immunologist, whose research focuses on the molecular and cellular factors that influence
immune system triggers. She pioneered studies in the cellular changes of asthmatic and allergic responses.

Wellesley College was founded in 1875, and is one of the Seven Sister colleges, a group of women's colleges throughout the Northeast. Of the Seven Sisters, only five are still all-women's colleges.

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