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Message to the Wellesley College Community

Babson President Kerry Healey shared the following note of apology with Wellesley College President Paula Johnson and the Wellesley College community on November 10.

To the Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and Friends of Wellesley College:

We, the Babson community, were extremely upset to learn that two of our students engaged in behavior that was, at a minimum, insensitive, unacceptable, and contrary to our core values. Please accept our most sincere apology and know that the actions of those individuals do not in any way reflect the values of Babson College.

Students should never be made to feel fearful or unsafe on their own campus. We wholeheartedly regret that members of our community impacted the Wellesley College community in such a profoundly negative way.

Many of you have questions about how Babson is addressing this issue. We immediately launched an investigation and are thoroughly reviewing all available information. While the investigation is ongoing, we ask members of the Babson and the Wellesley College community to please understand that federal law prohibits us from discussing specific disciplinary actions or outcomes. But, be assured that all appropriate actions are being taken to ensure the safety and well-being of all members of our extended community.

Babson takes seriously our commitment to fostering a safe, respectful, supportive, and inclusive academic community and to being a good neighbor beyond our campus. At the same time, we recognize that our work in this regard is never done.

Please know that we are addressing this incident in the most appropriate, expedient, thoughtful, and fair way possible. We also see this unfortunate event as an opportunity to reflect on the need for civility in our collective discourse and consider new ways to promote peace and mutual understanding. Our campus has already come together, and will continue to do so over the coming days, to further this dialogue and to seek additional ways to express our empathy and solidarity with the entire Wellesley College community.


Kerry Healey
Babson College