Wellesley College announced that economist Barbara Warne Newell ’51 would become the college’s 10th president, succeeding Ruth M. Adams.  Newell was the second Vassar graduate to serve as Wellesley’s president.  Mildred McAfee Horton ’20 was the college’s president from 1936 until 1948, with an pause between 1942 and 1945, during which she directed the wartime activity of the WAVES.