May 26, 2006
A Pregnant Cause
Student mothers say some small colleges make it difficult for them to stay in school
Vanessa Elise Jimenez felt like she had won the lottery when, in the spring of 2000, an acceptance letter from Wellesley College arrived in her mailbox. The college promised to meet her full financial need, and the news gave her hope that she could become the first in her family who would not live from paycheck to paycheck.
Wellesley, a premier women's liberal arts college, was 2,000 miles and a