Politics+Society

Family Formation and the Law
Fall 2016
In Love’s Promises, Martha Ertman ’85 blends memoir and law to argue that contracts (along with more informal deals) facilitate the formation and sustenance of modern families, along with—in various combinations—reproductive technology, adoption, cohabitation, and marriage.More
Tell Me a Story
Fall 2016
When Molly Bang ’65 was a Wellesley student, the idea of becoming a children’s author and illustrator seemed about as achievable as growing a magical beanstalk. But that’s exactly what she did.More
An Eye On the Judiciary
Summer 2016
“They’re violating the spirit of the Constitution, and they know it,” Associate Professor of Political Science Nancy Scherer said when we spoke this spring about the refusal of Senate Republicans to hold hearings on the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court.More
Breaking the Mold
Summer 2016
During her first three years at Wellesley, Coombes, a Japanese language and culture major, worked 40 hours a week at Wal-Mart and commuted to campus, an hour each way, five days a week. That schedule was bearable, she says, because she enjoyed what she was learning about Japanese history and culture.More
Turning the Tide
Summer 2016
On Sept. 1, 2015, Marseille “Mars” Allen ’01 moved to Flint, Mich. It was about 16 months after officials started the flow of Flint River water to city residents—the headwaters of a public health crisis…More
On the Relaunch Pad
Summer 2016
Re-entering the workforce after time away can be daunting, but many alumnae have found that with some honest self-assessment, networking, and the willingness to take some risks, it’s possible to wind up on a better career path than before their break.More
The Search for Justice
Spring 2016
Kisha Brown ’00, director of Baltimore’s Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement, is at the center of an explosive national conversation about how police can better serve communities of color.More
 Conversation Across Cultures
Spring 2016
In this slim book, two old friends—one a writer (American, in her 70s), the other a painter (French, in her 90s)—engage in a series of conversations about the Big Imponderables: creativity, literature, art, war, womanhood.More
Fellows for the Future
Spring 2016
In February, a large group of alumnae and current students from the Madeleine Korbel Albright ’59 Institute for Global Affairs gathered on campus for a reunion and a symposium on the theme of global inequity.More
The Steady Hand
Spring 2016
In a challenging era, President H. Kim Bottomly brought calm leadership and a global vision to Wellesley College.More