Politics+Society

The cover image of Listen to the Land depicts a lush Southern woodland garden with green trees, orange and blue flowers, and a small stream.
Spring 2018
New books by Wellesley authorsMore
An image of the cover of The Wedding Date shows an African-American female head and a white male head in silhouette.
Spring 2018
When Alexa Monroe gets stuck in an elevator on the way to celebrate her older sister’s promotion, she doesn’t expect to end up as the girlfriend of Drew Nichols, who’s stuck there with her.More
An image of the cover of The Amorous Heart shows heart=shaped illustrations on an antique letter.
Spring 2018
Chances are that today you clicked on a little heart icon while scrolling through your internet feeds, turning it red with meaning. The heart symbol has become ubiquitous, signifying concern, support, enjoyment, and yes, love.More
A Bright IDEA
Spring 2018
The WCAA has created the Inclusion and Diversity Engaging Alums (IDEA) Working Group. This initiative is meant to be as inclusive as possible, to explore identity and intersectionality across the full alumnae body.More
Portrait of Ophera Davis
Spring 2018
Ophera Davis, an interdisciplinary social scientist and disaster scholar, studies women and disasters—their preparedness, response, and recovery. “The voices of women prior to, during, and after disasters need to be heard,” Davis says. “And the voices of black women, especially, they’re so rarely studied.”More
Students in the audience at the African Women's Leadership Conference
Spring 2018
The African Women’s Leadership Conference at the College in March focused on how African women leaders are transforming communities and nations and was intended to allow the next generation of leaders studying in the U.S. to meet and exchange ideas.More
An abandoned boot on the Las Vegas Strip after the October 2017 shooting.
Spring 2018
I wasn’t actually able to get out on the Strip until after 2 a.m. It was chaos initially. Most people on the streets around the Mandalay Bay were eventually barricaded into the casinos. Nothing prepares you to interview people in a situation like this.More
Past presidents and a founder of Ethos: Dominique Hazzard '12, Shukri Abdi '01, Debby Saintil Previna '96, Alyce Jones Lee '81, Jill Willis '73, and Francille Rusan Wilson '69.
Spring 2018
Born during the tumultuous Civil Rights era, Ethos is a source of inspiration, support, and comfort for black students on campus. As Ethos turns 50, its former leaders reflect on what the organization meant to them.More
A photo portrait of filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain '82
Spring 2018
From a brick-walled studio in Boston’s Fort Point Channel neighborhood, Tracy Heather Strain and her husband run their independent film company, the Film Posse.More
Marjorie Stoneman Douglas 2012, wearing her signature white hat, stands in front of a Wellesley banner.
Spring 2018
Marjory Stoneman Douglas, class of 1912, is posthumously serving as the backbone of a new national movement led by students that is breathing life into the nation’s gun control conversation. It’s a role she likely would have embraced.More