Politics+Society

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
Marching for Change
Winter 2016
A large group of students marched on the president’s office, both in solidarity with students at the University of Missouri and other institutions and to express their concern about issues of race, inclusion, and equity at Wellesley.More
In Search of Fluency and Falafel
Winter 2016
Two Wellesley students spent a semester attending the Middlebury Language School in Jordan, where they improved their Arabic and enjoyed some culinary side benefits.More
On the Road Together
Winter 2016
Zilpa Oduor ’18 was a summer intern in the Albany, N.Y., field office of the United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, where she helped refugees, many of them Syrian, get settled by shopping for food, setting up apartments, and developing employment plans.More
Telling the Story
Winter 2016
Annie Linskey ’97 was working as a press secretary on Capitol Hill when she started noticing that reporters had the better jobs. She soon left the Hill for the Baltimore Sun . Now, Annie is covering the Democrats in the 2016 presidential election for the Boston Globe .More