Politics+Society

A photo portrait of Nhia Solari '19
Fall 2018
In July, the College’s comprehensive campaign dedicated to the Wellesley Effect surpassed its ambitious $500 million goal, the largest ever set by a women’s college, concluding a full year ahead of schedule. Meet five members of the community who are already benefiting from that success.More
A photo of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., shows him speaking in Memphis on the eve of his assassination.
Fall 2018
Wellesley alumnae who came of age in 1968 and the years surrounding it remember it as a time when everything was questioned—government, institutions, and their own beliefs and values.More
A photo collage around the words "Home School" contains rocks and fatehrs, crayons, leaves, and child-size scissors.
Fall 2018
On a recent morning, I walked into my living room at 9 a.m. as I always do, ready to start the day, only to find that my three children had already started “school” without me. My oldest child, a 9-year-old boy, had dragged a small chalkboard easel up from the basement and was demonstrating simple addition and multiplication problems to his 6-year-old brother and 4-year-old sister, who sat on little chairs behind a child-sized table. I sat down on the couch, dumbfounded.More
A photo shows a baby's bare feet
Fall 2018
A mother watches as her daughter, Abi, takes her first steps, and begins her own journey at the same time.More
Beth DeSombre sits with her dog on her lap.
Summer 2018
Beth DeSombre, Camilla Chandler Frost Professor of Environmental Studies and director of the Wellesley environmental studies program, is a political scientist whose work intersects with the real world every day.More
An image shows the type-only cover of Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Korbel Albright '59.
Summer 2018
“Of all the unanswered questions of our time, perhaps the most important is: ‘What is Fascism?’” wrote British journalist George Orwell in 1944. At that time, a young girl was living in exile in London, having fled the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia with her parents. In her new book, Fascism: A Warning , that girl, Madeleine Korbel Albright ’59, takes up Orwell’s question anew.More
President
Summer 2018
We must ensure that the next generation of women can aspire to careers in STEM without having to confront a culture that devalues, disrespects, or threatens them. No woman should leave her field due to harassment, and greater numbers should join these fields without fear.More
An illustration shows a group of hands being raised, as if to say "Me, too."
Summer 2018
As potent as the #MeToo moment seems, once the media spotlight moves on, will the public desire and momentum for change falter?More
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