Politics+Society

A photo of Kathryn Bishop holding her Order of the British Empire medal
Summer 2022
Kathryn Bishop ’79 has held many titles in her life: program director, university fellow, board chair, published author. This spring, she added a new one to the list: Commander of the Order of the British Empire, an honor that makes her Kathryn Bishop CBE.More
A photo portrait of Nina Tumarkin, the Kathryn Wasserman Davis Professor of Slavic Studies
Summer 2022
Like much of the world, Nina Tumarkin was unprepared for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February. “My reaction at the time was utter shock,” says Tumarkin, the Kathryn Wasserman Davis Professor of Slavic Studies and the longtime director of Wellesley’s Russian Area Studies Program. “An actual full-scale invasion and war seemed so unlikely and impossible.”More
A photo of Bryan Stevenson speaking at Wellesley.
Summer 2022
Lawyer and criminal justice activist Bryan Stevenson addressed the Wellesley community on April 28 at the combined Betsy Wood Knapp ’64 Lecture in the Social Sciences and Wilson Lecture. Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, spoke about the soaring number of Americans affected by mass incarceration.More
A photo of Secretary Albright's iconic serpent pin -- a snake curled around a branch. A diamond hangs from its mouth.
At the funeral of Madeleine Korbel Albright ’59 at the Washington National Cathedral in late April, while the war in Ukraine raged on, she was celebrated for championing democracy—and breaking one of the world’s hardest glass ceilings.More
The cover of "A Problem of Fit" consists of an illustration of a price tag surrounding the title.
Summer 2022
Phillip Levine, the Katharine Coman and A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics, addresses the vast, complex, and often mind-boggling world of college price-setting and financial aid in his new book.More
The cover of Warming Up Julia Child depicts the chef preparing a dish as another chef looks on.
Summer 2022
Warming Up Julia Child: The Remarkable Figures Who Shaped a Legend takes a refreshing approach to the woman who, dish by dish, became one of the most esteemed and industry-shaping home cooks in the American…More
The cover of The People's Painter is a stylized illustration of Ben Shahn at work on a painting of a dove.
Spring 2022
The People’s Painter , a picture book for young readers by Cynthia Yenkin Levinson ’67, tells the story of artist Ben Shahn and how he grew into his purpose of depicting injustice and activism.More
Never Forget
Spring 2022
The Plum Trees by Victoria Shorr ’71, a beautiful and painful novel, is a tribute to those who survived and those who died in the death camps of the Holocaust. It is nothing like current events, yet it feels particular powerful at this moment in history.More
A photo portrait of Rodney Morrison, professor of economics
Spring 2022
Rodney J. Morrison, emeritus professor of economics at Wellesley College, passed away on Dec. 16, 2021, in Chicago at the age of 87. Throughout his career, Rod was a productive and internationally recognized scholar. He was a NATO Fellow in economics and published many articles in respected journals and several influential books, including Portugal: Revolutionary Change in an Open Economy (1981), a work that synthesized economics, international relations, and history.More
A photo portrait of Madeleine Korbel Albright wearing a pin that depicts the Earth
Spring 2022
“Everything I am now is due to Wellesley.” So said Madeleine Korbel Albright ’59, who died of cancer on March 23 at the age of 84. She is remembered for her career as a diplomat and her service as the U.S. ambassador to the UN and as the country’s first female secretary of state. She will also be remembered for her role as an educator and a fierce advocate for women.More