Politics+Society

Pages & Playlists
Spring 2024
Recent publications by Wellesley authorsMore
An illustration on the cover of RACE RULES depicts a Black person whispering behind her hand.
Spring 2024
Fatima Gilliam, an Ivy-educated attorney who is CEO of her own diversity consulting group, aims her new book, Race Rules: What Your Black Friend Won’t Tell You, at people she thinks can change the way race is viewed and treated in this country.More
A photo of Corinne Savides Happel '05
Spring 2024
When Savides Happel ’05 learned that her children’s bus route in suburban Howard County, Md., had been eliminated as part of the district’s adjustment of school walk zones, she got busy.More
A photo of Amy Apricio Clark '92
Spring 2024
Amy Aparicio Clark ’92 is lead director in CVS Health’s philanthropy division, where she has developed grants portfolios addressing disparities in maternal health outcomes between white and Black women, and youth experiencing mental health challenges.More
A photo of a few frames of photographic film illustrates this story.
Spring 2024
Super-recognizers are able to identify people, often out of context, even if they haven’t seen them for 10, 20, or even 30 years. Some uber-super-recognizers can recognize a face after having seen it only once, or when seeing only part of a face. Carolyn Kott Washburne ’65 says she’s good, but not that good.More
A photo portrait of Hoi-Fei Mok '10
Winter 2024
Hoi-Fei Mok ’10 once saw themselves as someone with three separate interests: environmental science, social justice, and art. But now, Hoi-Fei, a self-described “artist, community organizer, and climate policy practitioner,” has found ways to bring these areas together.More
A photo of Tonja Adair '92
Winter 2024
Tonja Adair ’92 is co-founder of Splice Design, an architecture firm with offices in New York City and Atlanta. During her time at the College, where she majored in architecture, Tonja learned the importance of active involvement in the community.More
The cover of Holiday Country is an illustration depicting a Greek island with the figure of a woman swimming. toward it
Winter 2024
Thumbnail reviews of new publications from the Wellesley communityMore
Kristin Butcher ’86, Marshall I. Goldman Professor of Economics in the classroom
Fall 2023
“Women who enroll at Wellesley are about 7 percentage points more likely to major in economics, and that’s [almost] double the chances of majoring in economics at other institutions where non-enrollees went,” says Patrick McEwan, Professor of Economics and Luella LaMer Slaner professor in Latin American Studies. The question is why.More
President
Fall 2023
Colleges and universities across the country are reasserting the civic purpose of higher education, and Wellesley is proudly among themMore