Politics+Society

A photo portrait of Alina Ball '03
Fall 2021
As a professor and founding director of the Social Enterprise and Economic Empowerment Clinic at University of California Hastings College of Law, Alina Ball ’03 weaves social and economic justice with corporate transactional law.More
A photo portrait of Andrea Chan Wang '92
Fall 2021
When Andrea Chan Wang ’92 began writing the story that would become Watercress , her latest children’s picture book, she didn’t intend it to be a children’s book at all. “The truth is that I wrote it for myself,” says Andrea, from her home in Denver.More
A photo portrait of Karen Dolmach Petrou '75
Fall 2021
Karen Dolmach Petrou ’75 is one of the world’s leading experts on bank regulation and policy. American Banker once described her as “the sharpest mind analyzing banking policy today—maybe ever.”More
The cover of Downeast is a photograph showing a Maine cove with a lighthouse in the distance.
Fall 2021
Downeast Maine contains some of the most geographically isolated communities in the country. It’s here in Washington County that Gigi Georges ’88 spent more than four years following a group of high-school girls as they navigated coming of age.More
An illustration shows an Asian woman sweeping away mist on a window to make her face more visible.
Fall 2021
In addition to facing hate and harassment during the pandemic, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) were particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 virus; Asian patients were the most likely to die among all races and had the lowest rates of testing. Yet AAPIs were left out of discussions about the virus’s impact on minorities.More
President
Fall 2021
In August 2019, we began work on a strategic plan for Wellesley College, the first in recent history. While Wellesley’s longstanding mission—to provide an excellent education to women who will make a difference—is as crucial…More
Julie Walsh
Summer 2021
Julie Walsh’s popular Philosophy and Witchcraft course—featuring a trip to Salem, Mass.—is “a sneaky history of philosophy class,” she says.More
A Voice for Muslims
Summer 2021
Farhana Khera ’91, co-founder and former president and executive director of Muslim Advocates, a national legal advocacy and educational organization, believes passionately in an inclusive, pluralistic America in which all are truly entitled to equal rights under the law.More
Fighting for the Underserved in Education
Summer 2021
From classroom teacher to principal to vice chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, Adelaide Hines Sanford, M.A. ’50 is one of the nation’s foremost advocates for the education of students of African ancestry.More
Transformative Transportation
Summer 2021
Robin Chase ’80, best known for unlocking the potential of the collaborative economy by co-founding Zipcar, has a clear vision of what needs to happen in the transportation industry in order to combat climate change.More