Politics+Society

A photo shows Carol Sanger '70 teaching a class at Columbia.
Fall 2022
Carol Sanger ’70, professor of law at Columbia and renowned scholar of reproductive rights, is the author of About Abortion: Terminating Pregnancy in Twenty-First Century America, which addresses new connections between abortion law and American culture and politics.More
The cover of Jet magazine from Sept. 15, 1955
Fall 2022
Through the efforts of Brenna Greer, associate professor of history, and Ruth Rogers, curator of special collections, the College has acquired a significant collection of 1950s Jet magazines covering the murder of Emmett Till and its aftermath.More
A photo shows, from left: Charlotte Howard, President Paula A. Johnson, Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69, Jennifer Hyman, Ann Mukherjee, and Andrea Jung
Fall 2022
In June, Wellesley sponsored a virtual event, “Building the new SHEconomy,” presented by Economist Impact.More
The cover of the summer 2022 issue of Wellesley magazine shows a photo portrait of Madeleine Korbel Albright '59
Fall 2022
Remembering Madeleine Meaningful read (“ The Negotiator ,” summer 2022). Secretary Albright was one of the most influential in our time. Thank you. Rosarie Jastrow Hartmeyer ’76, Moraga, Calif. Live Fearlessly Wonderful story on…More
Full Throttle in Finance and Service
Summer 2022
A palm reader once correctly inferred that “why” is the favorite word of Lulu Chow Wang ’66. The Wall Street leader and philanthropist has always had an insatiable curiosity, she says—a quality that drives her to want to better understand and improve the world.More
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.
Summer 2022
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