President Johnson wrote in the Washington Post that narrowing access to birth control goes against scientific evidence and needlessly threatens women’s health.
Wellesley President Paula A. Johnson focused on freedom of expression when she led the Independence Day service at Union Chapel.
President Paula Johnson commented on the College's history of (and ongoing commitment to) diversity in a Wellesley Townsman article on Black history month and Wellesley's African-American graduates. "At the core of our values, we believe that diverse backgrounds, ideas, and experiences create a deep, more robust academic and life experience for every student," she said.
President Paula Johnson was a guest on NPR's "TED Radio Hour" to help answer the question "When Does Medicine Leave Women Behind?"
The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine, now the Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation, published an article about President Johnson as the Alma Dea Morani MD Renaissance Woman Awardee for 2016.
President Paula Johnson and the leaders of the "Seven Sisters" colleges jointly authored a letter to top Trump administration appointee Steve Bannon. Among its messages, the college presidents wrote, "...Now more than ever, we look to those who would lead the United States of America for a message of inclusion, respect and unity." Inside Higher Ed, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Boston Globe and the New York Times reported on the letter.
Wellesley College President Paula Johnson was one of more than 90 college presidents who signed an open letter calling for the continuation and expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), reported Inside Higher Ed.
President Paula Johnson is one of the college presidents from across the country who have signed a joint letter urging President-elect Donald Trump to “condemn and work to prevent the harassment, hate and acts of violence that are being perpetrated across our nation, sometimes in your name, which is now synonymous with our nation’s highest office.” More than 100 college presidents have signed the letter.
In “Women in Charge: Hillary, Wellesley, and the Glass Ceiling,” WCVB’s CityLine interviewed Ophera Davis, lecturer in Africana studies, about President Johnson’s leadership on campus and the outcome of the presidential election on women in America.