Catholic journalist and bioethicist Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, author of Who's Minding the Children: The History and Politics of Child Care in the U.S. (1974), spoke at Vassar.  The founding editor, in 1974, of The Hastings Center Report, Steinfels directed the independent and nonpartisan bioethics research institute’s publication between 1974 and 1980.  She and her husband, New York Times religion writer Peter Steinfels, edited the Catholic lay people’s journal Commonweal between 1989 and 2004.