From left: Harvard students Claire Atwood, Ryan Chow, Dean Lizabeth Cohen, and Sitan Chen. Photo by Jessica BrilliFrom left: Harvard students Claire Atwood, Ryan Chow, Dean Lizabeth Cohen, and Sitan Chen. Photo by Jessica Brilli

Radcliffe Institute Honors Outstanding Undergraduate Work

The Institute awards the 2016 Fay Prize to Harvard College seniors Claire Atwood, Sitan Chen, and Ryan Chow for their imaginative and original theses.

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Divided by Trade

Political scientist Diana C. Mutz examined the gap between public attitudes and those of economists in a Radcliffe talk.

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Hours After Winning Pulitzer, Nguyen Reads in Cambridge

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen RI '09 wins the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Nguyen's winning debut novel is a layered immigrant tale told in the wry, confessional voice of a "man of two minds"—and two countries, Vietnam and the United States. 

John Wang '16, winner of the Radcliffe Institute Public Art Competition cycle 3. Photo by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff PhotographerJohn Wang '16, winner of the Radcliffe Institute Public Art Competition cycle 3. Photo by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff Photographer

Harvard Undergraduate Wins Radcliffe Institute Public Art Competition

The Radcliffe Institute announces the winner of its third Public Art Competition: John Wang ’16, a concentrator in the history of art and architecture at Harvard College, whose inventive design proposal is titled In Search of 100 Years at 73 Brattle.

Janet L. Yellen. Photo courtesy of the Federal ReserveJanet L. Yellen. Photo courtesy of the Federal Reserve

Announcing Janet Yellen As Radcliffe Medalist

On Radcliffe Day, May 27, 
2016, the Institute will honor Janet Yellen, chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, with the Radcliffe Medal.

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A Bleak, Troubling History

Laurence Ralph has used his time as a Radcliffe Fellow to study police violence and race in Chicago. "I wanted to examine the contradiction between the fact that the police are supposed to safeguard citizens and yet they're contributing to an alarming number of violent deaths," he says.

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At Radcliffe, a Child’s-eye View of Art, and Vice Versa

The Boston Globe reviews Radcliffe fellow and filmmaker Valérie Massadian’s installation “Little People and Other Things” at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute. 

Campaign buttons from 1972 for Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American candidate to run for president of the United States and the first woman to seek the democratic presidential nomination.Campaign buttons from 1972 for Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American candidate to run for president of the United States and the first woman to seek the democratic presidential nomination.

Pinning Their Hopes on Buttons

Radcliffe's Schlesinger Library and the Kennedy School hold thousands of political buttons between them, ranging from school committee contests to presidential campaigns.

President Drew Faust speaking at a Radcliffe Institute event. Photo by Tony RinaldoPresident Drew Faust speaking at a Radcliffe Institute event. Photo by Tony Rinaldo

Harvard to Honor Slaves Who Worked, Lived at Wadsworth House

The Boston Globe highlights Harvard University President Drew Faust's announcement that in 2017 the Radcliffe Institute plans to host a major conference about universities and slavery.

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Michael Pollan: "I’m Uncomfortable with the Foodie Label"

With his Netflix documentary series Cooked now out, the award-winning journalist and Radcliffe fellow discusses bad food in England in the 70s, and a party with cheese-loving nuns with The Guardian

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5 More Native Women Who Know Their History

Radcliffe fellow Alyssa Mt. Pleasant is recognized for her work teaching Native history.