Photo by Stephanie MitchellPhoto by Stephanie Mitchell

Honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“We are here today to honor how one person—our honoree, Ruth Bader Ginsburg—knocked on closed doors, opened them, and held them open for others, ” said Radcliffe Institute Dean Cohen when awarding the 2015 Radcliffe Medal to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, reports the Harvard Gazette

Photo by Kris SnibbePhoto by Kris Snibbe

Letters From Sister Soldier Project to be Celebrated

The Schlesinger Library at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute has acquired the collection of Myraline Morris Whitaker. Whitaker sent thousands of packages filled with black hair care products to female soldiers of color in service, as part of the volunteer initiative Sister Soldier Project. But the thank-you letters and photos she received in return were just as valuable a gift.

Live Matter. Photo by Kevin GradyLive Matter. Photo by Kevin Grady

The Roots of Artistry

Rosetta Elkin's Live Matter, on display through May 29, transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary through a simple shift of perspective. Visitors to Racliffe's Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery will get a rare look at the complex and creative architecture of plant life typically hidden underground. 

From Susan B. Anthony to her fellow suffragist Caroline H. Dall in the just-completed volume four of "The History of Woman Suffrage," which is part of the Schlesinger Library's holdings.From Susan B. Anthony to her fellow suffragist Caroline H. Dall in the just-completed volume four of "The History of Woman Suffrage," which is part of the Schlesinger Library's holdings.

Another Role for Colleges: Archivist

The Boston Globe reports: Radcliffe Institute’s recent “University as Collector” conference was, in part, an object lesson. Scholars and archivists from across the university gathered to consider a tiny handful of the millions of artifacts and specimens in the school’s collections. 

Illustration by Harry CampbellIllustration by Harry Campbell

Child of Good

Felix Warneken RI '15 is overturning assumptions about the nature of altruism with research that very young children and chimpanzees exhibit helping behavior.

Meghan O'Rourke. Photo by Dana SmithMeghan O'Rourke. Photo by Dana Smith

The Mysteries of Chronic Illness

Meghan O'Rourke’s book on chronic illness will weave together her own experience with cultural criticism and medical journalism.

Photo by Matt KalinowskiPhoto by Matt Kalinowski

Connected Consumption

Radcliffe fellow Juliet B. Schor believes that a growing peer-to-peer economy is changing business as usual. But is it here to stay?

Photo by Stephanie Mitchell, Harvard Staff PhotographerPhoto by Stephanie Mitchell, Harvard Staff Photographer

Death Penalty, in Retreat

Radcliffe Institute fellow Carol Steiker, Harvard's Henry J. Friendly Professor of Law, discusses the history of capital punishment and the Supreme Court and the death penalty's waning prominence in American justice.

Ned Blackhawk. Photo by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff PhotographerNed Blackhawk. Photo by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff Photographer

Remembering the Sand Creek Massacre

November 29, 2014, marked the 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre—a massacre of Native Americans so horrific that it prompted two Congressional investigations, forced the resignation of two leaders, and launched years of battle with the Plains Indians following the Civil War.