The Radcliffe Institute announces the more than 50 scholars, scientists, and artists who will be Radcliffe fellows during the 2015–2016 year, each one pursuing an ambitious individual project within the Institute's multidisciplinary community. Only 3 percent of applicants were accepted.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg advised young women to fight for things they care about, but to do so in a way that inspires others to join their cause, reports the Associated Press.
The Boston Globe reports that Ruth Bader Ginsburg was honored at Harvard University for her work as a pioneer in gender equality.
The New York Times features Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her public interview before an audience of 1,300 people in an enormous tent in Radcliffe Yard at Harvard. It was by one count Justice Ginsburg’s 23rd public appearance in the Supreme Court’s current term, ranking her third among justices.
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.
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.
“We present the Radcliffe Medal to an individual who has been a powerful and impressive force for change, someone who takes risks and forges ahead. These are hallmarks of Radcliffe,” said Dean Cohen in announcing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as the Radcliffe Medal recipient.
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.