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Janet Yellen Talks Policy and Inequality at Radcliffe Day Celebration

Harvard Magazine says of Radcliffe Medalist Federal Reserve Chair, "Yellen has been unapologetic in her view that restraining inequality is inherent in the Fed’s mandate, a role which has cemented her leadership in the public conversation on inequality." 

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Fed Chair Janet Yellen: "Probably" Ready to Raise Interest Rates in Coming Months

The Washington Post features Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's and Ben Bernanke's remarks at the Radcliffe Institute. 

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Janet Yellen Says the Fed Could Raise Rates ‘in the Coming Months’

The Wall Street Journal highlights Federal Reserve Chair Yellen as the recipient of the Radcliffe Medal and features Bernanke's praise calling Yellen “an outstanding policy maker and an outstanding person.”

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Janet Yellen, Honored by Radcliffe, Ponders Economy

The Harvrd Gazette: Janet L. Yellen, chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the country’s central banking system, accepted the Radcliffe Medal, and discussed economic concerns.

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.

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Photographing Native American Cultures

Almost four years after beginning her journey, photographer Matika Wilbur has arrived at Harvard with 25 selections from her ongoing work, Seeds of Culture: The Portraits and Stories of Native American Women. Wilbur visited close to 350 tribes and shot thousands of photographs. 

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.