“I was born with this idea that I wanted to be an artist, because I wanted to understand what it means to be a human,” says Karole Armitage RI '16. “What it means to be alive.” She chose to write on the air with her body—and this is how she comes to know her place in the world.
Claudia Escobar RI '16, a former justice in Guatemala and now a Scholar at Risk at Harvard, says that a lack of judicial independence creates fertile ground for corruption.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has awarded $425,000 for the development of SHARIAsource—an online Islamic law resource founded and directed by Harvard Law School Professor and Radcliffe Professor Intisar Rabb.
The Harvard Crimson profiles collection teams, including at the Schlesinger Library, that have turned to technology to engage with students, using social media and digital archives to promote their holdings and potential learning experiences within the libraries.
Michael Pollan RI '16, the acclaimed food journalist, is a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute exploring psychedelic drug therapy. He talked with the Harvard Crimson about healthy eating hacks in college and his fellowship year so far.
The Schlesinger Library offered Harvard College students the opportunity to learn about zines and gain experience in the feminist tradition of zine-making.
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks author Rebecca Skloot—at Radcliffe as a visiting scholar—talks about her new book project, on the bond between humans and animals.
The Schlesinger Library's 2015 grant recipients include researchers investigating women’s activism in STEM fields, the American labor movement, immigration reform, women oyster shuckers, the suffragist Alice Paul, and the environmental and occupational health doctor Harriet Hardy.
Panelists discussed the impact of technology on archives in celebration of the digitization of the Blackwell Family Papers, a recent endeavor by the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute.
Sarah Howe RI '16 wrote a poem dedicated to physicist Stephen Hawking for UK National Poetry Day—one inspired by her love of science and her exploration of the universe’s mysteries. He then read aloud Howe's poem.
Fresh from assembling an exhibition on Corita Kent, curators at the Schlesinger Library received a delightfully apropos phone call, which led to the acquisition of several of the artist's prints.