The Library of Congress announced that the next poet laureate is Natasha Trethewey RI ’01, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of three collections and a professor of creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta.
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Susan Estrich commends Margaret Marshall's Radcliffe Day speech about the rule of law and relates it to her work around the world in countries lacking an unbiased and independent judiciary.
American studies professor Jane Rhodes has been awarded a coveted year-long fellowship by the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard. The fellowship is so competitive—last year there was a six percent acceptance rate—because it is a scholar's dream come true—a year to focus on a project and research in the company of dedicated scholars. Rhodes will research someone whose life has fascinated her for many years, Marie Battle Singer.
Sullivan, a potential future nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, was reminiscing during a recent panel discussion at the Radcliffe Institute on what had changed between 1986, when the Supreme Court upheld a state law criminalizing "homosexual sodomy," and 2003, when the Supreme Court ruled that states could not ban private consensual sexual relations between adults.
The full text of remarks by Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall, 2012 Radcliffe Institute medalist and luncheon speaker