Radcliffe Panel Focuses on Law and Social Change

Harvard Magazine
Friday, May 25, 2012
left to right: Martha Minow, Jennifer Gordon, Linda Greenhouse, Ren?e Landers, and Kathleen M. Sullivanleft to right: Martha Minow, Jennifer Gordon, Linda Greenhouse, Ren?e Landers, and Kathleen M. Sullivan

Do laws drive social change, or, conversely, should laws merely respond to social change? Alumnae from the fields of journalism, academia, and, naturally, law took up this question at this year's Radcliffe Day panel discussion, titled "From Front Lines to High Courts: The Law and Social Change."

Disorder in the American Courts

Harvard Gazette
Friday, May 25, 2012
Margaret Marshall photo by Kris SnibbeMargaret Marshall photo by Kris Snibbe

During her Radcliffe Day remarks, Margaret Marshall reflected on what may be the two most threatening shadows in the garden of 21st-century America. One is a faltering education system. The other, the main focus of her remarks, is a justice system "in danger of failure." 

Five Honored with Harvard Medal

Harvard Magazine
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Susan S. WallachSusan S. Wallach

Radcliffe Institute Dean's Advisory Council Member Susan S. Wallach received the Harvard Alumni Association's Harvard Medal. 

Dynamic Partners

Harvard Gazette
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Radcliffe fellow John Aylward and Zach Sheets '13 Photo by Stephanie MitchellRadcliffe fellow John Aylward and Zach Sheets '13 Photo by Stephanie Mitchell

Harvard students team with the Radcliffe fellows to study such diverse topics as the history of the brownie, the search for new planets, the connection between language and cognition, the impact of Olympic stadiums on urban infrastructure, hip-hop culture, and more. 

Marshall to Receive Radcliffe Medal

Harvard Gazette
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Photo courtesy of Margaret MarshallPhoto courtesy of Margaret Marshall

On Radcliffe Day, hundreds of alumnae, fellows, and friends, including many University leaders, faculty, and staff, celebrate excellence and innovation. This year, the Radcliffe Institute medal recipient and luncheon speaker is Margaret H. Marshall, Ed.M.'69, who has been a force for justice and equality throughout her life.

A.R.T. Reaps Tony Awards Notice

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
John Tiffany_photo by Tony RinaldoJohn Tiffany_photo by Tony Rinaldo

British theater director John Tiffany, who was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study last year, workshopped his musical Once, based on the low-budget hit film about a pair of aspiring musicians, at Harvard's American Repertory Theater. The show received 11 Tony nominations.

Seniors Selected for Best Theses

The Harvard Crimson
Friday, May 18, 2012
Photo by Jessica Brilli/Radcliffe Staff PhotographerPhoto by Jessica Brilli/Radcliffe Staff Photographer

The prize for the very best thesis in the Harvard senior class went to two students this year, one who proposed ways to address cholera epidemics in Haiti for her thesis and another who wrote a collection of poems.

Glenn Cohen Selected as 2012–2013 Radcliffe Institute Fellow

Harvard Law School Recent News and Spotlights
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Harvard Law School Assistant Professor I. Glenn Cohen '03—co-director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics—will focus his fellowship on the legal and ethical issues related to travel of patients who are residents of one country to another country for medical treatment. 

What Sendak's Seminal Work and Lincoln Address Have in Common

Columbia Daily Tribune
Sunday, May 13, 2012

John Plotz, a 2011-2012 fellow and literary scholar, writes about Maurice Sendak and what "Where the Wild Things Are" and Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address" have in common.

Tayari Jones Knows Why She Sings

Huffington Post
Friday, May 11, 2012

Ru Freeman interviews Tayari Jones about her book Silver Sparrow for the Huffington Post.