Radcliffe Institute Fellow Trethewey Named Poet Laureate

Harvard Magazine
Thursday, June 7, 2012

Harvard Magazine reports Natasha Trethewey, a 2001 Radcliffe Institute Fellow, has been named poet laureate of the United States.

Prof. Renée Poznanski Selected to be a Radcliffe Institute Fellow

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev News
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has selected Prof. Renée Poznanski to be a Radcliffe Institute Fellow. While a Radcliffe fellow, Prof. Poznanski intends to write a book on Jewish Resistance in France during WWII. 

Pulitzer Prize Winner Natasha Trethewey RI '01 Named Poet Laureate

New York Times
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

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. 

The Trillium 25 Interview: David Bezmozgis

The Walrus
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
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The Walrus Blog published a written interview with David Bezmogzgis, one of this year's English-language contenders for the 2012 Trillium Book Award. 


Law and Politics

The Star Democrat
Thursday, May 31, 2012

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. 

Margaret Marshall Named Radcliffe Medalist

Harvard Law School Recent News and Spotlights
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Harvard Law School reports: Margaret H. Marshall, senior research fellow and lecturer on law at Harvard Law School, was recently awarded the Radcliffe Institute Medal. 

Rhodes Wins Radcliffe Fellowship

Macalester College News
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Jane Rhodes Photo courtesy of Macalester CollegeJane Rhodes Photo courtesy of Macalester College

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. 

The Will of Lawyers and the Grace of Judges

One Foot On The Floor
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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. 

Margaret Marshall: Judiciary’s Impartiality is Endangered

Harvard Magazine
Friday, May 25, 2012
Margaret H. Marshall and Dean Lizabeth Cohen. Photo by Tony RinaldoMargaret H. Marshall and Dean Lizabeth Cohen. Photo by Tony Rinaldo

The former Massachusetts chief justice, Margaret Marshall, stressed the critical importance of fair and impartial courts in the American legal system during her Radcliffe Institute Medalist 2012 acceptance speech.  

Remarks by Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall

Remarks as prepared for delivery
Friday, May 25, 2012

The full text of remarks by Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall, 2012 Radcliffe Institute medalist and luncheon speaker

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