Hours After Winning Pulitzer, Nguyen Reads in Cambridge

The Boston Globe
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Photo by Webb ChappellPhoto by Webb Chappell

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. 

Radcliffe Fellow Labels Problems with Chicago Police Systemic

The Harvard Crimson
Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Harvard Crimson reports that Radcliffe fellow Laurence A. Ralph argues that treating cases of the police using extralegal force as isolated problems can lead to less accountability.

A Bleak, Troubling History

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
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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.

Chicago Organization Brings Oral Histories of African-Americans to Colleges

Chicago Tribune
Friday, April 8, 2016
Image source: HistoryMakers.comImage source: HistoryMakers.com

Says Schlesinger Library Executive Director Marilyn Dunn: "We want to make certain that we are documenting the widest possible swath of experiences of American women in the country," and The HistoryMakers subscription will enable students and professors to explore materials focusing on black women.

Michael Pollan’s Crooked Writing Path

Harvard Magazine
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Harvard Magazine features Radcliffe Fellow Michale Pollan's talk on his evolution as an author and his latest project on hallucinogenic plants. 

At Radcliffe, a Child’s-eye View of Art, and Vice Versa

The Boston Globe
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Photo by Kevin GradyPhoto by Kevin Grady

The Boston Globe reviews Radcliffe fellow and filmmaker Valérie Massadian’s installation “Little People and Other Things” at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute. 

Harvard to Honor Slaves Who Worked, Lived at Wadsworth House

The Boston Globe
Thursday, March 31, 2016
President Drew Faust speaking at a Radcliffe Institute event. Photo by Tony RinaldoPresident Drew Faust speaking at a Radcliffe Institute event. Photo by Tony Rinaldo

The Boston Globe highlights Harvard University President Drew Faust's announcement that in 2017 the Radcliffe Institute plans to host a major conference about universities and slavery.

5 More Native Women Who Know Their History

Indian Country Today
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Radcliffe fellow Alyssa Mt. Pleasant is recognized for her work teaching Native history. 

Pinning Their Hopes on Buttons

Harvard Gazette
Thursday, March 24, 2016
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.

Radcliffe's Schlesinger Library and the Kennedy School hold thousands of political buttons between them, ranging from school committee contests to presidential campaigns.

Michael Pollan on "Cooked"—the Book and Netflix Series—and Cooking

The Boston Globe
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

A Q&A with the Boston Globe and Radcliffe fellow Michael Pollan, who has teamed with documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney in “Cooked,” a four-part series that premiered on Netflix.

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