Undoing the Damage

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
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Looking past the recession, Radcliffe panel examines economic reforms.

Are We Rocking Out Yet?

Harvard Gazette
Thursday, October 7, 2010
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Maybe you've seen it at a party or a family gathering: groups of people crowded around a TV screen—some wielding various toy instruments, vamping, jumping around. Players follow along with prerecorded songs, trying to match their respective parts as perfectly as possible, perhaps injecting a bit of style into the proceedings. They do it for points and the roar of a virtual crowd.

Books and Bytes

Harvard Crimson
Tuesday, October 5, 2010

"Why Books?" conference probes the rocky relationship between technology and literature.

Cause for Concern

Harvard Gazette
Friday, October 1, 2010
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Radcliffe fellow troubled by ties between government, charities. Erica Caple James, MTS '95, PhD '03 will use her year at the Radcliffe Institute to write an ethnographic account of how faith-based social service organizations become the sometimes uncomfortable agents of state governance. 

Gordon-Reed Wins MacArthur Grant

Harvard Crimson
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The MacArthur Foundation announced yesterday morning that population geneticist Carlos D. Bustamante '97 and Harvard professor Annette Gordon-Reed have been named 2010 MacArthur Fellows. 

Gordon-Reed Wins MacArthur Award

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
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Annette Gordon-Reed, an award-winning author and a professor at Harvard University, has been named a 2010 MacArthur Foundation Fellow. Gordon-Reed, JD '84, holds several University appointments and the Harvard historian can use funds to assist her research that follows branches of the Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings family tree into the 19th century.

Studying Gaga, Beyoncé Up Close

Harvard Crimson
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Students debated whether Lady Gaga and Beyoncé have become feminist icons through their pop music at a discussion last night moderated by Radcliffe Institute Fellow and Princeton University professor Daphne A. Brooks. 

US Tries to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet

New York Times
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Susan Landau, a Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study fellow and former Sun Microsystems engineer, argues that the proposal would raise costly impediments to innovation by small startups. 

Reading Themselves into History

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
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In today's overstimulated society, it's hard to imagine a time when reading—which we regard as solitary—was seen as a social activity. But for middle- and upper-class women of America's first Gilded Age (from about 1865 to 1901), reading was social and central. In her book Well-Read Lives: How Books Inspired a Generation of American Women (University of North Carolina Press, 2010), Barbara Sicherman, B.I. '74, argues that these women read themselves into history.

Working 9 to 5 at Harvard and Beyond

Harvard Gazette
Friday, September 3, 2010
A typical clerical worker in the 1970s (Courtesy of the Schlesinger Library, from the records of 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women).A typical clerical worker in the 1970s (Courtesy of the Schlesinger Library, from the records of 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women).

Before the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers, there was 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women. Founded in 1972 by Ellen Cassedy and Karen Nussbaum, then clerical workers at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the organization dedicated itself to putting issues faced by working women on the public agenda.