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. 

The Law and Social Change

@ The Radcliffe Institute
Friday, May 25, 2012
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Radcliffe Day 2012 was dedicated to exploring the law and social change. Margaret H. Marshall received the Radcliffe Institute Medal.

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." 

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

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.

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