Peter Behrens: ‘The only thing making me write is all I don’t know’

The Globe and Mail
Friday, February 26, 2016
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The Globe & Mail spoke with author Peter Behrens about his new novel, Carry Me. Originally from Montreal, Behrens currently lives in Boston, where he is a fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute. 

Case for Reparation Gains International Force

Harvard Gazette
Thursday, February 25, 2016
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“Slavery was not just a system of holding people in bondage, it was holding people in bondage for a purpose, and that was to make money, to make money off of their bodies, and that’s the important realization that Americans have to come to,” said Professor Annette Gordon-Reed at a recent Harvard panel discussion. 

Blended Voices, Each With a Personal Charge

The Harvard Gazette
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Flyer for a poetry reading in support of Assata Shakur, featuring June Jordan. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe InstituteFlyer for a poetry reading in support of Assata Shakur, featuring June Jordan. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute

A.R.T. performers point stage spotlight at five poets celebrated in “‘A Language to Hear Myself’: Feminist Poets Speak,” a Schlesinger Library exhibition at the Radcliffe Institute. 

Harvard Art Museums, Posting Images with Words

@ The Radcliffe Institute
Monday, February 22, 2016

Lets get social! Radcliffe Institute meets Harvard Art Museums in #wayswithwords campaign. Find artwork that resonates with the subject of gender and language and help expand our conversation by sharing your thoughts online. 

Michael Pollan: "I’m Uncomfortable with the Foodie Label"

The Guardian
Sunday, February 21, 2016
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With his Netflix documentary series Cooked now out, the award-winning journalist and Radcliffe fellow discusses bad food in England in the 70s, and a party with cheese-loving nuns with The Guardian

A Hearing for Pleas to Right Wrongs

The Harvard Gazette
Friday, February 19, 2016
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A new Radcliffe project seeks to restore Native American voices to historical and political scholarship by digitizing thousands of petitions to the Massachusetts legislature. 

Turns of Narrative

The Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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For novelist Claire Messud RI '05, getting the story down can mean letting it stray: "Even if you have an idea of how you want a piece to end, by the time you have created these people and set them in motion, they have their own laws, their own organic natures, and they don’t always want to fit your ideas."

How, Not Why, the Human Brain Folds

The Harvard Gazette
Monday, February 1, 2016
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New research by 2015 Radcliffe fellow L. Mahadevan on understanding how the brain folds could help unlock the inner workings of the brain and unravel brain-related disorders. 

Janet Yellen to Receive Radcliffe Medal in May

Harvard Crimson
Monday, February 1, 2016

“As Chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen is skillfully charting the nation's course in unpredictable and sometimes rough economic seas,” according to Radcliffe Institute Dean Cohen in a Harvard Crimson story. “The Radcliffe Medal honors her for extraordinary leadership and her commitment—as our morning panel will explore—building an economy for prosperity and equality.”

Fast-food Industry Offers More Bad Deals

The Boston Globe
Sunday, January 31, 2016
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This Boston Globe editorial features Radcliffe fellow and food writer Michael Pollan commenting on the nation's fast food industry.