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In this year of splintering ceilings for women in politics, it's good to remember Jeannette Rankin, the first woman in Congress, who was elected 100 years ago this November. Rankin—whose papers are held at Radcliffe Institute's Schlesinger Library—wanted to be remembered as the first woman to secure a congressional vote for women's suffrage, and she did open the House debate that eventually led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
The second HUBweek, sponsored by The Boston Globe, Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, continues Wednesday with more events to celebrate art, science, and technology, including a lecture at Radcliffe.
Harvard President Drew Faust sat down with the Harvard Gazette to discuss her priorities for the months ahead. She discusses the upcoming Radcliffe Institute conference, "Universities and Slavery: Bound by History" and the book by Radcliffe Institute fellow and Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen.
At the start of The Harvard Campaign in 2013, President Drew Faust underscored the University’s fundamental commitment to discovery and to the education of leaders to make a positive difference in the world. Since then, more than 133,000 donors have made contributions to support the campaign, including more than $820 million to provide financial aid for students across campus.