More than Help for Their Hair

The Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Myraline Morris Whitaker. Photo by Kris Snibbe.Myraline Morris Whitaker. Photo by Kris Snibbe.

“If hair is longer than the ears, it has to be pulled back and tucked under, and as a black woman I just don’t understand how that happens without the right product,” said Myraline Morris Whitaker, who founded the Sister Soldier Project, a grassroots campaign geared at providing hair products to African-American female soldiers to help them comply with military guidelines.

Letters From Sister Soldier Project to be Celebrated

The Boston Globe
Friday, July 3, 2015
Photo by Kris SnibbePhoto by Kris Snibbe

The Schlesinger Library at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute has acquired the collection of Myraline Morris Whitaker. Whitaker sent thousands of packages filled with black hair care products to female soldiers of color in service, as part of the volunteer initiative Sister Soldier Project. But the thank-you letters and photos she received in return were just as valuable a gift.

Taxonomic Riddles

Harvard Magazine
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Image courtesy of Rosa M. Fernandez Garcia and Alexander ZieglerImage courtesy of Rosa M. Fernandez Garcia and Alexander Ziegler

Harvard Magazine highlights a new method—micro-computed tomography scans of earthworms—for sharing University objects and collections. The technology was featured and showcased to the public at the Radcliffe Institute's recent "University As Collector" symposium.

Luce Foundation Awards $400k to Harvard Law for the Development of SHARIAsource

Harvard Law Today
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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The Henry Luce Foundation recently awarded $400,000 over two years for the development of SHARIAsource, a project designed to be an online portal of resources and analysis on Islamic law and directed by Radcliffe fellow and Harvard Law School Professor Intisar Rabb. 

New Face for the $10 Bill

Monday, June 29, 2015
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Radcliffe fellow Christine Desan and Radcliffe Faculty Director of the Social Sciences Program Dan Carpenter comment on the announcement by the Treasury Department that a woman will appear on the redesigned $10 bill. 

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a Pride to Africa, a Treasure to the World

Business Day
Friday, June 12, 2015

Chimamanda Adichie was awarded a fellowship by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study,  Harvard University, which allowed her to finalize her third novel, Americanah. The book was released to great critical acclaim in 2013. Americanah, has received numerous accolades, highlights the Nigerian newspaper BusinessDay. 

Iran: Friend or Foe to Iraq?

The National
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Radcliffe Institute Fellow Harith Al-Qarawee comments on the role of Iran and the United States in fighting ISIL in Iraq. 

25 Moments That Changed America

TIME Magazine
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Tony Korody--The LIFE Images Collection/GettyTony Korody--The LIFE Images Collection/Getty

In this TIME Magazine story, experts and historians nominate 20th-century moments that changed the United States. Hear from Radcliffe Institute fellows, professors, and our Dean on turning points in our nation's history. 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Tells Young Women: 'Fight For The Things You Care About'

The Huffington Post
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Huffington Post features Justice Ginsburg's remarks at the Radcliffe Institute. 

Justices Get Out More, but Calendars Aren’t Open to Just Anyone

The New York Times
Monday, June 1, 2015

The New York Times features Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her public interview before an audience of 1,300 people in an enormous tent in Radcliffe Yard at Harvard. It was by one count Justice Ginsburg’s 23rd public appearance in the Supreme Court’s current term, ranking her third among justices.