Violence Against Women: Tackling a Centuries-Old Problem

Harvard Divinity School News and Events
Thursday, March 5, 2015

"Battering of Women in Historical and Contemporary Christian Narrative, A Theological Perspective" is an event cosponsored by the Harvard Divinity School and Radcliffe Institute as a lead in to Radcliffe's "Confronting Violence" conference, which explores activism and cultural change that can reduce violence. Here a Q&A with speaker Nancy Nienhuis. 

Radcliffe Raises $42 Million In Capital Campaign

Harvard Crimson
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study has drawn in $42 million in gifts and pledges towards its capital campaign goal of $70 million, reports the Harvard Crimson

The Rule-breaking Sisters Grimké

Harvard Gazette
Monday, March 2, 2015
Louise Knight and Dan Carpenter. Photo by Rose Lincoln, Harvard Staff PhotographerLouise Knight and Dan Carpenter. Photo by Rose Lincoln, Harvard Staff Photographer

“Exiled by the sound of the lash” from the slaveholding state of South Carolina, the Grimké sisters came North before the Civil War with rule-breaking ideas on slavery’s wrongs and women’s rights. They represented an antebellum moment in which “women became political.”

Bette Davis at the Schlesinger

Harvard Magazine
Sunday, March 1, 2015
From Dark VictoryFrom Dark Victory

Harvard Magazine features the Schlesinger Library Movie Series and its upcoming showing of Dark Victory (1939) with Bette Davis. 

Her Honor, Honored

Harvard Magazine
Sunday, March 1, 2015

Harvard Magazine highlights justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as the Radcliffe 2015 Medalist. 

A New Name, and Wider Recognition, for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The New Yorker
Friday, February 27, 2015
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Radcliffe fellow Meghan O'Rourke writes a New Yorker piece about chronic fatigue syndrome and what's ahead for the diagnosis of the disease. 

From Prison to Poverty

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Photo by Kris SnibbePhoto by Kris Snibbe

"Just about everyone leaves prison and enters poverty," said Harvard sociologist and Radcliffe fellow Bruce Western, who recently completed a study tracking 122 incarcerated men and women who were released back into society. 

A Different Kind of Drug Research

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Photo by Kevin GradyPhoto by Kevin Grady

Harvard Law School Professor Philip Heymann and Mathea Falco '65, president of Drug Strategies, share why they are looking back at history and ahead for fresh answers on America’s long “war on drugs."

A Plague of Snow

The New Yorker
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Photo by Henri ColePhoto by Henri Cole

Fellow Henri Cole's story of the Boston blizzards, from the New Yorker

Q & A with Novelist ZZ Packer

The Boston Globe
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

In a Boston Globe Q&A with Bibliophiles columnist Amy Sutherland, novelist ZZ Packer talks about reading Herman Melville, Toni Morrison, and books that helped her research her new work-in-progress, "The Thousands."