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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.
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."
“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.”