Racial Inequalities in COVID-19—The Impact on Black Communities

Medical News Today
Friday, June 5, 2020

Medical News Today looks at the racialized impact that COVID-19 has on black communities in the United States, using expert opinions and rounding up the available evidence.

Facing the Denial of American Racism

Harvard Gazette
Friday, June 5, 2020
A roadside sign asks for justice for George Floyd, whose killing by Minneapolis police set off protests worldwide. Photo by Jon Chase/Harvard staff photographerA roadside sign asks for justice for George Floyd, whose killing by Minneapolis police set off protests worldwide. Photo by Jon Chase/Harvard staff photographer

The Radcliffe Institute hosted “Naming Racism,” a discussion focused on identifying the historic and ongoing social roots of racism denial, and strategies for raising awareness.

Six Graduate and Professional Schools to Remain Online for Fall

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard staff writerPhoto by Kris Snibbe/Harvard staff writer

Administrators’ concerns include the ongoing threat posed by the coronavirus and the possibility of additional quarantines

Retreating to the Kitchen

Monday, June 1, 2020
As a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, people are eating--and cooking--at home more than ever. Photo credit kool99As a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, people are eating--and cooking--at home more than ever. Photo credit kool99

“For every home cook so enthused by their enhanced skills and expanded repertoire that they’ll never look back, there’s another desperate to regain the comfort, convenience, and social experience of a restaurant meal,” says cultural anthropologist Heather Paxson. 

Radcliffe Past and Present

Harvard Gazette
Monday, June 1, 2020
Byerly Hall detail. Photo by Thomas EarleByerly Hall detail. Photo by Thomas Earle

At Radcliffe Day 2020, current and former deans discuss the Institute’s past and future.

Filling Gaps in Our Understanding of How Cities Began to Rise

Harvard Gazette
Friday, May 29, 2020
A wall painting from the Arslantepe archaeological site in Eastern Anatolia (present-day Turkey) around 3,400 BC. Image courtesy of Max Planck-Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean and Missione Archeologica Italiana nell'Anatolia Orientale, Sapienza University of Rome. Photo by Roberto CeccaciA wall painting from the Arslantepe archaeological site in Eastern Anatolia (present-day Turkey) around 3,400 BC. Image courtesy of Max Planck-Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean and Missione Archeologica Italiana nell'Anatolia Orientale, Sapienza University of Rome. Photo by Roberto Ceccaci

Christina Warinner and an international team provide some of the earliest genetic glimpses of the movement and mingling of peoples in West Asia 8,500 years ago.

An Economic Emergency

Thursday, May 28, 2020
Millions of Americans have lost their jobs in the COVID-19 era. Photo credit RyanKing999Millions of Americans have lost their jobs in the COVID-19 era. Photo credit RyanKing999

“A substantial share of those currently on temporary layoff are likely to become permanent job losers. We need to plan for this,” says Harvard economist Lawrence F. Katz.

Eclipsed by Virus, Addiction Still Shadows the Land

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
A single N95 face mask along with several prescription painkillers. Image credit skhowardA single N95 face mask along with several prescription painkillers. Image credit skhoward

"COVID-19 detrimentally impacts people with addiction and people in pain, making vulnerable people even more vulnerable," says sociologist Liz Chiarello.

Before the Feminist Revolution, This "Messy Experiment" Nurtured Female Talent

The New York Times
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Anne Sexton and Maxine Kumin were friends and early fellows at the Radcliffe Institute, which supported ambitious creative women at a time when few institutions did.

New Book "The Equivalents" Follows Emergence Of Second Wave Feminism From Radcliffe Institute

WBUR The ARTery
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Maggie Doherty’s new book explores the significance of the institute’s mission and how it prefigured the women’s liberation movement that would become a defining hallmark of the 1960s.

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