Angela Davis Looks Back

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
"When I saved all the material I had no way in imagining that it would culminate in something like this," said Angela Davis, adding, "I just knew that I shouldn't throw it away." Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer"When I saved all the material I had no way in imagining that it would culminate in something like this," said Angela Davis, adding, "I just knew that I shouldn't throw it away." Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer

The iconic scholar and activist reflects on her life's work and why she remains inspired at a Radcliffe conference celebrating the acquisition of her archive.

Films That Go Bump in the Night

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
"Carnival of Souls," 1962."Carnival of Souls," 1962.

On the occasion of All Hallows’ Eve, the Harvard Gazette checks in with members of the Harvard community—including Radcliffe Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad—to hear which films they love to fear. 

Power and Pitfalls of Gene Editing

Harvard Gazette
Monday, October 28, 2019
Among those at Radcliffe's event, "Making the Cut: Promises and Challenges of Gene Editing," were Charmaine Royal of Duke University (from left), Sylvain Moineau of the Universite Laval, and Jonathan Kimmelman of McGill University. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerAmong those at Radcliffe's event, "Making the Cut: Promises and Challenges of Gene Editing," were Charmaine Royal of Duke University (from left), Sylvain Moineau of the Universite Laval, and Jonathan Kimmelman of McGill University. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer

With thousands of new academic papers on CRISPR science publishing each year, experts examined the rapidly advancing technology at Radcliffe's "Making the Cut" symposium.

A Feminist Intervention into Art

The Harvard Crimson
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Judy Chicago. Photo by Steve S. LiJudy Chicago. Photo by Steve S. Li

Judy Chicago has spent her life working to write women into history, and now she is trying to ensure that her carefully documented work of the past sixty years does not disappear.

Radcliffe Institute Mourns Judith Vichniac, Who Led the Radcliffe Fellowship Program from 2001 to 2018

@RadInstitute
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

The founding director of the Radcliffe Fellowship Program passed away on October 22. She had a profound impact on the lives and careers of hundreds of fellows over the years.

Writing Black Lives

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
At a recent Radcliffe talk, biographers Robert Reid-Pharr (from left), Tomiko Brown-Nagin, and Imani Perry explored how their subjects helped shape conversations around black politics, community, identity, and life. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerAt a recent Radcliffe talk, biographers Robert Reid-Pharr (from left), Tomiko Brown-Nagin, and Imani Perry explored how their subjects helped shape conversations around black politics, community, identity, and life. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer

At a recent Radcliffe talk, biographers Robert Reid-Pharr, Tomiko Brown-Nagin, and Imani Perry explored how their subjects helped shape conversations around black politics, community, identity, and life.

At the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard Professors Discuss "Writing Black Lives"

The Harvard Crimson
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Photo by By Alexander W. TamPhoto by By Alexander W. Tam

Imani Perry, Robert Reid-Pharr, and Tomiko Brown-Nagin discussed their respective work on Lorraine Hansberry, James Baldwin, and Constance Baker Motley.

Reforming the Criminal Justice System

Harvard Gazette
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Raphael G. Warnock, senior pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, presented a lecture on mass incarceration in Harvard's Memorial Church. Photo by Jeffrey Blackwell/Memorial Church CommunicationsRaphael G. Warnock, senior pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, presented a lecture on mass incarceration in Harvard's Memorial Church. Photo by Jeffrey Blackwell/Memorial Church Communications

In a discussion at Harvard’s Memorial Church, Atlanta preacher Raphael G. Warnock called mass incarceration “a scandal on the soul of America” and challenged his listeners to “imagine a different future.”

Urban Planning and Social Justice

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Harvard professor and author Lizabeth Cohen at Government Center, in nearly the same spot urban planner Ed Logue was photographed (below) for Newsweek magazine, April 1965. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerHarvard professor and author Lizabeth Cohen at Government Center, in nearly the same spot urban planner Ed Logue was photographed (below) for Newsweek magazine, April 1965. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

Radcliffe dean emerita and Harvard historian Lizabeth Cohen examines the life and career of Ed Logue, the city planner who was instrumental in helping reshape and revive a number of declining American cities, including Boston, in the postwar era.

Michael Kremer Wins Nobel in Economics

Harvard Gazette
Monday, October 14, 2019
Photo courtesy of Harvard Public Affairs and CommunicationsPhoto courtesy of Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

Michael Kremer RI '14 and his MIT collaborators pioneered the use of field experiments to determine the effectiveness of world poverty programs.

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