African Americans Facing Higher Rates of Coronavirus

nbcboston.com
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Camara Jones. Photo by Tony RInaldoCamara Jones. Photo by Tony RInaldo

Camara Jones RI '20 says COVID-19 outbreak's devastating affect on the African American community is caused by increased exposure to the highly contagious virus.

The Collective Effort

Harvard Gazette
Friday, April 3, 2020
Joan Kane. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerJoan Kane. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

Joan Naviyuk Kane RI '20 and other Harvard affiliates from the nationwide "To Serve Better" project reflect on how coronavirus is affecting their communities.

In Prisons, a Looming Coronavirus Crisis

Harvard Gazette
Thursday, April 2, 2020
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Harvard experts, including Radcliffe's Tomiko Brown-Nagin and Kaia Stern, warn of rapid spread in prisons amid crowded conditions and large numbers of older individuals with chronic conditions.

A New Reality

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
One former fellow wrote from Oxford, in the United Kingdom, where life has "completely changed within just two weeks."One former fellow wrote from Oxford, in the United Kingdom, where life has "completely changed within just two weeks."

We asked Radcliffe fellows around the world to write about the life-altering effects of COVID-19.

The Quarantine Diaries

The New York Times
Monday, March 30, 2020
Jessica Brilli, Study: The Neighbor's House. Acrylic on panel, 2020. 9" x 12".Jessica Brilli, Study: The Neighbor's House. Acrylic on panel, 2020. 9" x 12".

The history of our present moment is taking shape in journals and drawings. “Diaries and correspondences are a gold standard,” says Jane Kamensky of the Schlesinger Library. “They’re among the best evidence we have of people’s inner worlds.”

"Diary of a Tap Dancer"—Ayodele Casel Evokes History and Magic of Tap

The Bay State Banner
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Ayodele Casel. Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe InstituteAyodele Casel. Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

Ayodele Casel RI '20 weaves together her own life story as a tap dancer with the story of earlier female tap dancers of color.

The Essential O, by Alice Lyons RI '16

The Irish Times
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Alice Lyons. Photo by Tony RinaldoAlice Lyons. Photo by Tony Rinaldo

The constraint of writing my novel without featuring the letter ‘o’ made me work harder to look beyond obvious ways of expressing things.

Lizabeth Cohen Awarded Bancroft Prize

Harvard Magazine
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Lizabeth Cohen. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Public Affairs and CommunicationLizabeth Cohen. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Public Affairs and Communication

Lizabeth Cohen—Harvard urban historian and past dean of the Radcliffe Institute—has been awarded the 2020 Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy, the highest academic honor for American historians.

Lizabeth Cohen Wins Bancroft Prize

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Lizabeth Cohen. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerLizabeth Cohen. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

Harvard historian and past Radcliffe dean is honored for the second time with prestigious award.

Diversifying Schlesinger’s Records

Harvard Gazette
Friday, March 13, 2020
From the "Papers of Pin Pin T'an Liu," who earned a master's degree from Radcliffe in 1938: an undated photograph that includes her grandfather, Chang Yin T'ang (seated on left). Courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryFrom the "Papers of Pin Pin T'an Liu," who earned a master's degree from Radcliffe in 1938: an undated photograph that includes her grandfather, Chang Yin T'ang (seated on left). Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

The Library continues to broaden its collections with a focus on materials pertaining to Asian American women.

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