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‘A Rare Treasure’: Mary Maples Dunn, Former Radcliffe Dean, Dies at 85

​Mary Maples Dunn, who took the helm of Radcliffe during its 1999 merger with Harvard, died March 19. She was 85.

A Conversation on Universities and Slavery
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A Conversation on Universities and Slavery

President Drew G. Faust and Ta-Nehisi Coates, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, talk at the Radcliffe Institute's conference "Universities and Slavery: Bound by History" on Friday morning.

A Conversation on Universities and Slavery
Race

Conference Encourages Reparations for Harvard's Ties to Slavery

A Friday conference brought Harvard’s extensive historical connections to slavery into sharp relief, with some participants encouraging the University to consider monetary reparations.

College

Professors on Committee Examining Slavery Plan Conference

“We need to engage this, not just to be better historians,” Beckert said of Harvard's ties to slavery. “We need to acknowledge this history as a way to be able to move forward.”

Durba Mitra
College

Challenging the Norms: Durba Mitra Comes to Harvard

In other words, Durba Mitra is already challenging Harvard norms, and she hasn’t even left Fordham’s campus yet.

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Woodruff and Ifill to Receive Radcliffe Medal

Journalists Judy Woodruff and the late Gwen L. Ifill will receive the Radcliffe Medal in May in recognition of their work on the PBS program “NewsHour.”

Research

Explosions Could Provide Clues About First Stars, Fellow Says

A set of explosions that happened thousands of years ago could provide clues about the formation of the earliest stars, according to Robert A. Simcoe, a research fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Harvard Business School

Radcliffe Dean Criticizes Bannon’s Comments in Open Letter

Lizabeth Cohen criticized Donald Trump’s chief strategist, for comments in an open letter she signed with the presidents of six historically all-women colleges.

Yellen
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Radcliffe Raises $55 Million in Capital Campaign

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study has raised $55 million towards its $70 million capital campaign fundraising goal, placing the institute at nearly 80 percent of its target.

Mankiw and Yellen
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Mankiw and Yellen

Chair of the Federal Reserve System Janet Yellen in conversation with Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics N. Gregory Mankiw.

Bernanke
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Bernanke

Former Chair of the Federal Reserve Ben S. Bernanke '75 speaks at Radcliffe Day on Friday.

Yellen
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Yellen

Janet Yellen, the Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank, received the Radcliffe Medal during Radcliffe Day on May 27th. Speakers at the event included Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Lizabeth Cohen, Yellen's predecessor Ben S. Bernanke '75, and Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics N. Gregory Mankiw.

Two Fed Chairs
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Two Fed Chairs

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was welcomed on stage by her predecessor, Ben S. Bernanke '75. Yellen and Bernanke are two of just four living individuals to have lead the central banking system of the United States, while Yellen is the first woman to have done so.

Yellen
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Federal Reserve Chair Yellen Awarded Radcliffe Medal

Federal reserve chair Janet L. Yellen received a Radcliffe Medal at the annual Radcliffe Day ceremony Friday, applauded by Dean of the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies Lizabeth Cohen​ for her “lifetime of visionary and principled service.”

Photographer Matika Wilbur
Visual Arts

Photographer Matika Wilbur

Photographer Matika Wilbur delivers an opening talk for her exhibition "Seeds of Culture: The Portraits and Stories of Native American Women,” at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Thursday afternoon. The exhibition will run through May 28.