Lizabeth A. Cohen, dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, announced Tuesday that she will step down in June 2018 after seven years in the post.
Mary Maples Dunn, who took the helm of Radcliffe during its 1999 merger with Harvard, died March 19. She was 85.
A Friday conference brought Harvard’s extensive historical connections to slavery into sharp relief, with some participants encouraging the University to consider monetary reparations.
“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.”
In other words, Durba Mitra is already challenging Harvard norms, and she hasn’t even left Fordham’s campus yet.
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.
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.