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.
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.
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.
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.”