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Radcliffe Institute and Divinity School Particularly Vulnerable to Endowment Decreases

Losses to the University’s endowment due to the coronavirus pandemic may have a disproportionate impact on the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Harvard Divinity School, which draw high proportions of their budget from the endowment.


‘Few Parallels in Our History’: Harvard Schools Outline Coronavirus Contingency Plans

Administrators from across Harvard’s schools sent school-specific instructions and reassurances to students Tuesday following University President Lawrence S. Bacow’s announcement that Harvard would move to remote instruction March 23.


Radcliffe UN Commissioner

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, a career diplomat and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, speaks about the current geopolitical environment at the Knafel Center Thursday.


Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Discusses Challenges to Global Human Rights Order

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, who served as the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, discussed the new global geopolitical environment Thursday.


Philanthropist Melinda Gates to Receive Radcliffe Medal

Melinda A. Gates will receive the Radcliffe Medal in May in recognition of her significant impact on women and girls worldwide through her work as a philanthropist and entrepreneur, Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study announced Tuesday.


Harvard Scientists Find Wave of Stellar Nurseries in Milky Way

Astronomers at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study have discovered a massive wave of stellar nurseries located near the sun through research incorporating data from the European Space Agency’s Gaia mission.


Angela Davis Speaks

During her keynote conversation, Angela Y. Davis said: "Who can imagine keeping that impulse to fight for freedom alive, generation after generation, after generation, handing it down. To me, that is the blackness with which I identify."


Angela Davis Keynote Conversation

Angela Y. Davis delivered the keynote conversation with Neferti X. M. Tadiar at “Radical Commitments”, a conference hosted by the Radcliffe Center, using Davis’s life and work to incite discussion on the tradition of activism in the 20th century.


Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago, a feminist artist and figurehead of the 1970s American feminist art movement, visited the Radcliffe Institute to celebrate the launch of an online portal archiving her work — part of a collaborative archival project across three universities.


Agassiz Name on Harvard Campus Honors Not Louis Agassiz, But Wife and Son

A recent lawsuit accusing former zoology professor Louis Agassiz of using photos of slaves to promote racist ideologies has reignited conversations about his name and legacy, but, Harvard staff say the Agassiz name on campus honors the contributions of his wife and son rather than his own.


The Kings and Queens of Radcliffe

The sisters’ film project, six years in the making, emerged from one of Gabrielle Burton’s experiences: She attended a drag show starring her friend’s husband, aka Virginia West, an award-winning drag queen in Columbus, Ohio.


Drag Show Statement

The opening session of the Radcliffe Institute conference “Beyond Words: Gender and the Aesthetics of Communication” included live drag acts.


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