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‘An Important Counter Space’: How Radcliffe Officially Joined Forces with Harvard

Radcliffe College officially merged with Harvard in April 1999, after months of closed-door meetings that left students and alumni in the dark about the future of Radcliffe.

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Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Talks Justice, Civic Engagement at Radcliffe Day

Supreme Court Justice Sonia M. Sotomayor discussed the strains of serving on a rightward-shifting court while speaking  at Harvard’s annual Radcliffe Day ceremony, at which she was awarded the 2024 Radcliffe Medal.​​​​​​​

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Named 2024 Radcliffe Medal Recipient

Supreme Court Justice Sonia M. Sotomayor will be awarded the 2024 Radcliffe Medal — the highest honor awarded by the Harvard Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study — in a ceremony on May 24, according to a Thursday press release.

Institutional Neutrality Event at Radcliffe Institute
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Amid Debates at Harvard, Legal Scholars Discuss Institutional Neutrality at Harvard Radcliffe Institute Event

Harvard Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin moderated a Tuesday evening panel discussing the prospect of institutional neutrality across higher education institutions, an event which came amid plans from the University to form a working group dedicated to considering a policy of institutional neutrality.

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Research

‘The Wave is Waving’: Harvard Astronomers Discover Radcliffe Wave’s Oscillation

An international group of astronomers led by a Harvard PhD student reported their discovery that the Radcliffe Wave — a nine-thousand-light-year-long gaseous structure in the Milky Way — moves in an oscillating pattern in a paper published in Nature Tuesday morning.

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Higher Ed Leader Ruth Simmons Talks Recent Memoir, Legacy in Higher Education with Harvard Radcliffe Dean

Ruth J. Simmons, the former president of Brown University, Prairie View A&M University, and Smith College, spoke with Harvard Radcliffe Institute Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin about the values that shaped her educational career at a talk Tuesday evening.

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Harvard Computer Science Professor Fernanda Viégas Addresses AI Bias in Radcliffe Institute Talk

Harvard Computer Science professor Fernanda B. Viégas spoke about bias in generative artificial intelligence at a talk hosted by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study on Wednesday.

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Race

Indigenous Speakers Demand Harvard Return Human Remains at Radcliffe Conference

Speakers criticized Harvard for continuing to hold the human remains of thousands of Native Americans in its museum collections at a conference hosted by the Harvard University Native American Program and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study last week.

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College

Civil Rights Scholar Sherrilyn Ifill Discusses End of Affirmative Action at Harvard Radcliffe Event

Civil rights lawyer and scholar Sherrilyn Ifill and Harvard Radcliffe Institute Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin discussed the Supreme Court’s decision to effectively strike down affirmative action at a Wednesday talk at the Knafel Center.

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Politics

Harvard Radcliffe Fellow Delivers Presentation on Fascism’s Roots in America

Radcliffe Fellow Omer Aziz, a lawyer and the former foreign policy adviser to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, discussed fascism in America at a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies presentation Wednesday.

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Harvard Radcliffe Fellow Discusses Theory of ‘Abolition Forgery’ in Webinar

Radcliffe fellow Ndubueze L. Mbah, an associate professor of history and global gender studies at the University at Buffalo, discussed the theory and implications of “abolition forgery” in a seminar hosted by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Wednesday.

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Research

Oxford Professor Asifa Majid Calls for Greater Diversity in Linguistic Research in Harvard Radcliffe Talk

Asifa Majid, a William Bentinck-Smith Fellow at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, presented her findings on the building blocks of language and conceptual variation during a presentation Monday.

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Race

MacArthur ‘Genius’ McMillan Cottom Talks Black Identity, Pop Culture, and Women’s Rights at Radcliffe Lecture

Author and 2020 MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient Tressie McMillan Cottom discussed Black identity, pop culture, and restrictions on women’s rights during a talk at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Thursday evening.

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Healthcare Activist Ophelia Dahl Named 2023 Radcliffe Medal Recipient

Ophelia M. Dahl, a healthcare and social justice advocate who co-founded the nonprofit Partners in Health, will receive the 2023 Radcliffe Medal in late May, the Harvard Radcliffe Institute announced Thursday morning.

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Author Jennifer Boylan Discusses Experience with Gender Transition at Harvard Radcliffe Lecture

Author Jennifer F. Boylan discussed her experience with gender transition and the topic of revision and reinvention at a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study lecture last Thursday.

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