Thursday, November 8, 2012

On November 8

On this day in ...
... 1837 (175 years ago today), in South Hadley, Massachusetts, a schoolteacher and chemist named Mary Lyon (right) welcomed 80 students to a new school, named the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary. Each student paid $60 for the year's tuition, room and board, and fees. Now Mount Holyoke College, the school continues as an institution of higher education for women, and will celebrate its anniversary with a number of events on campus. Mount Holyoke's list of distinguished alumnae include at least one IntLawGrrls foremother – Frances Perkins, the 1st woman to serve in the Cabinet of a U.S. President –  and many others on whom we've posted, among them Lucy Stone, Ella Grasso, Nita M. Lowey, Elaine Chao, Lan Cao, and Suzan-Lori Parks.

(Prior November 8 posts  are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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