Tag Archives: women

Legacy of Title IX

Few laws have had such far-reaching impact as Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Intended to give girls and women greater access to sports programs and other courses of study in schools and colleges, the law has since … Continue reading

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Rediscovering a woman of conscience

In her new book, Margaret Pearmain Welch (1893-1984): Proper Bostonian, Activist, Pacifist, Reformer, Preservationist, Elizabeth Fideler introduces readers to a highly accomplished woman from a bygone era. According to Fideler, Welch was a debutante, world traveler, socialite, and dancer who … Continue reading

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Reporting on gender inequities and global health

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn will present “A Path Appears: Reporting on Gender Inequities and Global Health” on Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Murray Function Room of the Yawkey Athletic Center. Kristof and WuDunn combine journalism and activism … Continue reading

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Voices of women

Theologian Mary Catherine Hilkert, O. P. will present “The Word of God Entrusted to the Entire Church and the Voices of Women” on February 8 at 7:30 p.m. Sister Hilkert is the author of Naming Grace: Preaching and the Sacramental Imagination … Continue reading

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Muslim women and Islamic law

Natana J. DeLong-Bas, assistant professor of the practice in the Theology Department and Islamic Civilization and Societies Program, will present “Muslim Women and Islamic Law: Myths and Realities” on Oct. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons. She is editor-in-chief … Continue reading

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Wikipedia made better

Thanks to Boston College senior Marie Pellissier, the online encyclopedia Wikipedia has an informative, well-researched entry on a pioneering woman of the American West, Susan LaFlesche Picotte (1865-1915). For an assignment in Professor of History Marilynn Johnson’s course History of … Continue reading

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Waiting for Cancer

In her new book Waiting for Cancer to Come: Women’s Experiences with Genetic Testing and Medical Decision Making for Breast and Ovarian Cancer (University of Michigan Press, 2014), Boston College Professor of Sociology Sharlene Hesse-Biber explores the complicated emotional, social, economic and psychological … Continue reading

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