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The exceptions : Nancy Hopkins, MIT, and the fight for women in science

Zernike, Kate (author.).

Summary: "In 1999, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology admitted to discriminating against its most senior female scientists. It was a seismic cultural event--one that forced institutions across the nation to reckon with the bias faced by girls and women in STEM. The Exceptions is the story of the women on MIT's faculty who started it all, centered on the life and career of their unlikely leader: Nancy Hopkins, a noted molecular geneticist and cancer researcher and protégée of James Watson, the codiscoverer of the structure of DNA." -- from dust jacket.

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  • ISBN: 9781982131838
  • ISBN: 1982131837
  • ISBN: 9781982131852
  • Physical Description: print
    xvi, 409 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2023.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 371-392) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: An epiphany on Divinity Avenue -- The choice -- An immodest proposal -- At the feet of Harvard's great men -- Bungtown road -- "Women, please apply" -- The vow -- "We should distance all competitors" -- Our Millie -- The best home for a feminist -- Liberated lifestyles -- Kendall square -- "This slow and gentle robbery" -- "Fodder" -- Fun in middle age -- Three hundred square feet -- MIT Inc. -- Sixteen tenured women -- X and Y -- All for one or one for all -- "The greater part of the balance -- Epilogue -- The sixteen.
Subject: Hopkins, Nancy (Nancy H.)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Women in science Massachusetts Cambridge
Women scientists Massachusetts Cambridge Biography
Sex discrimination in science Massachusetts Cambridge Biography
Sexism in education Massachusetts Cambridge
Women Education (Higher) Massachusetts Cambridge
Women college teachers Massachusetts Cambridge
Genre: Biographies.

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Homer Public Library 331.133097 ZER (Text) 000168833 Nonfiction Checked out 07/29/2024

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