Women You Should Know: Isabella Graham & Joanna Bethune

Women You Should Know: Isabella Graham & Joanna Bethune [Meredith Sell] If you’re familiar with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, you probably know that Eliza Schuyler Hamilton “established the first private orphanage in New York City.” After Alexander Hamilton’s — *spoiler alert* — death in the musical, the song “Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story” tells of Eliza’s next 50 years as a widow laboring to restore her husband’s reputation, preserve his legacy, and lend […]

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Women You Should Know: Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin

Women You Should Know: Cecilia Helena Payne Gaposchkin [Meredith Sell] One hundred years ago, astronomers looked at the cosmos quite differently from the way they do today. They had observatories and telescopes and theories, Einstein’s theory of general relativity was still (relatively) new in the science community, and astronomers as usual were trying to figure out the stars. Today, we know hydrogen as the universe’s most common element. But, not then. The scientific community was convinced […]

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