Tag Archives: women at Michigan

  • Bentley Historical Library

    No Resignation

    Neuroanatomist Elizabeth Crosby was a brilliant researcher and a dedicated teacher. So what happened to make her attempt to resign numerous times over the course of her career? Letters archived at U-M may provide answers.

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  • Leaders and Best

    What It Meant to Me

    Alexa Canady was the first African American woman in the United States to become a neurosurgeon. Here, she shares her U-M experience and how a scholarship helped her make history.

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  • Madelon Stockwell in 1902
    Heritage

    Madelon’s World

    This week marks the 150th anniversary of Madelon Stockwell becoming U-M's first female student. Her arrival disrupted a world that had been all male since 1817.

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  • Heritage

    No Admittance

    When women tried to enter the University of Michigan in 1858, the all-male Board of Regents slammed the door shut "for the sake of the young ladies themselves."

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  • Grace Eldering at her desk
    Bentley Historical Library

    The Trail Blazer

    Scientist and educator Pearl Kendrick was a lecturer in the Department of Epidemiology at U-M and changed the landscape of infectious disease to save countless lives.

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  • Painting of Sarah Gertrude Banks
    Medicine at Michigan

    In Her Own Right

    Sarah Gertrude Banks, one of the earliest women to graduate from the U-M Medical School, cared for patients while championing women’s suffrage.

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  • She Hit it First Podcast Logo
    The Michigan Daily

    She Hit It First

    From the arts to STEM, from the first co-ed class to the first softball pitch, the Michigan Daily and What the F Magazine guide you through the stories of pioneering women at the University of Michigan in this limited series podcast.

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