American Spy Virginia Hall Finally Gets Her Due : NPR

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinPrint Post Views: 0 Virginia Hall was born into a wealthy Baltimore family in 1906. She was raised to marry into her privileged class, but wanted a life of adventure. Despite a hunting accident that cost her left leg, she became one of the most successful spies in World War II, first for the […]

‘I Want What My Male Colleague Has, and That Will Cost a Few Million Dollars’

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinPrint Post Views: 0 On paper, Nancy Hopkins had a charmed career. As an undergraduate at Radcliffe College, she was handpicked by James Watson, of Watson and Crick, for mentorship. In 1973, she was hired as an assistant professor at M.I.T.’s Center for Cancer Research, and was quickly promoted to receive tenure. But in […]

8 Ways Huntington’s Disease Changed My Life for the Better

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinPrint Post Views: 0 I’m sure the headline of this column made you look twice. No, that’s not a typo. You might be saying right now: “How could anything associated with Huntington’s disease make my life better?” I get it. I understand firsthand what a horrible condition Huntington’s disease (HD) is. It’s not my […]

OFF RADAR: ‘Fireside Chats’ and ‘Water Village: The Story of Waterville, Maine’

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinPrint Post Views: 0 “Fireside Chats” In the late 1980s, some journalists in Belfast decided it would be interesting — and instructive — to get some of the old folks in Waldo County to tell their stories. The subsequent column, “Fireside Chats,” written by Jeff Shula and illustrated with Peggy McKenna’s photographs, ran in […]

Political Violence and its Aftermath

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinPrint Post Views: 4 Third-year history honours student Dipankar Das was cycling back home to his village Budhakhali in Kakdwip, 24 South Parganas district after midnight on May 14, 2018. As his house came into view, he saw that it was on fire. When he entered inside, he discovered that his parents Usha (41) […]