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

The exceptions : Nancy Hopkins, MIT, and the fight for women in science / Kate Zernike.

Zernike, Kate, (author.).

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

Content descriptions

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.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
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.

Available copies

  • 12 of 17 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Kent Library Association - Kent.


  • 7 current holds with 17 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Kent Library Association - Kent B HOP (Text) 33410150980599 Adult New Biography On holds shelf -

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