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There are 10 comments on 11 History-Making, History-Shaping Women from Boston University

  1. Good morning! Thanks for the article. During Woman’s History Month, why not keep it going with daily or weekly additions to the list. Certain that there are other female graduates with truly significant accomplishments. In fact in the area of sports, I’d have gone with an alumna, Ms. Marie-Phillip Poulon.

  2. Back in the old days they used to call it ‘Political Economy’ rather than today’s economics. So I guess AOC should be forgiven if she doesn’t know what makes up the 3 branches of government.

  3. Edna Sobel, MD pediatric endocrinologist of world renown , childhood survivor of polio that left her crippled, who was accepted by Boston University Medical School after being turned down by every other Medical School to which she applied

  4. I find it Iinteresting that the author does not know that Puerto Rico is part of America. It has been since 1917. So AOC is not a first-generation American, she is just American. In fact, you might have to go back three or four generations to find a first-generation Puerto Rican-American. I understand that the author might have wanted to highlight AOC’s lineage, but this was clumsy.

  5. A university that is predominantly female and the last woman to be Dean of Students was in the 1960s? And she was ONLY the dean of women students.(Couldn’t trust her around men???)

    Am I missing something? Boson University lists lots of firsts, but , , ,

  6. Ten out of eleven isn’t bad. AOC is the glaring low spot (my opinion) on a list of truly remarkable women.

    I have to admit I had to research a small sub-set of these women whose true talents were not well known to me. My apologies. Some were highly visible names (I share the authors enthusiasm for Joanie Benoit Samuelson who made all us so proud of her talent, her drive and her humility). Others were equally impressive once I delved in their accomplishments.

    Thanks for sharing

  7. I am sure that even more could be named to this fine list of women who “broke ground, and sometimes had to stir up controversy to do it.” It is never an easy task to overcome struggle and try to make things better for yourself and those that will come after you. I had no idea that AOC graduated from BU… that’s wonderful!

  8. Dear BU- AOC is an American of Puerto Rico, not a “first generation” Puerto Rican American. All people from Puerto Rico since 1917 are US Citizens and part of the Nation. The cultural background is different but not the nationality. We do not immigrate, we simply move from one location in the United State of America to another. Yes, I am from Puerto Rico despite my “American sounding” last name.

  9. Dear Fellow Alums,

    A glaring omission — with significantly greater contributions and gravitas than Ms. Ocasio-Cortez — is Barbara Jordan. Quite a list nonetheless and I am sure there are more that could be celebrated.

    Best regards.

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