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1940s

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow received her Master’s degree from the University of Illinois in 1942 and her PhD in 1945 (both ...
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Millicent Sloboda Lane

Millicent Sloboda Lane

Millicent Sloboda Lane graduated from the University of Illinois in 1944 with a degree in Advertising and Publishing. She was ...
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Marietta Stevenson

Marietta Stevenson came to the University of Illinois in 1943, joining what is now the School of Social Work. Prior ...
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Marianne Ferber

Marianne Ferber

Marianne Ferber joined the Economics Department at the University around 1948 and became known for "feminist economics." She was a ...
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Lila Jeanne Eichelberger

Lila Jeanne Eichelberger

Lila Jeanne Eichelberger, affectionately known as “Shorty,” graduated from U of I around 1949 and has been a longtime supporter ...
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Laura J. Huslster

Laura J. Huslster joined the Physical Education Department in 1949 as Head of Physical Education for Women, a role she ...
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Dorothy Martin Simon

Dorothy Martin Simon

Dorothy Martin Simon received her PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University in 1945. In 1968, she became the first ...
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Barbara “Bobbie” Crawford Johnson

Barbara “Bobbie” Crawford Johnson

Barbara “Bobbie” Crawford Johnson graduated in 1946 with a degree in General Engineering, the first woman to earn such a ...
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