Miriam Levin Speaks on Women in Science at Mt. Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College tonight hosts a talk by Miriam Levin, a professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She’s the author of a book on Mount Holyoke and the rise of women in science, a subject made all the more timely by the recent controversy from suggestions by Harvard President Lawrence Summers that “innate differences” may be one of the reasons that women don’t succeed as well as men at the highest levels of math and science research. Levin makes the case that Mount Holyoke founder Mary Lyon was able to set a high standard for women in the sciences.