Skepchick Quickies 8.27
On August 27th, 1875, American biologist, suffragist, philanthropist, and all-around great person Katharine (Dexter) McCormick was born. She was the first woman to graduate from MIT with a bachelor of science degree, and in later years she used her substantial inheritance to fund research for the birth control pill. She also gave money to MIT to build the Stanley McCormick Hall to house female students because there was not much housing for women and so her dorm helped to increase the presence of women on the campus.
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