History Among the Stars

By Urooj Khan On February 24th, 2020, a pioneering mathematician who paved the way for women to travel to space found her own space amongst the stars. She broke so much more than the physical barrier between our atmosphere and space. She passed away peacefully at 101 in her retirement home in Newport News, Virginia. […]

Womxn? No. Just Women.

By Brie Underwood Happy Women’s History Month! During this month, I hope that you take some time to reflect on and thank any and all women who have helped you get to where you are now and for how they continue to help and support you throughout your life. Thank your favorite female professor, give […]

Revisiting “Persona”: A Film that Defied Society and Defined Cinema

Amongst the canon movie classics like Citizen Kane, Casablanca and Psycho lies a particularly odd gem: Ingmar Bergman’s female-oriented film Persona. Released in 1966, an era when women were finding a new platform to raise their voices in the U.S., Bergman’s film explores the relationship between two women. The psychological screenplay continues to plague analysts today. […]

Gender Bias in the STEM Work Place

There is no escaping challenging social issues. Since the 1970s, the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers has sought to overcome its reputation for being a male-dominated field. For instance, many colleges offer scholarship programs for female undergraduates as incentives for young women to pursue careers in scientific research. Yet, the last […]

Sex, Power and Speaking Truth: Anita Hill 20 Years Later

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the sexual harassment allegations Anita Hill made against current Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas during his confirmation hearing. Distinguished speakers, including Hill, who The New York Times credits as “personally responsible for revitalizing feminism,” came to talk to the over 1,000 people in attendance at Hunter’s all-day conference […]

A Bear Market Experience

This summer, I interned for Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management.  I can say that it was definitely one of the most educational experiences I’ve ever had. Before my internship, I attended a Macaulay Dean’s Dinner about the world of finance with guest Ellyn McColgan, a woman in the field for well over 20 years. She spoke  […]