Edith Grace White

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Edith Grace White
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  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Columbia University

Edith Grace White (May 16, 1890 – 1975) was an American zoologist known for her studies of elasmobranchs (sharks and rays). She also published textbooks on genetics and general biology, and was professor and head of biology at Wilson College for over 30 years. Born in Boston, she earned a bachelor's degree at Mount Holyoke College (1912), went on to Columbia University where she received master's (1913) and doctoral degrees (1919). [1] [2]

Wilson College (Pennsylvania) private liberal arts college in Pennsylvania

Wilson College, founded 1869, is a private, Presbyterian-related, liberal arts college located on a 300-acre (121.4 ha) campus in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, United States. It was founded by two Presbyterian ministers, but named for its first major donor, Sarah Wilson of nearby St. Thomas Township, Pennsylvania. For 144 years, Wilson operated as a women's college. In 2013 the college's board of trustees voted to make the college coeducational beginning in the 2013-2014 academic year with male residential students beginning in fall 2014.

Mount Holyoke College Liberal arts college in Massachusetts, US

Mount Holyoke College is a private women's liberal arts college in South Hadley, Massachusetts. It is the oldest institution within the Seven Sisters schools, an alliance of elite East Coast liberal arts colleges that arose as a female equivalent to the then male dominated Ivy League. Mount Holyoke also served as a model for other women's colleges and is part of the region's Five College Consortium, along with Amherst College, Smith College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Columbia University Private Ivy League research university in New York City

Columbia University is a private Ivy League research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City. Established in 1754, Columbia is the oldest institution of higher education in New York and the fifth-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. It is one of nine colonial colleges founded prior to the Declaration of Independence, seven of which belong to the Ivy League. It has been ranked by numerous major education publications as among the top ten universities in the world.

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