Dr. Liz Ahl

When we speak of putting learners at the centers of our classrooms and enabling them to be active participants (rather than passive recipients) in their education, we owe a debt to Women’s Studies.
– Dr. Liz Ahl, from her 2005 Kalikow Award acceptance speech.

About Sally Boland

Sally Boland

Sally Boland taught at Plymouth State University for twenty-eight years. During her time on campus, she served as the Chair of the English Department, Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program, and head of the Writing Across the Curriculum program. Instrumental to the founding of the Women’s Studies minor, Sally served as chair of the Women’s Studies Council, and in 1997 she received the Theo Kalikow Award to recognize her outstanding contributions to women’s issues on campus.

Sally died from breast cancer in 1999, at the age of fifty-seven. She is remembered for her contributions to writing, teaching, and Women’s Studies as well as her intellectual rigor, zest for life, sense of humor, and willingness to fight for what she believed in.

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Mary Lyon: Stunning at a Century

Mary Lyon Hall, the beloved grande dame of the Plymouth State campus, is celebrating her centennial this year. Over the past century, she’s been renovated, remodeled, updated, and made energy efficient, all while retaining her stately elegance. More than a campus icon, Mary Lyon has been home to generations of students, many of whom have […]

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Let the Sunshine In

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First in the (New) Nation

A Young Man’s Journey from a Nepalese Refugee Camp to the New Hampshire Polls » Southern Bhutan. Early 1990s. Members of an ethnic minority population, the Hindu Lhotshampas, began fleeing rising levels of persecution by the Bhutanese government. Denied their citizenship rights because of religious and cultural differences, the group—more than 100,000 strong—eventually sought protection […]