Earhart Flies High Again

On October 2, in a constant downpour of rain, EVE’s Amelia Earhart balloon had its first test flight in the Circle City Parade in Indianapolis, Indiana. The rain might have decreased the size of the crowd but not their enthusiasm. The parade was televised locally so most likely tens of thousands of people got [...]

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Balloon Fever

Last Friday I asked you to push us over the halfway point with our balloon fund in time for us to place the order—and you did it!
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I never thought much about giant [...]

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Donate by this Sunday so you can see Amelia in the skies this Labor Day!

In order to put Amelia back in the skies this Labor Day, we must order the balloon this Sunday.
We are still short the cash needed to place the order. But we’re almost there!
We only need 11 more people to join our 99 Club by Sunday. That’s not much more. WE CAN DO IT!
Please join [...]

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The Visibility Gap

July 8, 2010 by Lynette Long, Ph.D., President of EVE   · Comments Off
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When researchers compare the performance between two groups on a particular variable, the word “gap” is often used. The difference in earnings between men and women is a “wage gap.” The difference in school test scores between two groups of students is an “achievement gap.” The difference between the number of girls [...]

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The power of PowerPoint

July 5, 2010 by Lynette Long, Ph.D., President of EVE   · Comments Off
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I’ve created a PowerPoint presentation that helps me talk about EVE. I’m personally not a big fan of PowerPoint since I feel in a dark room it’s hard to connect with the audience, but EVE is about visibility. Women’s lack of visibility is best seen, not just talked about, so I show slides [...]

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Are the Wright Brothers the Right Choice for Ohio?

The polling in Ohio has come to a close, and now it’s time for six members of the Ohio state legislature to decide who is the right choice to represent Ohio in National Statuary Hall. Two of the final candidates are Wilbur and Orville Wright, credited with the first flight. Their remarkable achievement [...]

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Beating the streets

June 26, 2010 by Lynette Long, Ph.D., President of EVE   · Comments Off
Filed under Blog, Streets and Buildings Project Updates

In this summer heat, EVE volunteers have been beating the streets researching the names and addresses of famous women who were born in D.C. or spent part of their lives in D.C. In our quest for equal visibility, we found out some interesting things.

Jackie Kennedy lived in five different addresses in D.C. …all in [...]

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Brother, can you spare a quarter?

From the U.S. Mint:
“Launched in 1999, the United States Mint’s 50 State Quarters Program was a 10-year initiative that honored each of the nation’s states in the order that they ratified the Constitution or were admitted into the Union. Each quarter was produced for about 10 weeks and will never be produced again. [...]

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What’s wrong with this picture?

June 18, 2010 by Lynette Long, Ph.D., President of EVE   · 6 Comments »
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Taken with my camera phone yesterday at 2:30pm:

Notice anything?

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Press Coverage for the Women Candidates for NSH from Ohio

It started inauspiciously: a New York Times article published the day after Thanksgiving in 2009, reporting that Ohio was going to replace the statue of pro-slavery Governor Allen in National Statuary Hall with the statue of another famous Ohioan. Several suggestions were listed but not a single woman was mentioned.
The omission of [...]

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