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The Trailblazing Legacy of Mary Rippon: The First Female Professor at the University of Colorado

Mary Rippon’s pioneering spirit and remarkable achievements continue to inspire generations at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. As the first female professor at the institution, her legacy is deeply intertwined with the rich history and culture of this renowned academic community. Mary Rippon’s impactful contributions not only broke barriers but also paved the […]

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A Brief History of Some Incredible Boulder Women

Revealing Our Routes: Women of Boulder County was originally developed by the Women of the West Museum back in 2002. Now the exhibit is now hosted by Boulder History Museum’s site. There are dozens of dynamic ladies documented in this collection, and today we’ve brought you a few of our favorites. Ruth Cave Flowers (1903-1980) was a native […]

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The Secret Life of Mary Rippon ~ First Female Professor at CU Boulder

Most people know the name “Mary Rippon” from the spectacular outdoor theater where the Colorado Shakespeare Festival performs the works of William Shakespeare every summer. But did you know that Mary Rippon was actually the first female professor at CU Boulder? She taught German there between 1878 and 1909, making her not only the first […]

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