we-other-victorians
we-other-victorians:

Born Today: Elizabeth Holloway Marston, Inventor of Early Polygraph Test, Inspiration for Wonder Woman (February 20, 1893-March 27, 1993)
Elizabeth Holloway earned her B.A. in psychology from Mount Holyoke in 1915. She peddled cookbooks to ladies’ clubs to raise the $100 she needed to pay for her tuition to BU School of Law, marrying William Marston before earning her LL.B in 1918. She and William worked together on researching the correlation between blood pressure and deception, developing the systolic blood-pressure test (pictured above), a precursor to the polygraph.
William Marston decided to create a comic book character who was victorious through love rather than violence, and it was Elizabeth who told him his hero had better be a woman. Her Lasso of Truth is based on Marston’s systolic blood-pressure test.

we-other-victorians:

Born Today: Elizabeth Holloway Marston, Inventor of Early Polygraph Test, Inspiration for Wonder Woman (February 20, 1893-March 27, 1993)

Elizabeth Holloway earned her B.A. in psychology from Mount Holyoke in 1915. She peddled cookbooks to ladies’ clubs to raise the $100 she needed to pay for her tuition to BU School of Law, marrying William Marston before earning her LL.B in 1918. She and William worked together on researching the correlation between blood pressure and deception, developing the systolic blood-pressure test (pictured above), a precursor to the polygraph.

William Marston decided to create a comic book character who was victorious through love rather than violence, and it was Elizabeth who told him his hero had better be a woman. Her Lasso of Truth is based on Marston’s systolic blood-pressure test.

humansmtholyoke
humansmtholyoke:

Ronald Zissell, a man who spent thirty-one years at Mount Holyoke in the Astronomy Department, at first as a five-college Astronomy technician and then a lab director in the laboratory across the street.  February 28th, he was playing the bagpipe in front of Mary Lyon’s grave.
Q: How did you start to play the bagpipe?
“Back in 1971 when I was in graduate school. Although every year around Christmas when I was a little kid, I always said ‘I want a bagpipe!’”
Q: Why do you want to do this today?
"Well, to remind people of her birthday."
Photo: Gege Han ‘16

humansmtholyoke:

Ronald Zissell, a man who spent thirty-one years at Mount Holyoke in the Astronomy Department, at first as a five-college Astronomy technician and then a lab director in the laboratory across the street.  February 28th, he was playing the bagpipe in front of Mary Lyon’s grave.

Q: How did you start to play the bagpipe?

“Back in 1971 when I was in graduate school. Although every year around Christmas when I was a little kid, I always said ‘I want a bagpipe!’”

Q: Why do you want to do this today?

"Well, to remind people of her birthday."

Photo: Gege Han ‘16

365degreesofizzy
365degreesofizzy:

282/365
Midterms are in full force. There is an all nighter (type ish thing) in my future. I feel like I did really well on my midterm today. So that’s good. Pony was a good boy. But do not want to write this paper. It’s due tomorrow. oops. 
Self portrait, working. awww yeah. MHC classic style, on the ground. 

365degreesofizzy:

282/365

Midterms are in full force. There is an all nighter (type ish thing) in my future. I feel like I did really well on my midterm today. So that’s good. Pony was a good boy. But do not want to write this paper. It’s due tomorrow. oops. 

Self portrait, working. awww yeah. MHC classic style, on the ground. 

Have you all seen these poster around campus? I hope that everyone who has has taken some time to reflect on the messages being portrayed- about speaking out, standing up, recognizing, and changing thoughts and actions for the better. 
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