2019-2020 Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Fellowships

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is announcing the opening of its 2019-2020 Fellowship competition. The Center, located in the heart of Washington, DC, awards approximately 15-20 academic year residential fellowships to academics, practitioners, journalists, former public officials, and independent experts from any country with outstanding project proposals on global issues. The Center welcomes policy-relevant proposals which complement the Center's programming priorities.

Remember the Fallen-April

Submitted by Noonie Fortin

This month please remember these women who died during April while serving our country in or during war times:

 

3 Apr 1944:                   WAFS Evelyn Sharp, WW II

3 Apr 1998:                   USAF TSGT Shelly Kelly assigned to the T-43 (a modified Boeing 737) carrying Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown that crashed. She survived the crash, found several hours later, placed on a helicopter and evacuated to the hospital, but strangely, was dead on arrival of a broken neck, CROATIA

Re: Dr. Mary Walker at Work On the Field

Thanks for these links and your comments. I agree with you that Dr. Walker had mental issues later in life though that doesn't change her bravery and tireless commitment to her country during the Civil War. The letter you cite in which she indicated she held the rank of first lieutenant was written in 1916, when she was 83. When Dr. Walker was assigned to the 52nd Ohio Volunteers, her pay was the "equivalent of a lieutenant's salary," according to the biography "Dr. Mary Walker, An American Radical, 1832-1919" by Sharon M. Harris (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2009), p. 52.

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