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Edith Brooks Allison ’45

A longtime biology professor at New England College, Edith died March 29, 2020.

A nature lover who visited every U.S. state and all seven continents, Edith held her own in a male-dominated profession and left a lasting impact on her many students. “On the last days of the semester,” according to her obituary, “students could look forward to her bringing in her guitar, and — tapping her encyclopedic memory for songs — she would sing a song about any species of animal that the students could name. The ‘Amoeba Hop’ and ‘Froggie Went a Courtin’’ were two of her favorites.”

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