Residence halls

Sexual Assault Investigation article

The November 9, 1995 edition of The Dickinsonian reports on the
investigations of an allegation of sexual assault of a first-year
student on campus being carried on by the Carlisle Police Department, in
cooperation with Dickinson Safety and Security, as well as the arrest of an unrelated assaulter.

Date: November 9, 1995
Witwer Hall

This photo depicts four women studying in Witwer Hall, c. 1965. The names of the women are not known. If you recognize someone in the photo, please contact the archives at archives@dickinson.edu.

Date: circa 1965
Eating disorders on campus force College to face the problem

This Dickinsonian article discusses the prevelence of eating disorders on college campus and what Dickinson specifically does to identify and treat these illnesses.

Date: April 30, 1992
Opinion: SHAC should be supported

An editorial piece discussing the possibility of making condoms available in
residence halls, stating “if that course of action saves just one individual
from an unwanted pregnancy or the AIDS virus, it will be worth it.”

Date: February 27, 1992
E.F.F.O.R.T. Sponsors Women's Party

The members of the student feminist organization, E.F.F.O.R.T. (Equality for Females: Our Rights Today), planned to hold the Second Annual Women's Party in the Drayer Lounge on Friday, April 15.  The purpose of the party was "to create more unity among women" at Dickinson. The program included a reading about the unity of women and music provided by students Lori McCreary and Melanie Lowe.  According to this Dickinsonian article, E.F.F.O.R.T. was a student group established in the Fall of 1981 by Pat Carter as "an activist group that would investigate the role of women . . .

Date: April 14, 1983
Presidents' Council Minutes: March 20, 1963

During the Presidents' Council (Women's Interdormitory Council) meeting of March 20, 1963, residents of Sellers Hall requested permission for male visitors to be allowed in the dorm. This request was granted:

Date: March 20, 1963
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During the Presidents' Council (Women's Interdormitory Council) meeting of February 6, 1963, women of all dorms (except, for some reason, Drayer and Metzger) were advised of what could be considered acceptable footwear for bad-weather days: 
 

Date: February 6, 1963
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During the Presidents' Council (Women's Interdormitory Council) meeting of November 14, 1962, residents of Drayer and their (male) visitors were issued a rebuke about behavior in the dorm:
 

  • "Drayer Report: "Residents of Drayer and their visitors are reminded to act like ladies and gentlemen" 

 

Date: November 14, 1962
Minutes

 
During the Presidents' Council (Women's Interdormitory Council) meeting of October 10, 1962, women were instructed not to wear gym clothes during meals:
 

Date: October 10, 1962
Minutes

During the Presidents' Council (Women's Interdormitory Council) meetings of April 18 and 25 and May 16 1962, significant changes were introduced to the Dis 'N Data (women's handbook for social rules/dorm regulations):
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Date: April-May 1962