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Women's Leadership Conference Invitation
Date: March 29, 1980

An invitation to the second annual Dickinson College Women's Leadership Conference, entitled "Women: Progress in the 80's."  The program, held at the Bernard Center for the Humanities, is sponsored by the Pan Hellenic Council, the Internship Office, Student Senate, Student Services, and the Commission on the Status of Women.  Speakers include Sylvia Rambo (keynote address), Barbara Bagri ("Women in the Arts"), Bonna Coulter ("Women in Medicine"), Denise Dwight ("What about the future?"), Martha Lester (Women in Media), Cynthia Nixon-Hudson ("Women, Education, and the Arts"), Rita Clark ("Wo

Dickinsonian, October 1940
Date: October 10, 1940

The Dickinsonian reports that two female students, Alice Abbott and Ann Housman, were among those who signed up to take a Civil Aeronautics Authority flying course at Dickinson.  Professor Wellington Parlin, a member of the Dickinson Physics Department, will teach a portion of the course.  The article specifically notes that the women "have been given the authority of President Corson to participate."

The Sheepskin, March 1986
Date: March 1986

Susannah Heschel, daughter of the Jewish philosopher Abraham Heschel, to visit Dickinson College on April 1st, as announced in The Sheepskin, the Chaplain's Office newsletter.  She is scheduled to teach two religion classes and then give an evening lecture titled "On Being a Jewish Feminist."

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Date: October 23, 1980

This article is the third in a four-part series on the status of women at Dickinson College by the President's Commission on the Status of Women dealing with women's health on campus. The College, while it does not offer any gynecological services at the health center, offers a referral service to private gynecologists at Belvedere Medical Center that are not free of charge. What studies have found however are that more women go to the Tri-County Family Planning Center where the cost is cheaper and they are able to receive more useful information.

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Date: October 30, 1980

This article is the last of a four-part series published by the President's Commission on the Status of Women at Dickinson College to examine certain elements of campus life that provide a negative atmosphere for women. The Commission focused on in this article two women's groups on campus, the Women's Resource Center and the Zatae Longsdorff Feminist Organization. The WRC tended to focus on relationships between male and female students.

Sororities Questioned
Date: October 2, 1980

This article is the first in a four-part series exploring the status of women at Dickinson College. The President's Commission on the Status of Women observed that even though women hold the majority on campus, they tend to act like they are in the minority. The article also noted that "Dickinson women often define themselves in terms of men - thinking of themselves as 'someone's girlfriend' or as a 'groupie to a particular fraternity.'" Some professors and students felt that sororities contributed to this atmosphere on campus and reinforce this in women.

Women's Commission
Date: October 9, 1980

As the second article in a four-part series that deal with the status of women at Dickinson, this article discussed campus-affiliated organizations.The President's Commission on the Status of Women at Dickinson College had decided that Greek Life is most likely harming women's experiences at Dickinson and the atmosphere it creates allows for a "poor preparation for the kinds of relationships among women and men that they will face after College." The Women's Commission raised some important questions on Greek organizations, such as should Dickinson have Greek Life?

First Woman Inducted into Hall of Fame
Date: February 18, 1978

Patsy Hitchens Shaver (Class of 1964) became the first woman inducted into the Dickinson College Sports Hall of Fame on February 18, 1978.  Whille a student, she played tennis for four years, field hockey for three years, and was a member of the cheerleading squad for four years.  Her tennis singles record was 22-2, and her doubles record was 16-1. 

Students participate in national "Rally for Women's Lives"
Date: April 13, 1995

This Dickinsonian article discusses how a delegation of students from the College "joined over 100,000 women as they rallied in Washington, D.C., protesting violence against women." It mentions the inclusion of the Clothesline Project, both at the rally itself and at Dickinson.

College hosts Latina/Chicana writers' symposium
Date: April 6, 1995

This Dickinsonian article discusses the College's upcoming first annual symposium of Latina and Chicana literature. The three women writers invited to visit are "part of a group of women that has increasingly contributed to the discussion of Latina and Chicana issues. Before this period of time, women did not have a very strong voice to express their own opinions regarding the experiences of Latinas and Chicanas."

Hamlet stresses role of black feminist thought
Date: March 9, 1995

This Dickinsonian article discusses the visit and lecture given by Dr Janice Hamlet, Director of Ethnic Studies at Shippensburg University, as part of the College's celebration of Women's History Week. Her speech "centered on the role of black feminist thought in modern society." Hamlet was introduced by Dickinson Senior Liz Torpey who said "We need more of an African-American dimension in our curriculum."

Sexual harrasment policy under review
Date: March 2, 1995

This Dickinsonian article discusses the review of the College's sexual harrasment policy following a request from the Women's Commission the previous year.

"Women unite, take back the night"
Date: November 10, 1994

This Dickinsonian article discusses Rape Awareness Week that began with "Take Back the Night", a march through the dining hall which culminated in a "speak out" in the HUB.

Breast Cancer Forum warns College women
Date: October 27, 1994

This article in The Dickinsonian, discusses the Breast Cancer Awareness session sponsered by Wheel and Chain.

Eating disorders on campus force College to face the problem
Date: April 30, 1992

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

Former model gives talk on media exploitation of women
Date: April 16, 1992

Two articles on the front page of the April 16, 1992 Dickinsonian discussed the talk and reactions to the talk given in ATS by former Sports Illustrated model Ann Simonton about women, exploitation and the media.

Students march for abortion rights
Date: April 9, 1992

This Dickinsonian article covers an abortion rights protest in Washington D.C. that over 100 Dickinson College students attended and participated in.

Date: March 5, 1992

In this Dickininsonian article from March 1992, the issue of percieved gender roles for professors and staff at the College is discussed. The need for not just more women professors but women professors across all academic disciplines is addressed.

Opinion: SHAC should be supported
Date: February 27, 1992

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.”

Pro-choice advocates establish alliance
Date: December 12, 1991

This "Features" article discusses the recently-created Pro-Choice Alliance group at Dickinson, headed by junior Elizabeth Webber. Since its founding at the beginning of the semester, the group grew to have a mailing list of 245 "which includes students, faculty and administration . . . about one-quarter are men."