Dickinson College Faculty Adjust to Female Students in their Classes

Dickinsonian
Date: 
October 1884

In October of 1884, The Dickinsonian published their first issue following the institution of coeducation. The "Locals" section includes an instance in which a professor forgot that he had female students in his class. The excerpt reads, "Prof. R.-- 'Now gentlemen--Oh! I beg your pardon, Miss Longsdorff.'" Zatae Longsdorff, the female student mentioned in this peice, was the first woman to graduate from Dickinson College.

Location of Document in Archives: 
The Dickinsonian, October 1884, vol. XII, no. 1