1980-1989

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Being a Woman at Dickinson

Talk to female freshmen students by Chaplain Mary Anne Morefield on "Being a Woman at Dickinson."  Briefly summarizes the history of coeducation and changes in the male-female balance of the college.  Argues "that though at present there are more females than males on the campus, the historic maleness of the tradition outweigh the reality of the present situation."  Discusses the significance of the using the term "feminist" to describe oneself, the use of "girls" to describe female students, the influence of the fraternity system on campus, and guidelines from Ms.

Date: circa fall 1980
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Chaplain Morefield's sermon entitled "Women and Men Together" discusses issues brought up in a recent letter to the Dickinsonian [January 28th, p. 7] about "a fraternity party whose alleged theme was 'be rude, crude, and abusive' to women."

Date: February 7, 1988
Women & Men Together

Poster advertising the Sunday chapel service in the Interfaith Lounge.  This week Chaplain Morefield will be preaching a sermon entitled "Women & Men Together."

Date: February 7, 1988
A Celebration of Women

Dickinson College Chapel program for "A Celebration of Women" as part of the observance of the women's decade.  Chaplain Mary Anne Morefield preaches the meditation or sermon, entitled "Women: Celebration and Solidarity."

Date: February 26, 1989
Women's Leadership Conference Invitation

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

Date: March 29, 1980
The Sheepskin, 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."

Date: March 1986
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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.

Date: October 23, 1980
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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.

Date: October 30, 1980
Sororities Questioned

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.

Date: October 2, 1980
Women's Commission

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?

Date: October 9, 1980