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.
The Women's Center Meeting for February 16, 1984 was the first meeting to be held in the newly renovated Women's Center at 221 West Church Avenue. The main issues brought up at the meeting were the governance of the Women's Center and the program for the spring. On the issue of governance of the center, it was left unresolved at the end of the meeting. Some possibilities brought forth were "requesting a student worker, seeking a student intern," a female volunteer, or rotating the task amongst the board for 2 months or longer.
The Women's Center Board Minutes for February 23, 1983 mainly discuss upcoming events and tasks to be completed. The Minutes display that final plans were made for the opening of the Women's Center, which is to be on March 5th at 2:30 p.m. A list is included of all the miscellaneous objects and food needed for the opening of the center.
This article, written by Marcy Feldman, describes the resources that will soon be available at the opening of the Women's Center on March 1, 1984. "The Women's Center, intended to provide a meeting place for women's groups on campus...will offer lectures and exhibits focusing on feminist issues. The Women's Center is also intended to raise women's consciousness of pertinent issues on and off campus."
To celebrate the one hundredth year anniversary of women at Dickinson College, the Womens Center planned a series of events to create a welcoming environment in order to promote social interaction between students and faculty outside the classroom setting.Located at 222 Church St., under the coordination of Tina Groover,Office of Admissions, Nina Shover,Office of Student Services, Rena Convissor, Student Planning Board, and under the guidance of the Board of Directors, Professors Ellen Rosenman and Sharon O'Brien,the Womens Center strives to flourish across the Dickinson community so as to