President's Commission on the Status of Women
An invitation to the second annual Dickinson College Women's Leadership Conference, entitled "Women: Progress in the 80's."Â 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.Â 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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
This Progress Reports includes changes and plans to change College policy regarding female students. Most notably is the mention of the 1973 Spring semester and the success of the movements to "rescind the 'sex quota,' by action of the Board of Trustees, so that henceforth Dickinson College will strive for an approximate ratio of 1:1 in admissions of male and female students; and to omit singing at College functions the last verse of the Alma Mater, with its references to 'men' and 'sons.'"