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ERIC Number: ED065073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov-9
Pages: 8
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New Feminism on a University Campus: From Job Equality to Female Studies.
Tobias, Sheila
In her speech to the Symposium on Feminism, the author relates the growth and accomplishments of the women's movement at Cornell University. When the author first went to Cornell, not only were no women on tenure in the history, government, economics, English, physics, chemistry and math departments, but pride was taken that there had never been women on the faculties of the history, government or economics departments. A conference was held on the subject of equal opportunities for women and at a 1969 conference a NOW chapter was formed on the Cornell campus. Since that time, this organization has succeeded in ending the admissions quotas for women in various departments, has ended parietal rules and residence rules for women, and has instituted a branch of Planned Parenthood on campus so that every undergraduate female will have success to contraceptive counseling and devices. Another achievement of the 1969 conference was the development of Female Studies at Cornell. The first course taught was "The Evolution of the Female Personality." This course touches on history, sociology, literature, intellectual history, and anthropology, and was found to be of interest to undergraduate men as well as women. (HS)
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Note: Paper presented at the Symposium on Feminism, University of Pittsburgh, September 23-24, 1970