Event Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Co-Education at Yale

Alumni who were students at the time of the co-education of Yale College will discuss their experiences during a day-long program on Saturday, Jan. 30, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the admission of women as undergraduates.

The event is hosted by the Women Faculty Forum (WFF) and the Steering Committee on the 40th anniversary of co-education, in conjunction with the Yale University Art Gallery.

The program will begin at 11 a.m. with “Tour of Women’s History at Yale,” a presentation on gendered spaces at Yale. This will be followed at 1:30 p.m. by a screening of “Boola, Boola: Yale Goes Co-Ed” and a discussion with film producers Julia Pimsleur and Eliza Byard.

A panel titled “Co-educating Yale: An Alumni Perspective” at 3:20 p.m. will look at alumni’s experiences during co-education, what has changed and what still needs to be done. Panelists will include Radhika Coomaraswamy ‘73 B.A., special representative of the United Nations secretary-general for children and armed conflict, and Margaret Homans ‘74 B.A., ‘78 Ph.D., professor of English and of women’s, gender and sexuality studies at Yale.

The final panel, at 4:10 p.m., is titled “Co-educating Yale: The Administrators Who Made It Happen.”

Those interested in attending should R.S.V.P. by sending an e-mail to wff@yale.edu by Friday, Jan. 23. For more information, visit the website at www.yale.edu/wff.

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