Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Personal History

Over the years because of different comments and my own thoughts about my life, I have wondered how different my life might have been had I gone to Harvard or Yale. I had the grades, the test scores, IQ, all the credentials. What might have happened had I applied?

The answer is I would not have been admitted because I am a woman! 

Yale became coed for the first time in 1969 and Harvard in 1977 when it merged with Barnard. But because I am now so used to women being able to attend any university they have the grades for, I had lost the perspective of timing.   

I believe you just may be in for several history blogs as I am realizing I lived on the cutting edge of the women’s rights movement. Stay tuned ~   


Phil Miller said...

Saw through a big old tree, and comment one by one on the rings as you move across it.

Tahoe Mom said...

The trees where I live have been around a lot longer than I have been. Some things are even older than I am!

Mike Christie said...

It's hard to believe that Harvard only became co-ed two years after I graduated from college. I guess I knew that, but I had forgotten. As I am fond of saying, I was raised by feminists at Pitzer College in the early 1970's. I'm looking forward to your posts on this topic.