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November events celebrate 35 years of women at Dartmouth

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Posted 10/11/07 • Genevieve Haas • (603) 646-3661

Thirty-five years after the College first opened its doors to undergraduate women, those women have a lot to be proud of. This November, Dartmouth will host two special events celebrating women’s progress within the institution and the path-breaking spirit of professional women in medicine, politics, finance, entrepreneurship, and humanitarian service.

35 years of women at Dartmouth

The first of those events, “Women in Medicine,” to be held Nov. 8-9 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, is a leadership and professional development conference open to all women and men of Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center house staff. While women undergraduates were admitted to Dartmouth in 1972, it is less well-known that women were admitted to Dartmouth Medical School as early as 1960. Women in Medicine will bring colleagues in medicine, science and research together for a stimulating program devoted to personal and professional renewal. Provocative discussions will explore such topics as gender and generational differences, volunteerism, networks and support systems.

The second program, “Women at Dartmouth” celebrates 35 years of women on campus, from the pioneers who entered the first co-ed undergraduate classes through today's iGeneration. “Women at Dartmouth” salutes the daughters of Dartmouth and their legacy to the College and the world. All Dartmouth alumnae are invited to meet and mingle in a weekend celebration featuring keynote speaker Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), alumnae symposia, alumnae author book signings, an alumnae product/service gallery, a reception with Dartmouth women faculty, a look at works by women artists in the Hood Museum of Art, and more. The event takes place November 9–11 at Dartmouth College.

Both events will acknowledge women who have made contributions in ways both extraordinary and everyday. For more information and registration information, visit the event Web sites at www.dmsnet.org/WIM07 and www.alumni.dartmouth.edu/alumnae35.

For more information contact:
Theresa Bryant
Director of DMS Alumni Relations
603/653-0741

Patricia Fisher
Director of Class Activities, Dartmouth Office of Alumni Relations
603/646-3929

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