By Lilli S. Hornig (auth.), Lilli S. Hornig (eds.)
Thirteen years in the past, in June 1988, the Radcliffe Classof1953 celebrated its thirty fifth Reunion. Amidst the festivities, we who participated again and again requested ourselves a similar questions: Is Harvard as sexist because it was once after we have been undergraduates? If no longer, what's the prestige ofwomen at Harvard this day? to discover the solutions we shaped an advert hoc committee and charged the participants to report to the category in 5 years. The committee interviewed chosen senior and junior Harvard school, Harvard and Radcliffe directors, scholars, and alumni/ae. We pointed out and studied Harvard and Radcliffe reviews on their institu tions and on their scholar companies. We contributed to and took part in a 1990 Radcliffe concentration crew, "ASurveyofAlumnae and Undergraduate Perceptions. " We came upon that the college was once no longer as sexist in 1988 because it were in 1953. but the prestige ofwomen, although superior, remained particularly unequal to thatofmen. (Radcliffe university was once organizationally cut loose Harvard collage till 1977, whilst a "non-merger merger" used to be applied. although, Radcliffe had no fac ulty of its personal and hired Harvard college to coach its scholars, in strictly separate periods till global warfare II. The merger attempt used to be com pleted in 1999 with the entire integration ofthe associations and the formation ofthe Radcliffe Institute for complex research, a "tub by itself backside" like different Harvard graduate faculties. ) In 1993 the category of'53 voted unanimously to shape the devote tee for the EqualityofWomen at Harvard (CEWH).