Kenyon welcomes Linda Morice for a talk with a book signing to follow.
In 1969, Kenyon ceased to be all-male, but did not adopt coeducation. That year it admitted 160 female students to a coordinate college, or women’s institution inside a men’s school. The action had unintended consequences. Morice will examine this interesting episode in Kenyon’s history in the context of four major social movements of the time: civil rights, student rights, antiwar protests and women’s liberation.
Linda C. Morice is professor emerita in the department of educational leadership at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. A historian of education, she conducts interdisciplinary research in women’s history and environmental history. Her publications include many articles in academic journals and three books: "Flora White: In the Vanguard of Gender Equity," "Coordinate Colleges for American Women: A Convergence of Interests" (1947-78) and a coedited volume, "Life Stories: Exploring Educational History Through Biography." She earned a Ph.D. from Saint Louis University.
Tuesday, February 18 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm
201 College Park St, Gambier, OH 43022