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Intersession Program on Women

By the late 1960s, Cornell had become a highly politicized, but not yet feminist, community. In this atmosphere Sheila Tobias, assistant to the vice president and education consultant, organized a controversial conference that addressed current issues affecting women. Faculty wives, area residents, students, and staff joined male and female faculty in heated debate regarding the politics, psychology, and equity of women. The conference also included a panel of husbands who spoke about what it meant to live with working wives, an emerging social issue.


College of Human Ecology Cornell University
  home sewing
  a profession?
  type of research?
  types of careers?
  national and international impact?
  educational techniques?
  role in national emergencies?
  influence on consumer culture?
  students' self-definition?
  practice apartments?
  role in the university?
  change to Human Ecology?
  women's suffrage
  Eleanor Roosevelt
  Marriage Course


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