YW-MA "Yale Needs Women" Book Tour Comes to Cambridge!

"Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant "

About this Event

"If Yale was going to keep its standing as one of the top two or three colleges in the nation, the availability of women was an amenity it could no longer do without." In the winter of 1969, from big cities to small towns, young women across the country sent in applications to Yale University for the first time. The Ivy League institution dedicated to graduating "one thousand male leaders" each year had finally decided to open its doors to the nation's top female students. The landmark decision was a huge step forward for women's equality in education. Or was it?

About the Author:

Anne Gardiner Perkins is an award-winning historian and expert in higher education. She graduated from Yale University, where she won the Porter Prize in history and was elected the first woman editor in chief of the Yale Daily News. Perkins is a Rhodes Scholar who received her PhD in higher education from the University of Massachusetts Boston and her master's in public administration from Harvard, where she won the Littauer Award for academic excellence and served as a teaching fellow in education policy. She has presented papers on the history of higher education at leading academic conferences and been a visiting scholar at the New England Resource Center for Higher Education. Perkins lives with her husband in Boston.

WHEN
September 13, 2019 at 7pm - 8:30pm
WHERE
Harvard Coop Bookstore
1400 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
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CONTACT
Harvard Coop · 617.499.2000

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