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Penn History

Dedicated to the memory of Ruth Branning Molloy, B.S. in Ed. 1930

Commencement, woman graduate in cap and gown, festooned with flowers, 1982

Softball, woman fielding the ball, 1992

Woman in class, 1992

Name/Origin Quotation Picture
Ashley Sarah Paine, 1996 B.A. In the past, Locust Walk has embodied the old boy mentality that Penn has traditionally held and the Women’s Center will be a real source of empowerment and comfort for women.

It’s about time we get women on the Walk.

Ashley Sarah Paine, 1996
Ashley Sarah Paine, 1996
Jay Christopher Robbins, 1996 B.A.; Red and Blue Editor in Chief Women should not need a women’s center.
Debra Pickett, 1995 B.A. I am proud of the women I have come to know here at Penn because they chose to focus on academics, on community service, on social action, on culture-on any number of things. They are brilliant, creative, diverse women.

And make no mistake, they are beautiful women. Their beauty lies in the work they do, in the meaning they have given their lives, in what they do for themselves and for one another.

College Hall, exterior with student sketching, 1992
Cristobel Walstrom-Vangor, 1995 B.A. Whatever inequalities exist I blame more on society than on Penn.
Daily, 1994 Acquaintance rape, AIDS, Assertiveness, Child Care, Disability rights, Economics, Education equity, Health, International Women’s issues, Lesbian and bisexual concerns/homophobia, Racial harassment/racism, Relationships, Reproductive health, Safety and security, Sexual harassment/sexism, Tenure, Violence against women, Women and athletics, and Worker rights and responsibilities – these are listed in the informational brochure, available on the coffee table next to the entrance door of the Women’s Center, in case you are brave enough to venture there.
Andrea Darna Cherng, 1999 B.A. I think that the core of what education should do is help us love and appreciate those things, those qualities, and those people that are different from ourselves.
Hema Sarangapani, 2000 B.A. Pro-woman is not synonymous with anti-male. I consider myself a feminist because I too believe in equal rights.