This discussion brought together three women of the first two classes of coeducation at Bowdoin. These women, Elissa [Liddy] Berry (’75), Barney Geller (’75), and Anne Ireland (’76), describe their social experience during their four years at Bowdoin. These women did experience hostility from some students on campus due to their gender, but the stories they share for the most part express a strong sense of belonging. Listen to the audio to hear their experiences with fraternities, sexual harassment and simply what it was like to be a woman at Bowdoin in the 70s.
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