Equal Rites, Unequal Outcomes

Women in American Research Universities

  • Lilli S. Hornig

Part of the Innovations in Science Education and Technology book series (ISET, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Lilli S. Hornig
      Pages 1-15
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Catharine R. Stimpson
      Pages 19-30
    3. Helen S. Astin, Christine M. Cress
      Pages 53-88
  4. Part II

  5. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Carol S. Hollenshead
      Pages 211-225
    3. Linda P. Fried, Emma Stokes, Susan MacDonald, Cynthia Rand, Joan Bathon
      Pages 227-244
  6. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Londa Schiebinger
      Pages 247-256
    3. Piya Chatterjee
      Pages 257-278
  7. Part V

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Marianne A. Ferber
      Pages 281-309
    3. Rae Simpson
      Pages 318-322
  8. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Lilli S. Hornig, Barbara Lazarus
      Pages 325-336
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 337-383

About this book


Thirteen years ago, in June 1988, the Radcliffe Classof1953 celebrated its 35th Reunion. Amidst the festivities, we who participated repeatedly asked ourselves the same two questions: Is Harvard as sexist as it was when we were undergraduates? If not, what is the status ofwomen at Harvard today? To find the answers we formed an ad hoc committee and charged the members to report back to the class in five years. The committee interviewed selected senior and junior Harvard faculty, Harvard and Radcliffe administrators, students, and alumni/ae. We identified and studied Harvard and Radcliffe reports on their institu­ tions and on their student organizations. We contributed to and participated in a 1990 Radcliffe Focus Group, "ASurveyofAlumnae and Undergraduate Perceptions. " We found that the University was not as sexist in 1988 as it had been in 1953. Yet the status ofwomen, though improved, remained quite unequal to thatofmen. (Radcliffe College was organizationally separate from Harvard University until 1977, when a "non-merger merger" was implemented. However, Radcliffe had no fac­ ulty of its own and employed Harvard faculty to teach its students, in strictly separate classes until World War II. The merger effort was com­ pleted in 1999 with the complete integration ofthe two institutions and the formation ofthe Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, a "tub on its own bottom" like other Harvard graduate and professional schools. ) In 1993 the Class of'53 voted unanimously to form the Commit­ tee for the EqualityofWomen at Harvard (CEWH).


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Editors and affiliations

  • Lilli S. Hornig
    • 1
  1. 1.The Committee for the Equality of Women at HarvardUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-47351-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0007-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1873-1058
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