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Life After Graduation

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The Sunday before Margaret Boyd became the first female graduate of Ohio University, she reported in her diary that the preacher had told” the boys that they may well be proud that they belong to the class that contains the first lady graduate.” This statement brought tears to her eyes, both because she was proud of her accomplishments and because others recognized her contribution to the history of the institution.1 The support she found in the community in Athens did not extend equally to all coeducational colleges and universities, for despite women’s accomplishments in the classroom, there was still apprehension about the roles the female graduates would take on in society. The varied outcomes of women’s higher education, with graduates finding employment, while still pursuing traditional female roles, forced many of the remaining opponents to concede that university coeducation would not bring about the end of the human race.

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Female Student Married Woman Woman Student Female Graduate Woman Graduate 
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