Fifty years ago, the Class of 1973 graduated from Princeton, among them the first class of women to be admitted
as first-years to the University. In this issue, we celebrate that historic class and hear from its alumni.
As Editor-in-Chief Rohit Narayanan writes in a letter, "The history should not be meaningless. We can use that
lens to reflect on the debates that captivate Princeton today. Maybe it might help us decide how we should proceed
to best meet its ideals."
Flip through our project, designed after the 1973 Nassau Herald, to explore the articles in the issue.
to the Co-Ed Classes Since Nineteen Hundred and Seventy Three
Thirty years since the New Jersey Supreme Court
ruled against Princeton’s last all-male eating clubs, The Daily Princetonian takes a retrospective
look at the fight that won women full access to Prospect Avenue.
“In the two years since I passed through
FitzRandolph Gate, I’ve found a kind, caring, and inclusive queer community. Yet I’ve never felt a
real sense of lesbian or sapphic community on campus. This is not because of a lack lesbian or
sapphic women on campus; I’ve made a number of lesbian and sapphic friends. That these beautiful
and essential sapphic friendships do, in fact, exist, makes the absence of a community all the
more noteworthy and painful.”
"Princeton has a rich history of producing
great women leaders and scholars — Sonia Sotomayor ’76, Elena Kagan ’81, Lisa Jackson ’86 — the
list is endless. However, too often, the narrative of women at Princeton neglects the true
legends, the forgotten women who broke down inequities on campus and paved the way for Princeton
students like myself. I would like to take this space to say 'thank you.'"
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