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What Pembroke College can teach today's students

A current Brown student reflects on what the history of Pembroke College, the women's college in Brown University from 1891 until 1971, has to offer today's students. Weaving in material from the Pembroke Center Archives' Oral History Project, the student comments that the histories provide "an account of what it meant to attend a women's college during a century that saw radical changes in social and political ideas about gender."
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Emily A. Owens, David and Michelle Ebersman Assistant Professor of History at Brown, gave the annual Elizabeth Munves Sherman ’77, P’06’09 Lecture in Gender and Sexuality Studies to a crowded audience of students, staff, and faculty. Owens discussed the mechanisms by which sexual violence became engrained into American society in its first centuries.
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A $1.5 million gift establishing the Shauna M. Stark ’76 P’10 Postdoctoral Fellow will support the Center’s teaching and research mission, while a $300,000 gift to the Pembroke Center Archives will help preserve and promote women’s history.
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