Objects in the Rearview Mirror: A Social History of Coeducation under the Dome (Hardcover)

Objects in the Rearview Mirror: A Social History of Coeducation under the Dome By Deborah A. Dell Cover Image
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"It all began more than a generation ago. The first coeds were a combination of daughters of alumni, transfer students (most from Saint Mary's), and young women who just wanted to be a part of this new tradition. ... It is their journey chronicled through the reflections on coeducation ... on this 'maiden voyage' and its impact on their lives." - Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC, President Emeritus, February 7, 2007

In the fall of 1972, the University of Notre Dame du Lac admitted 365 undergraduate women who changed the institution's complexion forever. These female pioneers soon found themselves moving into hastily converted dorms in this previously all-male stronghold ... and wondering, "Now what?"

Through reflections on the first five years of coeducation by many members of the Notre Dame family, Objects in the Rearview Mirror answers that question.

This social history explores the experiences that drove these women's collegiate lives: a challenging atmosphere of heavy academics, relationships, drinking, drugs, sex ... and football. Woven through the personal stories are relevant facts and figures, insights from men affected by the university's coeducation decision, and interviews with key administrators.

With more than 150 contributors, Objects in the Rearview Mirror documents this transformative path at Notre Dame and the roads traveled a half-century later: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times ...] we had everything before us."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781949512076
ISBN-10: 194951207X
Publisher: Monte Ceceri Publishers
Publication Date: August 5th, 2022
Pages: 528
Language: English