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Equal Rites, Unequal Outcomes: Women in American Research by Lilli S. Hornig

By Lilli S. Hornig

13 years in the past, in June 1988, the Radcliffe Classof1953 celebrated its thirty fifth Reunion. Amidst the festivities, we who participated many times requested ourselves an analogous questions: Is Harvard as sexist because it used to be once we have been undergraduates? If now not, what's the prestige ofwomen at Harvard at the present time? to discover the solutions we shaped an advert hoc committee and charged the participants to report to the category in 5 years. The committee interviewed chosen senior and junior Harvard college, Harvard and Radcliffe directors, scholars, and alumni/ae. We pointed out and studied Harvard and Radcliffe reviews on their institu­ tions and on their pupil agencies. We contributed to and took part in a 1990 Radcliffe concentration workforce, "ASurveyofAlumnae and Undergraduate Perceptions. " We discovered that the collage used to be no longer as sexist in 1988 because it have been in 1953. but the prestige ofwomen, although more suitable, remained fairly unequal to thatofmen. (Radcliffe university used to be organizationally break free Harvard collage till 1977, while a "non-merger merger" was once applied. in spite of the fact that, Radcliffe had no fac­ ulty of its personal and hired Harvard college to coach its scholars, in strictly separate sessions until eventually international warfare II. The merger attempt used to be com­ pleted in 1999 with the total integration ofthe associations and the formation ofthe Radcliffe Institute for complex learn, a "tub by itself backside" like different Harvard graduate colleges. ) In 1993 the category of'53 voted unanimously to shape the dedicate­ tee for the EqualityofWomen at Harvard (CEWH).

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