Two women who are running against each other for the United States Senate in New York have vastly different political views and world views, reports The New York Times, but the same alma mater: Dartmouth. The two, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ’88 and challenger Wendy E. Long ’82, entered Dartmouth in the years after the institution’s contentious introduction of coeducation.
“To a remarkable degree, the traits that drive them today also propelled them when they were students bent on making their marks at Dartmouth, an institution struggling to adjust to the presence of women,” writes the Times.
“By many accounts, women who attended Dartmouth in the late 1970s and 1980s experienced moments of harshness … yet they also developed resilience and resourcefulness,” the Times notes.
Read the full story, published 10/7/12 in (The New York Times).