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Life After Meredith
In the October 19,1989 edition of The News and Observer, there was a
story on the rise of enrollment at the all-female colleges in Raleigh. The
article described the reasons it is felt that students are pouring into schools
such as Meredith.
The article stated that Raleigh's all-female colleges offer "a wealth of
role models, women professors and administrators, that can be hard to find
on coed campuses." Carolyn Robinson, a 1950 Meredith graduate and now
college editor and director of publications said, "women's colleges are
growing because they still ’offer women opportunities they just don't get
otherwise in leadership'."
I agree that women are offered leadership opportunities at Meredith, but
it bothers me that it is true that we probably wouldn't get theseopportunities
otherwise. It is still a male-dominated work world. And after we are handed
our diplomas out on the island and enter the work world we will be slapped
in the face with that reality.
by: Bergen Padgett
**Now that you are in class and
more settled, how do you feel about
Meredith?” The question was asked
to members of the freshman class.
Hollis Hayworth, High Point,
N.C.- “It’s better, because Tm on a
schedule, and I’m not running
around in different directions like
orientation. Now it feels more like
school than summer camp.”
Jackie Hunt, Wilmington, N.C.-
“I like it, teachers explain things
really well. They give you their
home phone number if you need
them. Tm not on a strict schedule as
much, so I have more time.”
Juliet Wirtz, Southern Pines, N.C.-
“I like it It’s so nice to find teachers
that are understanding, willing to
help you, and that can really teach.
At orientation, I felt like 1 was at
summer camp; now I feel like I’m in
Becky Hayes, Apex, N.C.- “It’s
great. Everyone is so friendly —
including the teachers. I was appre
hensive about attending Mer^ith,
but now I realize I m^de the right
decision. I had heard a lot about
orientation so I knew to expect the
worst, and that it would get better.
Orientation was definitely like
Catherine Crosslin, Winston-Sa
lem, N.C.- “What a change! When
I first arrived at Meredith I felt like a
little kid going to summer camp. As
time moved on, orientation con
firmed my beliefs of “I’m just a kid
at camp.” Now that classes have
started I am happy, because classes
are better than orientation!”
^ Susan Cartrette
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