Volums 7, Numbtr9
March 19, J991
Celebrating Mmdith's Cbarl»r^O9>H0tttHri
Women and the
Sandra Day O'Connor Addresses Meredith Students
In 1776, Abigail Adams reminded
her husband to remember the ladies
when drafting the constitution as women
would not be bound by laws they had
no say in creating. Her husband said he
would be fair.
Later. Samuel Johnson presented
an accurate pioure of the document
Adams and 54 other men drafted when
he said, "Since Nature has given vromen
so much power, the law has wisely
given them little.”
This bit of constitutional history as
is affects women was just one item
highlighted by Associate Supreme Court
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who gave
the Lillian Parker Wallace Lecture on
O’Connor’s speech, entitled
“Women and the Law in the 21st
Century," deaU with both the setbacks
and progress that women have foced in
the last hundred years. She enjoys
reminding young women of the fact that
many constitutional changes have
occurred in the very recent past She
stated that many dramatic changes have
taken place in her lifetime.
She spoke about the imporunce of
the Bill of Rights as U relates to causes of
particular Interest to women, saying that
it was drafted in broad terms intentionally
so that the United States government
could interpret and reinterpret, it
according to the dimate of the times.
She emphasized the foctthat the Supreme
Court only hears a relatively few nunr^r
of cases. Most revisions are left to the
legislators and it is at this level that the
concerns of the public dioate policy.
O’Connor made jt clear that the nation's
highest court is rarely at the forefront of
continued on page 8
"When he gets back. I'm going to hold him and
never let go."
Return of Friends
by Jcaneen Logan
The war in the Persian Gulf has
affected everyone in our community in
some way. Here at Meredith College
there are many students who are affected
by the war in the worst way—their
friends and loved ones are directly
involved in the conflict. Some of those
students recently spoke with the Herald
about their very personal connection to
the ww in the Persian Gulf.
Sheryl Long, freshman
Sheryl has several friends who are
in the Middle East, but there are two
friends of hers who are particularly
special: Ricky and Nicky McLamb. The
twins from her community and church
left for Saudi Arabia in September.
are in the 101st Airborne which js tti
Iraq, according to news ofKoidts. On
March 14,1991, the twins’ mother hearal
from them that they should be reilt*mir|g
to Fort Campbell Kentucky on April 11.
Sheryl feels that She has learned th*t
“we seems to take our military Iriends
for granted. Before the war I never suty
realized how uncertain life is for them.
I never realized just what sacri^es they
make for us." Her community plans to
give a parade in honor or all of the
servicemen from their community. The
local church has plans to offer a special
recognition for the McLamb twins.
continued on page 3
(from left) Sam
Faw, Allison Jarratt
and Heather Powers
spent their Spring
Break in St.
Story, see page 4
Photo by Kym Spell