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Paul Margolis '76
Shelley Weinstock, Lisa Pence, and Deborah Bornstein-Gichan, '76, '75, and '76 respectively, were at Bard at a time when the Feminist Movement was just beginning to gain momentum: "I remember it being a very new idea. Feminism was a big, new idea and it was wonderful." Shelley found acceptance and encouragement as a woman in science, while Lisa and Deborah describe their experiences in the literature and dance departments. Together, the three speak of their reasons for attending Bard; what the college provided for them then and since in their lives and careers; and how much their friendships with each other and their classmates has meant through it all. Forty years on, an initial rebuff from a guy friend is now remembered with laughter and huge affection: "I'd go out with you, but I'm social climbing. I'm only dating seniors."
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Bertelsmann Campus Center
Weinstock, Shelley; Pence, Lisa; and Bornstein-Gichan, Deborah, "Shelley Weinstock, '76, Lisa Pence, '75, and Deborah Bornstein-Gichan, '76 (BardCorps)" (2016). Oral Histories. 40.
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