The Women Who Run the Streeton
1080princeton sat down with the nine women presidents recently elected in Princeton’s eating clubs, and delved into the history of the Street to better understand the unprecedented election. Undergraduate women were not permitted to attend Princeton until the fall of 1969. Colonial and Terrace were the first eating clubs to go co-ed that same year. Tiger Inn and Ivy Club, on the other hand, did not accept women until 1991. Women in eating club leadership — and leadership across campus — has been a point of interest for many years, in stark contrast to the male environment that once excluded them. A record four women were elected eating club presidents in 2002. This year, a record nine of eleven eating clubs elected female presidents. The majority women representation points to changing times on Princeton’s campus. The shift in leadership may also refocus on new and old issues facing Princeton’s social life and greater community. Watch this 1080princeton video to hear what the nine women have to say about this landmark year.
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