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250 Years of Women at Rutgers

On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, the Institute for Women’s Leadership Consortium presented

The World Premiere Screening of
“From the Boarding House to the Board Room: 250 Years of Women at Rutgers”
And Conversation with Film Director and 2016 Laurie Chair June Cross

Rutgers was founded in 1766 to educate young men, and so it remained for the first 152 years. Yet from the beginning women played vital but unrecognized roles.

This film, directed by award-winning filmmaker June Cross and produced by the Institute for Women’s Leadership consortium, highlights the multiple layers of Rutgers' ongoing transformation — from the campaign to create a separate, co-ordinate women’s college to the first female students to enter Rutgers College. While Rutgers’ story is distinctive, it is also universal.

The film considers the radical transformation of higher education and how this revolution continues to meet the needs of 21st century students.

Photo by Alexandra DeMatos

While Rutgers’ story is distinctive, it is also universal. The Panel discusses how the film considers the radical transformation of higher education and how this revolution continues to meet the needs of 21st century students.

Click on the video to watch the one minute trailer.

Click here to download the flyer.