In September of 1970, 90 women broke a 94-year tradition and entered Hopkins as undergraduates. "You feel like a cross between Gypsy Rose Lee and Typhoid Mary," then student Rebecca Love told the News-Letter.
Forty-two years later, 70 of those first co-eds traveled from all over the U.S. to attend a two-day reunion weekend at Johns Hopkins.The weekend included dinner at the Colonnade, tours of Gilman Hall and the new Brody Learning Commons, a panel discussion with faculty, and lunch at the Hopkins Club with a dozen professors who had taught in the ‘70s. Mindy Farber, A&S ’74, initiated and organized this transformative weekend, and concluded it with a musical slideshow she created highlighting photos and memories from those first years.
Comments from Participants
"…I was struck by all that we’ve collectively accomplished, and I’m convinced it was because of our experience in dealing with 1900 men when we were so young and not yet fully formed."
— Gail McGovern, A&S '74
"Amazing, insightful, bittersweet, unforgettable, profound."
— Kathy McGrath, A&S '74
"A wonderful opportunity to meet with the hope (and expectation) of deepening our friendships over time."
— Sara Pasternak, A&S '74
"I arrived at JHU 40 years ago feeling alone and insignificant. I left yesterday surrounded by friends, a Pioneer."
— Jean Hochheimer Hochron, A&S '74