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How Women Became Tigers

A look at the first Princeton women's golf varsity team posing with the men's team in their 1991 team photo. 

Looking back at Princeton women's golf and their struggle for varsity status

More than forty years ago, Princeton Associate Athletic Director Sam Howell ’50 floated the idea of forming a new club sport to baseball coach Eddie Donovan. Just a few months later, the Princeton women’s golf team became a reality. After several decades, the team has grown into one of the premier teams in the Ivy League and a force to be reckoned with at tournaments throughout the Northeast. Their triumphs include back-to-back Ivy League titles this year and last.

SPORTS | 05/04/2018

When Bob Durkee ’69 broke the news about going co-ed, it was a ‘bombshell’ story

Robert K. Durkee ’69 is the Vice President and Secretary of the University, but in May of 1967, he was the news writer for The Daily Princetonian who broke the story that President Robert Goheen thought “coeducation was inevitable” at the all-male University. Durkee said that while student opinion steadily shifted in favor of coeducation, President Goheen’s claim about the inevitability of coeducation was a “bombshell.” 

NEWS | 05/04/2018

Clockwise from top left: Maggie McCallister '19, Hannah Paynter '19, Sarah Spergel '19, Rachel Macaulay '19.

20 years of female leadership on Prospect Avenue

Some of the first female eating club presidents were elected in 2000, and this year, nine of the 11 presidents are female. Students on campus are taking note and are thrilled to see strong leaders working hard to promote the eating clubs at the University. Former and current club presidents feel that female leadership is a self-reinforcing cycle and will strengthen opportunities for women across all of campus.

NEWS | 05/03/2018

Sally Frank '80. Courtesy of Drake University

Sally Frank ’80 describes the Tiger Inn of 1979, a club she sued for not accepting women

When Sally Frank ’80 filed a lawsuit in 1979 against Ivy Club, Tiger Inn, and Cottage Club because they did not accept women, her goal was clear: Get women past the threshold of men-only clubs. Now, in 2018, nine of the 11 eating club presidents are female, which means Prospect Avenue is a much different street than when Frank studied at the University.

NEWS | 05/03/2018