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6 Responses

  1. Jeremy
    Jeremy October 8, 2009 at 6:19 pm |

    This is pretty sick.

    Sidenote: My mom teaches Sociology at Colgate. She had nothing to do with this, but I’m just sayin. :)

  2. Jeremy
    Jeremy October 8, 2009 at 6:19 pm |

    *sick, as in “sweet,” “awesome,” and “cool.”

  3. Jha
    Jha October 8, 2009 at 7:39 pm |

    That’s pretty darn cool!! Congrats! <3

  4. heather
    heather October 8, 2009 at 8:09 pm |

    i went to colgate, and i’m pretty darn proud of my alma mater right now. and that doesn’t happen a ton.

  5. anonymous
    anonymous October 8, 2009 at 8:41 pm |

    I used to teach at Colgate and it was a place dominated by alcohol-oriented frat parties with lots and lots of date rape. I had a student who was raped by someone in her dorm and she didn’t want to press disciplinary charges (let alone legal charges) because she had already gotten the idea that she would be shunned by her fellow students. She decided it made sense to get out of dodge after getting all sort of nasty comments.

    Furthermore, the board of trustees was dominated by good old boys. Most faculty disliked that culture but there was a cohort of ultra-conservative professors who railed against feminism and who thought restrictions on drinking and frats demasculinized men. It was decades after women were allowed in but there will still alums and some faculty who weren’t happy about that. In other words, it’s great that this class is being offered. However, if the culture is anything like the way it used to be, it’s a rather small drop in the bucket.

  6. Dena
    Dena October 9, 2009 at 2:11 pm |

    AWESOME! I’m a sophomore at Colgate and I’m in this program. I’m so proud that’s it made it onto Feministing and Feministe. I loveeeeeeee these two blogs. Damn. Go ‘Gate.

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