Princeton Emeritus Professor Nancy Weiss Malkiel discusses the pivotal few years around 1969 when a handful of elite, all-male universities in the U.S. and the U.K. suddenly took steps to admit women. Princeton was at the forefront — and Nancy was an eyewitness to all that unfolded. A historian, Nancy joined the Princeton faculty in 1969 as one of only three women in the professorial ranks. The road from there wasn’t always smooth — and Nancy sees milestones yet to be reached — but five decades later, she can claim to have taught, among many other accomplished students, two Princeton women (and one man) who now sit on the Supreme Court of the United States.
To read more, check out Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux’s interview with Nancy, in the Princeton Alumni Weekly, including an excerpt from the newly published ‘“Keep the Damned Women Out’: The Struggle for Coeducation.”