Panel Will Discuss the Beginning of Kirkland College in 1968

The Kirkland Project at Hamilton College will host a panel discussion of the beginning of Kirkland College, "Women's Education/Women's Movement(s):  Kirkland College in 1968," on Friday, Feb. 6, at 4:15 p.m. in the KJ Red Pit (Kirner-Johnson 109), at Hamilton.  This panel coincides with the Emerson Gallery exhibit on the Sixties, titled "So You Say You Want a Revolution," curated by students in the sophomore seminar "1968:  Year of Protest." It is free and open to the public. 

The panel will include Sam Babbitt (president, Kirkland College, 1968-1978), and Kirkland graduates Dolores Mancuso-Chainey K'72, Cassandra Harris-Lockwood K'74, and Alison (Woody) Root K'72.

After Kirkland was merged with Hamilton in 1978, Babbitt was vice president for development at Brown University until his retirement.  He is very active in local theatre in Providence and Boston.

Dolores Chainey is academy principal for the Academy of Health Careers and The Environment at Thomas R. Proctor High School in Utica. After Kirkland, she enrolled in a graduate program at the Upstate Medical Center (now SUNY Science Health Center) in Syracuse working in clinical immunology and hematology.  She remained there doing research and teaching until 1978, when she took a one-year leave to teach science in the Utica school system, where she has stayed for 25 years.

Cassandra Harris-Lockwood, of Clinton, has been involved with healing arts and social change since graduating. As the mother of a college freshman and a horse farmer she continues as an activist.

Woody Root divides her year between Clinton and Scottsdale, Ariz.  She has been a substitute teacher for the past 18 years in K through 8 classrooms and in classes with handicapped, learning disabled or emotionally handicapped students. 

The panel is sponsored by the Kirkland Project for the Study of Gender, Society and Culture and Sophomore Seminar 285, "1968:  Year of Protest."  For more information, contact the Kirkland Project office at 315-859-4288 or kirkproj@hamilton.edu.

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