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Student members of the Womyn’s Action Group (WAG) searched for a conference geared toward college-age women, with speakers addressing topics including spirituality, body image, activism, sexual orientation, and women’s health care. When the conference didn’t exist, they created their own and brought feminist and author Rebecca Walker to campus as keynote speaker.
 
“We wanted to clear up some of the negative stereotypes and make it easier for women and men to say ‘I am a feminist,’ ” said junior Alli Lohr, conference coordinator.

The second annual Earhart-Cornell Lecture on “The Liberal Arts and the Public Square” featured syndicated columnist, radio/TV commentator, and economist Walter Williams(left) challenging the impact of anti-discrimination efforts on African-Americans. Politics professor Craig Allin and associate professor of sociology Mary Olson gave formal responses to Williams’ lecture.

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