Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Peace College: Then...and Now (The Fight is On)

I must say that after I graduated from Peace College in 2002, I thought the long-standing women's college - while steadily adding more majors, programs, and students - would mostly stay familiar...  Read the rest here.


  1. I feel a sense of sisterhood with you, Dana, also having attended Peace College summer camp, late 60s/early 70s, when I was a little kid, and having graduated when it was still a 2-year college (1980). I sort of feel like that's all we'll ever have leftover from the Peace College that once was - a sisterhood with lots of fine memories of good people, a good place and time. Things change. Many of the traditions cherished (maybe not so cherished? chaperones, hats, white gloves to leave campus?) in the years before I got there were history by my time. Plenty more were gone by the time you got there plus it had expanded to a 4-year college. At one time they had a high school. An aunt of mine attended high school there, probably in the 1940s. Years pass and faculty members also come and go. Change happens - we expect that, accept that. These changes happening there now, though, are not an evolution but a ruination. Our school has been stolen, taken for a joy(less) ride, and totaled. How can we get back something that exists now only in our collective memories? Knowing what our collective memories are worth to those now in charge? Esse quam videri. Is that still the school motto? Sort of laughable at this point, huh?

  2. It's going to take a lot of voices, action, and perhaps some luck from unexpected places and people to get Peace back on track.