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Women's Studies in UniversitiesWomen’s Studies in Universities

NOW Chapters were involved in efforts to establish women’s studies courses at universities in California, Michigan and at newly co-educational Princeton University.

The first accredited women’s studies course appeared in the spring curriculum of Cornell University in New York State as a result of efforts by the recently formed Cornell-Ithaca Chapter of NOW!

Formation of the Legal Defense and Education FundFormation of the Legal Defense and Education Fund

On September 17, 1967, the NOW Board of Directors, meeting in Madison, WI, voted unanimously to approve the formation of the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund (NOW LDEF). Although the Legal Defense and Education fund has been founded by NOW leaders and will continue to collaborate with NOW on many feminist issues, the LDEF […]