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Campus Smart Girls Group

Ellen Guo, sophomore in LAS, began the process to create the registered student organization Smart Girls in summer 2014. 

By Madeline Galassi

December 1, 2014

With powerful women and celebrities constantly preaching feminism and female empowerment, it seems as if it is the season’s hottest trend. The University certainly hasn’t missed out on it. A new registered student organization, Smart Girls Group (SGG), has been started on campus with the goal to inspi...

Lean In RSO focuses on closing gender gap

Lean In RSO members (left to right) Hannah Schlacter, Kasey Koronkowski, Joanna Xiong and Katelyn Shanahan pose during the campus chapter’s first meeting on Oct. 14.

By Saher Khan

October 21, 2014

At a UN conference on Sept. 20, Emma Watson said, “Feminism by definition is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of political, economic and social equality of the sexes.”  She was there to speak about gender inequality and the HeForShe campaign taking hold on...