It was interesting to read about the debate that went on before Princeton became coed. I was a sophomore transferee from Cornell and graduated cum laude in 1977. Princeton was a significant and difficult atmosphere to adjust to as a Black, married 25-year-old practicing Sunni Muslim (a path I no longer follow), coming from the inner city of Brooklyn! Fortunately I enjoyed learning, but was very aware of the discomfort and awkwardness my presence often generated both on and off campus.

It's good to see the strides the University has taken in the area of race relations/cultural diversity, as well as the academic and structural changes that illuminate the impact of racism on the larger society.

I am grateful for my Princeton experience with all its knocks and bumps ... and no longer find it awkward to say that I am a Princeton graduate.

Jewel Brown Hill ’77
Philadelphia, Pa.