Re: Sex Ed Profiles

Many thanks for the fascinating profiles in the Winter 2000 issue of four courageous Vassar alumnae/i involved in the controversial field of sex education. I was especially pleased to see the profile of David Nova ’83

Having attended Vassar between 1964 and 1968, in the years immediately after the American Medical Association endorsed the dissemination of birth control information (in 1964), my contemporaries and I experienced firsthand the sexual liberation that followed. I will probably go to my grave feeling uncertain about whether or not this freedom has been an unmixed blessing for modern women, in the sense that I do not know if it has fostered stronger or weaker monogamous relationships. At the very least it has provided useful information in a realm previously cloaked in darkness and ignorance. 

Frances Van Keuren ’68
Athens, Georgia 

In Memoriam

Alma Luckau Molin, Professor Emeritus of history, died on November 2, 2000, at the age of 92. Her friends and colleagues plan a memorial event to take place at 2:00 on April 7, 2001, in Skinner Recital Hall. Memorial donations should be sent to the Office of Donor Relations, Box 14, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12604. A book fund for foreign students will be established in her memory. For further information contact Adene Wilson at 845.471.4620. 

Adene Green Wilson ’69
Poughkeepsie, New York