Recognition, welcome but long overdue

A note from Arthur Fergenson:

Valedictory to the Graduating Students by President Philip J. Hanlon ’77, June 09, 2019:

“Not long after [the opening of the Hop in 1962], the Dartmouth theater department served as the earliest pathway for women on this campus, some of whom are seated amongst you today as proudly adopted members of the Class of 1969.”

The adoptees rose and cheered.  I sat next to them and cheered, and could not hold back the tears.  I didn’t want to.