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First women enrolling at Siena among highlights of September ’69 (with photos)

Rev. Eugene Dix, pastor of Refreshing Spring Church in Schenectady, meets with campaign boosters. From left are Tina Burton; Rev. James C. Miller, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church; Mrs. Jack Easley and Georgetta Dix, the candidate’s wife. Dix was running for a seat on the Schenectady Board of Education.
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Rev. Eugene Dix, pastor of Refreshing Spring Church in Schenectady, meets with campaign boosters. From left are Tina Burton; Rev. James C. Miller, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church; Mrs. Jack Easley and Georgetta Dix, the candidate’s wife. Dix was running for a seat on the Schenectady Board of Education.
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Sharon Tribley studied — and was studied — during her first day at Siena College. It was Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1969, the first day of classes at the Franciscan college in Loudonville. For the first time, women were part of the classroom experience. Seventeen female students joined 1,500 guys on campus, and girls knew they were being looked over. “I don’t think they like having girls in class that much,” said Tribley, who lived in ...

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