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. In other news from September 1969, the start of Jewish holy days was observed at Temple Gates of Heaven and Congregation Beth Israel. And Pastors Eugene Dix and Carl B. Taylor — of Refreshing Spring and Friendship Baptist churches, respectively — participated in activities away from the pulpit.