What a journey it has been. This year marks 150 years since women were first admitted to Berkeley. To see just how far we’ve come, the California editorial team designed a timeline of women’s contributions to the university and the world. Today’s students stand on the shoulders of the late 19th century trailblazers studying engineering and agriculture in rooms dominated by men, and every pioneering scientist, artist, and politician who followed. While it certainly wasn’t smooth sailing along the way, there’s a lot to celebrate.
A sesquicentennial timeline of Cal’s female pioneers
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Image source: MORGAN: Julia Morgan Papers, Robert E. Kennedy Library; GEE: The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley; DIDION, COUGHLIN, DOUDNA, NAPOLITANO, HARVEY: Associated Press