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Exhibition salutes Princeton women as role models, through Dec. 2

"Read. Listen. Take chances. Learn something new. Be bold. Be brave." That's the advice imparted by politics faculty member Kiki Jamieson in an exhibition at the Frist Campus Center called "Women with Wings: Princetonian Rays of Light." The display, contained in showcases on the 100-level, runs through Dec. 2.

It salutes 18 women in the Princeton community as positive female role models, presenting a photograph of each woman along with an inspiring quote. The women are members of Princeton's administration, faculty, staff and student body.

From Janet Dickerson, vice president for campus life, comes this advice: "Care for yourself; become your own best friend."

Firmiller Ford, an officer in the Department of Public Safety, said, "Whatever your goal may be, reach for the stars and don't stop until you shine."

Jessica Brondo, a member of the class of 2004, said, "Women should not give up their uniqueness and become more masculine, but instead should value their femininity and strive for nothing less than equality."

And President Shirley M. Tilghman said, "In 30 short years Princeton has gone from a place virtually devoid of women to one in which women with wings are soaring. How exhilarating to be a part of this!"

The exhibition was organized by the Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources and Education (SHARE) Office, which offers counseling and information to the University community on sexual harassment, sexual assault or harassment based on sexual orientation. The photographs are the work of Denise Applewhite, photographer in the Office of Communications.

Contact: Jennifer Greenstein Altmann (609) 258-3601

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