Approximately 150 alumnae/i attended a special meeting of the AAVC in the Chapel to determine whether the alumnae/i should be polled about the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The ERA, a constitutional amendment first proposed in 1923, was approved by Congress in 1972, but remained short of ratification in a sufficient number of states.

The alumnae/i voted by a large margin not to undertake the poll. AAVC president Kathleen Langan ’46 explained, “the $50,000 necessary for a statistically valid poll is the equivalent to eight full scholarships…. We don’t want to take a poll unless it is statistically valid… [and] we feel the college has better things to do with its money.”     The Miscellany News