Lehman Memories – Associate Professor of English Emerita Eileen Allman, Hunter 1961

I remember that if you were caught wearing slacks, and it was warm—21 degrees (Celsius)—the deans would know what the temperature was. The deans came in, and they found out exactly what the temperature was, and then the word was out. The women wearing slacks were escorted to the gate and told to leave and come back when they were properly attired. But we never thought we had the right to complain about it. That was the rule. In fact, someone who came in slacks when it was cold was a troublemaker. There was no doubt about it.

— Associate Professor of English Emerita Eileen Allman, Hunter ’61

From a series of oral histories completed in the 1980s
by Professor Gary Schwartz and Eileen Ourvan of the Lehman Scholars Program

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