In this interview, Susan A. Semonoff begins by talking about her family, her choice to attend Pembroke College, and the challenge of the academics once she arrived. She discusses her various classes and the tumultuous atmosphere at Brown/Pembroke in the sixties (The Vietnam War, the changing attitude towards women, and what inspired her to become president of the Student Government Association). Semonoff also discusses at length the social life on campus. After mentioning her professional life, career, and husband, she elaborates on the social issues on campus during the sixties, including the formation of the McGrath Committee, an illegal abortion in one of the dorm rooms, and the polarizing relationship between administration and students. Semonoff ends by talking about her role models at Pembroke, the reunions, and various protests in which she participated.
Medical Center of the University of California, San Francisco, California