50th Reunion, class of 1961

The Pembroke College class of 1961 graduated under Brown University President Barnaby Keeney and Pembroke College Dean Nancy Duke Lewis. Notable speakers during their time at Pembroke included Mirra Komarovsky from Columbia University, William Pollard from the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies, and Martin Luther King Jr. They celebrated such events as Freshman Week, Father-Daughter Weekend, Christmas Weekend, and May Weekend. Brown men protested the existence of Pembroke women by wearing buttons declaring, “Help stamp out Pembrokers.” Developments on campus ranged from the opening of the computer building to approval to wear Bermuda shorts on Saturday nights. Every female student was subjected to posture pictures – the practice of taking pictures of them naked to supposedly look for signs of scoliosis. Women students also had to pass a swimming test to graduate.