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Betty Harris was a teacher at UNOW from 1972-2016. In this conversation with Erika Gilfether, Betty talks about the deep respect she has always felt for the ideas of young children, how vital she found the freedom and independence teachers were given…

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Liz Lempert, the current mayor of Princeton, moved to town in 2002 when her husband got a job teaching at the University. UNOW made it possible for her to continue to work as an NPR radio producer, and the year she spent on the UNOW Board gave her…

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Barbara Suomi moved to Princeton in 1973, the year her oldest child was born. All three of her children attended UNOW Day Nursery throughout the 1970s & ‘80s. She remembers UNOW fondly and was impressed by their philosophy, quality of teachers, and…

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When Joan Bartl moved to Princeton in 1969, she was denied service at the Yankee Doodle Tap Room because she was a woman. Shortly after, she joined the central New Jersey Chapter of NOW (National Organization for Women). The group’s first action was…

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Ruth Miller moved from Canada to Princeton in 1970 with her husband and young sons. Tragically, in 1972, she lost her husband. Her youngest son was just old enough to enroll at UNOW. Not only did the school provide full-time care, which Ruth now…

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In 1972 David Keller had just finished his PhD in English Literature when he began teaching at the University NOW Day Nursery. In this interview, he speaks of his experience as UNOW’s first male teacher. He recalls rich memories of the children and…

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Beginning in the fall of 1969, Halcy Bohen, Assistant Dean of Students, and Mary Procter, Assistant to the Provost, worked together to welcome the first class of 171 undergraduate women to Princeton University. In this joint interview, Procter and…

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Karen Comins and Erika Gilfether sat down and talked about Karen’s long career as a preschool teacher at University NOW Day Nursery (UNOW ) on the campus of Princeton University. Karen began working at UNOW in 1986 and over the years has seen the…

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Eileen Hohmuth-Lemonick, an art teacher, came to Princeton in 1969 and lived in the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood. Before her son was old enough to enroll at University NOW Day Nursery (UNOW), she kept him in a cardboard box in her classroom. In…

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By law, Francesca Benson (then Stonaker) had to stop teaching when she adopted her children. In 1969, she joined the central New Jersey Chapter of the National Organization for Women (N.O.W.), and was soon drawn into a committee tasked with setting…
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