Loyal Sons & Daughters: A Notre Dame Memoir (Hardcover)
In 1972, after 125 years of all-male education, the University of Notre Dame went coed. These pages collect the memoriesJean Lenz, O.S.F., rectress of the all-female dormitory Farley Hall during that first year when loyal daughters joined the loyal sons of Notre Dame. Loyal Sons and Daughters gives readers a glimpse of what life was like for that first class of women, and for the men who welcomed them. It was a pivotal time for a campus so steeped in tradition. Sister Lenz was right in the middle of it all as the daughters of Notre Dame wrote new stories at the country's most storied Catholic university. More than a quarter century later, she heeded the urging of fellow Golden Domers-"get these stories into print, otherwise they will all be lost.
Jean Lenz, OSF, is Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Notre Dame.