The ELGA WASSERMAN AWARD is given to a senior who has shown extraordinary commitment to the advancement of social justice and gender equality at Yale College.
Women’s Studies at Yale began in the confluence of two events: the scholarly impulse of early second-wave feminism and the 1969 admission of Yale’s first female undergraduates. Elga Wasserman, the President’s Special Assistant on the Education of Women, argued forcefully for women’s studies as a necessary element of coeducation and organized eight courses focused on women by the second year.
ELGA WASSERMAN AWARDEES
|Rose Bear Don’t Walk||2016|
|Chamonix Amelia Adams Porter||2015|
|Haley Elizabeth Hogan||2007|
|Grace Anna Rollins||2000|
|Joshua David Kagan||1999|
|Emily Ishem Raboteau||1995|