Penn women throw some party

women on the bridge

A weekend of events celebrating 125 years of Penn women drew more than 1,200 alumnae to campus. They pushed the buildings on Locust Walk back a foot or two to get closer to the dedication of the new Women’s Walkway on the bridge over 38th Street (above).

Judith Rodin

And they awarded the 2001 Beacon Award for “leadership furthering the advancement of women” to Judith Rodin (above), the University’s president since 1994 and the first woman to serve as president of an Ivy League institution (shown with Chris Hikawa on the right, chair of the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women).


The numerous events also included panel discussions and a special reception to honor Penn women who have authored books. Shown above is author Ruth Branning Molloy (Ed’30) pointing to her own book pictured on the celebration’s commemorative poster.

Photos by Stuart Watson

Originally published on November 29, 2001