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A fellow ICAT volunteer and I posing with our posters at the end of the day. In addition to canvassing at various beaches over the summer, ICAT volunteers will also be present at the Chicago Pride Parade and the Dyke March, two awesome events happening during Pride weekend June 29th and 30th. I had a blast passing out condoms and getting signatures for our petition last year, and Pride is always a fun experience. Every pride parade I’ve been to has been a great time, and the attendees of the festival are often an eccentric crowd. From the sheer number of floats at Pride last year, it is clear that hundreds of communities are represented, and I’m excited to act as a representative for both Shimer and ICAT. (via blog.shimer: Beach Canvassing/Summer Festivities) http://dlvr.it/3XpdnM
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Happy birthday to Shimer! If you donate this month, your donation will be matched.
Sixteen full decades have now passed since Frances Wood and Cindarella Gregory greeted their first eleven pupils in the back room of the Presbyterian Church in Mount Carroll. The local papers tell us that northern Illinois was then in its third full week of heavy rains — explaining the endless mud through which Wood and Gregory had traveled to reach the town.
“The morning was cold and dismal,” according to one account written 30 years later, “and all day long the rain fell drearily on the roof, penetrating the weather beaten boards and leaving long lines of wet upon the floor.” The school that was to become Shimer College was open for business, and no minor detail like the lack of an adequate building was going to hold it up.
Miss Wood’s account in her journal is fairly brief:
Very rainy, rather a bad commencement, we however had 11 young ladies; we all remain together for the present yet Mr. Gray offers his rooms for our own use. One of our young ladies, Miss Pierce, has been at Rockford Seminary one & half year, wishes to take Arithmetic, Algebra & Latin.