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Today's Radcliffe Junior Day activities will provide Radcliffe students and their parents a chance to participate in two Science Center panel discussions on women's career opportunities, and later drop in on a late-afternoon reception with President Horner at the Busch-Reisinger Museum.
The annual event offers juniors "an opportunity to come together with their parents to discuss issues relevant to women students," Robin Sullivan '78, chairman of the Radcliffe Day planning committee, said yesterday.
A discussion of "Women and Careers" will expose students to "a panel of working women who have approached the business of working and career choice in different ways," Betty Forsythe, moderator of the panel, said yesterday. The discussion will take place in Science Center C from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The four-member panel of women from politics, journalism and science will include Vicki L. Sato '68, assistant professor of Biology. Panelists will draw on their personal experiences to give students an opportunity to evaluate a number of different lifestyles, Forsythe said.
A second panel discussion on affirmative action policies will take place at the same time in Science Center D.
The two discussions will attempt to inform parents of the concerns of women students and to promote discussion of these issues between students and their parents, Susan Liguori, staff assistant in the Office of Women's Education, said yesterday.
George Wald, Higgins Professor of Biology and Nobel laureate, will address the Junior Day crowd at 3:30 p.m. in Science Center D. His speech, like the panel discussions, will be open to all students.
Three Radcliffe juniors will also offer readings of their original poetry followed by a concert by the Kuumba Singers in Science Center D, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
President Horner will end the day by hosting a reception for Radcliffe juniors and their parents at 4 p.m. in the Busch-Reisinger Museum.
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