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We are currently installing new doors in the stairwell in Lauinger Library. During this time, visitors will not be able to use landings that are under construction, either to enter that floor or pass through en route to another. We encourage visitors to use the elevators, although the stairwell may still be used to access floors that are not under construction. Landings under construction should only be used in the case of an emergency.
[img_assist|nid=620|title=|desc=Kathleen D. "Skippy" White N'57, with Clement W. Ryan C'55. From the Georgetown University Archives.|link=none|align=left|width=300|height=311] A student in the Nursing School and member of the Sailing team, Kathleen D. “Skippy”White won her athletic letter in the Spring of 1955, one of 38 students who did so. What distinguished her from the other 37 was the fact that she was a woman, the first woman awarded a major varsity letter at Georgetown. As half of a two-member team sailing in Class A dinghy competition, she had been successfully competing with—and against—men. However, in 1957, the Eastern Intercollegiate Athletic Association enforced an existing rule excluding women and barred White and Georgetown’s second “letterwoman,” Carole Bloise—like White a member of the Sailing team—from competition.