Citadel's Female Cadet
AT last. Shannon Faulkner is a cadet at South Carolina's state-supported, formerly all-male Citadel. It hasn't been an easy first week: She spent several days in the school infirmary after training in 100 degree temperatures.
But then nothing about Ms. Faulkner's two-and-a-half-year legal battle to force the military school to admit women has been easy. And her fight is not over.
The Citadel has filed a motion in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals arguing that Faulkner is 20 pounds over the school's weight standard. A hearing is scheduled for Nov. 6 to determine if The Citadel's $10 million alternative military program for women at Converse College is acceptable. …
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Publication information: Article title: Citadel's Female Cadet. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: August 17, 1995. Page number: 20. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.