Activist Mundelein

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Sister Mary Alma Sullivan, BVM, 1981.

Listen as Mary Alma Sullivan, BVM and Mundelein College Class of 1951, discusses the relationship between social action and young womanhood during her years as a student.

What did it mean to engage in social activism at Mundelein College? From the Young Republicans to the American war effort, debating strict dress codes to redesigning the school curriculum, Mundelein students never sat idly by. While their political motivations changed over time, participating one way or another was an integral part of their women’s college experience.

This section explores the history of activism at Mundelein College in four sections: ‘Tin n’ Teakettles Promote Victory,’ Party Politicking, How to Dress for Success, and Conference on Curriculum.