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Barbara Suomi moved to Princeton in 1973, the year her oldest child was born. All three of her children attended UNOW Day Nursery throughout the 1970s & ‘80s. She remembers UNOW fondly and was impressed by their philosophy, quality of teachers, and…

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Betty Harris was a teacher at University NOW (UNOW) from 1972-2016. In this conversation with Erika Gilfether, Betty talks about the deep respect she has always felt for the ideas of young children, how vital she found the freedom and independence…

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In 1972 David Keller had just finished his PhD in English Literature when he began teaching at the University NOW Day Nursery. In this interview, he speaks of his experience as UNOW’s first male teacher. He recalls rich memories of the children and…

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Eileen Hohmuth-Lemonick, an art teacher, came to Princeton in 1969 and lived in the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood. Before her son was old enough to enroll at University NOW Day Nursery (UNOW), she kept him in a cardboard box in her classroom. In…

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Elisabeth Hagen, who comes from South Africa, lived in Southern Africa and Great Britain before moving to Princeton in 1969. She quickly became involved in the Central New Jersey Chapter of the National Organization for Women (N.O.W.), particularly…

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By law, Francesca Benson (then Stonaker) had to stop teaching when she adopted her children. In 1969, she joined the central New Jersey Chapter of the National Organization for Women (N.O.W.), and was soon drawn into a committee tasked with setting…

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When Joan Bartl moved to Princeton in 1969, she was denied service at the Yankee Doodle Tap Room because she was a woman. Shortly after, she joined the central New Jersey Chapter of NOW (National Organization for Women). The group’s first action…

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Karen Comins and Erika Gilfether sat down and talked about Karen’s long career as a preschool teacher at University NOW Day Nursery (UNOW ) on the campus of Princeton University. Karen began working at UNOW in 1986 and over the years has seen the…

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Allison Chou attended the University NOW Day Nursery in the early 2000s. In this interview, she and her mother, Lin, recount the warmth felt and the adventures had while in an admittedly cramped, older building. Of note are the case of the missing…

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Liz Lempert, the current mayor of Princeton, moved to town in 2002 when her husband got a job teaching at Princeton University. UNOW made it possible for her to continue to work as an NPR radio producer, and the year she spent on the UNOW Board gave…
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