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Carolina Story: Virtual Museum of University History

Cora Zeta Corpening, center, front row, 1916

Cora Zeta Corpening, center, front row, 1916

In 1915, the first female student, Margaret Berry, graduated from the law school. Kathrine Robinson Everett followed her in 1920 and had a successful law practice. In 1915, Cora Zeta Corpening became the first woman student in the medical school. The male students voted not to admit her, but she came to classes anyway. Today about half of medical students are women.