TO HELL WEEK AND BACK

A WOMAN'S LONG FIGHT TO ENTER THE CITADEL WITHERS IN THE HEAT, BUT THE CONTROVERSY MARCHES ON

At least 30 cadets dropped out of the Citadel's freshman class last week. Shannon Faulkner is the only one whose name people will remember. After fighting since 1993 to become the first female cadet in the school's 152-year history, Faulkner floundered for less than five days, most of them spent in the campus infirmary, before deciding to quit. "The past 2-1/2 years came crashing down on me in an instant," she said in a quavering voice when announcing her decision. In a final sign of how anxious some people at the school were to be rid of her, when she returned...

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