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    Professor Giardina, a lifelong activist

    Queens College history professor Carol Giardina was issued more “offense slips” during her four years in college than she can remember. The self-proclaimed “beatnik,” a member of the popular ‘50s youth culture, attended the University of Florida and lived in the school’s dorms in 1963. During that time, women were forced to adhere to strict dress codes and curfews, which, if violated, resulted in punishment. Giardina especially got in trouble for these two rules, including her wearing pants, which was not allowed at the time for the women on campus. “You got 48 hours enforced physical detention,” Giardina said. “If you got caught three times you got ‘campussed’ [sic] which…