Vassar College (Ny) (College History)
Vassar College was founded in 1861, two miles from the banks of the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie by Matthew Vassar, a self-made businessman. The college grew to confirm its founder's precedent-breaking vision that women would profit from intellectual opportunities in the liberal arts similar to those that Ivy League institutions had long offered the other gender. The college has grown and changed ...
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing; First Edition edition (March 19, 2001)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 2188314
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“At only 128 pages and mostly pictures, this book can easily be read in a single sitting. This is an interesting book, but I suspect its appeal will be limited to students, alumni, and faculty of Vassar. The authors detail the growth of Vassar Colle...”
ith the times, first countering Victorian prejudices that women were not suited for serious study, always leading the way as opportunities to broaden the spectrum of women's education developed. In the tumultuous decade of the 1960s, Vassar College again broke precedent, turning itself from a single-sex institution into one in which true coeducation exists. After 139 years, Vassar is poised for the changes under way and yet to come in the twenty-first century.