Bryn Mawr, Vol. 90

Bryn Mawr, Vol. 90 : The Undergraduate College Catalogue and Calendar, 1997-98; Issue for the Session of 1997-98; August, 1997 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Bryn Mawr, Vol. 90: The Undergraduate College Catalogue and Calendar, 1997-98; Issue for the Session of 1997-98; August, 1997 The first president of Bryn Mawr Was James E. Rhoads (1885 another physician and one of the early planners of the College. It was M. Carey Thomas, the first-dean and second president (1894 how ever, who gave Bryn Mawr its special identity as a college determined to prove that women could successfully complete a Curriculum as rigorous as any offered to men in the best universities. When she was only thirteen she wrote in her diary, How unjust - how narrow-minded how utterly incomprehensible to deny that women ought to be-educated and worse than all to deny that they have equal powers of mind. Her life may be seen as a concentrated experiment to prove that it was not so. Miss Thomas was succeeded by Marion Edwards Park (1922 a distinguished classicist. When she became president the battle for recognition of women's ability to learn was essentially won, but it fell to President Park to provide a system for democratic governance in the wake of her charismatic but autocratic predecessor. It was President Park who guided the College through the depression without loss of standards or integrity. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17mm | 417g
  • English
  • 61 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243310501
  • 9780243310500