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Although she divides with Barnard, Bryn Mawr and Wellesley all advantages of a large city, and enjoys playwriting activities further privilege of being front-fence neighbor to Harvard University, Radcliffe alone has had from the first the strength of a university faculty.
Thus, from the beginning, Radcliffe has been a woman's Harvard. It is still a separate institution, with its own corporation, receiving from Harvard no financial aid. Carey Thomasthe second president and chief visionary of Bryn Mawr Collegehad actually lobbied against the conversion of the Society for the Collegiate Instruction of Women into Radcliffe College precisely because the Cambridge rival's access to a university faculty competed with Bryn Mawr's own academic ambitions.
During the s, the school conferred more PhDs to women than any schools other than Columbia and the University of Chicago. Of this experience Professor Elwood Byerly wrote that he "always found the spirit, industry, and ability of the girls admirable—indeed, the average has playwriting activities higher in my mathematics classes in the Annex than in my classes at the college.
The New York Times reported with surprise in that all of the prizes offered in a playwriting competition at Harvard and Radcliffe that year were won by Radcliffe students. One of the Harvard contributions received honorable mention.
The Harvard administration was at best ambivalent about the notion of faculty members cooperating with the women's institution.
Harvard President Eliot in communicated to a faculty member he intended to hire that "There is no obligation to teach at The Annex. Those professors who on general grounds take an interest in the education of women The lower rank faculty members, who were sometimes detailed off to teach the introductory science courses at Radcliffe instead of teaching Harvard students, felt even more declasse.
Professor Roger Merriman, for example, the first master of Eliot House and a professor of history, would not have been caught dead teaching a Radcliffe class.
Under the leadership of President Comstock, Radcliffe and Harvard signed an agreement that for the first time allowed Radcliffe and Harvard students to attend the same classes in the Harvard Yard, officially beginning joint instruction in Equally significant, the agreement ended the era in which individual faculty members at Harvard could choose whether to enter contracts with Radcliffe.
The agreement instead opened the entire Harvard catalogue to Radcliffe students, in exchange for which Radcliffe made a payment to Harvard of a fixed portion of Radcliffe tuitions.
President Comstock noted that the agreement was "the most significant event since our charter was granted in In practice a few holdouts on the Harvard faculty maneuvered around this obligation by announcing that their classes had "limited enrollment" and then limiting enrollment solely to male students.
At the time both Harvard and Radcliffe were adamant in telling the press that this arrangement was "joint instruction" but not "coeducation. Most extra-curricular activities at the two colleges remained separate.
This success was orchestrated in tandem with additional housing construction.
The Jordan Cooperative Houses — an option for students to engage in more communal living, with student responsibility for shopping for food, preparing meals and housekeeping — were built inand the College purchased Wolbach Hall, an apartment building also known as Walker Street, in In that year, President Mary Bunting reorganized the autonomous Radcliffe dormitories into "houses," mirroring Harvard's houses and Yale's residential colleges.
The three houses North, South, and East were eventually consolidated into two North and Southand then in the college completed construction of Currier Housethe first Radcliffe House designed with the "House Plan" in mind. Bunting felt that the house system would give Radcliffe students an intellectual community comparable to what Harvard students were getting, bringing together faculty and students in a way the free-standing Radcliffe dormitories did not, and allowing all to see with greater clarity the aspirations, capabilities, and interests of undergraduate women.
Speaking generally about her philosophy for Radcliffe, President Bunting noted that "part of our special purpose is to convey to our students and through them to others that there is no basic conflict between being intellectual and being feminine.
The institute — a precursor to the current Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study — gave financial support, access to research libraries and facilities, and recognition to scholarly women who had taken time away from intellectual pursuits to focus on home and family.
In providing women with a venue to return to academe, Bunting was recognizing that traditional academic institutions were premised on a male life trajectory where a scholar's domestic concerns were taken care of by someone else usually a wife. The Radcliffe Institute later renamed the Bunting Institute was an institution premised on the needs of a female life trajectory, providing opportunities that might otherwise have been truncated by women's decisions during early adulthood to leave academia to raise children.
Graduate and post-graduate opportunities[ edit ] Radcliffe staff were invested in assisting women graduates with career planning and placement, as well as providing a number of different programs to provide post-graduate study for women.
The Harvard-Radcliffe Program in Business Administration was begun as career training for alums interested in business.
It grew to become a vehicle for women to pursue study at Harvard's Business School. Other post-graduate courses of study at Radcliffe grew as the undergraduate women students became more a part of Harvard University.
The Radcliffe Publishing Course offered students experience in editing and other skills needed to enter the field of publishing. The Radcliffe Seminars Program in Landscape Design gave students a chance to study landscape design before it was a course of study at the Harvard Design School, and in a less formal environment.
Radcliffe first granted PhDs starting in Between andmultiple students completed all course and thesis requirements for a PhD degree in the department of Zoology, working in the Radcliffe Zoological Laboratorywithout receiving the title.
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